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Neutral Spine Exercises

    How are you doing today? Are you feeling a bit stiff? That might be related to a not mobile spine.  Below I will explain some neutral spine exercises.    Maybe you’ve heard during our sessions one of our trainers saying: “Keep a neutral spine during this exercise.” But what does that actually mean?…

By Shane Young November 16, 2018 | 

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The 3 Major Benefits of Rotational Movement Exercises

  Hey Ascend family!   You know, coming from the world of classic bodybuilding I wasn’t really used to a lot of rotational movement exercises until I joined Ascend. However, since I’ve joined the team I’ve learned about all the cool and important benefits of rotation. Recently I just finished a RIP-trainer TRX class. There,…

By Shane Young September 24, 2018 | 

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Is Feeling Good- Good Enough?

Hi Ascenders! How are you feeling today? A lot of the time, we hear this question and answer it with an “Oh yeah, I’m fine” without even thinking about the answer, right? The truth is that, sometimes, the exact opposite is going on in our body, but we’re too proud to admit that something is…

By Marvin August 10, 2018 | 

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6 Tips for a Healthy 4th of July

The 4th of July is meant to be celebrated, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your beach bod in the process. These 6 tips will help you navigate the BBQ and stay healthy during the holiday.    1. Get a Workout In! Before you fire up the grill, fire up your buns! Come…

By Shane Young July 4, 2018 | 

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Coconut Chocolate Chip Paleo Bars

We’re all crazy for coconuts at Ascend Body. Coconuts are full of saturated fat, which feed your brain and make your bones stronger. Those are just two reasons we should all be eating saturated fats- check out 7 more here. Yes, you read this right, you need them. Our bodies can produce saturated fats out of…

By Marvin June 29, 2018 | 

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Will Weight Training Make Women Bulky?

Why I Strength Train (And why I think you should, too!)  Many of my clients are women. In fact, much of my coaching practice is focused on helping women feel better about themselves – both physically AND mentally. I want all my clients believing they are strong, capable badasses (because they ARE!)    With that…

By Danielle June 27, 2018 | 

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Paleo Beef Tacos

Viva Mexico! If you’ve ever been to San Francisco’s Mission District, you’ve probably noticed the that there are taquerias on almost every block. We decided to to create a paleo beef taco recipe.  Also, one thing you can always find in a traditional taqueria is..TACOS! Mmmm, tacos. Who doesn’t love them?  If you look at…

By Marvin May 14, 2018 | 

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Marvin’s Green Dream Shake

When I came up with the idea to create the green dream shake, I aimed high. The shake had to be: Mostly fatty based (containing essential fatty acids) but still sweet Easy to make Made with ingredients that are available year-round High micronutrient density  Vegan Natural fat burning and testosterone boosting ingredients  Prevent blood sugar…

By Marvin March 14, 2018 | 

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No Stress Tomato Sauce

Hi Ascend family! As you probably know, one of our health philosophies here at Ascend is to keep stress at a moderate level. Unfortunately, for many of us, cooking and prepping food ahead of time is annoying, time consuming and stressful. So lately, I’ve been concentrating on finding simple food hacks that take the stress…

By Marvin March 9, 2018 | 

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Rise Up to the New You 2018

  We’ve all heard the rumors about 30 day challenges – the results won’t last, they’re just trying to sell you something, you aren’t allowed to actually eat. Today we’re putting those rumors to rest once and for all. You don’t have to live on grapefruit and high priced protein shakes for a month or…

By Shane Young January 11, 2018 | 

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