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Charlie Hoolihan

Director of personal training for the Pelican Athletic Club in Mandeville, Louisiana. He is a member of the IDEA personal trainer membership committee, a fitness writer and presenter. Certifications: NASM, NSCA

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One Size Fits One

December 11, 2017

Ozzy Osbourne was curious and decided to have his genome sequenced.
“Given the swimming pools of booze I’ve guzzled over the years—not to mention all of the cocaine, morphine, sleeping pills, cough syrup, LSD, Rohypnol . . . you name it—there’s really no plausible medical reason why I should still be alive,” he said in the Sunday Times of London in 2010.
“Maybe my DNA could say why.”

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From Stroke to Strength

May 11, 2017

It’s not often that a personal training client’s initial screening reads “blocked cranial arteries in the left hemisphere, 1 billion destroyed brain cells, inability to speak, and paralysis and loss of feeling in both right limbs.”

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HIIT for Endurance Training? Really?

September 22, 2016

We hear lots about high-intensity interval training these days, but one of the most fascinating things about HIIT is its ability to help athletes improve their performance in endurance events.

HIIT and Endurance Performance

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Nutrition: Fueling Recovery

April 14, 2014

Recovery is a very important and frequently overlooked part of the exercise equation. Aid your bodies recovery with these nutrition tips.

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Recovery: The Rest of the Story

March 12, 2014

The health and fitness world confronts a complex paradox. Exercise causes consternation and elation, angst and joy. It can prevent—and lead to—illness and injury. Workouts can keep you out of a hospital and put you into one.

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Our Dynamic DNA

April 17, 2012

Imagine this science fiction scenario: While preparing your client for a set of back squats, the Training Scene Investigators (TSI) interrupt with a spot check. After your client has undergone a DNA mouth swab, a quick noninvasive laser muscle biopsy and a family history interview, the agents issue a comprehensive report.

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Exercise and the Inflammation Process

October 24, 2008

As fitness professionals, we know that exercise can help boost the body’s immune system. But did you know that physical activity can actually produce an inflammatory response, leading to chronic inflammation? And when a body becomes chronically inflamed, a host of negative and potentially injurious conditions can result.

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Take the Stress out of Exercise

June 30, 2006

Ten days after Hurricane Katrina made landfall on August 29, 2005, and pushed a 10-foot wall of water into Mandeville, a city on the north shore of Louisiana’s Lak…

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