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What does Consumer Genetic Testing Say about Fitness and Trainability?

What does Consumer Genetic Testing Say about Fitness and Trainability?

In our ever-evolving age of information, the promise of using DNA to answer many of our health questions incredibly intriguing. If we know which genes we have, and which genes we don’t have, we can know more about how to plan for the future. But is the science really...

How to Strengthen your Core and Why It’s Important

How to Strengthen your Core and Why It’s Important

Sure, we all want abs, but what lies beneath is perhaps one of the most important structures in the human body: the core. Keeping core muscles strong and stable ensures good posture, functional movement and structural alignment. But strengthening this dynamic set of...

From Plant-based to Paleo, Which Diet is Right for You?

From Plant-based to Paleo, Which Diet is Right for You?

We’re flooded with diet plans that promise optimal health and weight loss, but how do you know if they are truly right for your body – and your goals? It’s hard to miss transformation stories on social media that show incredible results from a specific diet plan, but...

Top 5 Tips for Healthy Summer Travel

Top 5 Tips for Healthy Summer Travel

For some, summertime brings anywhere from lavish vacations to weekend road trip escapes. Either way, stepping outside the norm of a routine while trying to maintain a nutrition and fitness plan can be challenging. We’ve devised five go-to tips to help keep you on...

Can I Build Muscle While I Sleep?

Can I Build Muscle While I Sleep?

Is it possible to build muscle without any effort (or...consciousness)? Heather Huntsman, Ph.D., CSCS, weighs in on two basic principles of muscle building rooted in research that could help you maximize lean muscle mass growth without lifting a barbell. As a...

The Accuracy and Benefits (if any) of Wearables

The Accuracy and Benefits (if any) of Wearables

Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch -- are activity trackers and wearable devices accurate? Do they actually affect behavior change and promote weight loss? Composition ID's scientific contributor, Heather Huntsman, Ph.D., CSCS, weighs in on the benefits and shortfalls these...

Client Perspective: “Eat Clean and Get Your Life Back”

Client Perspective: “Eat Clean and Get Your Life Back”

Richard Kelsey, Composition ID client based in the Washington, DC area had tremendous results physically and mentally after understanding his body composition and committing to a nutrition plan that eliminated processed foods. Read more about his inspiring...

Resistance Training vs. Cardio: How to Maximize Fat Burn

Resistance Training vs. Cardio: How to Maximize Fat Burn

Ever wonder what a scientist thinks about losing weight? Composition ID’s Scientific Contributor, Heather D. Huntsman, Ph.D., CSCS, discusses important factors about burning fat through resistance training and cardio, and what to focus on depending on your body...