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Peter’s Principles on Resistance Training

[Written by Peter Nielsen]. While nutrition is paramount in achieving an ideal body composition, exercise is every bit as important in helping you reach and maintain your goals. When designing an exercise program, there are three components that need to be addressed: cardiovascular exercise, resistance training and stretching. No fitness program is complete without all […]

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The Science of Snowshoeing

Taking your first steps toward a new outdoor activity. There are few things better than a great hike on a beautiful day, checking out gorgeous scenery and snapping the perfect photo. But for most hikers, that fun ends when the snow falls. However, a somewhat unknown alternative can help those who need to scratch their […]

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Stockings are Hung!

Fill them up with some of this season’s most exciting toy offerings. It’s that time of year when little boys and girls start dreaming of the exciting new toys that are the talk of the town. Big boys and girls dream as well, and why not, we all enjoy spending some leisure time with toys […]

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Improve Your Breathing Power

Get Fit When It Really Counts with TrainingMask® 3.0 A long time ago (but not in a galaxy far, far away), I ruptured the ACL in my left knee. The result is that 40 years later, I can’t run for as long as I would like because the knee starts swelling or stiffening. As I’ve […]

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Shop Smarter This Holiday

Keep your shopping list – and your sanity – in check this holiday season! What comes to mind when you think about holiday shopping? For a lot of people, it’s stress. Between the hit on your pocketbook, the crowded malls and determining what to buy everyone on your list, it’s easy to get stressed out. […]

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Keep Your Cholesterol Healthy

[Written by Peter Nielsen]. Approximately one in every six adults—17% of the U.S. adult population—has high blood cholesterol! We’re also seeing a sharp rise in children with high cholesterol. This is a dangerous condition, and it comes with a sharp increase of risk for heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. […]

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Stay Concealed

Not getting noticed is key but blinds can offer much more. Hunting is about more than just finding game in the wild. It’s also about making sure they don’t find you. You can wear camouflage and try to keep perfectly still. But staying still and quiet can be difficult when hunting in a group or […]

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The Buck Stops Here

Great Tales About Whitetails. After a long but satisfying day in the field, three hunters share their personal deer stories around the campfire. Lucky Shot Seven years ago, Mike Bay received permission from his son-in-law’s family to hunt their property near Charlevoix, Mich. A blind was already set up about 200 yards from the house, […]

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A New Day for Midwest Hunters

New Limited Firearm Zones change the game for many Midwest deer hunters. Thanks to action by the Michigan legislature, the state’s Southern Shotgun Deer Zone is now the Limited Firearm Deer Zone, and to say that lower peninsula hunters are extremely pleased is an understatement. Prior to 2014, hunters were restricted to using shotguns and […]

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The Hunt For Knowledge

How new tools and trades can help in the field. Once the green from summer turns into the spectrum of oranges, reds and yellows of fall, it means that one of America’s favorite seasons – hunting season – is right around the corner. If hunters have struggled in the past, they shouldn’t worry. What they […]

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