Shaffer Elite Fitness Blog

go. to. sleep.

“I only need 4-5 hours of sleep per night.” False. One startling revelation was that most participants who slept four hours or less performed as if they were almost nine years older. “I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” True, and due to lack of sleep, that will arrive sooner, rather than later. The lowest mortality was experienced by women and…

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why resolutions fail

January 17, 2019 – National Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day Yep. Two weeks and we’re out. By the second week of February, it is believed that over 80% of New Year’s resolutions have failed. That’s roughly 45 days, out of 365… Yikes. A commonly cited statistic is that only 8% of people achieve their New Year’s resolution, which, inversely,…

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when the training works

As we roll through December, it can only mean one thing. The 2018 race season is coming to a close. So, with that, I am going to write this post with a ton of bragging about my athletes and maybe a small hint of self-promotion. Jess came to me over the summer because she wanted to run her second…

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my running streak

**Quick note, the following post is about me, and only me. It won’t happen often. For the most part, this page will be used to keep track of current fitness topics, recent athletic events, and, most importantly, my clients. You saw that article on the Paleo Diet? So did I, so let’s talk about it. Is the squat really…

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