10 Healthy High Fat Foods

Fats tend to get demonized in an unjust way. However, fats are essential for healthy body functioning. Here’s what you need to know about fats and why fat is crucial for good health.   Are Fats Good For You? The short answer is yes. Fat is an essential macronutrient, meaning the only way your body […]

Smart Grocery Shopping Tips: Navigate the Store Like a Pro

Grocery shopping and doing it right are paramount to maintaining your health, serving as your first line of defense against eating too many processed foods. This article offers some helpful tips for how to shop, how to properly read labels on packaged foods, and which convenience foods are smart to buy. Shop The Perimeter Perishable […]

How To Lift Weights Properly

This article contains tips to help you to start strength training on the right foot.    Why Are Weight Lifting Techniques Important?  When people do not engage in proper techniques when strength training, they do not get the full benefits of their workouts, overstrain their bodies, and they open the door to possible injuries down […]

Building A Home Gym On A Budget

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Building a home gym doesn’t have to break the bank. With some strategic planning and smart purchases, you can create a workout space that meets your fitness needs without draining your wallet. In this guide, we’ll explore how to build a home gym on a budget, covering essential equipment and cost-effective options. Building A Home […]

The Easiest Chicken Jambalaya Recipe

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Prep time: 30 minCook time: 60 minTotal time: 90 min Servings: 3 Large ServingsCals: 1,031Protein: 85 gCarbs: 68 gFat: 42 g *I eat large servings. For something a little smaller (a Heather portion), this recipe can make 6 servings. Simply divide the above macros in half and portion the recipe into 6 servings* Chicken Jambalaya […]

Basic Gym Etiquette Everyone Should Know

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Gym etiquette is basic self awareness, awareness of what’s going on around you and what type of gym you’re in. However, there are some nuances to gym etiquette that this article goes over.  Basic Gym Etiquette Everyone Should Know Re-rack Your Weights Some of the most important gym etiquette involves free weights. First and foremost, […]

Dirty Bulking vs Clean Bulking: What The Bulk? (Fitness Lingo Explained!)

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Whether you’ve been in the fitness world for years or you’re just starting out, there is a learning curb to understanding gym and weight room jargon. This blog covers fitness lingo, including bulking and what it is, cutting, toning, bro science, cardio bunnies, and more. What Is Dirty Bulking? In order to grow tissue (more […]

Symptoms Of Undereating & Overeating

** Please note, no one at Barpath Fitness is a medical professional or registered dietitian. This blog is meant to be informational, educational, and entertaining, and should not be used as medical advice.  The relationship to food is the most crucial relationship to live a healthy life, yet a very strained relationship for countless individuals. […]

How To Track Your Macros

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What Are Macros? Macros are short for Macronutrients, which are the nutrients that are required in large quantities for daily living and everyday bodily function. There are three macronutrients: carbohydrates, Fats, and Proteins.   Why Are Macronutrients Important? Macronutrients are the energy sources and building blocks responsible for all body function. Carbohydrates are fiber, starches, […]

Periodization Training: A Beginner’s Guide

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Periodization is varying training variables over time, such as volume and intensity. Non-periodized training would be doing the same sets, reps, and intensity every week for long periods of time. While beginners can progress like this, you’ll typically need to add in some sort of change with time in order to see results. We know […]