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Instagram coaches and fitness marketers have taken to all platforms of social media to tout how easy it is to “get ripped in 21 days” or to be “built like an athlete in time for summer.” It all sounds so easy. Too easy, in fact. So, what’s the actual cost of looking that good?
There’s a lot of anecdotal evidence that people experiencing any symptoms of back pain shouldn’t deadlift. Arguments for and against are numerous which begs the question: do you even need to deadlift?
Sometimes training can be downright boring. Doing the same thing week after week with only subtle changes to the routine can be mind-numbing. Oftentimes, this boredom can lead to program ADD.
All else being equal, the stronger, faster athlete will always win. This concept holds true for virtually every level of every team sport… and a few singles sports as well. Knowing this, why do coaches and trainers constantly place their athletes in unstable environments and expect them to get stronger?
For those not in the “know”, GPP Stands for General Physical Preparedness. The operative word here is “general.” We’ve talked at length about the differences between general & specific programming as well as the differences between exercise & training. While training specifically for a specific outcome/ adaptation will yield specific results, there is something to be … More The Best GPP Strength Exercises
If there’s one thing that CrossFit, P90-X, and various recent fitness trends have done well, it’s reminding a lot of people that yielding positive results from a fitness program is well… hard. It’s supposed to be because for the most part, that’s the way everything works in life. Sure some people win the lottery, cashing … More Exercise vs. Training: Differences and Considerations
There’s always debate about which has the better training effect: bilateral training or unilateral. In other words, is working with both legs/arms better than working with just one limb at a time? The answer you get depends on who you talk to. Let’s see what science tells us then draw conclusions from there.
Are you finding it hard to replicate the meteoric rise in your bench, squat, or deadlift? Take charge of your lifeless program with an adjustment to load, sets, reps, and rest periods. EMOM training and some subtle variations might be just what you need to up the ante, build endurance, and fix weaknesses when you … More Make Big Gains with EMOM Training
In Part 1, we covered the benefits of a well-rounded stretching program in conjunction with a balanced exercise program. In Part 2, we covered the various techniques and their function related to flexibility. We’ve finally arrived at Part 3, where we’ll tie it all together. Here’s how to get the most out of your workout … More Pre- & Post-Exercise Stretching, Part 3: Programming