Right now someone… somewhere… is opening up a bodybuilding mag in a foolhardy attempt to gain information. The search for information is commendable: when you don’t know what to do, … Continue Reading Basic Programming, Part 1: Training Splits
It’s one of the biggest questions people have when walking up to the dumbbell rack or loading up a bar. “How much weight should I use?” Depending on the type … Continue Reading How Heavy Should I Go?
Put down the Good Housekeeping and step away from the magazine stand. You don’t want to do this.
Your biggest obstacle is you.
For a couple decades now, everyone has come down with a case of “core training” tunnel vision. It’s partly justified — a lot of force travels through the core when … Continue Reading Stability or Mobility? Some Spinal Considerations
There are a surprising number of well-intentioned fitness disciplines and practices that don’t actually do what you think they do. Regardless of which training style it is, there is probably … Continue Reading Myth Busting: Some Hard Truths for the Cult-like Fitness Enthusiast
Over time, certain habits become ingrained in human beings and become behavior, regardless of the reasons. This certainly holds true in the world of fitness. Everyone gets into a routine … Continue Reading When Exercise Selection Goes Bad
Language is a beautiful thing. In strength and conditioning, carefully-chosen words can succinctly and efficiently describe exercises, movements, training modalities, etc. I frequently mention terms and phrases that get thrown … Continue Reading The Functional Training Paradox
There are a lot of sayings and phrases in this world that are meant to be positive and motivational. In the fitness world, they exist solely to lift your spirits … Continue Reading 10 Fitness Sayings That Need to Go Away
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 … Continue Reading A Cost-Analysis of “Leanness”
When you think about fitness TV, one show immediately comes to mind: The Biggest Loser. For those not in the know, it is a reality show competition that allows dangerously … Continue Reading The Good & Bad of Fitness TV
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 … Continue Reading The Truth About Boring Training
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 … Continue Reading Exercise vs. Training: Differences and Considerations
It’s that time of year again. The time where everyone tells themselves that “this year will be different.” You promise yourself that you’ll take care of your body, that you’ll … Continue Reading How to Approach Your New Year’s Fitness Resolutions
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 … Continue Reading Bilateral Training vs. Unilateral Training: Which is Better?