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The supplement industry isn’t regulated by the FDA. Unfortunately, it leaves very little to be trusted because the supplement industry as a whole isn’t exactly forthcoming with information. Having had a frightening discussion with my gastroent ...
  Dr. John Rusin is one of the fitness and sports performance industry’s leading experts in the pain-free performance training model that blends the world of strength and conditioning with clinical movement based diagnostic medi ...
Based on both my own athletic experiences and from working with clients for 10 years, I can say with certainty that back pain is one of the most commonly grumbled about annoyances.   For some, it’s chronic lower back pain, for others its rib-in ...
“F%$& the legs, let’s bench!”   A common adage among the batch of men who prioritize a jacked upper body over the quads, hamstrings, and ass.   (Considering the number of men I come across with chicken legs to go along wit ...
  Humanity delights in the idea of a challenge. We are fascinated by iconoclasts like Wim Hof who push the limits of what our bodies are capable. Something deep within us yearns to test our boundaries—to enter the challenge in pursuit of becom ...
  This is one of many interviews that you can binge-listen on the Six Pack of Knowledge podcast page. Our guest for this episode is Michael Goulden. Michael is a personal trainer and he founded his training facility, Integra way back in 1997.   ...
Some like it hot! As your summer heats up, spice up your burger game with these turkey piri piri burgers. Ground turkey is a fairly neutral tasting lean meat that easily takes on the savory profile of the spices you add to it so it’s the perfect bas ...
Humans are anti-fragile by nature. The concept of anti-fragility is not that we deflect attacks like a Gore-tex repels water, but that we, in fact, need resistance to grow stronger. Humanity is not totally activated, empowered, or fulfilled without challe ...
The debate about stretching—dynamic versus static, when and how long, and so on—may never be solved.   Does stretching really work? Does static stretching work? Will it make me more flexible? Will it make me less sore after a workout? Wh ...
Training is hard. Even for the most dedicated fitness enthusiasts, there are many days where it is a chore to get to the gym. You punch the clock, get in and get on with life, happier because you lived up to your standards. You’ve earned the endorph ...
  This is one of many interviews that you can binge-listen on the Six Pack of Knowledge podcast page. I hope to bring you the best minds, the thought leaders, in hypertrophy and strength training, such as our guest here, Dr. Joel Seedman. Joel has o ...
The push-up—there is no more fundamental or universal exercise. It is the first one taught in elementary PE and one still utilized daily by our most elite fighting forces. Push-ups are a staple of every fitness program since ancient Greece and for g ...
To a certain degree, ripping your hands is inevitable. If you’re swinging around on bars doing 100 pull-ups or toes-to-bar and then throwing a kettlebell around, what do you expect?   Sometimes they hit you out of the blue. You look down at you ...
A simple squat is one of the most effective exercises for building muscle, and also incredibly functional in how it translates to our daily living. Despite its relevance, it definitely takes detailed work on form, and sometimes instruction, to perfect it. ...
Take a summer food vacation to Greece by combining all of the signature flavors in a tasty, grilled burger! These burgers can easily be made with beef, bison, or even lamb for a truly authentic experience. Ground meat is combined with the salty tang of fe ...
Like clockwork, every other month when the tomato truck was in town, I used to wake up at 5 am with cramps on the cusp of becoming crippling.   If the tomato truck seems like a too-descriptive visual, then how’s shark week? It seems a little mo ...
Lighten up your summer eating with this chickpea based vegetarian burger. Mixed up with a compliment of Italian seasonings, these chickpea patties bring a bit of pizzaz to your table while providing protein and fiber. One of the problems I’ve come a ...