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The modern fitness era has brought a host of wearable technologies that can track extraordinary amounts of biological and physiological data. Perhaps the most commonly measured variable we see today is one’s heart rate.     This is cert ...
  In today’s episode of the breaking muscle podcast, I am joined by Max Moldaschl. Max began his finance career, but found himself tired, stressed, overworked, and heading for burnout.   Many of his friends and colleagues recommended he ...
Since the idea of work-from-home is getting extremely popular during the pandemic, make sure you do not leave your health regimen high and dry. Everyone is suffering from Schrödinger’s disease.   The self-isolation focuses on the idea of ...
  Despite the gym closures and the inconsistencies in lockdowns, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is an important strategy in keeping yourself safe during the coronavirus pandemic1.   While social media chatter and opinion may disagree, the re ...
It’s important to know what you want from your handstand journey. The majority of us aren’t gymnasts or professional hand-balancers, so we don’t have to have a perfect handstand, whatever that is.   With social media, we can often ...
  The word legend is thrown around too often, but in this episode, we are genuinely joined by a legend of strength sports – Odd Haugen.   Odd was America’s Strongest Man in 1999, has broken multiple world records, competed, and wo ...
  In this episode, I explain exactly how I think you should train to build the most muscle possible. I explain what anabolic resistance is and why it means you must change your training strategy to keep growing.   I identify the three key pha ...
A common misconception in strength training is that every set must be taken to muscular failure to yield a positive adaption.   When it comes to high-rep hypertrophy and endurance training, the body will ultimately discontinue work due to your into ...
Have you ever said any of the following about your bench press?   “I almost had it, I just mis-grooved the lift.” “I always get pinned at the bottom of my bench.” “I can touch and go this weight, but when I pause my be ...
  In this episode, I’m joined by Ray “Cash” Care. Ray is a Navy SEAL veteran who has leveraged his experience and passion to become an expert on self-improvement, team-building, and fitness.   He is the founder of CONQUER, a ...
  Our guest today is Mark Coles. Mark is a coach, bodybuilder, gym owner, educator, and fitness business mentor. He has also just released his book, Level Up – The Fitness Professional’s Road Map to Achieving Excellence, and reached th ...
I’m a rower - on water and in the gym. I regularly watch rowers and trainers work out on their rowing machines with growing frustration. Why am I frustrated?   Because they could be getting much better scores if only they knew one key techniq ...
  Full disclosure: this isn't going to compare the Hydrow home rowing system to a Concept 2 rower, which is probably what most readers of Breaking Muscle are most familiar with.   They are two completely different systems and we will incl ...
With the amount of information we're exposed to, it"s easy to overcomplicate our training. When it comes to calisthenics, it appears to look unsafe because we see the end product from the best athletes, but calisthenics is for all levels.   ...
    Our guest is Andrew Coates. Andrew is a coach, writer, and podcast host. He works with athletes and gen-pop clients with a focus on education and enjoyment.   This means their training, diet, and lifestyle are sustainable for lo ...
If we learned anything from our time in quarantine when gyms were closed, we learned we could make do without a gym. We can train to get stronger and more fit in our living rooms, backyards, or garages without machines or even barbells.   We can us ...
  Our guest today is Tom Purvis. Tom competed as a bodybuilder, trained at Gold’s gym in the 90s with all the top pros, and educated other fitness professionals with RTS since 1997. He has a wealth of experience and is namechecked as a mento ...