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  Robert Linkul is the National Strength and Conditioning Associations (NSCA) 2012 Personal Trainer of the Year. Robert runs Be Stronger Fitness, a Strength and Conditioning facility that focuses on training an older clientele demographic. With th ...
Hasewaga et al (2020) assert that 1 in 10 people will develop plantar fasciitis in their review of minimally invasive treatment of plantar fasciitis. The term itself is applied to inflammation and micro-tearing of the plantar fascia. Your plantar fascia ...
When we think about fitness products paired with smartphone apps, the first thought that comes to mind is if this product will pair properly with the app on the smartphone. Thankfully, I can confidently say that SAGA fitness has done an excellent job de ...
  When the weather is great, you want to show some skin. You didn’t hit the gym as often as you wanted to and your arms are looking a little flat. You might want to dedicate some time to do exercises that specifically target your arms to mak ...
  For CrossFit addicts, the most telling sign of their addiction is the shredded palms that come from endless bar work. Is it cool? If you bleed for your passion then, sure, it's probably cool if real blood is involved. Is a shredded hand some ...
Fish oil supplementation has gained a lot of attention for its health benefits. Specifically, supplementation of omega 3 fatty acids has demonstrated positive effects on blood pressure, triglycerides, and heart rate.1   Additionally, they’ve ...
The key to effective fitness and training is to know yourself. Introspection's power will allow you to develop a deep sense of understanding for everything you will learn on your journey.   Danny Kavadlo, with his brother Al Kavadlo, is an auth ...
I hated studying for certification tests. Right after college, I took one of the more reputable certifications for strength and conditioning. While preparing, it wasn't very reassuring to memorize concepts the test-makers thought was more important ...
As a man in his late thirties, I’m no expert on menopause. And, I’m probably not the first person Amanda Thebe, the author, had in mind to review her book: Menopocalypse - How I Learned to Thrive During Menopause, and How You Can Too. & ...
John Du Cane is the author of Qigong Recharge, publisher, fitness guru, and accomplished businessman. I was lucky enough to talk to him recently. At first, I thought we would be steering the conversation towards all things kettlebell, and John's pio ...
When it comes to the accretion of new muscle mass, protein intake is one of the primary variables to consider. Common discussions range from how much protein, protein source and bioavailability, refractory periods, and protein distribution.   This ...
I started writing for Breaking Muscle several years back, and I have had an agenda the entire time. In an attempt to get me established as someone with some strength chops, the good folks on the editing team thought it would be a better idea to ease up ...
  In the culture of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, it is encouraged for the athletes to train more and more. Athletes are training Jiu-Jitsu every evening, lifting weights every morning or vice versa, and doing two sessions a day at least five to six days a ...
The Ultimate Isometrics Manual is a nerd's paradise, at least for this nerd. From the mind of Convict Conditioning author Paul Wade, and published by Dragon Door, this hefty 462 page book that is about as complete an overview of isometric training a ...
At first glance, you will notice that the Gymreapers lifting straps have some extra padding on the wrists for comfort. It’s a great pair of straps for the deadlift unless you’re planning on lifting over 400 lbs or 181 kg.   Overall, I w ...
After 11-plus years of coaching, I have learned that pretty much every single person who shows up to train with me has some pain.   Pain is something to which we can all relate. For some, it’s an emotionally-rooted pain, and for a vast majori ...
The term metabolic damage has gained lots of traction over the years. Researchers1 initially observed a reduced metabolic rate in subjects who had lost a substantial amount of weight. This reduction is far from shocking since lowering an individual' ...