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When I have asked this question of others, the typical response that I receive is always a resounding yes with little thought to a bigger picture. Their passion for the sport drives their response. They would never look at anything else to feed their ne ...
The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body, so it's not surprising that it's one of the most commonly jacked-up joints as well. Nearly everyone I have worked with has messed up their shoulder at one time or another (including me). It' ...
  Mario Tomic has successfully leveraged his natural curiosity and discipline into a successful career as a coach to entrepreneurs and everymen to help get fit and master their development. In today's episode, we discuss the key habits he has ...
  Push-ups are the gold standard in bodyweight and at-home workouts. In fact, they probably deserve to be the go-to exercise from toddler to senior. They don't require any special skills or genetic predisposition to be done at any level, they ...
What lessons can we learn from world champions in a biomechanical comparison of different kettlebell snatch styles?   This article will take an in-depth look at the difference between kettlebell snatch styles. No, I won't be comparing hardstyle ...
  Paul Carter of Lift Run Bang specializes in hypertrophy and body re composition. He coaches pro bodybuilders and elite strength athletes and works with some of the most respected minds in a strength and physique world.   Today's episode ...
Find Our Podcasts: iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, Stitcher, PlayerFM, PodBean   This is a set of interviews with some of the leading minds and thought leaders working in the industry today. I am your host, Tom MacCormick, a personal trainer and onl ...
Imagine this scenario: a lifter at your gym has convinced their friend—Jeff—to sign up for personal training. After getting to know Jeff a bit, you ask him what he wants from working with you, and he replies:   "Honestly, I'm j ...
My first introduction to strength training was my sophomore year of college. Every day after my last class, I would make my way to the gym and get ready to let off steam. Going to the gym became a part of my daily routine - a routine I still follow, gra ...
Kettlebells are basically giant balls of metal with a handle on them. They trace their origins to Eastern Europe, the word girya (kettlebell) actually appears in a Russian distionary circa 1704(1).   In fact, the popularity of kettlebells in the we ...
If you want to improve muscle definition and fast-track your way to washboard abs, then use this fat loss specific, three-phase, muscle-preserving training system. Everyone is wondering what they need to be doing post-COVID lockdown.   An awesome a ...
  Bryan Haycock is the creator of hypertrophy specific training or HST for short. In this episode, we take a deep dive into:   Exactly what goes into HST, including what actually causes muscles to grow The principles of program design for hy ...
In each and every day of your life, you will face challenges of varying complexity and significance.   Some challenges will be so small and so easily overcome that you’ll barely consider them to be a challenge at all. But, every so often, you ...
Rough power could be the most neglected attribute in the gym besides skipping your warmup. People often think they don't need to train power because they're not an athlete. They think they got no need to dunk a basketball or to sack the quarterb ...
Cheating in sport is as old as the dawn of time. We all grew up hearing the news of a fallen superstar athlete cheating their way to infamy, but usually it was always performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) that were the issue. Sooner or later people always ...
  Calvin Huynh is a trainer, online coach, and writer. He is the founder of Awesome Fitness Science. Calvin’s delves deep into scientific research and then distills the information into easy to understand and actionable guidelines.   Hi ...
  Diets and fitness advice are like the finger. You focus on the advice too much and you will miss the opportunity to achieve heavenly glory. And that, folks, is how you finally get Bruce Lee into an article and past the editors. But seriously, wh ...