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  For the majority of my life, I have been blessed to have wonderful teachers, coaches, and role models. These teachers didn't always come in the classroom either, they oftentimes came in unwelcome forms, such as a difficult boyfriend, a disagre ...
  This is a great workout for general fitness, fat loss, or muscle building. It’s perfect for those seeking maximum calorie burning and variety within their current program. It's demanding and result-producing if you do it properly. Here y ...
  Are you training in a void? I am a firm believer in goal setting. Without goals it becomes hard to establish action plans (in this case training plans) to drive improvement. In the world of business and athletics, there is no such thing as standin ...
Contrary to popular belief, using curls for bicep development is not useless. Training the biceps in this way allows the biceps to be overloaded substantially whilst standing. The world record for bicep curls currently stands at 150kg, therefore, there mu ...
Do a quick Google search and you’ll find no shortage of articles that describe protocols that warm up your core temperature and specific patterns of movement. There are more resources than ever before that describe how to warm up to ensure efficient ...
Recently, someone asked me to do a piece on confidence. I asked, "What about it?" She responded, "How do we build it?" A tall task, particularly for one who hasn’t quite solved that problem for himself. It didn't take long to ...
The gluteal muscles. Peaches. The thick musculature that generates the forces needed to run, jump, and propel you forward. It’s an area that receives a lot of attention and people have a lot of opinions on how to strengthen, but how does this muscle ...
Dear High School and College Athletes,   Let’s be honest. Your summer habits are not that healthy. I know you attended summer workouts, but what did the other 160 hours of your week look like? You’d roll out of bed after four hours of sle ...
  Your feelings don’t matter! That is, your subjective feeling of the effectiveness of a workout is not important as what science tells us is important to building an impressive base of endurance and changing your body composition. A common tr ...
Chemical intervention is about unsavory as it sounds, although it is often the only choice science and pharmacologists provide for some ailments. Professor Philip Demokritou, Director of Harvard's Center for Nanotechnology and Nanotoxicology believes ...
Routines are essential for sustainable success, but sometimes your plan blows up. When this happens you must remember that exercise is too important to concede defeat. Sure, missing one day’s plan isn’t the end of the world, but it sacrifices ...
  The principle of no pain, no gain has become a saying for many athletes, bodybuilders, and gym enthusiasts. Ignoring the possibility of being over-trained, many of them go on to train two times a day, seven days a week. Many people may not acknowl ...
If you know much about old-time performing strongmen, then chances are high that you’ve heard of the bent press before. Names like Arthur Saxon, Eugen Sandow, and Sig Klein probably ring a bell.   Typically performed with a barbell, strongmen w ...
If you know much about old-school strongmen like Arthur Saxon, Eugen Sandow, and Sig Klein, chances are high that you’ve heard of the bent press. Typically performed with a barbell, strongmen would use the bent press as the preferred method to hoist ...
The largest observational study of its kind, published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal1, found that people who exercise report having 1.5 fewer days of poor mental health compared to people who do not exercise.   The study of 1.2 million people in t ...
If adherence is the principal player in the triumph of our goals; temptation is its villain. If fitness programs proceeded unimpeded, “results” would be the norm. New Year’s Resolutions would become successes and new promises would be ma ...
  Bioengineers at the University of California and Los Angeles (UCLA) have shown some interesting results in the lab to show how chronic pain could be managed through the use of physical forces. Using magnets and magnetic materials around a cell, th ...