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  Most skinny guys think building large amounts of muscle is an impossibility. They spend their time blaming genetics. They believe that their fate is already sealed, and they resign themselves to a scrawny, not brawny, existence. Other dudes, often ...
  Tori Dow’s mom got her into CrossFit at about 13 years old. Tori's mom, who is pretty good at CrossFit herself, wanted her daughter to get some of the benefits and jump a little higher.   So, they started training together and compe ...
  Roughly 95 million photographs are shared to Instagram every day, with more than 40 billion photos shared on the platform. With more than 600 million Instagram accounts open today, the social media photo-sharing platform is fast becoming one of th ...
Day 191 of 360 5 rounds of:   20 Mace front pendulum + :20 sec. hold 10 Underhand bodyweight row 10 Mace 360/ Kettlebell halo 5 Chin-up 1 minute rest   Today, we will decelerate the mace at the end of the front pendulu ...
Source: Bev Childress   As we gain more experience within our fitness practice, we often are drawn to complexity. We begin to believe training can’t be effective unless we’re using some fancy method or the latest fitness technology. We s ...
  For those of us who spend entire days at the gym, whether we are training others or getting our own training in, preventing our clothing from creating biohazard zones is not only a courtesy, it’s a basic display of professionalism. My soluti ...
  Your feet are the foundation of your body and your movement. What happens at the ground floor level has repercussions throughout your body. Force and balance all start from the feet. If your feet are not strong enough or capable enough, the rest o ...
Day 190 of 360 Back squat:   3 x 5 @ 75% of 2RM 1 x max rep @ 75% of 2RM 1 x max rep @ 60%   Rest as needed between sets. If sets of 5 require interruption, decrease weight for max rep set to 60%. When scheme is liste ...
  If you've never heard of sarcomeres, it's because they're very tiny—so tiny, in fact, that they are "the smallest unit within a muscle in which all the molecules responsible for making a muscle work can be found intact." ...
  Everybody knows that nobody moves enough anymore. From our morning commutes to our desk jobs, to the backup cameras in our cars, we have created a world where every new piece of technology seems to conspire to make us hold perfectly still as much ...
  Here at Breaking Muscle, we aren’t generally in the practice of talking about what goes on at rival publications. But a recent piece over at the nexus of unabashed meatheads that is T-Nation caught our eye, mostly because of who wrote it. Ru ...
  Broccoli is one of those foods most of us struggled to eat as children. Science has given us a pretty clear explanation of why: the juvenile palate is disposed to avoid bitter foods. In nature, bitter often means poisonous, so our bodies have evol ...
  Post-workout supplements like protein powder and BCAAs are intended to provide the amino acids needed for the body to repair and restore damaged muscle tissue. Hydration formulas may contain coconut water, chia seeds, and other calorie-rich, high- ...
  This is a tale of an ordinary athlete doing things that would have been considered extraordinary a few decades ago. This is not about breaking personal records or competing. It's about acknowledging that we don't know nearly enough about w ...
Day 189 of 360 High-hang power clean: 1 x 7 @ 50-60% of power clean 2RM Hang power clean: 2 x 5 @ (up to) 75% of power clean 2RM Power clean:3 x 5 @ (up to) 85% of 2RM   Rest as needed between sets. Today focuses on position, execut ...
  You've probably heard fitness gurus preach time and again that in order to start losing fat you need to be consuming fewer calories than you are burning. And, if you're like most, you're probably trying to get your body into fat burnin ...
  As a powerlifting coach, I frequently get asked: Should I include the overhead press in my training if I’m a competitive or recreational powerlifter? As with most questions in strength and conditioning, and by my most I mean almost all, the ...