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Training frequency is one of the most important variables to consider for hypertrophy. In this instance training frequency relates to how often a given muscle is trained rather than how often you train in the gym.   Science gives us some useful insig ...
“We may be approaching a time when sugar is responsible for more early deaths in America than cigarette smoking.” – Lewis Cantly   As I explained in Physical Morality: Our Obligation To Strengthen Our Bodies, we are currently experi ...
  Ten years ago, a plant-based bodybuilder would be considered an oxymoron by many. For decades now, we have learned that to build big muscles you need to eat meat and lots of it, right? Well, times are changing and people are realizing that, for a ...
You don't get here by sitting on your ass 12 hours a day and eating like crap.   We've come a long way in terms of nutrition knowledge and exercise protocols for achieving a better physique and improved fitness. Plenty of peer-reviewed resea ...
  David Essel got his start in 1980 in the fitness industry. He was, as refers to himself, the exercise video dude, appearing in magazines with the likes of Jane Fonda, Kathy Smith and Denise Austin, the doyennes of 80s exercise and aerobics classes ...
Photo by Bev Childress   Modern Western culture has witnessed the slow erosion of many values it once held dear. Driven by endless opportunity for mindless consumption, most have stopped contemplating how to best live their lives and find purpose. N ...
  I want to talk about a problem that I see developing in the weightlifting world, that of succession. I have noticed via my officiating in Canada and the USA the greying of our leadership. Many top officials are well into retirement age while the g ...
A university professor went to visit a famous Zen master. While the master quietly served tea, the professor talked about Zen. The master poured the visitor’s cup to the brim, and then kept pouring. The professor watched the overflowing cup until he ...
  Shane Trotter is probably one of the most active proponents of exercise and human development in teenagers and the young in general. So, he would probably get a big kick out of the research done by the University of Buffalo School of Public Health ...
Photo by Bev Childress   Many people focus on static passive stretching as a means to increase mobility. I’m here to tell you that it may accomplish this, it’s true, but there is a better way. In my opinion, passive static stretching in ...
  The ketogenic diet is on a roll and there’s really no question why it’s gained so much momentum. Dubbed the keto diet for short, this low carb, high fat diet supplies the body with a plethora of healthy fats which are used as energy fo ...
  The basics may not seem like the sexiest thing to think about when it comes to training, especially in our world of fads, hacks, tips, and tricks. But a solid mastery of fundamentals gives you something far juicier and more desirable than your wil ...
  If you’re from the West, chances are you’ve never encountered black ginger extract before. If, however, you’re from the East, and in particular Thailand, the legendary reputation of this spice precedes itself. Also known as kaemp ...
  High grip strength and your marital state have been found to correlate independently to a healthier life in old age. So, researchers decided to see what the combined effect of a strong marriage and a strong grip would have on the quality of life i ...
Photo of Coach Tromello with CrossFit Games Bound Team Torrance Training Labs at West Regional 2018   Watching the CrossFit Regionals you might be sitting at home wondering, “Hey, I didn't get there or I really want to make it to that leve ...
  In an increasingly health-conscious world, the landscape of on-the-go snacks is changing. Instead of grabbing chips, sugar-laden granola bars, or other pastry-like snacks, people are instead opting for healthier alternatives like protein bars. The ...
  Upper Cross Syndrome (UCS) is initially seen as a forward head posture with rounded shoulders, even while attempting to stand tall. Before you WebMD yourself crazy, let me shed some more light on this particular posture predicament.   This le ...