Breaking Muscle http://breakingmuscle.com/feed/rss en Don't Separate Flexibility and Mobility: You Need Both http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/dont-separate-flexibility-and-mobility-you-need-both <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/dont-separate-flexibility-and-mobility-you-need-both" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201809/mobilityandflexibilitycombined.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Flexibility is required for effective mobility. Mobility is end range strength training. There's no downside to have it all. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p class="rtecenter"><img alt="Stanley Cecil Bastien" class="imagecache-full_width" src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/headline/201809/mobilityandflexibilitycombined.jpg" title="Weightlifter Stanley Cecil Bastien shows is mobility and flexibility under the guidance of Coach Chris Lofland" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/dont-separate-flexibility-and-mobility-you-need-both" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fitness flexibility gymnastic bodies injury mobility muscle length olympic weightlifting range of motion strength and conditioning tendons Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:04:41 +0000 181731 at http://breakingmuscle.com Make Your Excerise Routine a Total Knockout http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/make-your-excerise-routine-a-total-knockout <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/make-your-excerise-routine-a-total-knockout" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201809/totalknockoutexercise.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Get yourself a promising amateur or an established professional to help you understand your body and how it best responds to exercise. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p class="rtecenter"><img alt="" class="imagecache-full_width" src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/headline/201809/totalknockoutexercise.jpg" /></p> <p class="rteright"><span style="font-size:11px">Photography by <a href="http://bevchildress.com" target="_blank">Bev Childress</a> of Fort Worth, Texas</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/make-your-excerise-routine-a-total-knockout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> coaching daily exercise Fitness fitness routines habit nutrition plan professional development Sat, 15 Sep 2018 19:57:25 +0000 181726 at http://breakingmuscle.com Dear Warrior, Choose What Brings You Closer to Your Goals http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/dear-warrior-choose-what-brings-you-closer-to-your-goals <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/dear-warrior-choose-what-brings-you-closer-to-your-goals" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201809/warriorbodywithmickipauley1.jpeg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">It all starts with believing in yourself. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>I am writing an open letter to you to tell you how grateful I am for your trust, your commitment, and your strength. You see, it is with your strength that I have grown as a person and a coach. Your belief in me has led me to grow what I love which is helping others find their way through building their own strengths.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/dear-warrior-choose-what-brings-you-closer-to-your-goals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> commitment dedication Fitness fitness routines goals growth mindset mindful training self image warrior Sat, 15 Sep 2018 19:32:10 +0000 181721 at http://breakingmuscle.com Preventing Injury: A Chiropractor's Perspective http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/preventing-injury-a-chiropractors-perspective <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/preventing-injury-a-chiropractors-perspective" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201809/pushpressbehindtheneck.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">The clear majority of injuries could have been prevented if only a few simple habits were changed. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p class="rtecenter"><img alt="" class="imagecache-full_width" src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/headline/201809/pushpressbehindtheneck.jpg" /></p> <p class="rteright"><span style="font-size:11px">Photography by <a href="http://bevchildress.com" target="_blank">Bev Childress</a> of Fort Worth, Texas</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/preventing-injury-a-chiropractors-perspective" target="_blank">read more</a></p> active recovery bone health Fitness injury jump rope ligaments muscle soreness omega 3 rest and recovery tendons vitamin c warm-up Sat, 15 Sep 2018 15:37:55 +0000 181716 at http://breakingmuscle.com From the Couch to Crushing It: A 4 Week Plan to Get Moving http://breakingmuscle.com/workouts/from-the-couch-to-crushing-it-a-4-week-plan-to-get-moving <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/workouts/from-the-couch-to-crushing-it-a-4-week-plan-to-get-moving" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201809/birddog.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">The majority of workouts promoted online are too aggressive for a new beginning. Here's one way you can make a transition from a sedentary lifestyle and put yourself on the path to better health. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>My how the years fly by. It seems like yesterday, you were rolling your eyes listening to elders go on about how they remember being young and not having all these aches and pains&mdash;how they remember being your age, full of energy and unhampered by the need to exercise or watch what they ate. <strong>The threat of neglected health was once an abstract concept</strong>. Yet, here we are: joints achy, <a href="/fitness/heal-your-lower-back-pain-with-these-5-yoga-poses">back cranky</a>, blood pressure high, with an expanding waist.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/workouts/from-the-couch-to-crushing-it-a-4-week-plan-to-get-moving" target="_blank">read more</a></p> beginner bird dog circuit training donkey kick exercise plan glute bridge leg kick plank Squat workout programming Workouts Wed, 12 Sep 2018 23:46:55 +0000 181706 at http://breakingmuscle.com The Essentials of Working Out Under a Medical Diagnosis http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/the-essentials-of-working-out-under-a-medical-diagnosis <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/the-essentials-of-working-out-under-a-medical-diagnosis" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201809/workingoutafterdiagnosis.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">With everything you are going through physically and mentally, the last thing you need is a trainer who isn’t being considerate of the new realities you're facing. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Every trainer has had a client who simply loves to exercise</strong>. These clients love pushing themselves to get better, are constantly aiming to set new PRs, and will quickly inform you when a workout is too easy. They often remind us of how fun our job can be. One day, however, it could happen that they find out they&rsquo;ve been <a href="/fitness/the-recuperative-powers-of-exercise-on-serious-illness">diagnosed with a serious medical condition</a> that will affect their health at large, as well as their ability to exercise.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/the-essentials-of-working-out-under-a-medical-diagnosis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> active recovery daily exercise diagnosis exercise plan Fitness rehabilitation rest and recovery scaling stress management thyroid workout programming Wed, 12 Sep 2018 00:29:18 +0000 181701 at http://breakingmuscle.com Rep Tempo: Lay the Foundation for Great Workouts http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/rep-tempo-lay-the-foundation-for-great-workouts <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/rep-tempo-lay-the-foundation-for-great-workouts" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201809/reptempo.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Good training is simply the execution of movement patterns at intentional tempos and a strong grasp on when to progress and regress intensity. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p class="rtecenter"><img alt="" class="imagecache-full_width" src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/bydate/201809/reptempo.jpg" /></p> <p class="rteright"><span style="font-size:11px">Photo by <a href="http://bevchildress.com" target="_blank">Bev Childress</a> of Fort Worth, Texas</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/rep-tempo-lay-the-foundation-for-great-workouts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> basic fitness daily practice Exercise Fitness form habits mechanics movement assessments rep tempo workout Mon, 10 Sep 2018 20:24:11 +0000 181696 at http://breakingmuscle.com Rescuing Youth Fitness http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/rescuing-youth-fitness <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/rescuing-youth-fitness" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201809/twopeasinawod.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">We don't need football players doing public service announcements, pleading with kids to play for an hour a day. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p class="rtecenter"><img alt="" class="imagecache-full_width" src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/headline/201809/twopeasinawod.jpg" /></p> <p class="rteright"><span style="font-size:11px">Photography by <a href="https://www.bevchildress.com/" target="_blank">Bev Childress</a> of Fort Worth, Texas</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/rescuing-youth-fitness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> choices Fitness habits healthy lifestyle meal planning youth development youth sports Sun, 09 Sep 2018 23:07:05 +0000 181681 at http://breakingmuscle.com Exercise Volume and Early Menopause: Is There a Link? http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/exercise-volume-and-early-menopause-is-there-a-link <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/exercise-volume-and-early-menopause-is-there-a-link" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201809/maturefemalepecmachine.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">The largest study ever to investigate this question provides considerable information that credibly supports physical activity. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p class="rtecenter"><img alt="Mature woman exercising" class="imagecache-full_width" src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/headline/201809/maturefemalepecmachine.jpg" title="Pec machine with mature woman exercising" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>When it comes to <a href="/fitness/hormones-and-fat-gain-during-menopause">menopause</a>, there have been conflicting reports, some saying women who are very active, workout a lot or other physical endeavors, may be less likely to experience menopause before the age of 45, while some have found evidence to the contrary.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/exercise-volume-and-early-menopause-is-there-a-link" target="_blank">read more</a></p> aging Exercise Fitness hormones mature athlete menopause menstrual health research women's fitness women's health Fri, 07 Sep 2018 14:12:12 +0000 181676 at http://breakingmuscle.com Chair Meet Pillow Meet Towel Meet Workout http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/chair-meet-pillow-meet-towel-meet-workout <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/chair-meet-pillow-meet-towel-meet-workout" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201809/idalisvelasquezbeachworkout.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Exercise variations to do at-home using household items because simplicity and resourcefulness are better than excuses. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p class="rtecenter"><img alt="" class="imagecache-full_width" src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/headline/201809/idalisvelasquezbeachworkout.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/chair-meet-pillow-meet-towel-meet-workout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> at-home exercise bodyweight exercise bridge Bulgarian split squat core exercises Fitness glute exercises hamstring lunge spiderman push ups Fri, 07 Sep 2018 11:23:13 +0000 181671 at http://breakingmuscle.com