Breaking Muscle http://breakingmuscle.com/feed/rss en The Beauty of Movement - Bev Childress (Featured Photographer) http://breakingmuscle.com/photo-galleries/the-beauty-of-movement-bev-childress-featured-photographer <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/photo-galleries/the-beauty-of-movement-bev-childress-featured-photographer" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed imagecache-linked imagecache-in_case_missed_linked"><img src="http://img.breakingmuscle.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/in_case_missed/images/headline/201408/johnrowingbwandcolor.jpg" alt="" title="" width="185" height="105" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Action photography has given Bev Childress an opportunity to be involved in competitive sports in a unique and intimate way. </div></div></div><p><span style="font-size:18px;"><strong>It&rsquo;s an exciting feeling when our passions collide.</strong> For<a href="http://www.bevchildress.com/" target="_blank"> Bev Childress</a>, a love for action photography found a fortunate parallel in CrossFit. Now her focus is highlighting the emotion and determination of CrossFit and other sports.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/photo-galleries/the-beauty-of-movement-bev-childress-featured-photographer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> breakingmuscle crossfit photo galleries photography Photo Galleries Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:00:00 +0000 23986 at http://breakingmuscle.com How to Make Up for Missed Training Runs http://breakingmuscle.com/running/how-to-make-up-for-missed-training-runs <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/running/how-to-make-up-for-missed-training-runs" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed imagecache-linked imagecache-in_case_missed_linked"><img src="http://img.breakingmuscle.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/in_case_missed/images/headline/201408/missedsquare.png" alt="" title="" width="185" height="105" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">How should you continue with your training plan after missing one or more runs? Here are tips from three expert sources. </div></div></div><div> <span style="font-size:18px;"><strong>One of the questions that I am asked most often from my clients is how to catch up on missed training runs</strong>. In general, runners tend to panic when circumstances prevent them from running, especially if they have been following a set <a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/endurance-sports/how-to-train-for-a-mud-run" target="_blank">training plan in preparation for a race</a>.</span></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> </div><p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/running/how-to-make-up-for-missed-training-runs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> breakingmuscle detraining illness Recovery running Training training schedule Running Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:00:00 +0000 23906 at http://breakingmuscle.com Pull Up vs. Chin Up: A Comparison and Analysis http://breakingmuscle.com/strength-conditioning/pull-up-vs-chin-up-a-comparison-and-analysis <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/strength-conditioning/pull-up-vs-chin-up-a-comparison-and-analysis" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed imagecache-linked imagecache-in_case_missed_linked"><img src="http://img.breakingmuscle.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/in_case_missed/images/headline/201408/shutterstock79604773.jpg" alt="" title="" width="185" height="105" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Let's explore the chin up in depth and how it activates our muscles, as well as how it differs from the pull up. </div></div></div><p><span style="font-size:18px;"><strong>Chin ups are not really pull ups. </strong>Well, according to some Internet debates, that&rsquo;s the case, but I contend that chin ups are in fact <a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/strength-conditioning/the-low-down-on-pull-ups-10-ways-to-repair-and-strengthen-your-pull-ups" target="_blank">pull ups</a>.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/strength-conditioning/pull-up-vs-chin-up-a-comparison-and-analysis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> breakingmuscle chin up muscle activation pull up Strength & Conditioning Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:00:00 +0000 23951 at http://breakingmuscle.com Unilateral Leg Training, Part 4: Correcting the Imbalances http://breakingmuscle.com/strength-conditioning/unilateral-leg-training-part-4-correcting-the-imbalances <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/strength-conditioning/unilateral-leg-training-part-4-correcting-the-imbalances" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed imagecache-linked imagecache-in_case_missed_linked"><img src="http://img.breakingmuscle.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/in_case_missed/images/headline/201408/glutes.png" alt="" title="" width="185" height="105" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">The imbalance of quad dominant over hip dominant exercises is dangerous. Salvage your body before too much more damage is done. </div></div></div><div> <span style="font-size:14px;"><em>In <a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/strength-conditioning/unilateral-leg-training-part-1-historical-perspectives" target="_blank">part one of this series </a>I raised the two challenges I faced in the 1980s - first, that there were inadequate numbers of exercises being used in single-leg format, and second, that the few exercises being used were predominantly quad dominant.&nbsp;</em></span></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <h2> The Final Words on Single-Leg Exercise</h2> <div> </div><p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/strength-conditioning/unilateral-leg-training-part-4-correcting-the-imbalances" target="_blank">read more</a></p> balance breakingmuscle hip dominant imbalances lunges quad dominant single leg strength strength training unilateral Strength & Conditioning Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:00:00 +0000 23921 at http://breakingmuscle.com You're Not Getting Stronger Because You Don't Know How to Move http://breakingmuscle.com/mobility-recovery/youre-not-getting-stronger-because-you-dont-know-how-to-move <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/mobility-recovery/youre-not-getting-stronger-because-you-dont-know-how-to-move" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed imagecache-linked imagecache-in_case_missed_linked"><img src="http://img.breakingmuscle.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/in_case_missed/images/headline/201409/tjg0062.jpg" alt="" title="" width="185" height="105" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Plateaus can be challenging, especially if you feel you're doing everything right. If this is you, then I know exactly why it is you're stuck. </div></div></div><p><span style="font-size:18px;"><strong>Have you hit a plateau in your training? </strong>Getting frustrated because you just can&rsquo;t get even one more pull up or add any more weight to your lifts? Or maybe you&rsquo;ve even had to decrease your weight?</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/mobility-recovery/youre-not-getting-stronger-because-you-dont-know-how-to-move" target="_blank">read more</a></p> alignment breakingmuscle mobility physical therapy posture range of motion Mobility & Recovery Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:00:00 +0000 23946 at http://breakingmuscle.com Science Examines Why We Supplement and If It Works http://breakingmuscle.com/nutrition/science-examines-why-we-supplement-and-if-it-works <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/nutrition/science-examines-why-we-supplement-and-if-it-works" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed imagecache-linked imagecache-in_case_missed_linked"><img src="http://img.breakingmuscle.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/in_case_missed/images/headline/201408/screenshot2014-08-29at25739pm.png" alt="" title="" width="185" height="105" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Two studies confirmed two things: first, supplement use is common in athletes, and second, the effects aren't always significant. </div></div></div><p><span style="font-size:18px;"><strong>Two recent studies shed some light on the topic of supplement use and effectiveness in athletes.</strong><a href="http://www.jissn.com/content/11/1/41/abstract" target="_blank"><strong> </strong>The first study</a>, which was conducted on a group of runners in Brazil, aimed to find out if the athletes took supplements and why they did. </span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/nutrition/science-examines-why-we-supplement-and-if-it-works" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athlete Meals breakingmuscle nutrition supplements Nutrition Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:00:00 +0000 24036 at http://breakingmuscle.com How Success in Exercise Is Like Success in Investing http://breakingmuscle.com/sports-psychology/how-success-in-exercise-is-like-success-in-investing <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/sports-psychology/how-success-in-exercise-is-like-success-in-investing" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed imagecache-linked imagecache-in_case_missed_linked"><img src="http://img.breakingmuscle.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/in_case_missed/images/headline/201408/shutterstock189844643.jpg" alt="" title="" width="185" height="105" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">These two endeavors come down to the exact same working principles - hard work, discipline, determination, and focus on a long-term goal. </div></div></div><p><span style="font-size:18px;"><strong>Every so often my dad used to sit us down as kids and talk about the importance of investing.</strong> I always rolled my eyes when he would start his saving lectures, but deep down, I knew he was right.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/sports-psychology/how-success-in-exercise-is-like-success-in-investing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> balance breakingmuscle business money success Sports Psychology Mon, 01 Sep 2014 19:00:00 +0000 23991 at http://breakingmuscle.com How to Instantly Improve in Any Exercise http://breakingmuscle.com/mind-body/how-to-improve-in-any-exercise-instantly <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/mind-body/how-to-improve-in-any-exercise-instantly" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed imagecache-linked imagecache-in_case_missed_linked"><img src="http://img.breakingmuscle.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/in_case_missed/images/headline/201408/boostsquare.png" alt="" title="" width="185" height="105" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Having showed this technique to many people, I find about 80% see improvement immediately. </div></div></div><div> <em>This is the fourth in a series of articles on using Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) to improve your performance in the gym. It&rsquo;s important you <a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/bmsearch?keys=eft&amp;term_node_tid_depth=All&amp;field_author_nid=2264&amp;sort_by=score&amp;sort_order=DESC" target="_blank">read the previous articles</a> to give you the foundation you need. That being said, this may be the most powerful segment in the whole series.</em></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> </div><p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/mind-body/how-to-improve-in-any-exercise-instantly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> breakingmuscle breathing eft mental training performance tapping Mind & Body Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:00:00 +0000 23911 at http://breakingmuscle.com High, Medium, and Low Protein Diets Put to the Test http://breakingmuscle.com/nutrition/high-medium-and-low-protein-diets-put-to-the-test <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/nutrition/high-medium-and-low-protein-diets-put-to-the-test" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed imagecache-linked imagecache-in_case_missed_linked"><img src="http://img.breakingmuscle.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/in_case_missed/images/headline/201408/shutterstock120465325.jpg" alt="" title="" width="185" height="105" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">How much protein do you really need to maintain or put on muscle mass? </div></div></div><p><span style="font-size:18px;"><strong>Amino acids are of critical importance in the diet.</strong> Of course, the greatest source of dietary amino acids is protein from food sources. Protein provides the <a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/nutrition/want-more-muscle-science-says-eat-more-protein" target="_blank">material for new muscle </a>and the building blocks for countless other substances in the body, such as most of your enzymes, which are essential for life.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/nutrition/high-medium-and-low-protein-diets-put-to-the-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> breakingmuscle meat muscle nutrition protein synthesis soy Nutrition Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:00:00 +0000 24001 at http://breakingmuscle.com An Introduction to Kettlebell Sport Training Methodologies http://breakingmuscle.com/kettlebells/an-introduction-to-kettlebell-sport-training-methodologies <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/kettlebells/an-introduction-to-kettlebell-sport-training-methodologies" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed imagecache-linked imagecache-in_case_missed_linked"><img src="http://img.breakingmuscle.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/in_case_missed/images/headline/201408/training-saramoore.jpg" alt="" title="" width="185" height="105" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">I treat kettlebell sport like a job. I’ve even practiced technique in front of mirrors in public restrooms. Here's what it looks like to train for kettlebell sport. </div></div></div><p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/kettlebells/an-introduction-to-kettlebell-sport-training-methodologies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> breakingmuscle girevoy sport kettlebell sport kettlebell training kettlebell workouts kettlebells Kettlebells Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:00:00 +0000 22976 at http://breakingmuscle.com