Breaking Muscle https://breakingmuscle.com/feed/rss en Saying Goodbye to a Decade of Breaking Muscle https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/saying-goodbye-to-a-decade-of-breaking-muscle <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/saying-goodbye-to-a-decade-of-breaking-muscle" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/202108/breakingmusclebanner.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's time for someone else to take Breaking Muscle through its next decade. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>It&rsquo;s been 10 years since Breaking Muscle began. When I first started, I wrote about what was interesting to me at the time because I couldn&rsquo;t find the information anywhere else. I was interested in yoga, CrossFit, Russian kettlebell training, MMA, and then that lead me to weightlifting and gymnastics, but most of the specialist press was about bodybuilding and physique, with very little else. What was interesting to me and Breaking Muscle was niche and difficult to find and definitely not mainstream.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/saying-goodbye-to-a-decade-of-breaking-muscle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> breaking muscle Fitness Wed, 25 Aug 2021 06:51:02 +0000 185476 at https://breakingmuscle.com Body Recomposition - Just Because You Can Doesn’t Mean You Should https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/body-recomposition-just-because-you-can-doesnt-mean-you-should <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/body-recomposition-just-because-you-can-doesnt-mean-you-should" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/202108/bodyrecomposition2.png" 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">How to determine if you are a viable candidate for recomposition and your best strategies for success. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><div class="media_embed" height="360px" width="560px"><iframe allowfullscreen="" height="360px" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/swKnS6qcwV4" title="YouTube video player" width="560px"></iframe></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Simultaneously gaining muscle and losing fat is the holy grail for most gym-goers. It&rsquo;s known in the fitness industry as <a href="/fitness/the-forgotten-role-of-micronutrients-in-body-recomposition">body recomposition</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/body-recomposition-just-because-you-can-doesnt-mean-you-should" target="_blank">read more</a></p> bodybuilding elite Elite Programming Fitness growth hacking growth mindset hypertrophy knowledge performance podcast workout programming Mon, 23 Aug 2021 14:38:10 +0000 185466 at https://breakingmuscle.com From Coach to Student of Physical Therapy https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/from-coach-to-student-of-physical-therapy <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/from-coach-to-student-of-physical-therapy" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201410/wishart-savannah-london-throwdown-battle-of-london-crossfit-photography-weightliftingcrop.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">While in school as a kinesiology major, the inability to diagnose and treat was the spark that goaded me towards physical therapy. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p dir="ltr">As a coach or <a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/what-you-need-to-know-to-choose-a-personal-trainer">personal trainer</a>, you are limited by your knowledge and skillset. Therefore, certifications are suitable; however, one could become too heavy-handed and lose sight of their focus.</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/from-coach-to-student-of-physical-therapy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> certifications Fitness functional bodybuilding functional movement goal-setting Kinesiology movement assessments personal trainer physical therapist rehabilitation weightlifting Mon, 23 Aug 2021 00:15:31 +0000 185456 at https://breakingmuscle.com Why Athletes Hate the Jerk Lift https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/why-athletes-hate-the-jerk-lift <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/why-athletes-hate-the-jerk-lift" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/bydate/202108/torokhtiy1whyathleteshatejerkliftjustlikeidooleksiytorokhtiy-1.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">According to my followers, the clean is simple; doing a snatch is okay, but they hate the jerk, as did I, but you can reach excellent outcomes with preparation and training. </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/bydate/202108/torokhtiy1whyathleteshatejerkliftjustlikeidooleksiytorokhtiy-1.jpg" title="Oleksiy Torokhtiy" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Hello there, it&rsquo;s <a href="/coaches/oleksiy-torokhtiy">Oleksiy Torokhtiy</a> speaking. You may recognize me from my participation in weightlifting sports for more than twenty years. For ten of those years, I was an active member of the national team from Ukraine.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/why-athletes-hate-the-jerk-lift" target="_blank">read more</a></p> clean and jerk cleans competition training competitions elite athletes Elite Workout Programs Fitness goal setting olympic weightlifting power jerk rdl squat jerk Sun, 22 Aug 2021 23:56:34 +0000 185451 at https://breakingmuscle.com Reducing High Blood Pressure With Isometric Resistance Training https://breakingmuscle.com/news/reducing-high-blood-pressure-with-isometric-resistance-training <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/news/reducing-high-blood-pressure-with-isometric-resistance-training" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/202103/isochainexercisepower.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">Isometric resistance training (IRT) is easily accessible and may be a very useful, low cost intervention for sufferers of high blood pressure. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>A new study looks the specific mode of exercise for managing <a href="/fitness/the-secret-ingredient-for-lower-blood-pressure">high blood pressure</a>, <a href="/fitness/isometric-training-what-it-is-and-how-to-do-it-correctly">isometric resistance training (IRT)</a>. So, let&#39;s start with what is IRT? It is a type of strength training.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/news/reducing-high-blood-pressure-with-isometric-resistance-training" target="_blank">read more</a></p> blood pressure isometrics News non-diet intervention Sat, 21 Aug 2021 17:59:50 +0000 185461 at https://breakingmuscle.com Go Beyond the 5 Fundamental Movement Patterns https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/go-beyond-the-5-fundamental-movement-patterns <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/go-beyond-the-5-fundamental-movement-patterns" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201711/beginnerpullupseries41.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">We can make our workouts more fun and useful by including elements that apply strength in natural human situations. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>If you are into strength training, you&rsquo;ve heard about the <a href="/fitness/is-the-juice-worth-the-squeeze-how-to-get-more-from-your-workouts-with-less">fundamental movement patterns</a>&mdash;the natural human movements that most trainers believe all humans would, ideally, be able to demonstrate and load.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>According to</strong> <a href="/coaches/dan-john">Dan John</a><strong>, there are five fundamental movements</strong>:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/go-beyond-the-5-fundamental-movement-patterns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> bench presses crawling exercise variations Fitness hip hinge loaded carry locomotion lunges movement patterns pullups rope climb rowing technique single leg squat strength training Sat, 21 Aug 2021 13:55:03 +0000 185406 at https://breakingmuscle.com Prevent Self-Sabotage With a Flexible Framework https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/prevent-self-sabotage-with-a-flexible-framework <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/prevent-self-sabotage-with-a-flexible-framework" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/202108/jesseirizarrykettelbells.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">So this entire essay, as I’ll call it, because I’m incredibly high brow, will be a discussion of what you need to set your framework and why you need it. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>I&rsquo;m the <a href="/fitness/the-lazy-persons-workout-guide">laziest</a>, hyperactive, lethargic, ambitious, idle person you&rsquo;ll meet. As breathing contradictions go, I get by. I&rsquo;ve learned how to deal with myself by finally admitting just how much wiggle room I need to allow for the plans I create.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/prevent-self-sabotage-with-a-flexible-framework" target="_blank">read more</a></p> cardio core stability endurance training Fitness hip hinge jiu jitsu loaded carries motivation muay thai workouts olympic weightlifting physical activity posterior chain strength and conditioning training programs Fri, 20 Aug 2021 22:52:25 +0000 185426 at https://breakingmuscle.com Time Restricted Eating Is All About Age and Sex https://breakingmuscle.com/news/time-restricted-eating-is-all-about-age-and-sex <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/news/time-restricted-eating-is-all-about-age-and-sex" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201804/intermittentfasting.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">Intermittent fasting, the process of time-restricted eating (TRE) counts for something when it comes to weight loss, and some diseases. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><a href="/healthy-eating/the-benefits-and-risks-of-intermittent-fasting">Time-restricted eating (TRE)</a> is the bright shiny toy everyone wants on their diet list these days. Yeah, you can call it <a href="/healthy-eating/a-practical-guide-to-intermittent-fasting">intermittent fasting</a>. Salk scientists studying TRE in mice, looked into how it promotes multiple health benefits besides <a href="/fitness/the-best-exercise-to-lose-weight">weight loss</a>. The study also shows that these benefits may depend on sex and age.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/news/time-restricted-eating-is-all-about-age-and-sex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> intermittent fasting News nutrition time restricted eating Thu, 19 Aug 2021 04:07:06 +0000 185441 at https://breakingmuscle.com The Lifting Game: Weightlifters Versus CrossFit Athletes https://breakingmuscle.com/news/the-lifting-game-weightlifters-versus-crossfit-athletes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/news/the-lifting-game-weightlifters-versus-crossfit-athletes" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/202108/mattfrasercrossfitrecordsnatch.png" 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">Two different types of athletes but how different? </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>Watching Seb Ostrowics over at <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd5WxLFvKjEbJl5xyUqyHSw/featured" target="_blank">Weightlifting House on YouTube</a> is one of my guilty pleasures. A bowl of Frosted Flakes, ice cold milk, and the droopy, sonorous musings of a <a href="/fitness/20-tips-that-will-make-you-better-at-olympic-weightlifting">weightlifting</a> nerd are all it takes to reduce my cholesterol and keep me away from Real Housewives of Atlanta.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/news/the-lifting-game-weightlifters-versus-crossfit-athletes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> clean and jerk crossfit explosive strength News olympic weightlifting snatch Thu, 19 Aug 2021 00:12:44 +0000 185436 at https://breakingmuscle.com Do Genetics Make for Better Strength and Power Athletes? https://breakingmuscle.com/news/do-genetics-make-for-better-strength-and-power-athletes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/news/do-genetics-make-for-better-strength-and-power-athletes" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201709/powerlifterdeadliftsumo1.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">There are many genetic markers that have been suggested as having associations with fitness and elite-level athletic characteristics. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>Whether you are an athlete, are going to be king of your gym or show natural ability in certain types of physical fitness activities, <a href="/fitness/how-to-strengthen-your-dna-and-create-super-babies">genetics</a> have been suggested as playing a role in the capacity for greater performance.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/news/do-genetics-make-for-better-strength-and-power-athletes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News PPARα; athletic performance; candidate gene; genetic polymorphism Wed, 18 Aug 2021 01:31:17 +0000 185431 at https://breakingmuscle.com