Breaking Muscle http://breakingmuscle.com/feed/rss en MFP: Mind, Focus, Precision http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/mfp-mind-focus-precision <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/mfp-mind-focus-precision" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201904/mindfocusprecision2.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">Power is a state of mind. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>We must understand that if our mind, focus, precision, and power are not firing on all cylinders, then most likely we will be out of balance and won&rsquo;t be able to achieve the level of power it takes to go to the next level. We should analyze how these components are essential to focus our intent in order to achieve insurmountable levels of success in any endeavor.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/mfp-mind-focus-precision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> daily practice Fitness goal formation growth mindset mental health mental toughness Thu, 18 Apr 2019 22:54:09 +0000 182926 at http://breakingmuscle.com Sprint: Rediscover the Most Essential Lower Body Exercise http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/sprint-rediscover-the-most-essential-lower-body-exercise <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/sprint-rediscover-the-most-essential-lower-body-exercise" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201904/sprints.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">Sprinting, max-effort jumps and three-dimensional agility are very human skills that enhance our lives. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>The fitness industry has fully embraced Georges Hebert&rsquo;s adage: Be strong to be useful. CrossFitters celebrate the life preparation component of their adaptable approach and, more than ever, <a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/defensive-strength-for-women-the-power-of-a-push" target="_blank">women are beginning to embrace strength training</a> as essential to living well. Yet, we rarely ask our body to bridge the gap between that strength and real-world activity.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/sprint-rediscover-the-most-essential-lower-body-exercise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> bodyweight workout developing power Fitness hill sprints lower body lower body exercises power sprint training sprints Thu, 18 Apr 2019 18:11:26 +0000 182851 at http://breakingmuscle.com Ditch the Bands http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/ditch-the-bands <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/ditch-the-bands" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn5.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201904/ditchtheexerciseband.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 is a reason that dumbbells, cables, and bodyweight exercises have been around for eons and are still used today—they work. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Stop the <a href="/reviews/banded-fitness-work-out-anywhere" style="">resistance band</a> insanity</strong>! The Instagram famous fitness models will show you plenty of exercises using a resistance band and tell you that it will tone your body parts. Can we check their credentials first and see if they are even educated enough to know what they are talking about?</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/ditch-the-bands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> bands coaching daily exercise Fitness mini band progression pull ups resistance bands Skill Building strength and conditioning Thu, 18 Apr 2019 00:46:00 +0000 182916 at http://breakingmuscle.com The Whole Is Made Better by the Start http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/the-whole-is-made-better-by-the-start <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/the-whole-is-made-better-by-the-start" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201904/jdibarbell.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">Start everything in your life the proper way, or don’t start at all. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>Let me tell you what&rsquo;s improved my Olympic weightlifting technique, and that of the lifters I coach more than anything else &mdash; focusing on balance, specifically keeping the pressure on the mid-foot on the first pull of the snatch and clean.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/the-whole-is-made-better-by-the-start" target="_blank">read more</a></p> blood sugar Fitness fitness foot position healthy eating intermittent fasting kickboxing muay thai olympic weightlifting snatch balance strength and conditioning Tue, 16 Apr 2019 23:16:10 +0000 182826 at http://breakingmuscle.com The Joy of Being a Woman with Muscles http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/the-joy-of-being-a-woman-with-muscles <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/the-joy-of-being-a-woman-with-muscles" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201904/womanwithstrength.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">Don’t fear strength and muscles, ladies—they hold the power to make your life a whole lot better. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p class="rtecenter"><img alt="Muscles hold the power to make your life better." class="imagecache-full_width" src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/bydate/201904/emily1.jpg" style="height:427px; width:640px" title="Muscles hold the power to make your life better." /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>I grew up in the world of gymnastics.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>As an inevitable result, I was ingrained with the idea that short and small was better than big and tall. Small was cuter and more beautiful. Small was sexier.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/the-joy-of-being-a-woman-with-muscles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> coaching Fitness muscle mass personal development strength and conditioning strongwoman women's fitness women's health Mon, 15 Apr 2019 20:58:59 +0000 182906 at http://breakingmuscle.com Strong Parents, Strong Kids - Part 2 http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/strong-parents-strong-kids-part-2 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/strong-parents-strong-kids-part-2" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201904/strongparentsstrongkids.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">Kids won’t grow up to have healthy phone boundaries, relationships, or nutritional habits if their parents don’t provide that model. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><span style="font-size:17.6px">Don&#39;t miss part one of&nbsp;</span><a href="/fitness/strong-parents-strong-kids" style="font-size: 17.6px;">Strong Parents, Strong Kids</a><span style="font-size:17.6px">.&nbsp;</span><strong>In the fitness industry, there is no shortage of bad advice</strong>. Social media has allowed everyone who has ever worked out to bill themselves as an expert. The science of physical adaptation is thrown out the window in favor of an emotional attraction to training that looks complex or physically exhausting.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/strong-parents-strong-kids-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Children culture Fitness kids kids nutrition natural parenting parents role models strength youth development Mon, 15 Apr 2019 17:26:20 +0000 182681 at http://breakingmuscle.com 10 Exercises to Ride Out Tax Day http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/10-exercises-to-ride-out-tax-day <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/10-exercises-to-ride-out-tax-day" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201904/taxday2019.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">Today's the day when you need to take your mind off of that big thing that's dragging you down. Lift yourself up with these exercises. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p class="rtecenter"><img alt="" class="imagecache-full_width" src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/bydate/201904/taxday.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/10-exercises-to-ride-out-tax-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> barbell burpee crawl deadlift Fitness lunge Press pull up push up snatch Squat Mon, 15 Apr 2019 14:12:14 +0000 182911 at http://breakingmuscle.com Free Yourself Through Imposing Strict Limits http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/free-yourself-through-imposing-strict-limits <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/free-yourself-through-imposing-strict-limits" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201904/strictlimits.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">If we don’t use our freedom to impose limitations then we will never be free. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>If you come into my weight room, you&rsquo;ll see a board displaying the essential no&rsquo;s:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>No Sitting</li> <li>No Yawning</li> <li>No Hands in Pockets</li> <li>No Being Last</li> <li>No Unauthorized Smartphone Use</li> <li>No Headphones</li> <li>No Singing to Other People&mdash;If You Need to Sing, Avoid Eye Contact</li> <li>No General Displays of Weakness</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/free-yourself-through-imposing-strict-limits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> daily exercise discipline Fitness fitness motivation free growth mindset meditation mindset nutrition Sat, 13 Apr 2019 20:02:15 +0000 182696 at http://breakingmuscle.com Humans, You Must Be Able to Carry http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/humans-you-must-be-able-to-carry <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/humans-you-must-be-able-to-carry" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201806/loadedcarries.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">You can carry sandbags, kettlebells, dumbbells, barbells, or anything. The more awkward the better but do loaded carries as part of your training. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>You <a href="/fitness/6-steps-to-becoming-the-bro-with-the-biggest-bench">bench press</a>, <a href="/fitness/how-to-progress-your-way-to-a-perfect-push-up">do push-ups</a>, and maybe even military press.</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/humans-you-must-be-able-to-carry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> barbell Best Exercise exercise technique Farmer's Walk Fitness form Kettlebell loaded carries Fri, 12 Apr 2019 13:36:44 +0000 180591 at http://breakingmuscle.com The Declining Role of the Foam Roller http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/the-declining-role-of-the-foam-roller <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/the-declining-role-of-the-foam-roller" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201904/foamroller1.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">Foam rolling may be useful in the short-term, but long-term, the results just don't show a benefit. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>At gyms all over the world, athletes can be found grunting and making pain faces as they aggressively grind out various sore body parts on foam rollers. Their thinking behind this self-administered, sometimes painful, <a href="/fitness/foam-rollers-dont-work-understanding-myofascial-release">myofascial release (SMR) technique</a> is:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ol> <li>&ldquo;It will help with recovery.&rdquo;</li> <li>&ldquo;It will make me less sore tomorrow.&rdquo;</li> <li>&ldquo;It will prevent DOMS.&rdquo;</li> </ol> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/the-declining-role-of-the-foam-roller" target="_blank">read more</a></p> daily exercise delayed onset muscle soreness Fitness massage muscle soreness rest and recovery Wed, 10 Apr 2019 02:32:10 +0000 182886 at http://breakingmuscle.com