Breaking Muscle https://breakingmuscle.com/feed/rss en Use Your Brain to Get Flexible Fast https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/use-your-brain-to-get-flexible-fast <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/use-your-brain-to-get-flexible-fast" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/202006/splitsmuscularitystrength.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's no point in creating all this extra range of motion if you're not stabilizing the joints and developing the strength to support them. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>Okay, guys, let&#39;s take a second here and have a bit of a chat, will we?</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>When I say <a href="/fitness/the-myth-of-flexibility-and-yoga">flexibility</a>, what comes to mind? <strong>I bet the first thing that you think of is as <em>strong as f**k</em>, right</strong>? Not. That&#39;s because when people think of flexibility, they think of little gymnasts folded in two just hanging out, or dancers in splits for what seems like forever.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/use-your-brain-to-get-flexible-fast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> adductors brain dynamic stretch Fitness fitness flexibility functional strength glutes good movement injuries mobility range of motion splits stability Sat, 04 Jul 2020 23:37:55 +0000 184301 at https://breakingmuscle.com A Miracle of Persistence and Courage https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/a-miracle-of-persistence-and-courage <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/a-miracle-of-persistence-and-courage" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201910/specialstrong.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">An inspiring story about training for the special needs population. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CCEM1erHl8F/" data-instgrm-version="12" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: auto; max-width:540px; min-width:326px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"></blockquote><p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/a-miracle-of-persistence-and-courage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> coach development Fitness goals inspiration physical activity rehabilitation special needs walking wheelchair Wed, 01 Jul 2020 01:58:30 +0000 183736 at https://breakingmuscle.com 15 Lessons Learned for Lifters From the Great Lockdown https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/15-lessons-learned-for-lifters-from-the-great-lockdown <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/15-lessons-learned-for-lifters-from-the-great-lockdown" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/202006/onearmdumbbellrow.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">Remind yourself that the lockdown is an opportunity to take time to rest, heal some nagging injuries, and pause and reflect on your training goals. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>Before the Great Lockdown, many of us refused to take time away from the gym. The forced absence might have been a blessing in disguise for you. At the very least, it will have forced you to take some rest and <a href="/fitness/stay-injury-free-while-training-for-size">let nagging injuries heal</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/15-lessons-learned-for-lifters-from-the-great-lockdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> clean and press cleans community diabetes energy systems Farmer's Walk Fitness fitness fitness motivation goblet squats KB Swing lockdown nutrition pause reps resistance training single arm split squats squats weightlifting Mon, 29 Jun 2020 12:45:06 +0000 184366 at https://breakingmuscle.com Is Your Gym Healthy? https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/is-your-gym-healthy <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/is-your-gym-healthy" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/202006/pullupmasked.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">Post-lockdown, and just because it makes sense as a paying customer, do an inventory of the confined spaces where you exchange moisture droplets with strangers. </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/202006/socialdistancinggymscropped.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>One of the great head slapping moments of the <a href="/category/tags/pandemic">Great Pandemic</a> has been reading <a href="/fitness/social-media-and-fitness-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly">social media</a> posts from gym owners decrying how they don&#39;t get to open but bars do because, health.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/is-your-gym-healthy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> box gym clean gym commercial gyms covid-19 Fitness ihrsa public safety viral Sun, 28 Jun 2020 17:00:25 +0000 184396 at https://breakingmuscle.com High-Frequency Fat Loss - What I Learned in Lockdown https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/high-frequency-fat-loss-what-i-learned-in-lockdown <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/high-frequency-fat-loss-what-i-learned-in-lockdown" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/202006/athomegainswithtommaccormick.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 more you can train without exceeding your capacity to recover the better your results. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>As I came to terms with the realities of being in <a href="/fitness/lockdown-is-temporary-community-is-forever">lockdown</a> I needed to come up with strategies to help my clients keep moving towards their goals. I decided to take the time at home as an opportunity to shed some <a href="/fitness/what-weightlifters-should-know-about-body-fat">body fat</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/high-frequency-fat-loss-what-i-learned-in-lockdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> at-home training at-home workouts body fat concentric concentric-only training covid-19 eccentric fat loss Fitness lockdown powerlifting sled work volume Sat, 20 Jun 2020 17:26:46 +0000 184381 at https://breakingmuscle.com The Symbiosis of Gyms and Online Training Post-Pandemic https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/the-symbiosis-of-gyms-and-online-training-post-pandemic <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/the-symbiosis-of-gyms-and-online-training-post-pandemic" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/202006/committoyourgoals.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">Not everyone is rushing to get back to the gym. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>Amidst the reopening growing pains, most beginners will continue to participate in purchasing or researching online programs or fumble.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Personal trainers and or coaches who aren&#39;t sold on online coaching, take note</strong>. This article will be a discussion about the win-win situation for the average gym patron and online coach.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/the-symbiosis-of-gyms-and-online-training-post-pandemic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> body composition choosing a trainer competition training fad diet Fitness fitness competition fitness nutrition gym macronutrients nutritional coaching olympic weightlifting online online training pandemic personal trainers sports nutrition Fri, 19 Jun 2020 10:54:24 +0000 184321 at https://breakingmuscle.com Memento Mori: A Simple Practice for a Complex Time https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/memento-mori-a-simple-practice-for-a-complex-time <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/memento-mori-a-simple-practice-for-a-complex-time" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/202006/mikemccastlemementomori.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">Memento Mori is a tool to overcome challenges in life and find the inspiration to push through any obstacle before you. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>There is nothing more certain in life than the certainty of death. It&#39;s the great equalizer of the world, and it is blind - no matter if a person is rich or poor, healthy or unhealthy, good or bad, wise or ignorant, <strong>any sentient being that experiences life must also experience death</strong>. It behooves anyone who wishes to improve themself to be mindful of death and one&#39;s mortality.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/memento-mori-a-simple-practice-for-a-complex-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ego Fitness fitness fitness motivation focus goal planning inspiration Life Challenges meditation mind-body connection mindfullness motivation procrastination self confidence stoicism Fri, 19 Jun 2020 02:55:48 +0000 184376 at https://breakingmuscle.com CrossFit Is Not Going Anywhere https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/crossfit-is-not-going-anywhere <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/crossfit-is-not-going-anywhere" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/202006/precisioncrossfitsundayworkout.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">CrossFit is too big to change overnight, and there are too many people for which there is no alternative. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>I believe that a few other people have had their say, and expressed their opinions about CrossFit&#39;s recent issues on these pages. As someone who enjoyed CrossFit when I first founded Breaking Muscle, and as someone who believes that you should be open to all training modalities, remaining curious about all disciplines and not trying to find supremacy in any one, I think I need to give my perspective.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/crossfit-is-not-going-anywhere" target="_blank">read more</a></p> affiliate box gym coach development coaching crossfit Fitness Mon, 15 Jun 2020 14:59:27 +0000 184371 at https://breakingmuscle.com Grand Opening: Getting Back to Making Gains https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/grand-opening-getting-back-to-making-gains <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/grand-opening-getting-back-to-making-gains" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/202006/gymsopeningpostcovid19.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">Once you know you’re not starting from scratch and haven’t lost too much ground you can resist the urge to go in all guns blazing. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>The prospect of returning to training in a gym again has become a reality for increasingly more people. Or, perhaps, you will be back within a few short weeks and are reflecting on your training and how to optimize it going forward.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>One thing that I think is important to understand is that you should not merely go back in and pick up where you left off</strong>. That is likely to lead to frustration, disappointment, and injury.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/grand-opening-getting-back-to-making-gains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> bodybuilding Bulgarian split squat crossfit DOMS Fitness fitness front squats hack squat isolation work leg extension leg press nutrition pullups strength and conditioning total training volume VO2 Max weightlifting Mon, 15 Jun 2020 13:16:03 +0000 184341 at https://breakingmuscle.com Like to Lift? Consume More Protein https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/like-to-lift-consume-more-protein <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/like-to-lift-consume-more-protein" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/202006/backviewpullupmuscularfemale.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">Consume more protein, especially if you’re trying to increase lean mass and strength gains. </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/202006/3pictransformation.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/like-to-lift-consume-more-protein" target="_blank">read more</a></p> aging appetite bone health carbohydrates Fitness fitness functional strength immune system inflammation Muscle-Strengthening Exercise Plant Based Nutrition power output protein rest and recovery strength endurance Sun, 14 Jun 2020 23:55:48 +0000 184326 at https://breakingmuscle.com