Breaking Muscle https://breakingmuscle.com/feed/rss en Bruce Lee's 3-Minute Workout https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/bruce-lees-3-minute-workout <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/bruce-lees-3-minute-workout" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201811/brucelee1.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">Of all the methods we’ve come across for fitting in fitness, none are as convenient and easily applied as Bruce Lee’s morning static contraction circuit. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>Life in the 21st century is busy. Between work deadlines, traffic, taking the kids to their various activities, keeping the house from falling apart, and, of course, our constant accessibility to the immediate needs of other people (thank you, smartphone for that 8 pm work email), it can feel like life has gotten out of your control.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/bruce-lees-3-minute-workout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> abs arch at home workouts back bridge core exercises core stability core strength daily practice Fitness leg raises Mon, 19 Nov 2018 23:33:39 +0000 182101 at https://breakingmuscle.com Less Is Not More https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/less-is-not-more <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/less-is-not-more" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201811/lessisnotmore.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">Training is a necessary stressor to create a need for improvement or adaptation. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>Trying to improve your game? Adding another two nights of practice may not get you the results you want. Rolled your ankle at softball practice? Taking three days off may not get you back on the field as intended.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Less is not always more&mdash;and more is not always better</strong>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The relationship between training load, injury, and performance is much too complex to simplify in a &lsquo;do more&rsquo; or &lsquo;do less&rsquo; statement. Rather, we have to consider the bigger picture when working towards a certain goal.</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/less-is-not-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> competitive sports Fitness injury injury prevention rest and recovery total training volume Mon, 19 Nov 2018 00:13:07 +0000 182096 at https://breakingmuscle.com What Feels Strong Today Won't Always Feel as Strong https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/what-feels-strong-today-wont-always-feel-as-strong <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/what-feels-strong-today-wont-always-feel-as-strong" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn5.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201811/movemountains1.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">Correct your movement patterns to gain strength. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>For some bizarre reason, <a href="/category/tags/olympic-weightlifting">Olympic weightlifting</a> is treated as a very different discipline from general strength training by newer adoptees</strong>. Things that make intuitive sense in weight training aren&rsquo;t applied to weightlifting (Olympic). One of these crucial components includes working on weaknesses and being aware not increase primary muscle strength while forgetting about all the rest.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/what-feels-strong-today-wont-always-feel-as-strong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fitness movement assessments olympic weightlifting rest and recovery snatch pull snatches strength and conditioning upper traps Fri, 16 Nov 2018 01:32:44 +0000 182086 at https://breakingmuscle.com Moving Mountains From Within https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/moving-mountains-from-within <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/moving-mountains-from-within" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201811/overheadlunge.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 all have mountains to move in order to grow and because of that we grind hard in the gym and sometimes treat it as therapy. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>The word &lsquo;motivation&rsquo; <a href="https://blogpsychology.wordpress.com/a2-psychology/organisations/motivation-to-work/" target="_blank">originates from the Latin word &lsquo;movere&rsquo;</a>&mdash;meaning &ldquo;to move.&rdquo; Motivation itself is, broadly, a force that activates or arouses a person into pursuing goal-directed efforts.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/moving-mountains-from-within" target="_blank">read more</a></p> bench press challenges emotion Fitness goals mindfulness mindset obstacle perspective spirituality training plan Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:00:00 +0000 182081 at https://breakingmuscle.com Extreme Fitness is a Life Saver, So is Normal Fitness https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/extreme-fitness-is-a-life-saver-so-is-normal-fitness <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/extreme-fitness-is-a-life-saver-so-is-normal-fitness" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201811/elitefitness1.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">Better cardiorespiratory fitness leads to longer life, with no limit to the benefit of aerobic fitness. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic<sup>1</sup>, a non-profit academic medical center in Cleveland, Ohio, retrospectively studied 122,007 patients who underwent exercise treadmill testing at the clinic between Jan. 1, 1991, and Dec. 31, 2014, to measure all-cause mortality relating to the benefits of exercise and fitness.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/extreme-fitness-is-a-life-saver-so-is-normal-fitness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> aerobic fitness aging Cardiology Cardiovascular Risk Factors Fitness fitness-related research Lifestyle Behaviors physical activity Tue, 13 Nov 2018 19:37:05 +0000 182076 at https://breakingmuscle.com Seasonal Weight Gain: A Balanced Approach to the Holidays https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/seasonal-weight-gain-a-balanced-approach-to-the-holidays <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/seasonal-weight-gain-a-balanced-approach-to-the-holidays" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201811/seasontoputonweight.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">This holiday season commit to being more, rather than having more. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>The leaves are falling, the air is crisp, baseball season is over, and football is in high gear</strong>. It&rsquo;s official, the holidays are here. Really, they have been for a while. The official kick-off, pumpkin spice season, has been here since early September.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/seasonal-weight-gain-a-balanced-approach-to-the-holidays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fitness growth mindset habits healthy eating healthy lifestyle holidays personal development thanksgiving Tue, 13 Nov 2018 18:32:11 +0000 182071 at https://breakingmuscle.com There's Always a Role for Cardio https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/theres-always-a-role-for-cardio <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/theres-always-a-role-for-cardio" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn5.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201811/indoorrowing.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">Comparing HIIT and LISS is a pointless exercise, just know when the time is right for either in a balanced program. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><a href="/fitness/defy-aging-with-hiit-training">High-intensity interval training</a> (HIIT) was the number one fitness trend of 2017 (according to the American College of Sports Medicine). Over a year later HIIT seems to be as popular as ever, reducing low-intensity, <a href="/fitness/steady-state-cardio-is-not-dumb-if-you-do-it-right">steady/sustained state training</a> (LISS) to a mere inconvenience. Is HIIT better than LISS? Let&rsquo;s find out.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/theres-always-a-role-for-cardio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> daily exercise Fitness high intensity interval training high intensity training HIIT LISS Low Intensity Training rest and recovery steady state Mon, 12 Nov 2018 21:26:01 +0000 182066 at https://breakingmuscle.com She Believed She Could and She Did https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/she-believed-she-could-and-she-did <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/she-believed-she-could-and-she-did" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201811/cassandrahearnswarrior.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 many of us can relate to the struggles of change, the challenges of being a parent, and learning to balance both your life and your families. Here is one story to inspire. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Change is difficult</strong>. We become so wrapped up in being comfortable that we forget that change is what creates the next level in our lives. On September 26, 2017, I received an email from an individual who was a bit hesitant to make the changes needed to <a href="/fitness/the-group-fitness-customer-bill-of-rights-and-responsibilities">create her next level</a>, but she made those changes and one year later she is now an important member of my Warrior Body program and has become someone who has set an example for many.</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/she-believed-she-could-and-she-did" target="_blank">read more</a></p> coaching daily exercise Fitness fitness motivation group exercise mindset self confidence self esteem warrior Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:37:13 +0000 182061 at https://breakingmuscle.com Set Yourself Up for Your Best Race Season Yet https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/set-yourself-up-for-your-best-race-season-yet <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/set-yourself-up-for-your-best-race-season-yet" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201811/cardio1.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">A large percentage of the population sabotage themselves for fear of success, the fear of being good and some have just lost motivation. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><blockquote><p>&ldquo;Life got in the way.&rdquo;</p> </blockquote> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>How many times have we used that excuse because we didn&rsquo;t race the way we wanted to? Maybe we had a DNF or maybe even a DNS. We blame life for it. Let&rsquo;s face it, you didn&rsquo;t do the work. <strong>You made up flimsy excuses to skip a workout and as a result, you had an awful race</strong>. As a single woman, I have a lot of good excuses to get out of just about any situation, but it doesn&rsquo;t help my ultimate goals.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/set-yourself-up-for-your-best-race-season-yet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> coaching process competition training daily exercise endurance training Fitness goal formation goal setting running Thu, 08 Nov 2018 23:02:32 +0000 182056 at https://breakingmuscle.com Lessons Learned from Rowing a Half Marathon https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/lessons-learned-from-rowing-a-half-marathon <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/lessons-learned-from-rowing-a-half-marathon" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201811/indoorrowing.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 should all undertake some sort of endurance training at some point. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>A basic tenant of Crossfit training is to &ldquo;keep workouts short and intense.&rdquo; <strong>Why, then, did I sign up for a full/half marathon row modeled off the recent Games event</strong>? Great question.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>I regretted my decision almost immediately after committing to five weeks of long-distance rowing; however, reflecting on the training experience and the half marathon itself, I learned important things about myself as an athlete and coach that I hope will benefit other strength athletes.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/lessons-learned-from-rowing-a-half-marathon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> competitive rowing endurance training Fitness long slow distance physical fitness test Thu, 08 Nov 2018 00:38:27 +0000 182051 at https://breakingmuscle.com