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Let’s call it the Kardashian Effect: you can’t help but look. We’re in the age of “made-you-look” marketing, where the latest nude celeb post, vacation bikini pic, nip slip, and hottie bulking up for a superhero role gets you ...
At the pinnacle of every grueling workout live two types of athletes: those who choose grace, and those who choose chaos.   Certain workouts reveal these qualities more than others, like a descending ladder of thrusters and burpees. These workouts ar ...
In the past, I have been an advocate of certain traditional dishes and spaghetti carbonara was at the top of that list. I don’t think all grains are hell-sent or that carbs will jump out at you in the middle of the night, but at this stage in my lif ...
If you’re a female who trains, you will have experienced a blank faced look when you say you want to keep your boobs but lose your stomach fat. Every expert you have spoken to, every magazine you have read, and every personal trainer or nutritionist ...
For all of human history, every culture has crafted mythical tales of monsters, villains, and archenemies to heighten our experience as mortals and display our individual plight. Many of these cautionary tales exist in a universe that is plagued with evil ...
I often get asked what the best form of general physical preparedness (GPP) for kettlebell sport is. Most people would like a quick “silver bullet” solution and get frustrated by my answer: it depends.   The truth is, the variables of exe ...
Most of us spent a huge portion of our childhood being told to do things we didn’t want to do. We had to be told every day to get out of bed, get ready for school, eat our vegetables, do our homework, brush our teeth. And on it went on for years, un ...
One of my favorite things about the Internet fitness world is how much I learn every day. Last week I learned from an evidence-based infographic that I don’t have a six-pack because I’m not willing to sacrifice and #riseandgrind, which means I ...
Us humans are creatures of habit, and the postural positions you practice habitually have a huge influence on your running efficiency. You know you should be tall and not hunched over through your shoulders. You know your butt shouldn't stick so far o ...
Do you have tight hamstrings? Conventional wisdom says that to fix them, you just need to stretch. When that doesn’t work, just try to stretch some more. After all, if something is tight, you need to be more flexible and have better mobility.   ...
In my previous videos for Breaking Muscle UK, we’ve covered how to effectively engage your lats and your elbows to give you a more powerful and stronger deadlift. But for some, that isn’t always the barrier to successful lifts. The issue is th ...
Everything starts at the core. Your abs, obliques, and lower back muscles have to be working during all forms of movement in order to transfer energy and create forces.   This means your midsection needs to be functioning properly with sound techniqu ...
Charles is here on a weekly basis to help you cut through the B.S. and get some real perspective regarding health and training. Please post feedback or questions to Charles directly in the comments below this article.   Many women fear they will beco ...
This week’s recipe is amazing for a post-workout protein hit. The mackerel, olive oil, spices, and cruciferous vegetables in the form of cauliflower mash offer a winning combination of anti-inflammatory nutrients, healthy fats, and antioxidants. &nb ...
Let me tell you a story that will surprise you. It’s about a performance athlete, whose rehab after a calf injury was targeted in a bizarre way and demonstrated extraordinary results. I say this rehab was “bizarre”, because it wasn&rsquo ...
As a coach, not a day passes without someone saying to me, “I need a stronger core.”   Nobody will argue that a strong core is bad for you. But I think what most of us mean to say is that the stability that comes along with core strength ...
Your awkward reverse-curl-clean and slow press-jerk are dead giveaways. The skin on the inside of your thumbs is still smooth, and you don't have any calluses. You're a newbie Olympic weightlifter, and you may not know what you’re doing yet, ...