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The last 5-10 years have seen a rekindled interest in and passion for Olympic weightlifting. Often confused with powerlifting, and sometimes even bodybuilding, Olympic weightlifting is one of the best ways to develop explosive movements for sports, surviv ...
“All children start their school careers with sparkling imaginations, fertile minds, and a willingness to take risks with what they think.” -Sir Ken Robinson   Along with “do your homework” and “eat your vegetables,&r ...
Over the last few weeks we’ve observed a few similarities between the nutrition industry and British politics. The political atmosphere in the UK has been dominated by conflicting agendas for some time now, with the Leave and Remain referendum campa ...
There’s plenty of good advice on Breaking Muscle about the athlete’s mindset. I’m not discounting any of it, but the emphasis tends to be toward improving motivation, discipline, attention to detail, and attitude. These are all important ...
It’s said that the day you are born is the day you start dying. But it’s equally true that the day you start dying is the day you start living.   Now before you roll your eyes at me going all Stoner Philosophy on you, I meant that literal ...
Fat used to be a four-letter word.   After a deluge of studies emerged in the 20th century linking dietary fat to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, a swarm of low-fat products descended into supermarkets across the UK and the US. A “0% F ...
We’ve all heard of adrenal fatigue, but what the heck is it? And more importantly, how do you spot it before it creates problems? These questions are important considering the condition impacts 80 percent of Americans at some time in their lives.&nb ...
It doesn't matter how good or experienced you are - at some point you're going to be faced with a training plateau.   For one reason or another, your workouts will eventually take a hit. Rather than seeing that slow but satisfying improvement ...
USA Weightlifting released an official statement last week confirming the USOC’s decision to close the USAW residency program at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Many high-profile American weightlifters, including all three of the fe ...
After the birth of my second child, I had some serious complications that kept me in bed for six weeks. That period of immobility, combined with the pressure of pregnancy and a cesarean section, left me with significant abdominal weakness.   It took ...
Have you ever had back pain? After it went away did it come back again? Did that motivate you to do more ab and core work? Did it still come back? The reoccurrence of back pain despite doing back and core stabilization exercises may indicate there is a mi ...
I was asked to pick a subject matter that would be of interest to the athletic population that read Breaking Muscle Australia and thought what better than the actual subject of breaking muscle.   The information in this article is directed towards th ...
If you are on this site, you are probably looking for reasons and advice on how to improve as an athlete or coach. Ways to start doing the things you know you should do, and stop the things you shouldn’t. But here’s the killer. You probably ta ...
Why is stretching so difficult? It seems as though it should be easy and simple. Need to stretch your hamstrings. Okay, bring your feet together and try to touch your toes. Quads tight? Then from a standing position, grab the top of a foot with the same h ...
In the past few weeks, the publication of an article in the journal Obesity has set social media's reaction rhetoric ablaze. A team of researchers conducted a cohort study of fourteen former participants of the NBC show weight loss competition The Big ...
Training heavy for strength sports and running have often been thought of as contrary objectives. Many athletes have avoided sprints like the plague because of fears they would slow or stop their gains in strength. But as more hybrid-type athletes are sho ...
When it comes to mobility challenges, it seems like mastering the flat-footed squat is one of the trickiest. Progress can be frustratingly slow, and even if we do get our heels down, we often find ourselves uncomfortably hunched in the bottom position. Ra ...