bodybuilding

There are many variables that go into muscle building, today we focus on the negative part of the rep, the time under load, and getting a pump.
Hollywood know something about fitness that many of us don't practice, despite seeking similar goals.
New research provided some valuable insights into building muscle naturally, whether you are a bodybuilder or not.
"Don’t ask who you are - act on who you are. Action alone delineates and defines you."
I walked out of yesterday's training seriously doubting my athletic abilities, but I know I have to embrace those days and not fear them.
Serious athletes love that altered state where everything somehow comes together and works. I've definitely experienced that moment in weightlifting, CrossFit, figure, and even in training.
Between the CrossFit Open and the Arnold Classic, the last two weeks have been amazing reminders of why I started training in the first place.
It's an athlete's nature to never be satisfied, and that's okay. But sometimes we need to take a step back and evaluate how we gauge success and failure.
It’s easy to get weighed down in the trap of defining our successes by comparison to others. But what's even more important are the small, everyday self-victories.
Does your training bring you joy? I’ve tossed this question back and forth a lot in my own mind lately, ever since my dad asked me this several months back. And now I think I know the answer.
I celebrated Christmas with the 12 Days of Christmas WOD and rang in the New Year with a solid nine hours of sleep and 10lb clean PR. People might think I'm weird, but I've learned that's okay.
I've learned that confidence is key during holiday time. The most important thing during the holiday is to celebrate the way you want to, whether that means training or taking a break.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about staying where things are safe - in love, in life, and in fitness. Change is hard, but embracing it can take you places you never thought you could go.
It aggravates me when people base the “success” of their life on the successes of others, and yet I’m guilty myself of being far too concerned with what others think of me and my progress.
Tough situations can kill us, or they can be our greatest gift. The choice is yours - it’s how you view it. This principle applies to training and life.
This week a woman at my box made it into the 100+lb snatch club before I did. I'm going to spend my time and energy working, not envying, so I can get there too.
This week I got to thinking about why we put ourselves through the anxiety and fear we experience during competition. Here are some of my personal reasons.