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  The Philippines have been sending athletes to the Olympic Games since 1924. On the 3rd day of the Tokyo Olympics, on a last gasp lift that held everything in the balance, 30-year-old weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz clean and jerked 127 kg to give her ...
Giorgi Tchintcharauli, the doctor of the Georgian national weightlifting team, has posted video of Lasha Talakhadze's practice sessions at the Tokyo Olympics and it should be enough to send every one of his competitors packing for home.   Talak ...
Let's be honest, CrossFit and MMA are more popular than sport climbing and boxing these days. So, why are we looking at the latter at the Olympics in Tokyo and not the former?   It could be that the process of getting on the docket with the Int ...
A study that came out this year in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition on the relation of body fat mass and fat-free mass to total mortality, is freely available for all to read and the findings confirm what most Breaking Muscle readers already k ...
Iron Biby, the Burkino Faso-born strongman born Cheick Sanou, has broken the world record for the axle press held by World's Strongest Man champion, Eddie Hall since 2017. Iron Biby broke the record by lifting 478.4 lbs (217 kg) at the Albert Hall i ...
A new school year is around the corner. All over, there will be in-season coaches trying to condition their athletes to be ready for game time and out-of-season coaches trying to get their athletes faster, stronger, and tougher before the season begins. ...
A new article in the New Yorker, Does CrossFit Have a Future, sounds like a comeback tour of sorts for Greg Glassman, CrossFit's controversial founder. Glassman tells the article's author, Matt Horn, unapologetically as is his wont, that he has ...
Olympic gymnast, Simone Biles, at the 2021 US Classic, landed the Yurchenko Double Pike on the vault exercise. The first woman to ever perform the "impossible" move in competition just did a pretty good job of nailing the exact same move on th ...
  In this episode, I’m delighted to join Tony Gentilcore to discuss how he charted his path within the fitness industry and has built a thriving business using coaching, writing, and educating.   Tony was one of the co-founders of Cress ...
Today is a glorious day for fitfluencers because it's National Junk Food Day. That's right, a whole day devoted to celebrating burgers and fries, fried Snickers bars, Cheetos, Mountain Dew, the oeuvre of Steven Seagal, and the numerous memes on ...
Billionaires in space is a thing. But, let's be frank, they didn't do anything when they go up there other than just look out the window and take selfies. Which seems like a wasted opportunity.   So, we'd like to throw this out there in ...
43-year-old Laurel Hubbard will be the first transgender competitor at an Olympics this summer in Tokyo. The New Zealander will get to compete in the superheavyweight category in weightlifting despite the storm of controversy that preceded her getting t ...
My dad began waking up my older brother and me a few days a week to practice karate and lift weights in the basement in elementary school. While I wouldn’t recommend starting eight-year-olds on weights, these experiences had a lasting impact on me ...
  A mini-cut is a vital tool in your muscle-building toolbox. Sadly, it is often misunderstood or used recklessly. Used strategically, mini-cuts are one of the best ways to help you build the bigger, leaner body you want.   A properly execute ...
Glute activation is waking up your glutes. It makes the connection from your brain to your muscle and gets the muscle fired up and ready to do some work.   Glute activation should be done prior to your workout, but it can also be done as an active ...
So, you signed up with the latest cool app that claims to deliver personalized workouts and promises results. You have been diligently following along for two months but are growing bored and skeptical because you do not see the expected results.   ...
How is strength defined and who defines it? Kinesiologists study muscles and have various ways to gauge muscle contraction, length, tension, and force.   Therefore, kinesiologists typically measure strength by these primary factors and neglect indi ...