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There’s strength in numbers. Never is this more true than when it comes to committing to working out.   It’s the reason people hire personal trainers or sign up for a bootcamp with a friend: Accountability. And what more convenient acco ...
  Jordan Shallow is a chiropractor, strength and conditioning coach, powerlifter and educator. He's the cofounder of Pre-Script, which operates on the three pillars of mobility, stability and strength.   In this episode:   Jordan id ...
  Chris Barakat, MS, ATC, CISSN, is the founder of School of Gainz and Competitive Breed. He is also a competitive natural bodybuilder, researcher, and educator who truly walks the talk.   In this episode, we discuss all things muscle buildin ...
This uncomplicated exercise not only builds single-leg strength and coordination but also takes care of the instability of the hips that unavoidably creeps in after years of training heavy two-sided movements like squats and deadlifts.   We're ...
Now God didn’t etch these in stone and send them down through the clouds, nor did I perform any miracles like parting the Red Sea. So, in that respect, they’re up for debate.   But after being in the fitness industry for a while, readin ...
Short answer? Yes.   Before you go rushing to the weight room, we need to take a step back.   Even though you can still exercise, play sports, and move in general with a herniated or bulging disc, there are a few precautions and steps you need ...
A misconception is that weight training and weightlifting (yes, these are two separate entities, more on that later) are dangerous activities and are to blame for several injuries that occur in the gym.   From a young age, parents will often elect ...
  Franco Columbu, who was Arnold Schwarzenegger's best friend, a champion bodybuilder in his own right, as well as a competitor in strongman and powerlifting events, had his own views about adding weight to bodyweight exercises, famously sayin ...
We all know we shouldn’t look like we’re bowing to worship the gym floor when we do a barbell back squat. That’s a lot of what you see at gyms, though.   So, we do corrective exercises that focus on building strength and stability ...
  Eric Helms of 3D Muscle Journey is an accomplished natural bodybuilder, world-renowned coach and fitness educator. Last year, he competed multiple times on the bodybuilding stage, but in 2020, he set himself the challenge of competing in three d ...
A big, thick, well-developed back can elevate a physique from good to great. Sadly, the muscles of the back are the ones that most lifters struggle to develop the most.   This struggle is partly down to a bias towards training the mirror muscles, b ...
As athletes, we have all been sidelined from an injury and then taken it easy when getting back into our sport. But what if you weren't injured? What if you were on a break, and perhaps it lasted a few years?   As competitive athletes, we have ...
What position should the pelvis be in when you run? It’s a question you probably haven’t given much thought to unless you’re a runner with a performance goal or with an injury.   There are many popular blogs and Youtube videos on ...
If you start talking about building explosiveness with weights, someone always chirps about Olympic weightlifting movements. Learning Olympic lifts, though, is a slower and more arduous process than anyone who’s never tried it would think. There a ...
Not many words make people shift in their seats as the word posture does. Probably just reading it made you straighten up. What did you do? How are you sitting now?   When most people think of good posture, they think of sitting and standing up str ...
The desire to build an impressive physique still holds true for a lot in the fitness world. Yes, being functional and practical have their places, but we all want the byproduct to be a nice looking, muscular, strong body to showcase all our hard work. & ...
One of the most critical medical interventions of the twentieth century is a saline solution.   Chances are high if the hospital is admitting you, it will be placing an IV drip that administers saline directly to your veins. Saline is one of the fi ...