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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 ...
Most people are somewhat familiar with the association between exercise reps ranges and their targeted effect on the body during resistance training. The heaviest load one can lift at a given weight correlates with maximal strength, while anything one c ...
I get it. It hurts when you move, so you try to limit the amount you move so you don't suffer as much. It's a natural reaction. And it's one your brain is counting on. Let's chat about why your mind is banking on you doing that, and what ...
There's no way around it: chronic pain, whether due to an illness, persistent injury, or an acute incident, sucks.   If you're an active or competitive person and you've ever been seriously injured or dealt with significant pain, you kn ...
  Amanda Thebe is a fitness and women’s health expert. She is a force of nature for women who are experiencing menopause hell and want to start feeling healthy and fit in their 40s and beyond. You can pre-order her upcoming book, Menopocalyp ...
When I have asked this question of others, the typical response that I receive is always a resounding yes with little thought to a bigger picture. Their passion for the sport drives their response. They would never look at anything else to feed their ne ...
The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body, so it's not surprising that it's one of the most commonly jacked-up joints as well. Nearly everyone I have worked with has messed up their shoulder at one time or another (including me). It' ...
  Mario Tomic has a successfully leveraged his natural curiosity and discipline into a successful career as a coach to entrepreneurs and everymen to help get fit and master their development. In today's episode, we discuss the key habits he ha ...
  Push-ups are the gold standard in bodyweight and at-home workouts. In fact, they probably deserve to be the go-to exercise from toddler to senior. They don't require any special skills or genetic predisposition to be done at any level, they ...
What lessons can we learn from world champions in a biomechanical comparison of different kettlebell snatch styles?   This article will take an in-depth look at the difference between kettlebell snatch styles. No, I won't be comparing hardstyle ...
  Paul Carter of Lift Run Bang specializes in hypertrophy and body re composition. He coaches pro bodybuilders and elite strength athletes and works with some of the most respected minds in a strength and physique world.   Today's episode ...
Find Our Podcasts: iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, YouTube, Stitcher, PlayerFM, PodBean   This is a set of interviews with some of the leading minds and thought leaders working in the industry today. I am your host, Tom MacCormick, a personal trainer ...
Imagine this scenario: a lifter at your gym has convinced their friend—Jeff—to sign up for personal training. After getting to know Jeff a bit, you ask him what he wants from working with you, and he replies:   "Honestly, I'm j ...
My first introduction to strength training was my sophomore year of college. Every day after my last class, I would make my way to the gym and get ready to let off steam. Going to the gym became a part of my daily routine - a routine I still follow, gra ...
Kettlebells are basically giant balls of metal with a handle on them. They trace their origins to Eastern Europe, the word girya (kettlebell) actually appears in a Russian distionary circa 1704(1).   In fact, the popularity of kettlebells in the we ...