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It was the year of the at-home workout—Peloton, Nordic Track, and Beach Body. Or maybe you just got on craigslist and outfitted the garage. Over and over, I’ve heard people raving about how much they love their home workout routine and predi ...
Most of the literature on sleep is regarding restriction and its impact on health and performance. However, there is a growing body of research on sleep extension and the potential implications on athletic performance. It’s relatively understood t ...
  In this episode, I explain exactly how I think you should eat to build the most muscle possible.   Most people train their asses off but build very little muscle. This result is because they are fighting only half the battle.   While t ...
For more than 99 percent of those who participated in the 2021 CrossFit Open and the quarterfinals, it’s back to the drawing board: eleven months of training ahead of you in hopes of improving upon your efforts next year.   Have you spent muc ...
A post shared by Michael Tromello (@mtromello)   Let's start with the simple things first, lactic acid build up and the lactate threshold are not the same thing. The real term for what is euphemistically called lactic acid build up, what's ...
  Robert Linkul is the National Strength and Conditioning Associations (NSCA) 2012 Personal Trainer of the Year. Robert runs Be Stronger Fitness, a Strength and Conditioning facility that focuses on training an older clientele demographic. With th ...
Hasewaga et al (2020) assert that 1 in 10 people will develop plantar fasciitis in their review of minimally invasive treatment of plantar fasciitis. The term itself is applied to inflammation and micro-tearing of the plantar fascia. Your plantar fascia ...
When we think about fitness products paired with smartphone apps, the first thought that comes to mind is if this product will pair properly with the app on the smartphone. Thankfully, I can confidently say that SAGA fitness has done an excellent job de ...
  When the weather is great, you want to show some skin. You didn’t hit the gym as often as you wanted to and your arms are looking a little flat. You might want to dedicate some time to do exercises that specifically target your arms to mak ...
  For CrossFit addicts, the most telling sign of their addiction is the shredded palms that come from endless bar work. Is it cool? If you bleed for your passion then, sure, it's probably cool if real blood is involved.   Is a shredded ha ...
Fish oil supplementation has gained a lot of attention for its health benefits. Specifically, supplementation of omega 3 fatty acids has demonstrated positive effects on blood pressure, triglycerides, and heart rate.1   Additionally, they’ve ...
The key to effective fitness and training is to know yourself. Introspection's power will allow you to develop a deep sense of understanding for everything you will learn on your journey.   Danny Kavadlo, with his brother Al Kavadlo, is an auth ...
I hated studying for certification tests. Right after college, I took one of the more reputable certifications for strength and conditioning. While preparing, it wasn't very reassuring to memorize concepts the test-makers thought was more important ...
As a man in his late thirties, I’m no expert on menopause. And, I’m probably not the first person Amanda Thebe, the author, had in mind to review her book: Menopocalypse - How I Learned to Thrive During Menopause, and How You Can Too. & ...
John Du Cane is the author of Qigong Recharge, publisher, fitness guru, and accomplished businessman. I was lucky enough to talk to him recently. At first, I thought we would be steering the conversation towards all things kettlebell, and John's pio ...
When it comes to the accretion of new muscle mass, protein intake is one of the primary variables to consider. Common discussions range from how much protein, protein source and bioavailability, refractory periods, and protein distribution.   This ...
I started writing for Breaking Muscle several years back, and I have had an agenda the entire time. In an attempt to get me established as someone with some strength chops, the good folks on the editing team thought it would be a better idea to ease up ...