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Is a Prius anything like a Shelby Cobra Mustang? Sure they’re both cars and have similar parts, but they are nothing alike. The same thing can be said about the leg press when compared to the squat.   Both the leg press and squat are intended t ...
“No, no, no, no, You’re gonna die, I’m telling you, you’re gonna die. You will break your neck, you will crash into your neighbor—or worse make a complete fool of yourself!”   “Dude, I want to learn this thin ...
Being active outdoors in the cooler temps of fall weather makes me long for the comfort of warming spices. I haven’t quite gotten into the pumpkin spice just yet, but instead I have been craving the warm spices that are popular in middle eastern cui ...
We all experience pain during exercise differently. It is subjective. The pain we experience is both the result of our own sense of discomfort, actual tissue injury (which can be non-critical), and just the result of the stimulation of nerve cells, distin ...
Machines get a bad rap. Your local “globo” or “commercial” gym is riddled with them. The internet trolls and Instagram trainers are fast to the punch and love to discredit these gyms. But, I’m here to let you know each one ha ...
Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is that feeling of muscle soreness that most of us have experienced usually 24-48 hours after a hard workout. It usually lasts for up to 96 hours, but it is not uncommon if it lasts even longer. If you haven’t tr ...
Coach Baz Wakelin at Strong Lean Fit gym in Loughborough, United Kingdom   One thing I have certainly noticed through this long fitness journey is this almost firm and staunch commitment to the ''big lifts.'' Many gym goers with a po ...
Photography by Bev Childress of Fort Worth, Texas   Most people probably know that in order to lose weight they need to eat less and exercise more, as a basic rule. Yet, without the motivation, most people don't do any of that and they have a ha ...
If you’ve haven’t been working out with a suspension trainer, or you only use the one at your gym/house sporadically, you are missing out. According to a small 2014 Journal of Sports Science & Medicine study, seven weeks of instability tra ...
  I began competing in men's physique this year and placed third in my second competition. The Mr. Olympia contest was the past weekend, and I couldn’t help but be inspired to talk about my own experiences competing in a bodybuilding event ...
“My dear child, I do not worry about the bleakness of life. I worry about the bleakness of having no challenges in life.” Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Letter to my Unborn Daughter   Life doesn’t go according to our narrow plans. Flights are de ...
When did one's diet become a religion? Watching a low carb versus high carb debate is like watching the Crusades; no horses or swords, just powerpoint slides, and straw man arguments. After two, mind-numbing hours you end up with a bunch of nothing&md ...
My alarm goes off. I look at my phone and see that it is 5:30 am. I just went to bed five hours earlier because I was stuck in a Netflix binge-watching session.   As I get out of bed, I notice my back feels tight. I lethargically walk over to the cof ...
Coach Jesse Irizarry at JDI Barbell in New York, New York   When someone tells me they don’t take supplements, I usually don’t believe them. Those who fancy themselves as whole food eaters often don’t realize that they are suppleme ...
Coach Micki Pauley teaching a Warrior Body class in Morgantown, West Virginia   The holidays are right around the corner and for many this means slowing down fitness routines, but for myself and other fitness professionals, it becomes important to f ...
Photography by Los Angeles, California artist Lauren Hillary   On the list of my ten all-time favorite movies the top two are comic book movies and half are mob movies. Growing up, if it had an inkling of the mafia, I watched them all. Som ...
  There is nothing like the feeling of strong, vibrant movement in wide-open spaces. Something just feels right about those workouts that break us out of the gym confines and allow us to explore a more three-dimensional, undomesticated fitness exper ...