Fitness http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness en By the Numbers: 2017 World Weightlifting Championships Analysis http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/by-the-numbers-2017-world-weightlifting-championships-analysis <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/by-the-numbers-2017-world-weightlifting-championships-analysis" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201802/talakhadzeworldrecord2017.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">The absence of ten dominating countries had interesting effects on the overall field. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>The 2017 Worlds are now history. With 10 of the sport&rsquo;s superpowers absent, there were bound to be some interesting side stories. I <a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/what-a-cleaner-world-championship-means-for-weightlifting">covered some of the highlights </a>in this space previously, but <strong>now I would like to look at the stats behind the stories.</strong> There were 358 athletes who competed in Los Angeles; 202 men and 156 women spread over eight bodyweight categories each, including the new 90kg women&rsquo;s category.</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/by-the-numbers-2017-world-weightlifting-championships-analysis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> analysis Fitness history olympic weightlifting percentages statistics weightlifting world record Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:49:24 +0000 179456 at http://breakingmuscle.com Quick Tips for Open WOD 18.1 http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/quick-tips-for-open-wod-181 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/quick-tips-for-open-wod-181" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn5.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201802/crossfitopenwod181.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Manage your grip and minimize transitions to crush this WOD. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><div class="media_embed" height="360px" width="640px"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360px" mozallowfullscreen="" src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/257129933?byline=0" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="640px"></iframe></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/quick-tips-for-open-wod-181" target="_blank">read more</a></p> competing competitive crossfit crossfit crossfit open Fitness technique WOD 18.1 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:52:08 +0000 179476 at http://breakingmuscle.com The Athlete's Toolbox: An Unbeatable Mind http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/the-athletes-toolbox-an-unbeatable-mind <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/the-athletes-toolbox-an-unbeatable-mind" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201802/aninspiredfunctionalathlete.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Mental fortitude separates successful athletes from their peers. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p class="rtecenter"><img alt="" class="imagecache-full_width" src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/bydate/201802/kyleflynninspiration.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/the-athletes-toolbox-an-unbeatable-mind" target="_blank">read more</a></p> adaptation emotions Fitness goal setting goals mental health mindset Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:31:12 +0000 179471 at http://breakingmuscle.com Do Drop Sets Build Muscle? http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/do-drop-sets-build-muscle <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/do-drop-sets-build-muscle" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201802/barbellworkout1.jpeg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Implementing drop sets into a properly periodized training plan will increase your chances of reaching your muscular potential. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p class="rtecenter"><img alt="" class="imagecache-full_width" src="https://cdn5.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/bydate/201802/barbellbicepcurl.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/do-drop-sets-build-muscle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fitness hypertrophy muscle fibers sets strength and conditioning training plan Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:11:56 +0000 179446 at http://breakingmuscle.com Balance and Efficiency: A Method to Stabilize Your Body http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/balance-and-efficiency-a-method-to-stabilize-your-body <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/balance-and-efficiency-a-method-to-stabilize-your-body" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201802/cyrringmuscularman1.jpeg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Like all things in life, the ability to move well and respond well to a variety of situations is predicated on a degree of balance. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p class="rtecenter"><img alt="Kevin Moore of Reembody Method" class="imagecache-full_width" src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/bydate/201802/jennphoto2.jpg" style="height:429px; width:640px" title="Kevin Moore of Reembody Method" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/balance-and-efficiency-a-method-to-stabilize-your-body" target="_blank">read more</a></p> creative movement finding balance Fitness flexibility lifestyle mobility Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:05:25 +0000 179461 at http://breakingmuscle.com How We Can Combat the Saboteurs of Our Health http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/how-we-can-combat-the-saboteurs-of-our-health <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/how-we-can-combat-the-saboteurs-of-our-health" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn5.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201802/frontbarbellrackposition.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">There are simple, concrete steps that must be taken if we are to reclaim our society from the jaws of predatory industries. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Over the past four weeks, we&rsquo;ve looked at a collection of industries that I believe are every bit as deadly and corrupt as Big Tobacco:</strong> <a href="/healthy-eating/your-junk-food-addiction-is-no-coincidence">convenience food</a>, <a href="/fitness/the-cures-that-are-killing-us">pharmaceuticals</a>, and <a href="/fitness/we-used-to-be-humans-practical-strategies-to-combat-tech-addiction">addictive technology</a>. Today, they are far more socially acceptable and ubiquitous than smoking, but as their detrimental effects become more widely understood, that must change.</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/how-we-can-combat-the-saboteurs-of-our-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> culture education Fitness obesity crisis pharmaceutical industry physical literacy social media society youth development Tue, 20 Feb 2018 03:04:09 +0000 179436 at http://breakingmuscle.com It's About the Athletes First http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/its-about-the-athletes-first <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/its-about-the-athletes-first" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn5.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201802/jesspillingbmpodcastfb.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">A successful fitness community is centered around building relationships, not rounds, reps, or PRs. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p class="rtecenter"><img alt="" class="imagecache-full_width" src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/bydate/201802/maxoxygencrossfit.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/its-about-the-athletes-first" target="_blank">read more</a></p> coach development community crossfit crossfit open culture Fitness gym management podcast training philosophy Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:33:54 +0000 179416 at http://breakingmuscle.com Project Manage Your Health and Fitness http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/project-manage-your-health-and-fitness <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/project-manage-your-health-and-fitness" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201802/projectmanageyourhealth.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">The sooner you accept that and take responsibility for your own health and fitness, the sooner you'll get lasting results. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p class="rtecenter"><img alt="Personal Training" class="imagecache-full_width" src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/bydate/201802/susanphoto1.jpg" style="height:299px; width:640px" title="Personal Training" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/project-manage-your-health-and-fitness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> education Fitness fitness professional functional movement personal trainer standards Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:33:46 +0000 179411 at http://breakingmuscle.com Morning Mobility Check-In http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/morning-mobility-check-in <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/morning-mobility-check-in" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn5.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201802/morningmobilityroutine.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Your true mobility is only as good as it is when you first roll out of bed in the morning. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p class="rtecenter"><img alt="" class="imagecache-full_width" src="https://cdn5.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/bydate/201802/morningmobilityroutine.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Last week, I wrote about how <a href="/fitness/rethink-what-it-means-to-be-mobile">mobility&mdash;the ability to move and be moved freely and easily&mdash;is not a separate facet of fitness</a>. <strong>Rather, mobility is an expression of your fitness, and informs your moment-to-moment reality.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/morning-mobility-check-in" target="_blank">read more</a></p> at home Fitness mobility morning self assessment Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:01:05 +0000 179421 at http://breakingmuscle.com 5 Essential Yoga Poses for Runners http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/5-essential-yoga-poses-for-runners <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/5-essential-yoga-poses-for-runners" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201110/womanrunninginforest.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Are you feeling sore, achy, or tight after a run? Overtime, running without proper mobility and stretching can lead to imbalances in the body resulting in sprains, pains, and injuries. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p class="rtecenter"><img alt="yoga, wellness, meditation, mind body, crossfit, breath, mood, mind body" class="imagecache-full_width" src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/bydate/oct_20_2011_-_755pm/shutterstock_41953261.jpg" /></p> <p><span style="font-size:1.1em">Are you feeling sore, achy, or tight after a run? Over time, running without proper mobility and stretching can lead to imbalances in the body resulting in sprains, pains, and injuries. Yoga is a wonderful tool to help mobilize and stretch tough spots where runners need more mobility.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/5-essential-yoga-poses-for-runners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fitness injury prevention mind body mobility running yoga yoga for athletes Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:00:00 +0000 555 at http://breakingmuscle.com Sciatica and the Sciatic Nerve http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/sciatica-and-the-sciatic-nerve <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/sciatica-and-the-sciatic-nerve" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201110/supinepigeonpose.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Feeling tingly? It could be love--or it could be sciatica (that not so fun pain that runs down your leg and makes it hard to bend over). Read on to make sure! </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p class="rtecenter"><img alt="Sciatica and the sciatic nerve" class="imagecache-full_width" src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/bydate/201501/sciatica.jpg" title="Illustration of anatomy of sciatica" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/sciatica-and-the-sciatic-nerve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> back pain Fitness herniated disc mobility piriformis Recovery sciatic nerve sciatica Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:00:00 +0000 557 at http://breakingmuscle.com The Weak Runner's Guide to Starting Triathlon http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/the-weak-runners-guide-to-starting-triathlon <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/the-weak-runners-guide-to-starting-triathlon" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201802/runningyourfirsttriathlon.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">This guide will show you how to improve your running technique, and give you guidelines on how to gradually build your fitness. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p class="rtecenter"><img alt="" class="imagecache-full_width" src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/bydate/201802/triathloncompetitionrunners.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/the-weak-runners-guide-to-starting-triathlon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> barefoot running Fitness gear running running economy stride training plan Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:47:00 +0000 179381 at http://breakingmuscle.com How Fast Should You Gain Mass? http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/how-fast-should-you-gain-mass <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/how-fast-should-you-gain-mass" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201802/onearmpullupoutdoors.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">A clean bulk is one thing, but gains so slow you can't measure them might not be useful. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p class="rtecenter"><img alt="How Fast Should You Gain Mass?" class="imagecache-full_width" src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/bydate/201802/onearmpullupoutdoors.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>How quickly should you gain weight during a bulk?</strong> As a newbie, you can pack on muscle at a good rate. However, once you&rsquo;ve discarded your weight room training wheels and graduated to intermediate or advanced status, muscle gain becomes a slow process. Visual changes in muscle mass take months, not days or even weeks. This makes tracking progress difficult.</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/how-fast-should-you-gain-mass" target="_blank">read more</a></p> body composition bodybuilding Fitness gaining weight hypertrophy mass gain scales Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:01:16 +0000 179341 at http://breakingmuscle.com How to Talk to a Fitness Newby http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/how-to-talk-to-a-fitness-newby <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/how-to-talk-to-a-fitness-newby" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201802/shanetrotterbarbelllunge.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">The answers to most people's fitness questions are simple, but that doesn't mean they're easy. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p class="rtecenter"><img alt="" class="imagecache-full_width" src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/bydate/201802/shanetrotterbarbelllunge.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/how-to-talk-to-a-fitness-newby" target="_blank">read more</a></p> culture Fitness motivation new athlete new year's resolutions newbie novice athletes novices Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:46:21 +0000 179311 at http://breakingmuscle.com Falling Out of Love With the Process http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/falling-out-of-love-with-the-process <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/falling-out-of-love-with-the-process" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201802/processversusplanningfitness.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">The practices that will maintain your health and performance for the rest of your life must become habits and lifestyle, not just training plans and processes. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>As an editor, I have developed an allergy to clich&eacute;s</strong>. This presents a problem for many of our writers, as I have become likely to nuke from orbit any sentence that references &ldquo;the journey&rdquo; of fitness, or encourages readers to &ldquo;trust the process.&rdquo; It&rsquo;s not that these banalities aren&rsquo;t true or useful&mdash;an overemphasis on goals or desired end states does lead to impatience and all sorts of other issues&mdash;it&rsquo;s just that they&rsquo;ve been beat to death worse than a Toby Keith song at a political rally.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/falling-out-of-love-with-the-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> daily practice Fitness goal-setting mindset physical fitness time management training plan Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:58:30 +0000 179371 at http://breakingmuscle.com