Fitness http://breakingmuscle.com/taxonomy/term2/2 en Saying Goodbye to a Decade of Breaking Muscle http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/saying-goodbye-to-a-decade-of-breaking-muscle <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/saying-goodbye-to-a-decade-of-breaking-muscle" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/202108/breakingmusclebanner.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">It's time for someone else to take Breaking Muscle through its next decade. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>It&rsquo;s been 10 years since Breaking Muscle began. When I first started, I wrote about what was interesting to me at the time because I couldn&rsquo;t find the information anywhere else. I was interested in yoga, CrossFit, Russian kettlebell training, MMA, and then that lead me to weightlifting and gymnastics, but most of the specialist press was about bodybuilding and physique, with very little else. What was interesting to me and Breaking Muscle was niche and difficult to find and definitely not mainstream.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/saying-goodbye-to-a-decade-of-breaking-muscle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> breaking muscle Fitness Wed, 25 Aug 2021 06:51:02 +0000 185476 at http://breakingmuscle.com Body Recomposition - Just Because You Can Doesn’t Mean You Should http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/body-recomposition-just-because-you-can-doesnt-mean-you-should <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/body-recomposition-just-because-you-can-doesnt-mean-you-should" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/202108/bodyrecomposition2.png" 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">How to determine if you are a viable candidate for recomposition and your best strategies for success. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><div class="media_embed" height="360px" width="560px"><iframe allowfullscreen="" height="360px" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/swKnS6qcwV4" title="YouTube video player" width="560px"></iframe></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Simultaneously gaining muscle and losing fat is the holy grail for most gym-goers. It&rsquo;s known in the fitness industry as <a href="/fitness/the-forgotten-role-of-micronutrients-in-body-recomposition">body recomposition</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/body-recomposition-just-because-you-can-doesnt-mean-you-should" target="_blank">read more</a></p> bodybuilding elite Elite Programming Fitness growth hacking growth mindset hypertrophy knowledge performance podcast workout programming Mon, 23 Aug 2021 14:38:10 +0000 185466 at http://breakingmuscle.com From Coach to Student of Physical Therapy http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/from-coach-to-student-of-physical-therapy <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/from-coach-to-student-of-physical-therapy" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201410/wishart-savannah-london-throwdown-battle-of-london-crossfit-photography-weightliftingcrop.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">While in school as a kinesiology major, the inability to diagnose and treat was the spark that goaded me towards physical therapy. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p dir="ltr">As a coach or <a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/what-you-need-to-know-to-choose-a-personal-trainer">personal trainer</a>, you are limited by your knowledge and skillset. Therefore, certifications are suitable; however, one could become too heavy-handed and lose sight of their focus.</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/from-coach-to-student-of-physical-therapy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> certifications Fitness functional bodybuilding functional movement goal-setting Kinesiology movement assessments personal trainer physical therapist rehabilitation weightlifting Mon, 23 Aug 2021 00:15:31 +0000 185456 at http://breakingmuscle.com Why Athletes Hate the Jerk Lift http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/why-athletes-hate-the-jerk-lift <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/why-athletes-hate-the-jerk-lift" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/bydate/202108/torokhtiy1whyathleteshatejerkliftjustlikeidooleksiytorokhtiy-1.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">According to my followers, the clean is simple; doing a snatch is okay, but they hate the jerk, as did I, but you can reach excellent outcomes with preparation and training. </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/202108/torokhtiy1whyathleteshatejerkliftjustlikeidooleksiytorokhtiy-1.jpg" title="Oleksiy Torokhtiy" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Hello there, it&rsquo;s <a href="/coaches/oleksiy-torokhtiy">Oleksiy Torokhtiy</a> speaking. You may recognize me from my participation in weightlifting sports for more than twenty years. For ten of those years, I was an active member of the national team from Ukraine.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/why-athletes-hate-the-jerk-lift" target="_blank">read more</a></p> clean and jerk cleans competition training competitions elite athletes Elite Workout Programs Fitness goal setting olympic weightlifting power jerk rdl squat jerk Sun, 22 Aug 2021 23:56:34 +0000 185451 at http://breakingmuscle.com Go Beyond the 5 Fundamental Movement Patterns http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/go-beyond-the-5-fundamental-movement-patterns <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/go-beyond-the-5-fundamental-movement-patterns" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201711/beginnerpullupseries41.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">We can make our workouts more fun and useful by including elements that apply strength in natural human situations. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>If you are into strength training, you&rsquo;ve heard about the <a href="/fitness/is-the-juice-worth-the-squeeze-how-to-get-more-from-your-workouts-with-less">fundamental movement patterns</a>&mdash;the natural human movements that most trainers believe all humans would, ideally, be able to demonstrate and load.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>According to</strong> <a href="/coaches/dan-john">Dan John</a><strong>, there are five fundamental movements</strong>:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/go-beyond-the-5-fundamental-movement-patterns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> bench presses crawling exercise variations Fitness hip hinge loaded carry locomotion lunges movement patterns pullups rope climb rowing technique single leg squat strength training Sat, 21 Aug 2021 13:55:03 +0000 185406 at http://breakingmuscle.com Prevent Self-Sabotage With a Flexible Framework http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/prevent-self-sabotage-with-a-flexible-framework <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/prevent-self-sabotage-with-a-flexible-framework" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/202108/jesseirizarrykettelbells.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">So this entire essay, as I’ll call it, because I’m incredibly high brow, will be a discussion of what you need to set your framework and why you need it. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>I&rsquo;m the <a href="/fitness/the-lazy-persons-workout-guide">laziest</a>, hyperactive, lethargic, ambitious, idle person you&rsquo;ll meet. As breathing contradictions go, I get by. I&rsquo;ve learned how to deal with myself by finally admitting just how much wiggle room I need to allow for the plans I create.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/prevent-self-sabotage-with-a-flexible-framework" target="_blank">read more</a></p> cardio core stability endurance training Fitness hip hinge jiu jitsu loaded carries motivation muay thai workouts olympic weightlifting physical activity posterior chain strength and conditioning training programs Fri, 20 Aug 2021 22:52:25 +0000 185426 at http://breakingmuscle.com How to Form Tough Identities That Propel Behavioral Change http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/how-to-form-tough-identities-that-propel-behavioral-change <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/how-to-form-tough-identities-that-propel-behavioral-change" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/202108/brutalstrength.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">How to cultivate empowering identities and clarify the behaviors associated with those identities. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>We praise what matters. In a famous study, Stanford psychologist <a href="https://news.stanford.edu/news/2007/february7/dweck-020707.html" target="_blank">Carol Dweck</a> found that students were far more likely to persevere through challenging problems and bring those problems home to work on more when they received praise for working hard rather than being <em>smart</em>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/how-to-form-tough-identities-that-propel-behavioral-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> delayed gratification Fitness fitness motivation intermittent fasting Life Challenges Lifestyle Behaviors mental toughness self confidence self-discipline toughness willpower Mon, 16 Aug 2021 18:52:20 +0000 185296 at http://breakingmuscle.com 5 Ways to Get Client Buy-in and Increase Client Retention http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/5-ways-to-get-client-buy-in-and-increase-client-retention <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/5-ways-to-get-client-buy-in-and-increase-client-retention" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/202108/pegboard.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">Making the client feel included in the assessment and programming process makes them feel important and creates better buy-in and better results. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>Put yourself in your potential client&#39;s shoes. Why would they fork over a large amount of cash to train with a person they barely know? Or, when they become clients, how do you keep them coming back? The answer is in <a href="/fitness/a-successful-coach-or-trainer-needs-emotional-intelligence">the buy-in</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Are the clients buying what you&rsquo;re selling?</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/5-ways-to-get-client-buy-in-and-increase-client-retention" target="_blank">read more</a></p> body fat client assessment client relationship client retention coach development Fitness fitness business fitness motivation functional movement goal setting grip strength motivational interviewing training programs Wed, 11 Aug 2021 15:23:44 +0000 185281 at http://breakingmuscle.com Programming for CrossFit Strength, Endurance, and Preparedness http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/programming-for-crossfit-strength-endurance-and-preparedness <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/programming-for-crossfit-strength-endurance-and-preparedness" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/202108/precisioncrossfitprogramming.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">The CrossFit Open 2022 is 36 weeks away. You need to start your training blocks now. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>Someone asked me how I would program an 8-week <a href="/fitness/crossfit-is-crossfit-right-how-to-choose-a-good-crossfit-gym">CrossFit</a> cycle and I had to say, I wouldn&rsquo;t. Frankly, I prefer 12, 14 or 16-week <a href="/fitness/a-programming-plan-for-injury-free-crossfit">programming</a> blocks because I think 8-weeks is just too short to create some meaningful impact.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/programming-for-crossfit-strength-endurance-and-preparedness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> AMRAP crossfit emom Fitness murph preparedness programming strength endurance wod Tue, 10 Aug 2021 01:58:04 +0000 185391 at http://breakingmuscle.com A Guide to Optimize Self-Development Habits http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/a-guide-to-optimize-self-development-habits <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/a-guide-to-optimize-self-development-habits" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201902/trusttheprocess.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">In the era of biohacking, it's easy to get bogged down by everything you want to do to optimize your life, but essential practices have not changed. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>Dear stressed-out life hackers, I&rsquo;m with you. Have you ever stressed yourself out by trying to incorporate too many <a href="/fitness/is-lifting-heavy-weight-important-for-building-muscle-size">stress management</a> tactics? Have you <a href="/fitness/lack-of-sleep-is-killing-your-body-composition">lost sleep</a> trying to fit more into your sleep routine?</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/a-guide-to-optimize-self-development-habits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> connection Fitness fitness motivation goal planning gratitude Lifestyle Behaviors meditation personal development personal growth podcasts quality of life self improvement sleep deprivation stress management Wed, 04 Aug 2021 21:10:07 +0000 185361 at http://breakingmuscle.com Sleep is the Body's Most Powerful Recovery Tool http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/sleep-is-the-bodys-most-powerful-recovery-tool <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/sleep-is-the-bodys-most-powerful-recovery-tool" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/202108/sleepthemusclebuilderyt.png" 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">Almost half the population is wandering around like caffeine-addicted zombies with brain fog because of poor sleep. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><div class="media_embed" height="360px" width="640px"><iframe allowfullscreen="" height="360px" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/DeY7wSEaaig" title="YouTube video player" width="640px"></iframe></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Sleep is fascinating. We all know it is good for us, and most of us would like to get more, yet, according to research, 43.2% of adults are sleep deprived.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>That&rsquo;s almost half the population wandering around like caffeine-addicted zombies with brain fog because of poor sleep</strong>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/sleep-is-the-bodys-most-powerful-recovery-tool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> bodybuilding elite Elite Programming Fitness growth hacking growth mindset hypertrophy knowledge performance podcast Sleep workout programming Mon, 02 Aug 2021 14:24:20 +0000 185186 at http://breakingmuscle.com How to Coach an Unmotivated Client http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/how-to-coach-an-unmotivated-client <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/how-to-coach-an-unmotivated-client" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/202108/unmotivatedgymclient.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">Motivating sluggish clients requires communication and a more individualized approach to building relationships. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>When you&rsquo;re coaching personal or <a href="/fitness/5-mistakes-for-new-trainers-to-avoid">group training</a>, you&rsquo;ve probably come across a sluggish client, or one that doesn&rsquo;t pick up on exercise cues, or they muddle through their training with <a href="/fitness/the-symbiosis-of-gyms-and-online-training-post-pandemic">no enthusiasm</a>. And, this bothers you because it&rsquo;s not occasional as they&rsquo;re almost always like this.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/how-to-coach-an-unmotivated-client" target="_blank">read more</a></p> client assessment client relationship client retention coach development Fitness fitness business fitness motivation goal planning Lifestyle Behaviors new client personal trainer pushing boundaries sports psychology Mon, 02 Aug 2021 11:36:57 +0000 185276 at http://breakingmuscle.com 5 Exercises For Fall Prevention http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/5-exercises-for-fall-prevention <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/5-exercises-for-fall-prevention" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/202107/bodyweightsquats.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">Don't lose your balance. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>Dan John once said, &lsquo;the most dangerous part of my day is when I step out of the shower.&rsquo; Think about it. How easy is it to slip and fall once you get out of the shower? Now if it&rsquo;s that easy, imagine how your older adult clients feel about <a href="/fitness/the-importance-of-balance-training">losing their balance</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/5-exercises-for-fall-prevention" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ankle mobility core stability fall prevention farmers carry Fitness injury prevention posture shoulder stability squats Fri, 30 Jul 2021 08:00:00 +0000 185256 at http://breakingmuscle.com Building Muscle as You Age http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/building-muscle-as-you-age <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/building-muscle-as-you-age" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/202107/muscleandageyt.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">It was eye-opening to dive deep into a large amount of research on sarcopenia and learn that we are all mostly in control of how much muscle and strength we have as we age. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><div class="media_embed" height="360px" width="640px"><iframe allowfullscreen="" height="360px" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/NHNzgpN0ejs" title="YouTube video player" width="640px"></iframe></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>It&rsquo;s common knowledge that we <a href="/fitness/have-a-strength-strategy-for-aging-muscles">lose muscle mass and strength as we age</a>. This is known as sarcopenia.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/building-muscle-as-you-age" target="_blank">read more</a></p> aging bodybuilding elite Elite Programming Fitness growth hacking growth mindset hypertrophy knowledge muscle performance podcast sarcopenia workout programming Wed, 28 Jul 2021 18:38:39 +0000 185181 at http://breakingmuscle.com 5 Row Variations for Development of Back Muscles http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/5-row-variations-for-development-of-back-muscles <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/5-row-variations-for-development-of-back-muscles" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201507/sm10003955742914189082453481868733n.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">How can you get on the Rowed to Bowed? Here are my five favorite row exercises. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Bro, do you row?</strong> Almost every type of athlete, from elite weightlifter to weekend warrior, could greatly <a href="/fitness/two-drills-to-polish-your-pulls-on-the-rower">benefit from more pulling</a>. Here are a few reasons:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/5-row-variations-for-development-of-back-muscles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fitness guides muscles one arm rows strength and conditioning upper back upper body exercises Tue, 27 Jul 2021 09:00:00 +0000 153691 at http://breakingmuscle.com