Fitness https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness en Fix Your Broken Metabolism https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/fix-your-broken-metabolism <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/fix-your-broken-metabolism" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201810/partialpositionpullup.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">If you struggle to lose weight eating the same amount of calories that once allowed you to weigh a lot less, then it is a good indication your metabolism needs some work. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>Chances are if you&rsquo;ve been struggling with your weight for an extended period of time, more than likely you&rsquo;ve screwed up your metabolism.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Yo-yo dieting&mdash;the process of losing weight and regaining it repeatedly&mdash;plagues many people who struggle to maintain a long-term fitness plan</strong>. There are many reasons why this happens: restricting calories too heavily, reintroducing calories too quickly, not building healthy habits that you can stick to, and going back to old eating behaviors once the weight is gone.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/fix-your-broken-metabolism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> calorie burning diet advice fat loss Fitness healthy eating hypertrophy nutrition Tue, 16 Oct 2018 00:27:19 +0000 181896 at https://breakingmuscle.com Supplements: Are They Right for You and You for Them? https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/supplements-are-they-right-for-you-and-you-for-them <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/supplements-are-they-right-for-you-and-you-for-them" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201810/supplementsgoodorbad.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">Did you know a new vitamin unicorn jellybean will make you feel more awake and you'll be able to do backflips in your sleep? Wake up! </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p class="rtecenter"><img alt="Ellisif Bendiksen, the author, in pose" class="imagecache-full_width" src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/bydate/201810/ellisifandsupplements.jpg" title="Ellisif Bendiksen of London, England, trainer, athlete, and writer" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Have you tried this new drink with 156 different vitamins and minerals? Did you know that this new vitamin unicorn jelly bean will make you feel more awake and you&#39;ll be able to do backflips in your sleep?</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/supplements-are-they-right-for-you-and-you-for-them" target="_blank">read more</a></p> balanced diet calcium Fitness magnesium minerals multivitamins nutrition omega 3 Supplementation supplements vitamin c vitamin D Sun, 14 Oct 2018 15:35:25 +0000 181886 at https://breakingmuscle.com Next Halloween It's Trick or Diabetes https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/next-halloween-its-trick-or-diabetes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/next-halloween-its-trick-or-diabetes" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201810/femalelifterfrontsquatrack.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">Sugar, thou art a villain, but is sugar truly the bane of our existence? </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><blockquote><p>Trick or treat, smell my feet<br /> give me something good to eat<br /> if you don&rsquo;t, I don&rsquo;t care<br /> I&rsquo;ll pull down your underwear!</p></blockquote> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/next-halloween-its-trick-or-diabetes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> balanced diet body fat daily exercise Fitness mindset obesity crisis self awareness Sun, 14 Oct 2018 14:46:19 +0000 181881 at https://breakingmuscle.com Leave Your Ego at the Door https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/leave-your-ego-at-the-door <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/leave-your-ego-at-the-door" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201810/leaveyouregoatthedoor.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">If you stop having an emotional relationship with your style of training, then you’ll achieve more success. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p class="rtecenter"><img alt="" class="imagecache-full_width" src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/bydate/201810/weightliftingcompbybevchildress.jpg" /></p> <p class="rteright"><span style="font-size:11px">Photography by <a href="http://bevchildress.com" target="_blank">Bev Childress</a> of Fort Worth, Texas</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/leave-your-ego-at-the-door" target="_blank">read more</a></p> bench press daily exercise Fitness injury Kettlebell muscle gain rolling strength and conditioning training plan Fri, 12 Oct 2018 02:53:11 +0000 181876 at https://breakingmuscle.com Once Upon a Time in Mexico https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/once-upon-a-time-in-mexico <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/once-upon-a-time-in-mexico" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201810/amirmofiditrainer.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">What's safe and what's unsafe? An MMA fight in Tijuana or squats and deadlifts? Stigma and myths need to be dispelled. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><blockquote><p>&quot;Squats don&#39;t hurt your knees; what you are doing hurts your knees.&quot;</p> <p class="rteright">Dan John</p> </blockquote> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>By the writing of this article, there have been 1,789 homicides in Tijuana this year. That&#39;s exceeded the previous year&#39;s record-high of 1,781, with another three more months remaining in 2018. If you are planning a honeymoon or a quick getaway, perhaps cross Tijuana off your list. Back in 2004, it sounded like a fabulous place to attend an underground MMA event.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/once-upon-a-time-in-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> deadlifts Fitness jiu jitsu mindset mixed martial arts squats strength and conditioning Wed, 10 Oct 2018 01:50:40 +0000 181866 at https://breakingmuscle.com It's Okay to Want to Look Good https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/its-okay-to-want-to-look-good <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/its-okay-to-want-to-look-good" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201810/lookgoodtrainweaknesses.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">Increasingly, functional versus nonfunctional training looks like a distinction without a difference. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>Longtime fitness pros remember a time when the term &ldquo;functional training&rdquo; didn&rsquo;t exist.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The phrase came into common usage in the early 2000s as a corrective to the bodybuilding approach to training popularized by magazines like Flex and Muscle and Fitness, both of which I devoured when I was young.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Bodybuilders, the argument went, don&rsquo;t train to do anything. They only trained to look better. <strong>And looking better, the implication was, was silly</strong>. Self-indulgent. Not serious.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/its-okay-to-want-to-look-good" target="_blank">read more</a></p> daily exercise Fitness functional exercise goals hypertrophy mature athlete Wed, 10 Oct 2018 01:36:11 +0000 181861 at https://breakingmuscle.com The Silver Haired Warriors Club: Fitness for Seniors https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/the-silver-haired-warriors-club-fitness-for-seniors <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/the-silver-haired-warriors-club-fitness-for-seniors" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201810/seniorwarriorsatplay.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">Strength training is still quite new to many older individuals. We need to change that. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>As we get older we tend to become more careful with our bodies&ndash;which to a degree I understand, but being too careful can result in injury and do our body more harm than good. No, I am not saying start out with the 100lb dumbbell or kettlebell, but instead choose a weight where the last few reps of your set are difficult. <strong>Working up in 5-10 pound increments is a good standard for increasing weight</strong>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/the-silver-haired-warriors-club-fitness-for-seniors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> back exercises daily exercise Fitness functional strength mature athlete rest and recovery Wed, 10 Oct 2018 00:45:39 +0000 181836 at https://breakingmuscle.com Montaigne and the Superiority of Wisdom in Health https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/montaigne-and-the-superiority-of-wisdom-in-health <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/montaigne-and-the-superiority-of-wisdom-in-health" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201810/fitnessperspectivesbevchildress.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 French Renaissance and why we should place greater emphasis on appreciating and developing the gifts of physical expression. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>The word philosophy is made from philo, meaning love, and sophia, meaning wisdom. Philosophy is, quite literally, a study rooted in a love of wisdom. While you may not wish to contemplate metaphysics and theories on what it means to know something, <strong>we all can gain something from a personal journey to determine our own life philosophy</strong>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/montaigne-and-the-superiority-of-wisdom-in-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> finding balance Fitness growth mindset healthy eating outdoor fitness philosophy play sugar Mon, 08 Oct 2018 00:05:17 +0000 181831 at https://breakingmuscle.com The Barbell Sports Evangelist https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/the-barbell-sports-evangelist <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/the-barbell-sports-evangelist" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201810/jesseirizzaryvimeocover.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 barbell sports gym is on the rise, and young coaches like Jesse Irizzary are leading the charge. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><img alt="" class="imagecache-full_width" src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/bydate/201810/jesseirizzaryatjdibarbell.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/the-barbell-sports-evangelist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> american weightlifting barbell Fitness fitness influencer olympic weightlifting powerlifting strength and conditioning Sun, 07 Oct 2018 22:12:19 +0000 181856 at https://breakingmuscle.com Leg Press Versus Squat https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/leg-press-versus-squat <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/leg-press-versus-squat" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201810/womanfrontsquat.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">Most globo gyms are leg press havens and, sadly, the lone squat rack is busy being used as a resting station for the barbell curl. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>Is a Prius anything like a Shelby Cobra Mustang? Sure they&rsquo;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.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/leg-press-versus-squat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> back squats chicken legs Fitness front squats leg day leg press leg strength squatober Sun, 07 Oct 2018 21:46:46 +0000 181851 at https://breakingmuscle.com Overcome Your Fear and Master Handstands https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/overcome-your-fear-and-master-handstands <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/overcome-your-fear-and-master-handstands" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn5.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201810/handstandwork.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">What’s the smallest step you can take to close the gap between where you are today and where you want to be? </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>&ldquo;No, no, no, no, You&rsquo;re gonna die, I&rsquo;m telling you, you&rsquo;re gonna die. You will break your neck, you will crash into your neighbor&mdash;or worse make a complete fool of yourself!&rdquo;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;Dude, I want to learn this thing, other people pull this off, so I should be able to do so, too. Come on, let&rsquo;s do this.&rdquo;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;No, if you don&rsquo;t break your neck you will break your back, perhaps a leg, or two, and no one in the world will ever talk to you again, because you will look stupid.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/overcome-your-fear-and-master-handstands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> finding balance Fitness freestanding handstand handstand walks handstands motivation new athlete Sun, 07 Oct 2018 18:55:48 +0000 181821 at https://breakingmuscle.com Virtual Reality: Technology to Push Past the Pain Barrier https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/virtual-reality-technology-to-push-past-the-pain-barrier <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/virtual-reality-technology-to-push-past-the-pain-barrier" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201810/virtualrealityomg.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">Pain in exercise normally arises from both subjective feelings, and also the stimulation of the nervous system. Is virtual reality (VR) an effective means of reducing the perception of pain? </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>We all experience <a href="/fitness/learning-to-accept-and-embrace-pain">pain during exercise</a> 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, distinct from any damage to muscle or tissues. Our ability to deal with this pain will depend on many factors - age, sex, and physical wellbeing will have some impact - but chiefly, it comes down to subjective perceptions.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/virtual-reality-technology-to-push-past-the-pain-barrier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> DOMS Exercise Fitness heart rate pain management pushing boundaries Virtual Reality visualization Sat, 06 Oct 2018 17:40:52 +0000 181846 at https://breakingmuscle.com Fitness Machines Aren't All Bad https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/fitness-machines-arent-all-bad <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/fitness-machines-arent-all-bad" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201810/debunkingmythofmachines.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">Machines are not evil—work with them and they will work with you. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong><a href="/workouts/machines-still-build-muscles">Machines</a> get a bad rap</strong>. Your local &ldquo;globo&rdquo; or &ldquo;commercial&rdquo; gym is riddled with them. The internet trolls and Instagram trainers are fast to the punch and love to discredit these gyms. But, I&rsquo;m here to let you know each one has its place.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/fitness-machines-arent-all-bad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> commercial gyms Fitness gym etiquette high row machine hypertrophy leg extension muscle gain seated row machine strength and conditioning Wed, 03 Oct 2018 16:33:09 +0000 181806 at https://breakingmuscle.com Breaking Down Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/breaking-down-delayed-onset-muscle-soreness <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/breaking-down-delayed-onset-muscle-soreness" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn5.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201810/liftstrongladies.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’s that feeling of tenderness, and stiffness post-workout that some of us love, but for others it's the reason why we struggle to get out of bed the next morning. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong><a href="/fitness/doms-the-good-the-bad-and-what-it-really-means-to-your-training">Delayed onset muscle soreness</a> (DOMS) is that feeling of muscle soreness that most of us have experienced usually 24-48 hours after a hard workout</strong>. It usually lasts for up to 96 hours, but it is not uncommon if it lasts even longer. If you haven&rsquo;t trained deadlifts in a while, you&rsquo;re sure to feel it for the next week.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/breaking-down-delayed-onset-muscle-soreness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> aches daily exercise delayed onset muscle soreness DOMS Fitness inflammation muscle growth new clients strength and conditioning stress Wed, 03 Oct 2018 05:17:05 +0000 181801 at https://breakingmuscle.com Are the Big Lifts Essential? https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/are-the-big-lifts-essential <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/are-the-big-lifts-essential" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201808/doublekboverheadpress.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">I mean who would have a leg day and not squat, right? </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/headline/201808/doublekboverheadpress.jpg" /></p> <p class="rteright"><span style="font-size:11px">Coach Baz Wakelin at <a href="https://www.strongleanfit.co.uk/" target="_blank">Strong Lean Fit gym</a> in Loughborough, United Kingdom</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/are-the-big-lifts-essential" target="_blank">read more</a></p> back squat bench press BMUK deadlift developing power Fitness strength and conditioning Wed, 03 Oct 2018 01:41:09 +0000 181161 at https://breakingmuscle.com