Fitness https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness en Strong Parents, Strong Kids https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/strong-parents-strong-kids <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/strong-parents-strong-kids" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201902/strongparents.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">By consistently facing physical resistance we gain confidence that permeates every other meaningful life endeavor. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Strength is the ability to overcome resistance and the capacity to endure external force</strong>. Life is a revolving door of resistance and pressure. Despite the delusions of a safe-space culture, this is inevitable and necessary. Fulfilled people find strength from the resistance.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/strong-parents-strong-kids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> absolute strength Children Fitness mental toughness parenting parents youth development Sat, 16 Feb 2019 15:18:50 +0000 182406 at https://breakingmuscle.com Double Barrel Rows to Build Muscle https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/double-barrel-rows-to-build-muscle <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/double-barrel-rows-to-build-muscle" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201902/cablerows1200x.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">By using double barrel rolls, you can stimulate a muscle across every inch of every rep. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>As a hardgainer who coaches other hardgainers, I like efficiency in the gym</strong>. Doing too much training and failing to spend enough time recovering is one of our biggest stumbling blocks. As such, I try to program exercises that get the most muscle building stimulus on a rep by rep basis.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/double-barrel-rows-to-build-muscle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fitness muscle gain resistance training rest and recovery rows strength and conditioning training plan Thu, 14 Feb 2019 19:20:31 +0000 182466 at https://breakingmuscle.com The Four Alarm Workout For Powerful, Portable Fitness https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/the-four-alarm-workout-for-powerful-portable-fitness <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/the-four-alarm-workout-for-powerful-portable-fitness" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201902/fouralarmworkout.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">By taking advantage of the many small chunks of time in our day, even the busiest people can fit an extremely effective training dose. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>The world has never turned faster</strong>. We are chasing the kids out of the house, battling traffic, rushing to meetings, and constantly responding to email. Engulfed by this whack-a-mole lifestyle, many simply conclude they <a href="/fitness/you-have-time-for-your-health" target="_blank">no longer have time to exercise</a>. Yet, there is something else at play, as well.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/the-four-alarm-workout-for-powerful-portable-fitness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> adaptability bodyweight bodyweight workout Fitness greasing the groove time crunch time management willpower Tue, 12 Feb 2019 18:30:28 +0000 182541 at https://breakingmuscle.com 6 Unhealthy Norms Plaguing Us All https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/6-unhealthy-norms-plaguing-us-all <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/6-unhealthy-norms-plaguing-us-all" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201902/6unhealthynorms2.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">Modern norms have created devastating global health picture and all signs point to this trend worsening in our youngest generation. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>What is normal is not normal</strong>. The human biology expects sunlight, constant movement, physical novelty, whole, natural foods, close relationships built upon shared purposeful efforts for survival, and a generally slow life pace.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Today it is normal to eat exclusively processed, convenience foods, to remain indoors all day except for trips in our temperature controlled cars, to feel pulled and prodded by constant message alerts, and to sit all day, predominantly with our face in a screen while being passively entertained. Normal is a relative term.</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/6-unhealthy-norms-plaguing-us-all" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fitness Lifestyle Behaviors nutrition parenting sedentary iifestyle youth youth development Mon, 11 Feb 2019 14:52:58 +0000 182511 at https://breakingmuscle.com The Ultimate Band Pressdown https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/the-ultimate-band-pressdown <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/the-ultimate-band-pressdown" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201902/bandedtriceppulldown.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 exercise is deceptively simple, but there are a series of brilliant elements that come together to make it so effective. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>I definitely want to give credit where credit is due for this exercise</strong>. I didn&rsquo;t invent it but I did learn it from <a href="http://www.hansonperformance.com/" target="_blank">Kassem Hanson</a>. It is a phenomenal triceps builder. When I saw him demo the exercise I thought, &ldquo;That&rsquo;s brilliant! Why didn&rsquo;t I think of that?&rdquo;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The exercise is deceptively simple, but there are a series of brilliant elements that come together to make it so effective.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/the-ultimate-band-pressdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> arm strength daily exercise Fitness hypertrophy strength and conditioning training method triceps Thu, 07 Feb 2019 02:13:18 +0000 182501 at https://breakingmuscle.com Defensive Strength for Women: The Power of a Push https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/defensive-strength-for-women-the-power-of-a-push <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/defensive-strength-for-women-the-power-of-a-push" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn5.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201902/strongwoman.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">You may come up against a bigger, stronger opponent. You should have the tools to escape, evade, and defend yourself and it starts with a strong body. </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/201901/strongwoman.jpg" /></p> <p class="rteright"><span style="font-size:11px">Photo by <a href="https://www.bevchildress.com/">Bev Childress</a> of Fort Worth, Texas</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/defensive-strength-for-women-the-power-of-a-push" target="_blank">read more</a></p> daily exercise Fitness functional strength natural movement push self defense women's health Wed, 06 Feb 2019 20:49:46 +0000 182396 at https://breakingmuscle.com Trust the Process https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/trust-the-process <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/trust-the-process" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn6.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">Trusting the process means understanding your intention. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>I&#39;d like you to step outside the box and take a look at life through a different set of lenses</strong>. This article is meant to pertain to the fitness lifestyle, but it also has carryover into the application of everyday life. Understanding how to not take life so seriously and manifest whatever your dreams and desires are is a <a href="/fitness/stress-is-growth" style="">crucial part of the human experience</a>, yet many of us don&rsquo;t know how to make these things become our reality.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/trust-the-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> daily exercise discipline Fitness goals growth mindset motivation strength and conditioning Tue, 05 Feb 2019 00:06:39 +0000 182521 at https://breakingmuscle.com The Ultimate Guide to Meeting Your Goals https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/the-ultimate-guide-to-meeting-your-goals <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/the-ultimate-guide-to-meeting-your-goals" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201902/sophiamcdermottdrysdale.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">Focusing on the small steps that need to be taken on a consistent basis is the key to success. </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/201902/sophiamcdermottdrysdale51.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>At the beginning of each year, I am super busy with writing personalized plans for people who want to <a href="/fitness/the-proper-way-to-plan-and-set-goals-for-the-new-year">start the year off fresh with goals they want to achieve</a>. <strong>They are feeling excited and positive for the changes ahead</strong>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/the-ultimate-guide-to-meeting-your-goals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> daily practice Fitness focus goal formation goals healthy lifestyle meditation mindset Mon, 04 Feb 2019 21:46:55 +0000 182536 at https://breakingmuscle.com I Wish I Could Do That https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/i-wish-i-could-do-that <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/i-wish-i-could-do-that" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201902/barbelllunge1.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">Too many limit themselves by a self-fulfilling prophecy about the limits of their own willpower. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>Recently, I made the <a href="/fitness/goodbye-car-dreams-of-health-and-wealth">transition to a bike commuting lifestyle</a>. While I had often professed a desire to bike to work more often, the modest inconvenience of this deviation usually prompted me to drive. <strong>By removing the option for car convenience, I now always bike and am truly happier for it</strong>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/i-wish-i-could-do-that" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fitness functional strength growth mindset habits mental toughness parenting willpower Sun, 03 Feb 2019 16:16:05 +0000 182411 at https://breakingmuscle.com Choose the Right Weight Class for Olympic Weightlifting https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/choose-the-right-weight-class-for-olympic-weightlifting <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/choose-the-right-weight-class-for-olympic-weightlifting" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201902/weightliftinglogo.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 weightlifter should strive to be in the optimal weight category for their body to be able to perform the best they can. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>A weightlifter should strive to be in the optimal weight category for their body to be able to perform the best they can</strong>. It can certainly be the difference between a podium finish and a mid-field finish.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The body weight category that an athlete competes in will largely depend on their current body weight and body fat levels. The lifter will want to have as much muscle on their frame as they can to enhance their strength potential while being relatively lean to increase power output.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/choose-the-right-weight-class-for-olympic-weightlifting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> body fat body weight fat loss Fitness healthy fats nutrition olympic weightlifting protein weight class Sat, 02 Feb 2019 01:38:32 +0000 182491 at https://breakingmuscle.com 3 Core Habits that Amplify Life https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/3-core-habits-that-amplify-life <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/3-core-habits-that-amplify-life" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201901/3corehabits.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 could be more important than mastering yourself so that you can become the person you want to be? </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>My days are packed starting at 3:30am&mdash;that beautiful, silent time of day when the world is still and I think clearest. By 6 am, I&rsquo;m wrapping up my writing and commencing the daily schedule. <strong>I love the order, efficiency, and freedom I get from having a plan</strong>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/3-core-habits-that-amplify-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> discipline finding balance Fitness functional strength goal formation habits healthy lifestyle mastery time management Fri, 01 Feb 2019 02:03:15 +0000 182516 at https://breakingmuscle.com Supplements, Seriously? https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/supplements-seriously <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/supplements-seriously" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201901/supplementsarefake.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">Why has it become normal to need extra helpings in the form of bottled pills and powdered scoops? </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>In history books, nutritional deficiencies have usually been found in the wake of wars, droughts, and the wide-spread famine that results. These days though, most of us have the time and the resources to enjoy a balanced, nutrient-rich diet so <strong>why has it become normal to need extra helpings in the form of bottled pills and powdered scoops</strong>?</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/supplements-seriously" target="_blank">read more</a></p> convenience Fitness healthy eating meal replacement shake nutrition protein supplements supplements Wed, 30 Jan 2019 02:42:40 +0000 182506 at https://breakingmuscle.com Breaking the Mold https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/breaking-the-mold <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/breaking-the-mold" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201901/breakingthemold2.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">Fitness and life should be messy, beautiful, and human. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><blockquote><p>&quot;Our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by society.&rdquo;</p> <p class="rteright">Alan Watts</p> </blockquote> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/breaking-the-mold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> daily exercise Fitness healthy lifestyle nutrition outdoor fitness western lifestyle Wed, 30 Jan 2019 00:15:41 +0000 182481 at https://breakingmuscle.com Making This Year Your Year to Compete https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/making-this-year-your-year-to-compete <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/making-this-year-your-year-to-compete" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn5.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201901/competingforthefirsttime.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">By teaming up with others we can achieve our potential, learn from one another, and build upon the skills we share. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>Recently I was inspired by one of my clients, Jovanni. He had originally had a goal to lose weight and maintain his health, but after a three month program of about three sessions per week Jovanni hit a personal record of 143.2kg (about 315lbs) on his back squat, 61.4 kg (135lbs) on his overhead press, and 111.4 kg (245lbs) on his deadlift. Enthused by his progress, he expressed his desire compete in USA Weightlifting.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/making-this-year-your-year-to-compete" target="_blank">read more</a></p> competition competition training Fitness goal setting strength and conditioning training plan weightlifting Sun, 27 Jan 2019 03:17:14 +0000 182461 at https://breakingmuscle.com Take Your Trap Bar Deadlift from Good to Great https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/take-your-trap-bar-deadlift-from-good-to-great <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/take-your-trap-bar-deadlift-from-good-to-great" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201901/trapbar2.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">Train your quads, hamstrings, glutes, abs, lower back, forearms, and traps with the trap bar deadlift. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>The trap bar deadlift is an incredibly effective exercise. It is a kind of squat/deadlift hybrid lift. Obviously, you deadlift the bar off the floor with it in your hands but the movement pattern is closer to a squat. This allows you to create a deeper knee angle than conventional deadlifts.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/take-your-trap-bar-deadlift-from-good-to-great" target="_blank">read more</a></p> base fitness deadlift Fitness front squats muscle growth strength and conditioning Sat, 26 Jan 2019 17:54:28 +0000 182441 at https://breakingmuscle.com