Fitness http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness en Under 5 Minutes Drill to Improve Running Performance http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/under-5-minutes-drill-to-improve-running-performance <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/under-5-minutes-drill-to-improve-running-performance" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201710/runningdrillsfootstrike1.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">Improve your running, anywhere, in 3-5 minutes with Coach Shawn Gerber of Rare Air Fitness. </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/239272141?byline=0" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="640px"></iframe></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This set of drills is a quick and easy supplement to any run, warm-up or strength workout you may have on your schedule. You can do them just about anywhere without any special equipment or much space at all. In fact shoes are even optional!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/under-5-minutes-drill-to-improve-running-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> drills Fitness running running technique Sat, 21 Oct 2017 20:49:25 +0000 177901 at http://breakingmuscle.com Advanced Programming Principles for Shoulder and Knee Health http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/advanced-programming-principles-for-shoulder-and-knee-health <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/advanced-programming-principles-for-shoulder-and-knee-health" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201710/advancedprogrammingforknees1.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 whole point of strength work is to balance the body and make it more resilient, not increase the risk of injury. </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/201710/advancedprogrammingforknees1.jpeg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/advanced-programming-principles-for-shoulder-and-knee-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fitness hip dominant injury prevention muscle balance programming quad dominant shoulder health shoulder injury Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:30:04 +0000 177836 at http://breakingmuscle.com How Fitness Can Help Heal a Fractured Society http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/how-fitness-can-help-heal-a-fractured-society <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/how-fitness-can-help-heal-a-fractured-society" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201710/fitnessheals.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 we sweat and strive together, it will not be so easy to tear us apart. </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/201710/fitnessheals.jpg" /></p> <p class="rteright"><span style="font-size:11px">Photo by <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Bev-Childress-Creative-114156535641073/" target="_blank">Bev Childress</a></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/how-fitness-can-help-heal-a-fractured-society" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Communication community culture Fitness interpersonal skills politics society Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:08:27 +0000 177831 at http://breakingmuscle.com Women: Protect Your Knees With the Sprinter Stance Squat http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/women-protect-your-knees-with-the-sprinter-stance-squat <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/women-protect-your-knees-with-the-sprinter-stance-squat" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201710/sprintersquatting1.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">This movement provides a safe gateway to crucial single leg work for women. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p class="rtecenter"><img alt="Women: Protect Your Knees With the Sprinter Stance Squat" class="imagecache-full_width" src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/bydate/201608/sprintersquatsforwomen1.jpeg" title="Sprinter squat with Ultimate Sandbag" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/women-protect-your-knees-with-the-sprinter-stance-squat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fitness single leg squat squat variations unilateral women's fitness Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:00:00 +0000 166981 at http://breakingmuscle.com The Classical Model for Physical Literacy http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/the-classical-model-for-physical-literacy <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/the-classical-model-for-physical-literacy" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201710/breakingmusclepodcastthemotivationgamemovie.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">We talk to the creators of The Motivation Factor, a documentary about how a groundbreaking PE program inspired a persident to create similar programs in 4,000 schools across the United States. </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/201710/themotivationfactor2.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>CrossFit, SoulCycle, and many other group-class fitness brands have exploded in popularity over the last decade.</strong> Part of the success these brands have enjoyed is owed to the fact that each of them fulfill the fundamental needs people have for community and exercise.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/the-classical-model-for-physical-literacy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fitness high school physical education physical literacy podcast society youth development Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:30:05 +0000 177826 at http://breakingmuscle.com 6 More Hypertrophy Tips for the Long Limbed Lifter http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/6-more-hypertrophy-tips-for-the-long-limbed-lifter <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/6-more-hypertrophy-tips-for-the-long-limbed-lifter" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn5.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201710/wingspanmuscular1.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">You should aim to keep things as simple as possible to go from tall and scrawny to big and jacked. </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/201710/wingspanmuscular1.jpeg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Welcome back. In my first article, <a href="/fitness/hypertrophy-tips-for-the-long-limbed-lifter">Hypertrophy for Long-Limbed Lifters</a>, I covered the first five key training strategies to help long-limbed guys build muscle. In this article, <strong>I have another six tips for you to fine tune your training</strong>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/6-more-hypertrophy-tips-for-the-long-limbed-lifter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fitness front squats isolation work muscle growth strength and conditioning training schedule Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:19:47 +0000 177821 at http://breakingmuscle.com With Wearable Tech, the Purpose Determines the Placement http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/with-wearable-tech-the-purpose-determines-the-placement <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/with-wearable-tech-the-purpose-determines-the-placement" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201710/wearabletech1.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">Wearable technology is all the rage these days. One scientist took a closer look at wearable tech from a unique angle: where to wear the tech, rather than what sort of tech to wear. </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/201710/wearabletech1.jpeg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Wearable technology is all the rage these days. From smart watches to heart rate monitoring T-shirts, to shoes with fitness trackers built in, sports garment manufacturers are always trying to find new and creative ways to marry style and comfort with technology.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/with-wearable-tech-the-purpose-determines-the-placement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> biomechanics Fitness fitness movement new technology Trending wearables Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:48:49 +0000 177661 at http://breakingmuscle.com Mind Your Mental Momentum http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/mind-your-mental-momentum <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/mind-your-mental-momentum" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201710/mentalmomentummikemccastle.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">Beware the people or environments that are obstacles to your progress. </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/201710/mentalmomentummikemccastle.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/mind-your-mental-momentum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fitness mindset momentum motivation sports psychology twelve labors project Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:20:42 +0000 177816 at http://breakingmuscle.com The Beginner Pull Up Program: Hanging and Shoulder Activation http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/the-beginner-pull-up-program-hanging-and-shoulder-activation <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/the-beginner-pull-up-program-hanging-and-shoulder-activation" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201710/beginnerpullupworkouts.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">Hanging does for your shoulders what deep squats do for your hips. </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/201710/beginnerpullupworkouts.jpg" /></p> <p class="rteright"><span style="font-size:11px">Photo by <a href="https://www.instagram.com/bev.childress.creative/">Bev Childress</a></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The Beginner Pull Up Program is designed to help you achieve your first strict pull up.</strong> If you already have a pull up or two, this program will help you progress your strength toward longer sets and more advanced pulling movements.</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/the-beginner-pull-up-program-hanging-and-shoulder-activation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> beginner pull up series bodyweight exercises Fitness Gymnastics lats pull ups scapula Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:23:14 +0000 177811 at http://breakingmuscle.com Success Leaves Clues; So Does Science http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/success-leaves-clues-so-does-science <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/success-leaves-clues-so-does-science" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201710/malephysique.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">When it comes to planning your training: adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own. </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/201710/malephysique.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Throughout the history of the iron game bodybuilders have used trial and error and the wisdom passed down from one generation of meathead to the next to determine what works. The evolution of this process led most top bodybuilders to train with a split routine, training each muscle once per week.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/success-leaves-clues-so-does-science" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Body Part Split Fitness hypertrophy physique SRA strength and conditioning Training training programs workouts Tue, 17 Oct 2017 02:22:43 +0000 177766 at http://breakingmuscle.com Renegade Rows http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/renegade-rows <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/renegade-rows" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201710/renegaderows.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">Not many exercises will tax you as effectively and as quickly. It doesn't take much weight to wear you out here. </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/155751762?byline=0" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="640px"></iframe></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/renegade-rows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fitness flexibility mobility Mobility renegade row scapular stability Technique Tue, 17 Oct 2017 01:18:49 +0000 164581 at http://breakingmuscle.com Take More Steps to Fight Middle Age Spread http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/take-more-steps-to-fight-middle-age-spread <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/take-more-steps-to-fight-middle-age-spread" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201710/takemorestairs.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 term middle age spread refers to the amount of weight gained by men and women once they hit the big 4-0. </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/201710/takemorestairs.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The term <em>middle age spread</em>&nbsp;refers to the amount of weight gained by men and women once they hit the big 4-0. Not only do they pack on a few pounds, but their body fat percentage tends to rise as their lean muscle mass decreases. This is often due to a lack of activity, a decrease in hormones, a slower metabolism, and a decrease in energy output.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/take-more-steps-to-fight-middle-age-spread" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BMI body fat energy Fitness fitness hormones Trending Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:27:30 +0000 177686 at http://breakingmuscle.com Cluster Sets for Athletic Conditioning http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/cluster-sets-for-athletic-conditioning <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/cluster-sets-for-athletic-conditioning" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201710/olympicweightlifterfemale1.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">Cluster sets - a system of combining max efforts in groups of reps across smaller sets divided by short, incomplete rest periods. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/cluster-sets-for-athletic-conditioning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> athletic performance barbell cluster sets Fitness olympic weightlifting strength and conditioning velocity Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:00:00 +0000 177791 at http://breakingmuscle.com Lift More and Perform Better Using Mental Intention http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/lift-more-and-perform-better-using-mental-intention <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/lift-more-and-perform-better-using-mental-intention" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201710/axlepressstrongman1.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">Attack the mind and the body will follow. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/lift-more-and-perform-better-using-mental-intention" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fitness focus intention mental preparation mindful training mindset strength and conditioning Sun, 15 Oct 2017 22:16:10 +0000 177796 at http://breakingmuscle.com Developing Explosive Hip Power for Improved Speed and Performance http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/developing-explosive-hip-power-for-improved-speed-and-performance <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/developing-explosive-hip-power-for-improved-speed-and-performance" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201411/backsquatbevchildress.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">Great athletes have great hips. And all athletes need hip mobility, stability, and explosiveness. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/developing-explosive-hip-power-for-improved-speed-and-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fitness hip extension hip flexors hip hinge hips performance speed strength Sun, 15 Oct 2017 16:00:00 +0000 27201 at http://breakingmuscle.com