Fitness http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness en Leave the Gym Stiff, Come Back Stiff http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/leave-the-gym-stiff-come-back-stiff <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/leave-the-gym-stiff-come-back-stiff" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201808/jesseirrizaryweightlifting.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">There's more information available concerning warming up for workouts over cooling down afterward. Time to change the conversation. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>Do a quick Google search and you&rsquo;ll find no shortage of articles that describe protocols that <a href="/fitness/build-a-better-warm-up-for-a-better-work-out">warm up your core temperature</a> and specific patterns of movement. There are more resources than ever before that describe how to warm up to ensure efficient movement during training.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/leave-the-gym-stiff-come-back-stiff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> active recovery active release techniques cool down Fitness relaxation rest and recovery spine health stretching warm up Wed, 15 Aug 2018 21:16:44 +0000 181301 at http://breakingmuscle.com Confidence Is Stepping Up Despite Your Fears http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/confidence-is-stepping-up-despite-your-fears <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/confidence-is-stepping-up-despite-your-fears" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201808/wallclimbhelpobstaclerace1.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 sweet spot of confidence doesn’t stand crystallized in place, forever in our favor or eternally in our detriment. It bobs and weaves like a pugilist and makes curves and wild slides. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>Recently, someone asked me to do a piece on confidence. I asked, &quot;What about it?&quot; She responded, &quot;How do we build it?&quot; A tall task, particularly for one who hasn&rsquo;t quite solved that problem for himself. It didn&#39;t take long to connect confidence and fitness and after a few more seconds, confidence and life. The question is, where would I start and how far should I go?</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/confidence-is-stepping-up-despite-your-fears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> courage Fitness fitness goal setting motivation self confidence Wed, 15 Aug 2018 19:09:33 +0000 181296 at http://breakingmuscle.com Working Towards Powerful Mobile Glutes http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/working-towards-powerful-mobile-glutes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/working-towards-powerful-mobile-glutes" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201808/airsquatbenchoceanview.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 glutes are an area that receives a lot of attention and people have a lot of opinions on how to strengthen them, but how does this muscle group actually work? </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>The <a href="/fitness/butt-ology-101-how-to-enhance-your-gluteal-muscles">gluteal muscles</a>. Peaches. The thick musculature that generates the forces needed to run, jump, and propel you forward. It&rsquo;s an area that receives a lot of attention and people have a lot of opinions on how to strengthen, but how does this muscle group actually work?</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/working-towards-powerful-mobile-glutes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> air squat bodyweight exercise cossack squat Fitness glute exercises glute training single leg deadlift yoga Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:45:46 +0000 181291 at http://breakingmuscle.com Back to the Grind: Your Guide to Crushing the Transition to a New Season http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/back-to-the-grind-your-guide-to-crushing-the-transition-to-a-new-season <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/back-to-the-grind-your-guide-to-crushing-the-transition-to-a-new-season" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn5.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201808/studentathleteoverheadpress.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">There is no need to panic, but let’s get serious. The season is right around the corner and with it comes academic rigor, practice, film, training, and treatment. All stress is cumulative. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>Dear High School and College Athletes,</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Let&rsquo;s be honest. Your summer habits are not that healthy. I know you attended summer workouts, but what did the other 160 hours of your week look like? You&rsquo;d roll out of bed after four hours of sleep and will your body through the day&rsquo;s training. Feeling accomplished, and hungry from skipping breakfast, you&rsquo;d hit the drive-through for nuggets and a Mcflurry, or maybe those Jack in the Box tacos with a Slurpee. Then it was back to your house, or your buddy&rsquo;s.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/back-to-the-grind-your-guide-to-crushing-the-transition-to-a-new-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fitness fitness game plan healthy eating high school athletes meal planning meal prep nutrition plan rest and recovery sleep deprivation stress Tue, 14 Aug 2018 13:11:35 +0000 181281 at http://breakingmuscle.com HIIT versus HIRT http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/hiit-versus-hirt <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/hiit-versus-hirt" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201808/craigmarkerkettlebellandbands.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Your feelings don't matter! The higher the intensity, the less likely it is to feel "good." It's smart training and did we mention, your feelings don't matter. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p class="rtecenter"><img alt="HIIT versus HIRT" class="imagecache-full_width" src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/bydate/201808/craigmarkerantifragileself.jpg" title="Craig Marker pushing himself to the limit" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Your feelings don&rsquo;t matter! That is, your subjective feeling of the effectiveness of a workout is not important as what science tells us is important to building an impressive base of endurance and changing your body composition. A common training method is <a href="/category/tags/hiit">high-intensity interval training (HIIT)</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/hiit-versus-hirt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ADP atp Burgomaster and Gibala Intervals Fitness high intensity interval training high intensity training HIIT HIRT tabata VO2 Max Mon, 13 Aug 2018 08:15:00 +0000 181256 at http://breakingmuscle.com Using 4 Billion Years of Nature's Research to Fight Obesity http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/using-4-billion-years-of-natures-research-to-fight-obesity <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/using-4-billion-years-of-natures-research-to-fight-obesity" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201808/sumowrestlerbackview.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">Nanotechnologists using tiny balls of engineered cellulose fibers added to food reduced fat absorption by half in lab and animal experiments. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>Chemical intervention is about unsavory as it sounds, although it is often the only choice science and pharmacologists provide for some ailments. Professor Philip Demokritou, Director of Harvard&#39;s Center for Nanotechnology and Nanotoxicology believes that we can learn more from nature and use more nature-inspired and derived materials because we have 4 billion years of free R&amp;D there.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/using-4-billion-years-of-natures-research-to-fight-obesity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> diet dietary fat digestion fat Fitness nutrition research Sun, 12 Aug 2018 01:36:24 +0000 181251 at http://breakingmuscle.com Low Testosterone? You Could Be Overtraining http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/low-testosterone-you-could-be-overtraining <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/low-testosterone-you-could-be-overtraining" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201808/exhaustedlifterrestingonbarbell.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">Exposing the body to more stress than it can handle results in hormonal imbalances and many other issues. </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/201808/overtraining.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/low-testosterone-you-could-be-overtraining" target="_blank">read more</a></p> fatigue Fitness libido low testosterone massage overtraining rest and recovery self assessment self improvement Fri, 10 Aug 2018 08:15:00 +0000 181176 at http://breakingmuscle.com Tackle the Kettlebell Bent Press: Part 1 http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/tackle-the-kettlebell-bent-press-part-1 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/tackle-the-kettlebell-bent-press-part-1" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201610/bentpresssnap.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 bent press is a skill that can help you get seriously strong and stable. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>If you know much about old-school strongmen like <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Saxon" target="_blank">Arthur Saxon</a>, <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugen_Sandow" target="_blank">Eugen Sandow</a>, and <a href="/fitness/strongman-profile-siegmund-klein-teaches-us-a-different-way-to-squat">Sig Klein</a>, chances are high that you&rsquo;ve heard of the bent press. Typically performed with a barbell, <strong>strongmen would use the bent press as the preferred method to hoist a heavy load overhead with one arm</strong>. Arthur Saxon once did a bent press with 371lb!</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/tackle-the-kettlebell-bent-press-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> arm bar bent press Fitness Kettlebell Skill Building strongman Fri, 10 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0000 168441 at http://breakingmuscle.com Tackle the Kettlebell Bent Press: Part 2 http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/tackle-the-kettlebell-bent-press-part-2 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/tackle-the-kettlebell-bent-press-part-2" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201610/bentpressheadline.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 bent press is a skill and requires repeated, focused practice. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>If you know much about old-time performing strongmen, then chances are high that you&rsquo;ve heard of the bent press before. Names like Arthur Saxon, Eugen Sandow, and Sig Klein probably ring a bell.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Typically performed with a barbell, strongmen would use the bent press as the preferred method to &ldquo;hoist&rdquo; a heavy load overhead with one arm</strong>. Arthur Saxton once did a bent press with 371 lbs! Somewhere between then and now the bent press has become more foreign, and I understand why.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/tackle-the-kettlebell-bent-press-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> bent press Fitness kettle bell training Kettlebell overhead pressing shoulder health strength and conditioning Fri, 10 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0000 168631 at http://breakingmuscle.com Happier People Exercise, Never to Excess http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/happier-people-exercise-never-to-excess <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/happier-people-exercise-never-to-excess" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201808/exerciseandhappiness.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">One of the largest cross-sectional studies ever, 1.2 million people in the US, links exercise and mental health. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>The largest observational study of its kind, published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal<a href="https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(18)30227-X/fulltext"><sup>1</sup></a>, found that people who exercise report having 1.5 fewer days of poor mental health compared to people who do not exercise. The study of 1.2 million people in the USA also found that team sports, cycling, aerobics and going to the gym are associated with the biggest reductions. The reduction is a significant 43.2% for people who reported exercising over those who didn&#39;t.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/happier-people-exercise-never-to-excess" target="_blank">read more</a></p> cardio cycling Exercise Fitness gym mental health research strength and conditioning Thu, 09 Aug 2018 19:10:23 +0000 181226 at http://breakingmuscle.com Overcoming Temptation http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/overcoming-temptation <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/overcoming-temptation" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201808/supermanpose.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">An epic foe stands in the way of your goals and the only way to overcome it is to marshall a greater steward of temperance and to face it head on. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>If adherence is the principal player in the triumph of our goals; temptation is its villain. If fitness programs proceeded unimpeded, &ldquo;results&rdquo; would be the norm. <a href="/fitness/why-your-new-years-resolution-will-fail">New Year&rsquo;s Resolutions</a> would become successes and new promises would be made the following year. Sadly, they act more like Groundhog&rsquo;s Day, with the same goals set on repeat.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/overcoming-temptation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fitness goals growth mindset mindful training strong success temptation Thu, 09 Aug 2018 08:15:00 +0000 181221 at http://breakingmuscle.com Magnetomechanical Neuromodulation Takes Pain Management to Warp Factor One http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/magnetomechanical-neuromodulation-takes-pain-management-to-warp-factor-one <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/magnetomechanical-neuromodulation-takes-pain-management-to-warp-factor-one" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201808/painmagnets.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">Some early work by researchers at UCLA shows promising results for mechanoceuticals. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p class="rtecenter"><img alt="UCLA bioengineers use magnetic force to manage pain" class="imagecache-full_width" src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/bydate/201808/painmagnets.jpg" title="A magnet pulls small magnetic particles inside a gel to control neural cell's flow of certain ions" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/magnetomechanical-neuromodulation-takes-pain-management-to-warp-factor-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> chronic pain Fitness injury neuromuscular neuroscience rehabilitation research Wed, 08 Aug 2018 14:41:05 +0000 181216 at http://breakingmuscle.com 3 Common Health Complaints & 3 Remedies You Already Have http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/3-common-health-complaints-3-remedies-you-already-have <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/3-common-health-complaints-3-remedies-you-already-have" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn5.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201808/femaleabwheelexercise.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">Sick with a cold? Menstrual cramps? Nausea? Here are three time-tested home remedies you already have, to keep you feeling at the top of your game. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p class="rtecenter"><img alt="scallions, onions, cold, cold season, cold remedies, runny nose" class="imagecache-full_width" src="https://cdn5.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/bydate/nov_18_2011_-_224pm/shutterstock_70063462.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/3-common-health-complaints-3-remedies-you-already-have" target="_blank">read more</a></p> colds Fitness Health home remedies medicine nausea PMS Wed, 08 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0000 669 at http://breakingmuscle.com Ideal Body Weight: Is There Such a Thing? http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/ideal-body-weight-is-there-such-a-thing <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/ideal-body-weight-is-there-such-a-thing" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201610/shawngheadlineweight.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">Lean and fat mass change together, making the whole process more complicated. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>One of the most common questions I am asked when I sit down with a client to establish a plan is, &ldquo;What should I weigh?&rdquo;</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>That is understandable amidst the sea of opinions and cultural pressures. It&rsquo;s so hard to know what weight to aim for and still maintain a healthy body image. We get so focused on the number on a scale that we can lose sight of what really matters at the end of the day&mdash;being healthy and able to lead a full life.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/ideal-body-weight-is-there-such-a-thing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BMI body composition body image fat loss Fitness Health healthy eating medicine strength and conditioning Wed, 08 Aug 2018 10:00:00 +0000 168626 at http://breakingmuscle.com 4 Signs You Are Taking Too Many Probiotics http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/4-signs-you-are-taking-too-many-probiotics <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/4-signs-you-are-taking-too-many-probiotics" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201808/guthealth.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">Generally, probiotics are safe, but you can have too much of a good thing. </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/201808/probioticfoods.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/4-signs-you-are-taking-too-many-probiotics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> dehydration digestive health Fitness gut flora gut health healthy eating nutrition probiotics Wed, 08 Aug 2018 08:15:00 +0000 181211 at http://breakingmuscle.com