Breaking Muscle https://breakingmuscle.com/feed/rss en How to Grow Like a New Lifter After Lockdown https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/how-to-grow-like-a-new-lifter-after-lockdown <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/how-to-grow-like-a-new-lifter-after-lockdown" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/202007/calvinhuynhpodcast.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">If you’ve been out of the gym for a while and relying on bodyweight workouts or minimal equipment during lockdown then you don’t want to miss this! </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><div class="media_embed" height="360px" width="640px"><iframe allowfullscreen="" height="360px" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/WZd3CNZJsKc" width="640px"></iframe></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Calvin Huynh is a trainer, online coach, and writer. He is the founder of <a href="https://awesomefitnessscience.com" target="_blank">Awesome Fitness</a>. Calvin&rsquo;s delves deep into the scientific research and then distils the information into easy to understand and actionable guidelines.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/how-to-grow-like-a-new-lifter-after-lockdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> at-home exercise at-home workouts bench press bodybuilding covid-19 fat loss Fitness hypetrophy lockdown muscle growth muscularity podcast Squat Tue, 14 Jul 2020 03:34:33 +0000 184416 at https://breakingmuscle.com The Six Pack of Knowledge: Thought Leaders in Hypertrophy https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/the-six-pack-of-knowledge-thought-leaders-in-hypertrophy <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/the-six-pack-of-knowledge-thought-leaders-in-hypertrophy" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/202002/sixpackofknowledgeteaser.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">Some of the best coaches with expertise in hypertrophy, bodybuilding, and physique can be found in these podcasts. New ones added regularly. A great reference source for enthusiasts and trainers. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>Find Our Podcasts: <a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-breaking-muscle-podcast/id1243523397" target="_blank">iTunes</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ifbzvj5v2eddxjnnif32oucqarm" target="_blank">Google Play</a>, <a href="https://player.fm/series/the-breaking-muscle-podcast" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1NFvbquYX9QRPvhaGT_uYNS8QGudKNWw" target="_blank">YouTube</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/breaking-muscle-2/the-breaking-muscle-podcast" target="_blank">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://playe</p> </a></p><p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/the-six-pack-of-knowledge-thought-leaders-in-hypertrophy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> bodybuilding elite Elite Programming Fitness growth hacking growth mindset hypertrophy knowledge performance podcast workout programming Mon, 13 Jul 2020 22:34:51 +0000 183071 at https://breakingmuscle.com The Right Way to Lose Fat: How to Exercise https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/the-right-way-to-lose-fat-how-to-exercise <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/the-right-way-to-lose-fat-how-to-exercise" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/202007/heavytireworkout.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">Work harder. But really, just work harder...oh, and eat better. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>In a past article, <a href="/healthy-eating/the-right-way-to-lose-fat-what-to-eat">The Right Way To Lose Fat: What To Eat</a>, we addressed the nutrition component of sensible fat loss.</strong> A lot was presented such as low carb/high protein, high carb/low fat, micronutrient values, and glycemic levels, but all signs pointed to creating a caloric deficit to optimally burn body fat.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/the-right-way-to-lose-fat-how-to-exercise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> aerobic exercise body fat caloric restriction calorie deficit fat loss Fitness healthy habits lose fat metabolism weight loss Fri, 10 Jul 2020 16:00:00 +0000 2256 at https://breakingmuscle.com Use Your Brain to Get Flexible Fast https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/use-your-brain-to-get-flexible-fast <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/use-your-brain-to-get-flexible-fast" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/202006/splitsmuscularitystrength.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">There's no point in creating all this extra range of motion if you're not stabilizing the joints and developing the strength to support them. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>Okay, guys, let&#39;s take a second here and have a bit of a chat, will we?</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>When I say <a href="/fitness/the-myth-of-flexibility-and-yoga">flexibility</a>, what comes to mind? <strong>I bet the first thing that you think of is as <em>strong as f**k</em>, right</strong>? Not. That&#39;s because when people think of flexibility, they think of little gymnasts folded in two just hanging out, or dancers in splits for what seems like forever.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/use-your-brain-to-get-flexible-fast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> adductors brain dynamic stretch Fitness fitness flexibility functional strength glutes good movement injuries mobility range of motion splits stability Sat, 04 Jul 2020 23:37:55 +0000 184301 at https://breakingmuscle.com A Miracle of Persistence and Courage https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/a-miracle-of-persistence-and-courage <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/a-miracle-of-persistence-and-courage" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201910/specialstrong.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 inspiring story about training for the special needs population. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CCEM1erHl8F/" data-instgrm-version="12" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: auto; max-width:540px; min-width:326px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"></blockquote><p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/a-miracle-of-persistence-and-courage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> coach development Fitness goals inspiration physical activity rehabilitation special needs walking wheelchair Wed, 01 Jul 2020 01:58:30 +0000 183736 at https://breakingmuscle.com 15 Lessons Learned for Lifters From the Great Lockdown https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/15-lessons-learned-for-lifters-from-the-great-lockdown <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/15-lessons-learned-for-lifters-from-the-great-lockdown" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/202006/onearmdumbbellrow.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">Remind yourself that the lockdown is an opportunity to take time to rest, heal some nagging injuries, and pause and reflect on your training goals. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>Before the Great Lockdown, many of us refused to take time away from the gym. The forced absence might have been a blessing in disguise for you. At the very least, it will have forced you to take some rest and <a href="/fitness/stay-injury-free-while-training-for-size">let nagging injuries heal</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/15-lessons-learned-for-lifters-from-the-great-lockdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> clean and press cleans community diabetes energy systems Farmer's Walk Fitness fitness fitness motivation goblet squats KB Swing lockdown nutrition pause reps resistance training single arm split squats squats weightlifting Mon, 29 Jun 2020 12:45:06 +0000 184366 at https://breakingmuscle.com Is Your Gym Healthy? https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/is-your-gym-healthy <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/is-your-gym-healthy" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/202006/pullupmasked.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">Post-lockdown, and just because it makes sense as a paying customer, do an inventory of the confined spaces where you exchange moisture droplets with strangers. </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/202006/socialdistancinggymscropped.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>One of the great head slapping moments of the <a href="/category/tags/pandemic">Great Pandemic</a> has been reading <a href="/fitness/social-media-and-fitness-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly">social media</a> posts from gym owners decrying how they don&#39;t get to open but bars do because, health.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/is-your-gym-healthy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> box gym clean gym commercial gyms covid-19 Fitness ihrsa public safety viral Sun, 28 Jun 2020 17:00:25 +0000 184396 at https://breakingmuscle.com How to Intensify Your At-Home Bodyweight Workout https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/how-to-intensify-your-at-home-bodyweight-workout <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/how-to-intensify-your-at-home-bodyweight-workout" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/202006/bulletproofwoman.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">While it's contrary to a lot of popular fitness culture, the gym isn't the only place where you can lose weight, build muscle, and improve your performance. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>It&#39;s more important than ever to understand how to adapt your training to keep getting results.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <blockquote><p>With gyms closed globally, the question fitness fanatics keep asking is, &quot;Can you still get results from doing home workouts?&quot;</p> </blockquote> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/how-to-intensify-your-at-home-bodyweight-workout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> at-home workout bodyweight caloric restriction concentric energy expenditure Fitness fitness hypertrophy mechanical tension metabolic stress plyometrics progressive overload range of motion training intensity weight loss Tue, 23 Jun 2020 15:01:16 +0000 184391 at https://breakingmuscle.com High-Frequency Fat Loss - What I Learned in Lockdown https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/high-frequency-fat-loss-what-i-learned-in-lockdown <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/high-frequency-fat-loss-what-i-learned-in-lockdown" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/202006/athomegainswithtommaccormick.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 more you can train without exceeding your capacity to recover the better your results. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>As I came to terms with the realities of being in <a href="/fitness/lockdown-is-temporary-community-is-forever">lockdown</a> I needed to come up with strategies to help my clients keep moving towards their goals. I decided to take the time at home as an opportunity to shed some <a href="/fitness/what-weightlifters-should-know-about-body-fat">body fat</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/high-frequency-fat-loss-what-i-learned-in-lockdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> at-home training at-home workouts body fat concentric concentric-only training covid-19 eccentric fat loss Fitness lockdown powerlifting sled work volume Sat, 20 Jun 2020 17:26:46 +0000 184381 at https://breakingmuscle.com The Symbiosis of Gyms and Online Training Post-Pandemic https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/the-symbiosis-of-gyms-and-online-training-post-pandemic <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/the-symbiosis-of-gyms-and-online-training-post-pandemic" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/202006/committoyourgoals.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 everyone is rushing to get back to the gym. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>Amidst the reopening growing pains, most beginners will continue to participate in purchasing or researching online programs or fumble.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Personal trainers and or coaches who aren&#39;t sold on online coaching, take note</strong>. This article will be a discussion about the win-win situation for the average gym patron and online coach.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/the-symbiosis-of-gyms-and-online-training-post-pandemic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> body composition choosing a trainer competition training fad diet Fitness fitness competition fitness nutrition gym macronutrients nutritional coaching olympic weightlifting online online training pandemic personal trainers sports nutrition Fri, 19 Jun 2020 10:54:24 +0000 184321 at https://breakingmuscle.com