Breaking Muscle https://breakingmuscle.com/feed/rss en Get Ready for Handstands: Thoracic Mobility https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/get-ready-for-handstands-thoracic-mobility <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/get-ready-for-handstands-thoracic-mobility" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201708/thoracicmobility.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 can have the best shoulder mobility in the world, and it won't help if your spine can't extend. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>This is part three of a comprehensive handstand video series that will help you achieve a strong and stable free-standing handstand.</strong> While this video will bring benefit to your training regardless of your current fitness or goals, it is intended as part of larger handstand series.</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/get-ready-for-handstands-thoracic-mobility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fitness Get Ready for Handstands Series handstands inversion spine health t-spine thoracic thoracic mobility Tue, 15 Oct 2019 22:43:01 +0000 176916 at https://breakingmuscle.com Do You Really Need to Squat Below Parallel? https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/do-you-really-need-to-squat-below-parallel <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/do-you-really-need-to-squat-below-parallel" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn5.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201910/squatdepth.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 a really important reason everyone should have or should work to regain, the ability to squat below parallel. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>In the fitness world, much emphasis is placed on being able to squat below parallel&mdash;meaning squatting to a depth where your hip crease is below your knee.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>And not just because failing to squat below parallel equals a no rep at a powerlifting or CrossFit competition&hellip;.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>There&rsquo;s a way more important reason everyone SHOULD have or work to regain the ability to squat below parallel: The very simple life task of sitting down and standing up. And as importantly, for bowel health!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Bowel health?</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/do-you-really-need-to-squat-below-parallel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ass to grass ATG bowel movement Fitness healthy habits healthy lifestyle longevity natural movement Squat squat depth squatting Tue, 15 Oct 2019 00:35:00 +0000 183726 at https://breakingmuscle.com Thoracic Stability Exercises for Strength https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/thoracic-stability-exercises-for-strength <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/thoracic-stability-exercises-for-strength" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201910/thoracicstrength.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">Rows, holds, pulldowns, and isometrics: a strong back is one of your most important assets in strength training and it translates to so many activities. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p style="text-align:center"><img alt="" class="imagecache-full_width" src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/bydate/201910/musclesoftheback.png" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/thoracic-stability-exercises-for-strength" target="_blank">read more</a></p> banded pulldowns face pulls Fitness isometric holds kettlebell rows landmine rows reverse flyes stability thoracic thoracic mobility Sun, 13 Oct 2019 17:01:52 +0000 183746 at https://breakingmuscle.com You Can't Solve the Obesity Epidemic If You Can't Discuss it https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/you-cant-solve-the-obesity-epidemic-if-you-cant-discuss-it <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/you-cant-solve-the-obesity-epidemic-if-you-cant-discuss-it" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn5.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/bydate/201709/fatshaming1.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">Public health is a national concern that we have to be able to discuss in order to improve. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>Comedian Bill Maher recently used his &ldquo;New Rules&rdquo; segment to call attention to American health, stating, &ldquo;<a href="https://twitter.com/billmaher/status/1170266332962541570" target="_blank">New Rule</a>: at next Thursday&rsquo;s debate, one of the candidates has to say the problem with our healthcare system is Americans eat (crap) and too much of it.&rdquo; He went on to demonstrate just how <a href="/fitness/the-saboteurs-of-health-in-america">pervasive the health epidemic has gotten in America</a> while inviting the ardor of millions with his blunt snark.</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/you-cant-solve-the-obesity-epidemic-if-you-cant-discuss-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> balanced diet eating habits fat shaming Fitness nutrition obesity obesity crisis public health school lunch social norms Thu, 10 Oct 2019 21:12:14 +0000 183701 at https://breakingmuscle.com 6 Cues to Make Your Deadlift Stronger https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/6-cues-to-make-your-deadlift-stronger <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/6-cues-to-make-your-deadlift-stronger" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201910/deadlift.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">Fix some of the most common mistakes in your deadlift. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>When a lifter makes a technical mistake in any barbell lift, it can instantly make them weaker.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>However, whereas &lsquo;being weaker&rsquo; in the squat or the bench press could just mean having an inefficient lift and a reduced range of motion, in the case of the deadlift, this inefficiency usually results in the lower back being subjected to huge stress and puts it at risk of a catastrophic injury.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/6-cues-to-make-your-deadlift-stronger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> back injury coaching cues cues deadlift Fitness lower back power lifting spinal injury start position Thu, 10 Oct 2019 14:53:27 +0000 183716 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 src="https://cdn5.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201910/muscularfrontview.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 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 Thu, 10 Oct 2019 12:34:51 +0000 183071 at https://breakingmuscle.com Revamp Your Training for Long Term Success https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/revamp-your-training-for-long-term-success <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/revamp-your-training-for-long-term-success" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn5.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201910/crossfitbarbellrow.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">Take some time to see how training methods and philosophies play out over time, but always plan to reevaluate again and again. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>I was scrolling through my Instagram feed yesterday, violating my rule to not mindlessly look through social media, when I saw a familiar figure. The plates stacked on the end of the <a href="/reviews/product-review-rogue-hg-collars">barbell collar</a> blocked his face, but I could see the broad shoulders from underneath pressing against the weight. I would recognize the outline of that man anywhere. I&rsquo;ve stood behind him during countless training sessions.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/revamp-your-training-for-long-term-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> bench press coaching process competition training Fitness fitness older athletes olympic weightlifting powerlifter strength and conditioning training programs weightlifting meet Wed, 09 Oct 2019 01:23:12 +0000 183606 at https://breakingmuscle.com Ideal Body Weight is a Deceptive Goal https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/ideal-body-weight-is-a-deceptive-goal <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-a-deceptive-goal" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201910/strongfemale2.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">Dilute the power of weighing yourself regularly on scales with a variety of other forms of success that can also be easily tracked. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>When people begin a weight loss journey, it makes sense that they place a heavy emphasis on the number they see on the scale</strong>. It&#39;s easy to measure, it&#39;s easy to track, and it makes it very salient whether you&#39;re making progress toward the ideal body weight you&#39;ve set for yourself.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/ideal-body-weight-is-a-deceptive-goal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fitness goals healthy habits healthy lifestyle meal planning mindset nutrition perspective Tue, 08 Oct 2019 02:11:56 +0000 183686 at https://breakingmuscle.com Are You Squat Dominant or Deadlift Dominant? Know Your Strengths https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/are-you-squat-dominant-or-deadlift-dominant-know-your-strengths <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/are-you-squat-dominant-or-deadlift-dominant-know-your-strengths" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201910/womanbacksquatting1200px.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">In other words, if your deadlift is 300lbs and you can back squat 255lbs or more, it’s time to work on building up your deadlift a bit. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>How do you know if you&rsquo;re squat dominant or deadlift dominant?</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>It&rsquo;s not an exact science&mdash;some bodies are just better designed to squat than to deadlift and vice versa&mdash;but if your back squat is more than 85 percent of your deadlift, then many would say you&rsquo;re squat dominant.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In other words, if your deadlift is 300lbs and you can back squat 255lbs or more, it&rsquo;s time to work on <a href="/fitness/5-exercises-to-improve-your-deadlift">building up your deadlift a bit</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/are-you-squat-dominant-or-deadlift-dominant-know-your-strengths" target="_blank">read more</a></p> back squats deadlift Fitness glute bridge good mornings hamstrings one Leg RDL strength and conditioning Sun, 06 Oct 2019 19:31:03 +0000 183681 at https://breakingmuscle.com Everything You Need to Know to Compete in the New CrossFit Open https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/everything-you-need-to-know-to-compete-in-the-new-crossfit-open <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/everything-you-need-to-know-to-compete-in-the-new-crossfit-open" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201910/beccavcompetingm3.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 only one Open this coming year, six months on the heels of the last one meaning the rules have changed and you need to strategize in a totally new way. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="imagecache-full_width" src="https://cdn5.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/bydate/201910/crossfitopenguide.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/everything-you-need-to-know-to-compete-in-the-new-crossfit-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> competition competitive crossfit crossfit crossfit games crossfit open Fitness fitness competition masters athletes teams Fri, 04 Oct 2019 00:39:19 +0000 183676 at https://breakingmuscle.com