Breaking Muscle https://breakingmuscle.com/feed/rss en Athlete, Coach Thyself https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/athlete-coach-thyself <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/athlete-coach-thyself" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201805/womankettlebellworkout.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 job of a coach is never done, and that applies double to the self-coach. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>The predominant lesson instilled in me as a child was self-reliance</strong>. My mother&rsquo;s father grew up in the grip of the Great Depression and was a Sea Bee in the South Pacific in World War II. When he got home, he became a jack of just about every trade. He remodeled houses, drove trucks, and repaired, rebuilt, and sold everything he could get his hands on. He raised his kids in rural Indiana, where you didn&rsquo;t pay for things; you did them yourself.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/athlete-coach-thyself" target="_blank">read more</a></p> coach development daily practice education Fitness self coaching self improvement Wed, 23 May 2018 10:00:00 +0000 180451 at https://breakingmuscle.com Block Lunges: Release the Quadriceps and Lengthen the Hamstrings https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/block-lunges-release-the-quadriceps-and-lengthen-the-hamstrings <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/block-lunges-release-the-quadriceps-and-lengthen-the-hamstrings" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/20140213/cover.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">The quadriceps and hamstrings are stubborn partners that resist change, but a little bit of love from block lunges can go a long way towards healing the divide. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><img alt="quadriceps, hamstrings, tucked pelvis, femur, block lunges, short hamstrings" class="imagecache-full_width" src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/bydate/20140213/blocklunge1.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/block-lunges-release-the-quadriceps-and-lengthen-the-hamstrings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fitness hamstrings lunges mobility pelvis quads Recovery Wed, 23 May 2018 08:00:00 +0000 11496 at https://breakingmuscle.com Learn a New Skill or Re-Learn What you Think you Know https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/learn-a-new-skill-or-re-learn-what-you-think-you-know <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/learn-a-new-skill-or-re-learn-what-you-think-you-know" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201805/spartanracing.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 you are able to remember things like riding a bike, tying your shoes, reciting the alphabet, or snapping your fingers, why can’t you with other skills too? </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p class="rtecenter"><img alt="" class="imagecache-full_width" src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/bydate/201805/handstandwalkinthepark.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/learn-a-new-skill-or-re-learn-what-you-think-you-know" target="_blank">read more</a></p> competence emotional freedom technique Fitness fitness learning mindful training mindset motor learning motor patterns Skill Building Tue, 22 May 2018 12:02:58 +0000 180446 at https://breakingmuscle.com Exploring the Androgenic Herb Butea Superba https://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/exploring-the-androgenic-herb-butea-superba <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/healthy-eating/exploring-the-androgenic-herb-butea-superba" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201805/malefemalewod2.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 Thais have used this herb for centuries and still believe in it to this day for testosterone support. </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/201805/herbbuteasuperba.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/exploring-the-androgenic-herb-butea-superba" target="_blank">read more</a></p> andropause butea superba dht erectile dysfunction low testosterone men's health menopause sexual health supplements testosterone Healthy Eating Mon, 21 May 2018 22:58:51 +0000 180436 at https://breakingmuscle.com There’s More To Lifting Weights Than Lifting Weights https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/there-s-more-to-lifting-weights-than-lifting-weights <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/there-s-more-to-lifting-weights-than-lifting-weights" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201805/moretoliftingweightsthanliftingweights.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 know you will feel better after doing it even if the motivation isn’t there. </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/201805/sammorrisone-armkbswing.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/there-s-more-to-lifting-weights-than-lifting-weights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> daily practice Fitness functional strength muscle growth strength and conditioning Mon, 21 May 2018 10:00:00 +0000 180431 at https://breakingmuscle.com Try Finding Strength and Fitness in Everyday Life https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/try-finding-strength-and-fitness-in-everyday-life <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/try-finding-strength-and-fitness-in-everyday-life" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201805/homeworkoutwithdoorandbandhdr.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">Let’s choose not to rush from seat to seat, and instead embrace the joy of moving as a way of life. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><blockquote><p>&ldquo;Humans have dragged a body with a long hominid history into an overfed, malnourished, sedentary, sunlight-deficient, sleep-deprived, &hellip; and socially-isolating environment with dire consequences.&rdquo; &ndash; Sebastian Junger</p></blockquote> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/try-finding-strength-and-fitness-in-everyday-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> daily exercise Fitness functional movement healthy lifestyle physical activity vigor Mon, 21 May 2018 09:30:00 +0000 180421 at https://breakingmuscle.com An 8-Week Longevity-Based Program for Masters Weightlifters https://breakingmuscle.com/workouts/an-8-week-longevity-based-program-for-masters-weightlifters <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/workouts/an-8-week-longevity-based-program-for-masters-weightlifters" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201505/screenshot2015-05-28at95247pm.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">Today's over-forty population thrives on competition, and Olympic weightlifting is a perfect outlet. Here's a safe, effective program. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>With the growing popularity of CrossFit, many people over age 35 have discovered a passion for competition.</strong> Today&rsquo;s over-forty population is not interested in growing old gracefully, and like their younger counterparts, once introduced to the sport, they thrive on competition.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Besides running and CrossFit, <strong>weightlifting is one of the few arenas wherein the over-forty athlete can ignite that passion for competition</strong> with loads of local meets and a well-developed masters national circuit already fully in play.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/workouts/an-8-week-longevity-based-program-for-masters-weightlifters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elite Programming Elite Workout Programs Strength Strength Strength strength and conditioning Workouts Mon, 21 May 2018 09:00:00 +0000 152446 at https://breakingmuscle.com The Keto Diet: Inside-Out Chicken Suiza Enchiladas https://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/the-keto-diet-inside-out-chicken-suiza-enchiladas <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/healthy-eating/the-keto-diet-inside-out-chicken-suiza-enchiladas" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn5.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201803/chickensuizaenchiladas.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">Typically, the protein is placed inside the enchilada but in this case, I used ground poultry as the outer shell to create a keto friendly, inside-out enchilada style dish. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p class="rtecenter"><a href="/sites/default/files/attachments/aketorecipebookfreedownload.pdf"><img alt="" class="imagecache-full_width" src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/bydate/201803/ketodietrecipebookcover2.jpg" /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/the-keto-diet-inside-out-chicken-suiza-enchiladas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ketogenic diet meal planning meal prep protein recipe Healthy Eating Fri, 18 May 2018 09:41:34 +0000 179966 at https://breakingmuscle.com Do You Need Sport Specific Training? https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/do-you-need-sport-specific-training <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/do-you-need-sport-specific-training" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201805/frontsquatyoungathlete1.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">Improving weaknesses in particular areas and gaining better neuromuscular balance and control should be the goal of training. </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/201805/barbellpressyoungathlete1.jpeg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/do-you-need-sport-specific-training" target="_blank">read more</a></p> cardiovascular endurance coaching competitive sports Fitness muscle growth programming strength and conditioning Fri, 18 May 2018 00:16:03 +0000 180416 at https://breakingmuscle.com A 4-Week Challenge to Develop Unexpected Strength https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/a-4-week-challenge-to-develop-unexpected-strength <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/a-4-week-challenge-to-develop-unexpected-strength" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201602/fishinpoleheadline.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 would you do with just a barbell, yourself, and the endless expanse of Arizona desert? </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>For a number of years, when I lived in an apartment in Arizona, I trained with a barbell and some weight plates out in the desert. I&rsquo;d fit the barbell and plates into my vehicle any way I could. <strong>Training with a large variety of implements has always been my forte, but it doesn&rsquo;t mean I can&rsquo;t hang with a barbell.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/a-4-week-challenge-to-develop-unexpected-strength" target="_blank">read more</a></p> barbells Fitness functional exercise functional strength Strength Strength Technique Technique Thu, 17 May 2018 10:00:00 +0000 162661 at https://breakingmuscle.com