Breaking Muscle https://breakingmuscle.com/feed/rss en Subversive Fitness: Day 240 of 360 https://breakingmuscle.com/workouts/subversive-fitness-day-240-of-360 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/workouts/subversive-fitness-day-240-of-360" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201711/subversivefitnesskbsquat.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">Hustle in transitions, and work until the rest is truly needed. If it isn’t, don’t take it. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><h2>Day 240 of 360</h2> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="box">Double kettlebell front squat: 7 x 5&nbsp;@ heaviest set from&nbsp;09/29/16</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Rest as needed between sets. If sets require interruption, make as minor an adjustment as needed and complete the next uninterrupted. When the scheme is listed as&nbsp;&ldquo;7 x 5&Prime;, it always refers to&nbsp;&ldquo;Sets&rdquo; x &ldquo;Reps&rdquo;.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Reminder:&nbsp;Position and range of motion always govern weight.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/workouts/subversive-fitness-day-240-of-360" target="_blank">read more</a></p> airdyne dumbbell exercise technique kettlebells mace physical strength and conditioning Subversive Fitness Wolf Brigade Workouts Sun, 19 Nov 2017 23:28:39 +0000 178136 at https://breakingmuscle.com Extreme Calisthenics: From the Playground to the Silver Screen https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/extreme-calisthenics-from-the-playground-to-the-silver-screen <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/extreme-calisthenics-from-the-playground-to-the-silver-screen" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201711/rainbennettpodcast.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">All you need to be in shape is your body, a bar, and gravity. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>A decade ago on YouTube,</strong> one of the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfsTKfUT-RQ" target="_blank">very first viral videos</a> was of an impossibly muscled man who called himself &ldquo;Hannibal for King.&rdquo; In that video, he does equally impossible things on pull up bars and playground equipment in a park in Harlem. Five hundred miles away in North Carolina, a young, aspiring filmmaker watched in awe at the power, fluidity, and control on display.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/extreme-calisthenics-from-the-playground-to-the-silver-screen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> acrobatics bodyweight calisthenics documentaries entertainment extreme sports Fitness Gymnastics movies podcast Sun, 19 Nov 2017 22:56:15 +0000 178361 at https://breakingmuscle.com 3 Core Exercises to Help You Ditch the Crunches https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/3-core-exercises-to-help-you-ditch-the-crunches <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/3-core-exercises-to-help-you-ditch-the-crunches" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201711/dvrtamandathebe1.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">It's time we stop thinking of the core as just a six pack. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>One of the best things about attending the annual DVRT (Ultimate Sandbag Training) Masters Summit is that <strong>I get a chance to spend time with some of the world&rsquo;s best trainers. </strong>We trade ideas about how to apply the Dynamic Variable Resistance Training (DVRT) system into our own training, and how to help our clients to move and train better than ever before.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/3-core-exercises-to-help-you-ditch-the-crunches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> abs core exercises core stability core strength DVRT Fitness sandbag training sandbags Sun, 19 Nov 2017 20:09:49 +0000 178301 at https://breakingmuscle.com Stay Injury Free While Training for Size https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/stay-injury-free-while-training-for-size <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/stay-injury-free-while-training-for-size" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201711/ringrowscrossfit1.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">Smart programming, exercise selection, and execution can go a long way to reducing 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/201711/ringrowscrossfit1.jpeg" /></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><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/stay-injury-free-while-training-for-size" target="_blank">read more</a></p> deadlift Fitness functional movement hypertrophy injury mass gain mobility pull up rehab rehabilitation strength and conditioning Sun, 19 Nov 2017 19:56:55 +0000 178306 at https://breakingmuscle.com Fit for the Holidays Challenge - Week 7 https://breakingmuscle.com/workouts/fit-for-the-holidays-challenge-week-7 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/workouts/fit-for-the-holidays-challenge-week-7" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201711/fitfortheholidaysweek71.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 is Thanksgiving week and you're going to have a lot on your plate - travel, food, and family. But, you can still stay on plan. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>Week 6 of this year&#39;s Fit for the Holidays challenge starts this Sunday. Please read&nbsp;<a href="/fitness/fit-for-the-holidays-challenge" style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Fit for the Holidays Challenge</a>&nbsp;introduction if you haven&#39;t done so already. The challenge runs until December 24th and started October 8th. We&#39;ll release the next week&rsquo;s list of daily challenges every weekend. They&rsquo;ll include a minimum of three days a week of exercises, along with challenges meant to instruct and grow your knowledge of nutritional and emotional health.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/workouts/fit-for-the-holidays-challenge-week-7" target="_blank">read more</a></p> challenges Fit for the Holidays Challenge general fitness kettlebells ladders push ups rdl squats thanksgiving travel fitness Turkish get up workout Workouts Sat, 18 Nov 2017 22:09:40 +0000 178336 at https://breakingmuscle.com Subversive Fitness: Day 239 of 360 https://breakingmuscle.com/workouts/subversive-fitness-day-239-of-360 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/workouts/subversive-fitness-day-239-of-360" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201711/subversivefitnesstireflip.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">Mind position and execution, and move with power. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><h2>Day 239 of 360</h2> <div class="box">Mace front pendulum:</div> <div class="box">4 x 50&nbsp;@ as heavy as possible in each</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>If done correctly, and started ambitiously, weight should need to change within 4 sets. Rest as needed between sets. When scheme is listed as&nbsp;&ldquo;4 x 50&Prime;, it always refers to&nbsp;&ldquo;Sets&rdquo; x &ldquo;Reps&rdquo;. Reminder:&nbsp;Position and range of motion always govern weight.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Then, as quickly and violently as possible:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/workouts/subversive-fitness-day-239-of-360" target="_blank">read more</a></p> airdyne dumbbell exercise technique kettlebells mace physical strength and conditioning Subversive Fitness Wolf Brigade Workouts Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:48:01 +0000 178006 at https://breakingmuscle.com Yes, You Can Build Muscle Without Specialized Equipment https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/yes-you-can-build-muscle-without-specialized-equipment <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/yes-you-can-build-muscle-without-specialized-equipment" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201711/buildmusclewithoutspecializedequipment1.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">Sometimes you need to get creative to figure out the best methods in order to build muscle with the equipment you do have. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Every young powerlifter thinks they want to train at a bare bones garage gym with no machines or unnecessary equipment</strong>. They fall in love with the idea of training only with a barbell and heavy free weights&mdash; often they go to great lengths to seek out such heaven.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/yes-you-can-build-muscle-without-specialized-equipment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> accessory work belt squat Fitness hypertrophy muscle growth quadriceps strength and conditioning upright rows z press Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:19:16 +0000 178191 at https://breakingmuscle.com Making Good Nutrition Choices During the Holidays https://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/making-good-nutrition-choices-during-the-holidays <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/healthy-eating/making-good-nutrition-choices-during-the-holidays" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201711/turkeyhealthyfitman1.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">Staying fit, regardless the time of year, should not feel like a punishment. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>You&rsquo;ll hear no advice from this coach preaching abstinence when it comes to holiday treats</strong>. The holiday season is a time for festivities, fun, family, friends, fraternizing, flirting, and fanciful feasts.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/making-good-nutrition-choices-during-the-holidays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> daily exercise daily practice healthy eating meal planning Healthy Eating Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:01:33 +0000 178286 at https://breakingmuscle.com It's Movember: Why Men Are Being Left Behind https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/its-movember-why-men-are-being-left-behind <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/its-movember-why-men-are-being-left-behind" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201711/movemberwomanbeatingmen1.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 fact is that men simply aren’t keeping pace with women when it comes to health and longevity. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>The beautiful month of October brings us brilliant fall foliage and relief from the summer heat, along with the excitement of football season, baseball playoffs, and the start of basketball. Pink ribbons and uniform accents appear in each of these sports in October, signifying the month&rsquo;s focus on breast cancer awareness. Our communities, however splintered, seem to unite around this cause, and rightly so. I&rsquo;m glad to see that focus, as it&rsquo;s a terrible disease that has touched nearly everyone&rsquo;s life, mine included.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/its-movember-why-men-are-being-left-behind" target="_blank">read more</a></p> culture education Fitness longevity men's health prostate cancer social norms society Thu, 16 Nov 2017 03:29:03 +0000 178291 at https://breakingmuscle.com Subversive Fitness: Day 238 of 360 https://breakingmuscle.com/workouts/subversive-fitness-day-238-of-360 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/workouts/subversive-fitness-day-238-of-360" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201711/subversivefitnessbattlerope.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">Position and range of motion always govern weight. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><h2>Day 238 of 360</h2> <div class="box">Press:</div> <div class="box">3 x 7&nbsp;@ (up to) 70% of 2RM</div> <div class="box">2 x 5&nbsp;@ 60%</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Rest as needed between sets. If sets require interruption, make as minor an adjustment as needed and complete the next uninterrupted. When scheme is listed as&nbsp;&ldquo;3 x 7&Prime;, it always refers to&nbsp;&ldquo;Sets&rdquo; x &ldquo;Reps&rdquo;. Reminder:&nbsp;Position and range of motion always govern weight.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Then:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/workouts/subversive-fitness-day-238-of-360" target="_blank">read more</a></p> airdyne dumbbell exercise technique kettlebells mace physical strength and conditioning Subversive Fitness Wolf Brigade Workouts Wed, 15 Nov 2017 23:53:48 +0000 178026 at https://breakingmuscle.com