Category: HARD WORKOUT

Prepare For Takeoff With The Deadlift Checklist

The deadlift is an essential human skill. Learn to deadlift well, and you’ll save yourself years of back pain from lifting babies and groceries off the floor wrong. Better still, learn to hinge and then deadlift, and you’ll open up a tremendous world of strength, power, and higher quality movement. The deadlift is a phenomenal total […]

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The Real Reason You Should Fast For The Holidays

Fast For The Holidays: Fasting is all the rage right now. Depending on who you listen to it is either an over-hyped waste of time or the fountain of youth, capable of transforming your physique and activating latent spidey-senses. Those in the pro-fasting camp cite a myriad of benefits—weight loss, increased insulin sensitivity, growth of stem […]

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3 STRATEGIES TO OPTIMIZE MECHANICAL TENSION

Optimize Mechanical Tension: While chasing the pump is undoubtedly an effective way to stimulate hypertrophy. It’s not the only way to make your muscles grow. Mechanical tension, the force created when a muscle contracts isotonically against a load. It is also a potent stimulator of muscle growth. It should be incorporated into your weight training […]

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The Benefits Of Training On Explosive Power

Power: Often considered the holy grail of athletic prowess. Yet, most of us casual gym-goers (and even high-level athletes) don’t spend all that much time training to be more explosive and in more power. Instead, we devote much of our time into training gain strength, and we assume gaining strength will translate into being more explosive. […]

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The 8 Best Exercises for Weight Loss

It’s estimated that half of all American adults attempt for weight loss every year by exercises Aside from dieting, exercising is one of the most common strategies employed by those trying to shed extra pounds. It burns calories, and this plays a key role in weight loss. In addition to helping your weight loss, exercise […]

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HOW TO FIT EXERCISE INTO EVERY DAY

Humans lived with impressive strength and vigor for tens of thousands of years without any occasion to incorporate a regimented every day exercise routine. It was a civilization that brought extensive chair sitting and compartmentalized our world into gyms where you work out and everywhere elsewhere you don’t. For most of us, there is no […]

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Kegel Exercises

What are Kegel exercises? Kegel exercises are simple clench-and-release exercises that you can do to make the muscles of your pelvic floor stronger. Your pelvis is the area between your hips that holds your reproductive organs. The pelvic floor is really a series of muscles and tissues that form a sling, or hammock, at the bottom of […]

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6 UNHEALTHY TROUBLE FOR FITNESS

Unhealthy trouble for fitness: What is normal is not normal. The human biology expects sunlight, constant movement, physical novelty, whole, natural foods, close relationships built upon shared purposeful efforts for survival, and a generally slow life pace. Today it is normal to eat exclusively processed, convenience foods, to remain indoors all day except for trips […]

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THE GAP BETWEEN HEALTH AND FITNESS

Health and fitness are often lumped together but there’s a difference—and sometimes it’s a sizeable gap. Let’s explore the working definition of each: Health: A state of optimal physical, mental, and social well-being—not merely the absence of disease. Fitness: The condition of being physically fit. But that doesn’t tell us a lot. Dan John describes fitness as […]

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3 Strategies To Optimize Mechanical Tension

Optimize Mechanical Tension: While chasing the pump is undoubtedly an effective way to stimulate hypertrophy. It’s not the only way to make your muscles grow. Mechanical tension, the force created when a muscle contracts isotonically against a load. It is also a potent stimulator of muscle growth. It should be incorporated into your weight training […]

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