A Step-by-Step Guide to Treating Upper Crossed Syndrome

Upper Crossed Syndrome (UCS), which goes hand in hand with hunchback posture and protracted shoulders, is, just like its sibling Lower Crossed Syndrome (LCS), a very common musculoskeletal conditions nowadays. I would go as far as to say that most people exhibit some signs of UCS. It’s not surprising that this condition is so prevalent […]

A Step-by-Step Guide to Treating Lower Crossed Syndrome

Lower Crossed Syndrome (LCS), which is characterized by anterior pelvic tilt, swayback posture, and a bulging (not necessarily fat) abdomen, is a very common musculoskeletal condition nowadays, which isn’t surprising, seeing as a lot of contemporary humans sit on a chair for prolonged periods of time every day and don’t exercise much. Also, many gym […]

10 Scientific Papers That Can Transform Your Understanding of Health & Medicine

In 2015 I put up an article here on the site entitled 10 Scientific Papers That Can Transform Your Understanding of Health & Medicine. In that article I listed 10 scientific papers that I believe everyone who’s interested in health and medicine should take the time to read. I thought I’d do the same thing […]

Ask Eirik: Should I Exercise on an Empty Stomach?

Last week I was interviewed by a Norwegian diet and lifestyle magazine. The interviewer was planning on writing an article about “vacation fitness” and asked me to share some diet and exercise tips that could help the readers of the magazine stay in shape during the summer. She was particularly interested in hearing my take […]

The Dangers of Bodybuilding

Yesterday I was in a park with a friend of mine soaking up some sun. As we were lying there restocking our vitamin D supplies, we got to talking about bodybuilding. When we were younger, both of us were obsessed with strength training. We were in the gym lifting heavy many times every week, we […]

How Deep Should You Squat?

The squat is a an excellent exercise for building the lower body, in particular the glutes, hamstrings, and quads. Not only that, the squat can help you improve your posture, metabolic and cardiovascular health, and hormone levels. Not all squats are equally effective at producing these positive health effects though. A bad squat, performed with […]

Ask Eirik: What Type of Strength Training Program Should I Follow?

I’ve talked a lot about strength training here on the site. This is not by coincidence. Strength training has been one of my main interests for more than a decade. Not only have I done a lot of resistance training myself, but I’ve also set up strength training programs for hundreds of other people and […]

6 Exercises That Can Help You Improve Your Posture

Our modern lifestyle, characterized by prolonged sitting and inadequate physical activity, is not kind to our bodies. Lumbar hyperlordosis (“swayback”), thoracic kyphosis (“hunchback”), and other similar musculoskeletal conditions are very common in our society today. Very few contemporary humans have truly great posture. As I pointed out in my recent article entitled The Muscle Imbalance […]

Ask Eirik: What Can I Do to Fix My Quad-Dominant Squat?

The barbell back squat is one of the most popular and effective strength exercises in existence. When properly performed, it strengthens the posterior chain, quads, and core, helps correct muscular imbalances, and brings about positive changes in body composition. Unfortunately, a large majority of gym goers don’t perform the squat with good technique. They fail […]

Forget What You Think You Know About Fitness

The fitness community is covered in a fog composed of anecdotes, broscience, dogma, and myths. Everything is covered, except for a few small sections on the outskirts of the community. Most people never find their way out of the grey cloud surrounding them and into these clear areas. They remain trapped in the fog their […]

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