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 […]

20 Tips to Master the Big Four

During the years I’ve worked as a strength coach/personal trainer I’ve helped hundreds – if not thousands – of people learn how to train effectively and correctly. I’ve done a long range of strength and conditioning exercises with my clients; everything from push-ups to kettlebell swings to indoor rowing to the clean and jerk. However, […]

Is Static Stretching a Waste of Time?

The idea that static stretching is good for us is highly ingrained into our society. Soccer players are from a young age instructed by their coaches to stretch their hamstrings and hip flexors both before and after exercise, fitness instructors incorporate various stretches into the workout programs of their clients and fitness classes, and many […]

Obesity: A Cause or Consequence of Physical Inactivity?

Physical inactivity makes you fat, right? If you ask a dozen people on the street whether they agree with this supposition, the vast majority, if not everyone, will probably say that they do. If you then go on to ask why individuals who carry around a lot of excess body fat tend to exercise less […]

The Dangers of Excessive Strength Training

Strength training is great. No other activity has such a profound impact on bone health and body composition. You can run for hours on the treadmill every week and go to every Zumba class at your local gym, it’s not going to give you a strong, muscular body. You need to lift something as well, […]

The Many Benefits of Outdoor Exercise

Are you a gym junkie, spending hour upon hour at a fitness center every week? I was, six to eight years ago. Back then, I was obsessed with strength training, and I went to the gym at least three times per week (usually more). I immersed myself in bodybuilding-type training. The exercise volume was high, […]

Muscle Memory: It’s a Real Thing

Strength training is an essential component of a well-balanced fitness program. By performing squats, push-ups, dips, chins, deadlifts, and other multi joint exercises on a regular basis you can build a leaner, stronger body, correct muscle imbalance patterns such as lower crossed syndrome, and prevent and slow down chronic disease processes. Another potential, often forgotten, […]

7 Types of People Who Should Strongly Consider Doing Full-Body Workouts

One of the major questions personal trainers, strength coaches, and gym goers face is how often each muscle group and compound lift should be trained. Should you split up your clients’ training program so that 1-3 muscle groups are trained each session, or should you have them do full-body workouts? And what about your own […]

8 Tips to Perfect Your Squat and Deadlift Form

The deadlift and squat are often considered to be the king and queen of all strength training exercises – and for good reason. These two lifts target most of the major muscle groups in the human body, boost the production of growth-enhancing hormones, and can help lower the risk of osteoporosis, bone fractures, and a […]

Lower Crossed Syndrome: 6 Steps to Fix Anterior Pelvic Tilt and Swayback Posture

Poor posture, muscle imbalance syndromes, back and knee pain, and other disorders of the musculoskeletal system affect a large number of people in our society today. Every year, we spend millions of dollars on pharmaceuticals and other symptom-based treatments in an attempt to fix our maladapted bodies. This heavy reliance on “quick fixes” is unfortunate, because […]

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