Why Should You Listen To Me? After almost a decade as a full time, elite athlete, it’s safe to say that I have built up a pretty good bank of knowledge when it comes to training. Whether it be aerobic conditioning, circuits, sprint or strength training, a career as an international hockey player has, at […]
Unfortunately, when it comes to building muscle, there are no shortcuts to success. Muscle hypertrophy, or more simply put, the growth and increase in the size of muscle cells can only be achieved with a proper resistance training programme, but results I’m afraid are not instant. In fact, research suggests that meaningful changes in muscle size […]
Bodyweight exercises and workout routines are an excellent vehicle to help you reach your health and fitness goals; and all, without a single barbell, dumbbell or kettlebell in sight. You can complete the majority of these exercises and sessions without ever crossing the threshold of your front door. Whether you want to improve your strength, […]
There can be a number of physical benefits to improved grip strength. Whether it be making certain day to day tasks like opening jars or carrying your food shopping less problematic or increasing overall strength gains in the gym, a strong grip is an often overlooked factor. Research has even suggested that hand grip strength […]
Before we get into the how, let’s talk briefly about why you should be incorporating some kind of squat variation into your gym routine if you’re not already doing so. The squat is a compound exercise, which means it involves movement at multiple joints in the body, requiring a number of different muscle groups to […]
Whatever the latest diet or exercise trend, whatever bullshit lines the personal trainer at the gym is feeding you, and whatever the latest scientific research is telling us, losing weight revolves around one factor and only one… CALORIES. Consume more than your body burns in day, whether through your natural basal metabolic rate, your day […]
The word legend is thrown around too often, but in this episode, we are genuinely joined by a legend of strength sports – Odd Haugen. Odd was America’s Strongest Man in 1999, has broken multiple world records, competed, and won national titles in bodybuilding, weightlifting, and powerlifting, and helped organize and judge numerous events worldwide. He coached Martins Licis to the […]
A common misconception in strength training is that every set must be taken to muscular failure to yield a positive adaption. When it comes to high-rep hypertrophy and endurance training, the body will ultimately discontinue work due to your intolerance to bear the high level of hydrogen accumulation or the accumulation of lactic acid. This […]
The off-season is the time period between post-competition and the next event. For bodybuilding and physique enthusiasts it is often termed as the bulking period, a time when you eat and lift heavy with little regard for toning or definition. For people who are not competing or are just looking to meet goals, the off-season […]
Here’s some fun and silly…uh, we mean VERY serious news. Apple debuted new emojis and guess what? We’re finally getting a yogi! For when the prayer hands and om symbol just won’t cut it. World Emoji Day was July 17th (you knew that, right?) and the iPhone overlords at Apple celebrated by announcing some fun […]
While our national healthcare hangs in the balance, some people are taking wellness into their own hands—a lot of them out of sheer necessity, and for some, maybe even a little desperation? (Serenity NOW.) But it doesn’t go unwarranted. We are living in a brand new era, one the likes of which we have never […]
Here it is, the video you’ve been waiting for! Phew…we could use a laugh, huh? While the world’s kundalini is coiled tighter than a handbasket to hell, JP Sears is here to bring us what we can only describe as…wait, are those skin-tight yoga pants or is this man just half cheetah? JP Sears, well-known […]
Chronic pain takes a huge toll on the body, and it’s a widespread problem with sometimes unexpected emotional repercussions.
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There’s no one-size-fits-all plan: People interpret fruitarianism to suit their needs. So what can you expect if you’d like to try out this buzzy diet plan?
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Ease into the colder months and conquer the winter blues with these tips and tricks.
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This training plan is designed for the adult rower looking to hold on to aerobic endurance and strength.
Exercise is such an important part of life, but can get overlooked when life takes priority. And staying truly fit is even harder with age. Although your body holds on to aerobic endurance a little longer as you age, your power output can drop dramatically if it is not properly maintained.
If you have trouble falling asleep when summer rolls around, you’re not alone. Try these ideas to outsmart warm weather insomnia.
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