Body Hacks

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Warning: Summer Circuit for Advanced Exercisers Only
When it comes to your body, function over fashion is what I preach. Keeping your goals focused on movement or performance will outlast vanity in the long run. Eventually, vanity eludes us all. Yes, yes, yes, we’re all beautiful on the inside… bzzz. That said, most of us in... Read more
5 Huge Reasons to Train Big Muscles Versus Small Ones
Resting between seated bicep curls, the man sighs, searching the floor like he’s lost something. He hasn’t. In three months of going to the gym, he hasn’t lost anything but motivation. He hasn’t gained anything either, performing bodybuilding moves like bicep curls and triceps extensions, all seated. Fitness nerd... Read more
This Back Combo Will Have You Pulling Cars
Strength can be attributed to many factors, but in the real world, it rarely has anything to do with how much weight we can push off our chests. It’s hard for dudes to hear, but the benchpress is not the ultimate measure of strength. Perceived strength comes down to... Read more
The Truly Important Reasons Women Should Lift Weights
Repeat the words, “I will not get bulky,” three times, every day. Then go lift some heavy weights so they can all wonder how you did that. A quick scan of the internets, and you’ll see there are plenty of advocates for women lifting. Sadly, much of the arguments... Read more
Get Stronger by Addressing These Deadlifting Mistakes
Often perceived as a men-only lift, the Deadlift is one of the most important, functional lifts you may not be doing incorrectly. Think about it. How many times are you lying on the flat of your back pushing heavy things, except in the bench press? When do you load... Read more
5 Ways To Stay Motivated At The Gym
We all start our fitness journeys with the best of intentions. New kit in hand, schedule outlined, we hit the gym every day that we intended to do and over time, we might notice out fitness gradually improving. After months of doing the same thing, however, we can start... Read more
The Easy Way To Build More Muscle
We all have our own body shape and size but sometimes, we might want to change the way we look in order to feel better about ourselves. Getting into shape is a great way to boost your confidence and feel more healthy, enabling you to feel much more positive... Read more
Three Secrets to Becoming a Better Athlete
While a person’s natural ability and genetics play a huge role in whether or not they can be a legendary athlete, there are simple things you can do to be better than you were yesterday. And while these three tips may not lead you to become a pro athlete,... Read more
4 Beginner Exercises You Can Try At Home
Getting fit is one of the best things you can do to improve your health and feel better about yourself and, incredibly, it’s something that you can do today! While signing up for gym memberships and splashing the cash on fancy new equipment might seem like the best way... Read more
4 Arguments Why Barefoot Running Isn’t Dead Yet
The once heated debate about strike zones for running has simmered to a back burner issue, but it has not gone away. In fact, the book that started it all, Born to Run is scheduled to be a movie starring Matthew McConaughey. There was bound to be a lapse... Read more
Blow Up Your Chest With This Combo Move
Having a well-sculpted chest is the secret wish of every gym rat, male or female, of any age. That said, having shoulders that still enjoy a full range of motion is the pipe dream of most us over forty. Can we have both? This guy looks to be holding up pretty... Read more
Kill Your Legs With This Super Combo
Short of accidentally shooting yourself in the leg, there is one combination of exercises which will have you walking out of the gym like you soaked your legs in boiling water overnight. That’s a good thing. Sorry, Plaxico. My humor is not always in good taste. [Google: Plaxico Burres... Read more
5 Super Summer Running Tips
With summer and the great weather right around the corner, people will soon be leaving the treadmills at home and at the gym behind and heading outside for their daily runs. If you are one of these people, there are lots of things you should consider before heading out.... Read more
Quit the Gym: Confessions of a Former Gym Manager Part 2
After over ten years in Big Fitness, I walked with many secrets I intend to share. This one, I believe, is going to shock you. If you aren’t using the gym membership you pay for, unless it’s for a temporary injury then quit. Try not to think of it... Read more
The Beginner’s Guide To Cycling
There’s no denying the fact that when it comes to sports, cycling is one of the best for both our bodies and our minds. While taking to the pedal is a relatively simple task, getting into cycling as a sport can take a little more planning and often, it’s... Read more
It wouldn’t be so bad that the hotel gym is smaller than your closet, but your conference schedule is packed all week. This Tiny Gym is all you’ve got. No sad face. You can use just about any gym to get a more intense workout than anyone else using... Read more
Get More From Your Gym; Stop These Things
You would go to the gym more if you weren’t so bored with your workout. You’ve tried adapting new workouts, but they all get boring too. If you go, it will be just to sit on you favorite piece of equipment to pump out as many reps as you... Read more
Three Booty Burning Exercises You Should Have in Your Routine
Let’s face it, everyone wants to have a nice butt. Not only does it look good, having a strong lower body can help you in everything from sports to simple tasks in day to day life. Problem is, a lot of people neglect working out their legs and butt... Read more
Multitask Your Workout 5 Different Ways
I realize this goes against my previous blog stating that you should focus or leave working out, but for certain activities, you can do two things at once with ample proficiency. If you need to multitask to stay motivated, then by all means, go get ‘em. Bear in mind... Read more
3 Ways To Whip Your Butt Into Shape
For many of us, the majority of our day is spent sitting down in front of a desk or a computer with little to do to whip us into shape. Our sedentary lifestyles can wreak havoc on our bodies and when it comes to sitting down, our butts probably... Read more