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The Biggest Secret About Motivation
“I’d workout if I could find the motivation.” -Person who believes in leprechauns. Unfair. Motivation is a real thing, but maybe we should just treat it like leprechauns. It has nothing to do with the reasons why your admirably fit friends stay in shape. Motivation or my favorite hashtag—#fitspiration—are vague concepts, not... Read more
Adequate Sleep Volume Improves Any Fitness Goal
Sure, there are plenty of things you can do to improve your quality of sleep. In this regard, individual needs vary. In the same way, the number of hours everyone needs may not be the same. In fact, the jury is out on whether sleeping in eight-hour blocks is... Read more
How to Develop the “V’s”
Perhaps one of the most desired things (at least physically) that people want is the abdominal “V” lines. Both men and women would love to have these, but they don’t know how to go about it. Try these three tips out to sculpt those V’s. 1. Target the Lower... Read more
How Should You Prepare for a Marathon?
With summer here and fall quickly approaching, now is the time of year when a lot of marathons are taking place all over the world. If you are looking to run one the first step is to take the plunge and actually sign up for one. But the next... Read more
3 Ways to Maximise Your Muscle Pump
Let’s face it, everyone loves the way we look and feel at the gym. This is because of our “pump”. A pump is when we feel like our muscles are about to explode out of our skin, and we also look more muscular than ever. Most would love to... Read more
The History and “Boom” of Endurance Events
Back in the day, endurance events were reserved for hard core athletes who would compete in triatholons and other events. But over the past decade or so, we have seen an explosion of more “casual” endurance events that, while difficult, can be done and completed the many more individuals... Read more
4 of the Most Common Gym Injuries
We all know that injuries happen at the gym, but which are the most prevalent? By knowing which injuries are the most common, we can be extra vigilant when doing exercises that could cause those injuries. Now, of course, there are a ton of common injuries and you should... Read more
The Gift of Muscles
The epitome of the bodybuilding world and the goal of everyone in the sport, is to be crowned Mr. Olympia. Huge names such as Ronnie Coleman and Arnold Schwarzenegger have paved the way for athletes to become superstars from this competition. And one man who has really made a... Read more
3 Ways to Lower Risk of Injury at the Gym
One thing that, by now, everyone knows is great for you is to work out often. It offers a ton of physical and mental benefits that we should all look to take advantage of. But the problem with some people is that they are so concerned with the working... Read more
The Ultimate Truth About Fitness
It needs to be said, so let’s come right out with it: fitness is boring. That sounds like a complaint, but it’s not. It’s the greatest thing about fitness. You can scour the internets for the best new way to get six pack abs or how to deadlift a... Read more
The Only Thing Missing From Your Lift is Tension
Change one letter in that title and it reads life instead of lift, which is equally true. The right tension in your life is key. We’ll come back to that. Let’s start with tension in the gym. The gym isn’t exactly a walk in the park. For many of us, just the... Read more
Be 3 Times Healthier By The Time You Finish Reading
The problem with plans for better health is they are always just plans. We have notions of the life we’d like to be living, but most of us will start tomorrow the same way we started today. The trick to making changes is to make them the moment you... Read more
10 Running Myths Debunked
Will running make you smarter? According to a recent study reported in the New York Times, it certainly doesn’t hurt. That doesn’t mean all you need is a pair of New Balance and an open road to maintain universal health. There’s a little more to running than just not... Read more