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You’ll Want to Update Your Passport for Immersion Fitness
Here’s one you haven’t hear about yet, but you’ll want to know all about it. We first head about this in the Telegraph UK. Immersion fitness is the caveman’s workout. It’s Parkour meets wilderness. In Immersion Fitness, participants are literally immersed into a natural environment, where they run, jump,... Read more
Your Pelvis is Killing Your Spine
The world is full of uneven surfaces. It doesn’t help that we navigate that world with jacked up pelvises, but we all do. Now you know. Your shoes aren’t helping, but that’s a whole ‘nother blog. This is gonna be tough to stomach, but the chances you have a... Read more
Guilt-free Travel in 3 Easy Steps
There are fit travelers who do this all the time. They have a plan worked out, something they’ve been doing for years. They don’t see vacations as a time to pull the muzzle on their inner Cujo, but a time to let out his leash a little bit. Note... Read more
4 Deadly Mistakes on the Treadmill
Alright, so maybe deadly was a little click-baity. But, maybe not. Some of these offenses, if not corrected, could put your development into a tailspin. Creating imbalances in your mechanics could compromise your stability. An unstable body can fall into traffic, fall off ledges or break when tripped. No coroner... Read more
Setting the Record Straight: Six Deadlifts You Should Do
It’s no secret. I love deadlifting like I love chocolate. My dream deadlifting set would be drop-sets, with plates made of chocolate. I would eat the plates between sets as I dropped the weight. That’s possibly the silliest idea I’ve ever had. Back in the real world, we deadlift... Read more
Cupping: Real Treatment or Real Silly?
Leave to Michael Phelps to stimulate controversy. Fans will remember the press fanfare around Phelps smoking from a bong in 2008. It should come as no surprise that this year’s Olympics has the press waiting for Phelps to do something newsworthy. They found it. Pictures of Phelps’ back with... Read more
The Problem With the 10,000 Steps Target
Goal setting is a funky process. That said, it’s a process. You’re never done honing or resetting your goals. They’re personal. The 10,000 steps rule is anything but personal. Adapting it as an absolute is the quickest route to wasting your time. Before I get accused of being the backlash for... Read more
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