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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
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