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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
4 Easiest At Home Cardio Workouts
Increasingly busy lifestyles mean that fewer of us have the time in which to dedicate ourselves fully to a workout routine and as a result, our health can suffer for it. When working and social commitments pile up on your plate, making the time to hit the gym can... Read more
Three Benefits of Taking Up BJJ
Taking up a martial art can be a great thing and while any and all types would be great, BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) is among the best. This is because it can be both defensive and offensive and can help a much smaller and weaker individual fight off a... Read more
7 Secrets To Increase Your Strength In The Gym
You’ve been weight training too long to lift such tiny loads. If it’s time to increase your strength, you should know a few things… Sorry to go all fitness-nerd on you, but don’t confuse full motor unit recruitment with true gains. Motor unit recruitment is a fancy term to... Read more
Three Great “At Home” Exercise Equipment
In today’s day and age of various health and fitness crazes and the infomercial, there are a ton of useless and questionable home workout equipment that you really shouldn’t look into buying. However, amongst the hordes of awful, at home exercise gear, there are some really good machines out... Read more
Quit Bodybuilding: Confessions of a Former Gym Manager
“So, what’s that work?” asked the guy, grabbing at the body fat hanging over his hips. I was teaching him barbell floor bridges. He was hoping I would reply hip fat. In case you’re wondering, the glutes drive the floor bridge’s movement, but the answer to what does it work? That’s a question based... Read more
The Painful Truth About Stretching – Part 2 of 2
Ditch your stretching routine for a mobilization routine. In case you’re wondering what I’m talking about, you may have missed part one. It’s a quick read. Mobilization is going to ask a little more of you than your tired old routine, but the return will be oh, so worth... Read more
The Painful Truth About Stretching – Part 1 of 2
You can stop now. You weren’t really focused on that stretch anyway. When the stretching backlash hit the media, those of who’d been through any kind of fitness education, checked our calendars to see if it was April 1st. It wasn’t. Respected fitness professionals were saying, you can stop stretching now... Read more
Three Ways to Get Motivated for the Gym
Everybody wants to be fit and get to the gym, but the biggest problem facing most people is the motivation factor. A large number of people simply can’t get themselves out of the door and actually go to the gym, and make every excuse in the book as to... Read more
6 Things You Should Be Doing Before Your Workout
Working out is about so much more than what you do during your session and in order to get the most out of your routine, it pays to focus on what you do before and after you exercise. While we all have our individual rituals, there are a number... Read more