Navigating your strength training program is hard enough without having false information thrown at you all the time. Unfortunately, the truth is there are still a lot of misconceptions about strength and fitness as a whole.
While we can't single-handedly make them all go away today, we can at least do our part to clear up some of the confusion.
Here's three of the biggest myths surrounding strength training: BUSTED.
In a world with way too much unsubstantiated fitness info, there are a lot of incorrect practices that have become “common knowledge.” Despite your best intentions, you’re probably doing some things that don’t benefit your health.
In today’s article, we bust 4 corrective exercise myths that can affect your fitness.
Everyone knows protein is kind of a big deal, but what makes it so important? And how much is enough? Let's talk about it.
Some people think of carbohydrates as Fluffy, the three headed dog from Harry Potter, scary and ferocious, and some people view them as the 101 Dalmatian puppies, cute and snuggly. The question is, are carbohydrates good or evil? Should you be scared of them or embrace them? What is your relationship to carbs?
Hunching over a computer at a desk was rough enough. Now with work from home, a lot of folks have taken to the couch. Over the last month in isolation, increasingly horizontal posture has taken a toll on your spine.
When it comes to correcting posture, or any muscle imbalance for that matter, there are 4 important steps. I call them The 4 S's: SMR, Stretch, Stimulate, Strengthen.
Let's walk through the 4 S's for fixing posture imbalances.
The primary purpose of your core is to support your spine during physical activity. Since your spine is built as a rickety, flexible rod - your core has a lot of work to do.
Your core musculature is designed to start, stop and stabilize is 7 distinct ways.
Read on to learn how to strengthen these movements and anti-movements into a bulletproof core.
Do you need to do cardio when you're trying to lose weight? How about for your health? And if so, how much is really enough? The answers to all these questions and more in today's rundown on cardio (pun intended).
The exercise programming process, like all things in fitness, can be unreasonably complicated. A quick glance at any social media fitness influencer and you are flooded with advanced exercises and strategies to “hack” your physique.
The truth is that even advanced athletes only use those crazy exercises a fraction of the time. I know; I’ve coached a host of pro athletes in multiple sports. Let me tell you, even at the peak of athletic training, mastery of 6 foundational movements make up 80% or more of the athlete’s workout.
In fact, no matter what kind of physical activity you engage in, your programming is going to favor 6 basic movement systems. Forever. A strong, balanced physique is built on this foundation and no one graduates from the need to perform these movements regularly.
These foundational movement systems are the squat, hinge, lunge, push, pull, and core.
You've probably heard people talk about counting calories, but where do you even get started? Do you have to read the label of every single thing you eat and use a food diary? Today I'll breakdown how to figure out how many calories you should be eating AND how to track everything in just a few minutes per day.
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