How do you know if you are pushing too hard during your workouts? Overtraining is a real phenomenon. It is possible to train so much that you break your body down rather than build it up. But most people never come close to “real” overtraining, which is highlighted (lowlighted?) by physical breakdowns that are hard […]
There’s one thing that all the biggest, most muscular people on the planet have in common. It’s not great genetics. (Good genes help, but plenty of people have gotten huge without having been blessed with it at birth.) It’s not that they all just live at the gym and do nothing else, or follow some […]
Recently we received the following question from a reader: “I’ve always thought that adding muscle speeds up your metabolism. But then I read this isn’t correct. So what’s the truth: Does increasing your muscle mass really increase your metabolism?” -Phil, Vancouver For as long as I can remember, a lot of people have believed that […]
Can’t do a pull-up? We’re here to fix that—and help you get better abs in the process. Here’s how to work up to a pull-up, with a training plan that will actually fit into your real life.
Training in the gym is one of the safest things you can do. But bad movement patterns can make some exercises risky. Here’s how to correct issues before they become injuries.
Want some insurance that exercises like squats and deadlifts won’t leave you hurt? The Valsalva maneuver is simple way to upgrade your fitness routine, lift more weight, suffer fewer injuries, and — potentially — even improve your digestion.
Underrated and underused, resistance band exercises can upgrade your workout without needing weights. Here’s how to use them to build more muscle, improve flexibility, and upgrade your workout.
Deadlifts benefit every gender and goal. They build full-body strength and muscle, and according to research, can even fix back pain. Here’s a guide to help you master the move in no time.
The first rule of Born Fitness Coaching is: You don’t promote Born Fitness coaching. It’s been the staple of my approach ever since I started training people on the Internet, and for a simple reason: if I’m doing my job correctly, then I don’t need to promote. And that’s what I’ve done for more than 10 years […]
Want to know the truth about the 7-minute workout? Discover why the top muscle researcher in the world says the findings are misleading.
You want abs in 4 weeks? Let’s be honest, it’s probably not going to happen. Here’s how to see around fat loss lies and realistically transform your body.
One of the best ways to become stronger is to stop spending all your energy focusing on your chest and start paying more attention to the other muscles involved. Some things never change. Sundays will always be better with football, repeat episodes of Seinfeld will still be funny, and the bench press will always be an exercise […]