Early in my career, I’d spend a significant amount of time trying to “correct” a client’s muscle imbalances. These were deficits or patterns I identified during a hands-on assessment at the gym. For some clients (mainly those dealing with chronic pain), this was the right call. But, for the rest, it meant that we didn’t […]
How To Build Muscle As A Hardgainer
If you want to go from scrawny to brawny, the plan sounds simple: Lift hard and heavy. Eat more. But, for some guys, like our client John, it’s more complicated. John was a busy pre-med student tired of feeling skinny and slim. He wanted to add size. And he wanted to feel strong. The challenge […]
How To Get Stronger As You Age
“It’s not the years, honey, it’s the mileage.” – Indiana Jones Like Indy, you’ve lived a little. But, getting older doesn’t mean it’s time to sit on the sidelines. You don’t have to grow weaker and give up what you love. No matter how many miles are on the odometer, you can get older and […]
How to Turn Plateau Into Progress
With his wedding just 6 months away, Born Fitness client Chris (aka Sparta) decided to get serious about fat loss. There’s nothing quite like a deadline to get your butt in gear. Sparta was highly motivated, crushing gym workouts and diving into tracking his food (something that works well for him). But, after losing weight […]
Exercise We Love: The Kettlebell Goblet Clean
Unlike barbell cleans (or even the kettlebell clean), a kettlebell goblet clean helps you train explosive leg drive with minimal upper body movement.
The Right Way to Squat (And Solve The “Butt Wink” Issue)
At Born Fitness, we work with our online coaching clients to determine what movement is best for them. We love squats, but not everyone needs to do them. Blanket recommendations are dangerous. One person’s path to better performance can be another person’s path to injury.
Should you train when you’re sick?
In general, if going to the gym can get others sick, you should always stay away. But if you’re working out from home, the rules are a little different.
Goldilocks Training: How to Maintain Momentum
You might think your inability to stick with a plan comes down to a lack of motivation, or maybe even a fundamental lack of willpower. But, willpower isn’t what is holding you back. After years of coaching people as a personal trainer, I’ve discovered that most people struggle to maintain their momentum because they ignore one simple rule.
The Truth About OrangeTheory Workouts
Born Fitness trainer BJ Ward gives an honest review of OrangeTheory workouts and explains what they are doing right and where they can improve.
Training to Failure: 5 Questions You Need to Answer
Taking every set in your workout to complete exhaustion might be a big mistake. Training to failure can build muscle and strength, but only if done right.
The Different Forms of Whey Protein And What’s Best For You
What’s best: whey protein concentrate, isolate, or hydrolysate? This article breaks down the differences to help you understand what’s best for you.
Why Your Ab Workouts Don’t Work
It’s time to rethink what you “know” about best ab workouts. Here’s a smarter approach to the best core workouts, reducing pain, and making you stronger.