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.
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.
How to Overcome Lost Motivation
Motivation is real, but relying on it is likely to lead to frustration and failure. Here’s what to do when you lose motivation.
Cucumber Lemonade Mojito (with or without the alcohol)
Make it a cocktail or make it a mocktail – either way, this refreshing twist on a classic mojito will not disappoint.
The Fastest Way to Do More Pushups
What is real strength? Try this bodyweight test, analyze your score, and learn how to do more pushups with a simple 4-week program.
5-Minute Finishers: How To Speed Progress
No matter the skill—torching body fat, improving flexibility, or increasing muscle size— you’re going to have to put in the repetitions. Lucky for us, this process can be accomplished by adding 5-minute finishers—simple workout circuits—to the end of your program.
The Best Time to Take Creatine
Creatine is one of the best and safest supplements. But are you using it the wrong way? Find out when research says is the best time to take creatine.
What to Eat Before and After a Workout
You might want to think twice before you rush to slug down another post-workout smoothie. Your pre-workout routine of oatmeal and fruit? It might not be helping in the way you think. And the extra BCAAs you’re drinking during your workout? The real impact is likely only on how much money you have in your […]
CBD Oil: Should You Take It?
Here’s how much times have changed. Less than 20 years ago, I used to drive past billboards warning against the use of marijuana. Use it or possess it, the signs warned, and you’ll go to jail. Two weeks ago, I was in a health food store with a 60-year-old relative who bought a (perfectly legal) […]
Why You Can’t Bench Press More Weight
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 […]
4 Reasons You’re Not Getting Stronger
Becoming stronger—just like building muscle or burning fat—is not rocket science, but it is exercise science. There’s a way to make sure you improve and many (many) more ways to ensure that you don’t. And if past experience is any indication, the two biggest limitations to strength are: A) What you’re putting on the bar, […]
Bad Fitness: Why You Don’t See Results From Your Workouts
The story is always the same. You try a workout or diet that you “know” should work. But it doesn’t. Is it you or are you a victim of bad fitness?