Fitness

Strength Is Not Always the Answer

If I could go back in time to when I first started lifting weights, I’d do everything differently. Back then, I was so worried about finding the right plan for me that I missed out on the two most fundamental aspects of exercise: movement and strength. Movement is easy to figure out, and yet mostly misunderstand. […]

Fitness

How Often Should I Change Reps?

Ever since muscle confusion became a popular term, there’s been a big debate about how often you need to adjust your workouts. For most people, the number of reps you perform are shockingly similar. In a survey of 100 people (equal gender split), 83 percent said they normally perform 8 to 10 reps per exercise. […]

Fitness

The Fastest Way to Do More Pushups

Spend a lot of time with some incredibly fit people and you discover something very quickly: You don’t have to lift a ton of weight to be considered strong. Some of the most incredible feats of strength don’t even include any weight at all. (Whereas others certainly do; no matter what you think of powerlifting, […]

Nutrition

The No-Caffeine Pre-Workout Boost

After years of making fun of Popeye and his spinach-fueled muscles, it might be time to apologize to the original muscle-bound vegetarian. The cartoon might seem outdated and outlandish, but research now shows that the concept might not be that far fetch. According to research compiled by Examine.com, nitrates, a powerful compound found in green […]

Nutrition

Health and Fitness Power Rankings: Diet Wars

The good, the bad, and the in-between in the world of health and fitness. It was a confusing week for diets. On one hand, you had a popular study about low carb vs. low fat diets slammed by basically every blogger. On the other, you had maybe one of the more refreshing pieces of science […]

Fitness

The Art of the Deload

Most lifters hate taking days off or resting. Here are three tips to help you figure out when your body needs a break, and how to become stronger stronger and avoid unnecessary injuries.