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.
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.
The Mystery of Squat Form: How Low Should You Go, Really?
Perhaps no exercise topic is more debated than proper squat form. How low should you squat? Turns out the answer is more complex—and personal—than most people will admit. And it all starts with a simple test. Here’s a guide to finding the right squat position for your body.
Note To Self: F*ck The Haters
Let’s be honest: the idea of “getting better” isn’t always what it seems. The obvious approach is that improvement is measured by growth. And growth is measured by accomplishing more than what was done prior. And “accomplishment” inherently implies a comparison to a prior situation or time. But, what if the idea of growth wasn’t […]
How to Prevent Knee, Back, and Shoulder Injuries
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.
How to Use Resistance Band Exercises in Your Workouts
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.
Get Fit Workout Plan: Avoiding Mistakes and Past Frustrations
Guess what? Odds are your workout plan isn’t designed for your body. This 3-step assessment (and sample plans) will personalize your approach for faster progress, fewer injuries, and better results.
The Born Fitness Approach to Health and Fitness
Accomplishing your dream body doesn’t have to be an impossible journey. But it does require you to forget some of the popular information, which might be the real reason you haven’t achieved your goals.
Should Your Workout Kick Your Ass?
What makes a great workout? For many people, it’s lots of sweat and soreness. But is that mentality doing more harm than good?
Are You Too Busy to Work Out? Me Too.
“I’m too busy to work out,” is the most common reason for not making it to the gym. Here’s how you can work out, live, boost your fitness without stress, and still be healthy.
The Teacher Fit Program
The life of a teacher is misunderstood. Sure the hours appear great. And summers off are nice. But the illusion of a life of relaxation underscores the incredible amount of time it takes to prepare, teach, grade, and then prepare some more. Toss in stressful interactions with students and parents, and teachers find themselves in […]
4 Ways to Become Better
Why is your progress stalled with fitness and diet? Don’t plan your plan. Here are 4 methods to help you become better by avoiding the “resolution model.”