Why Fitness Will Never Be Easy For You

Fitness will always be a challenge to some degree. You’ll never reach a point where you’re on easy street and you have it all figured out. There will always be some sort of challenge standing between you and the results you want. But that’s not a bad thing! The whole …

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Build a Stronger Back With Table Bridges

The table bridge is one of the first bridge progressions people attempt in progressive calisthenics and for good reason. It places more stress on the posterior chain, especialy in the upper back compared to the lying bridge where the back is done on the floor. It’s also a great way …

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9 Reasons Why You Should Train Every Day

Training every day may seem a little extreme, but it may just be the ticket to making progress much faster and easier than if you only pursued your goals a few days out of the week. Here are a few reasons why training every day can super charge your strength …

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Why Quality Diet & Exercise Habits are Cheaper

Quality is much better than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles. -Steve Jobs   The idea that fitness is expensive is highly prevalent within our society. People complain about the price of healthy eating, the cost of a gym membership and even the time it takes …

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4 Fitness Struggles You Can’t Win

Fitness Shouldn’t Be A Constant Struggle. If it is something is wrong. Our current fitness culture is in love with struggle and fighting the good fight. Facebook is filled with people showing off their blood sweat and tears. There are pictures of torn hands, and people laying on the floor in …

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When You Should Skip A Workout

  There are very few times when you maybe should skip your planned workout. being tired, bored, or low on motivation sure isn’t one of those times. If anything that’s when you really should workout. That said, there are times when you should skip out on your workout. Here they …

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The Very Best Place to get in Shape

 Without a doubt, I believe the very best place to get some exercise is outdoors. It saddens me that fitness has slowly become an indoor activity. When I was a kid my mother always used to tell me to get outside.  It didn’t matter what I did, just as long …

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Muscles Are Dumb

  Muscles are dumb. Dumber than Dumb and Dumber even then some. I don’t mean having muscle is dumb I mean it literally. The actual tissue of your muscles is dumb. But you wouldn’t think so with some of the muscle lingo going through out fitness culture. – Muscle confusion …

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Is Exercise Better than Diet for Long Term Fat Loss?

  It’s time to question yet another sacred cow in our fitness culture. Today I’m suggesting that exercise might be more effective than diet for long term weight loss. The popular idea now is that diet is a more potent vehicle for fat loss than exercise.  Experts make claims like “90% …

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How to Workout and Exercise While Traveling

  Getting exercise and workouts on the road is always a challenge. Keeping fit habits can put a lot of stress on  your trip, not to mention your traveling companions. Like most fitness plans, making the resolution to just work hard and stick to a strict diet or workout plan, …

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What Exercise Joint Pain Really Means

  One of the things I’m learning is that stress or pain in a joint while working out usually means there’s less stress on the muscles you’re trying to work. One example is my right knee which has bothered me a little in the past month. Turns out my hamstrings …

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This TRX Shoulder Exercise Replaces 4 Dumbbell Exercises

  When it comes to working the shoulders, nothing beats handstand work. That said, sometimes you want to target the deltoids. With dumbbells you have a lot of exercises to choose from which can target the shoulders from different angles. It can be very precise but it can also take …

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2 Twists on the TRX Rear Fly

  The TRX rear fly is one of the best ways to target your shoulders and upper back. Use these two little twists to further target either the rear deltoids or the traps and rhomboids.  

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