Why Fitness Will Never Be Easy For You

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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The Very Best Place to get in Shape

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 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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A Simple Exercise to Switch on Muscle Growth

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Muscle growth and strength is always limited by how well you can engage your target muscles. Engaging your chest, arms, shoulders, back and every other muscle in your upper body is heavily dependent upon your scapular alignment. This exercise is one of the best ways to condition your back muscles …

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How to Kill Workout Boredom

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  Boredom kills your ability to progress and advance your workouts. No matter how hard you’re pushing yourself, a boring workout is only slightly better than worthless. It kills you mental edge.  It kills your drive and desire. It kills your focus. Not to mention it’s also a total bear …

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Muscles Are Dumb

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  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?

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  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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The Perfect Diet and Exercise Program Myth

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  “And they lived happily every after……” It’s the ending of every classic fairy tale. Once the main characters have found each other, vanquished their foes and made everything perfect, they go off to a life of perfection. It’s an idea that saturates our modern day culture. If you can …

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Technique Isn’t Everything

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  “Technique isn’t everything. It’s the only thing.” If I ever open a gym I’m putting that up on the wall in big BOLD  letters. Everything you’re looking to gain from your training boils 100% down to your technique and how well you can maintain it. If your results are …

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How to Be a Fitness Technician

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  If you have the skills, you can gain more progress in a 10 minute push up session than someone will who has little skill but cranks out 1,000 push ups a day. So the question is, how does one develop such skills? Is it luck or some sort of …

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The Art and Science of Exercise Progression

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  Progression is the essence of success. It’s the very thing that causes your fitness to grow and mature. Without it you’re stuck. It doesn’t matter how hard you work or what your program looks like. If you don’t have progression, you don’t have……well…..progress. You  just end up working your …

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How to Workout and Exercise While Traveling

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  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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This TRX Shoulder Exercise Replaces 4 Dumbbell Exercises

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  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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