The Bigger Chest & Triceps Workout

I’ve been playing around with a workout style that combines two classic muscle building strategies: – Pre-exhaustion – Drop sets Pre-exhaustion is a great way to give a lagging muscle group a little extra love while drop sets are a time-tested way to ensure a large group of muscles (ie …

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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 …

The Fit RebelWhen You Should Skip A Workout

Bragging About Your Workout Can Hold You Back

It’s sexy to tell other’s (and tell yourself) that you put 110% into every workout. It’s now a sign of weakness to admit that you only put 75% effort into a workout. No one brags about holding themselves back. The ironic thing is that going to that limit can set …

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What “Be Comfortable Being Uncomfortable” Really Means

  The saying “be comfortable being uncomfortable” is a common idea in our fitness culture. Until now, I’ve kind of thought it was like a Yogi Bear-ism, you know where he says things like “Disney Land is so crowded no one is going there anymore.” Even though the saying is …

The Fit RebelWhat “Be Comfortable Being Uncomfortable” Really Means

Fitness Is Not a Sport

Fitness is not a sport, and sport is not about fitness. The two might seem similar, but they can be very different in their approach. Performance is all about how you can score in the arena.  It’s about how well you can do under a given set of rules and circumstances. Training …

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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 …

The Fit RebelMuscles Are Dumb