Fitness Workout

Steve Keane is the co-founder of Kraft Coaching, a coaching service specializing in helping regular people develop incredible physiques. I’m a big fan of Steve’s work and think of him as part coach, part fitness philosopher. Read Helping Regular People Build Incredible Physiques at its original source Breaking Muscle: http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/helping-regular-people-build-incredible-physiques
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COVID has left an indelible mark on the fitness industry. Business owners, gym employees, and gym-goers were left scrambling, confused, and in the dark by the ever-changing COVID rules and regulations. Gyms were required to close their doors with no idea when or if they were going to reopen. Some gyms, including mine, could keep
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In this episode, I explain what diet periodization is, why you need it to take your physique to the next level, and the three simple questions you need to answer to design the perfect diet for your goals. Read How to Utilize Diet Periodization for Maximum Muscle at its original source Breaking Muscle: https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/how-to-utilize-diet-periodization-for-maximum-muscle
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Summer is near, and you’ve felt caged for far too long. No, I’m not talking about the quarantine. I mean locked in your life’the 9-5 job, the commute, the nightly TV, and a disciplined workout routine. It is all so typical and, yet, so inhuman.  Throughout most of human history, there has been no need to work
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In this episode, I’m delighted to welcome Rick Howard to the show. Rick is an expert in Long-Term Athletic Development (LTAD). He wrote the paper on the subject by writing the NACA’s position stand in LTAD.  Read Better Athletes: From Cradle to the Grave at its original source Breaking Muscle: https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/better-athletes-from-cradle-to-the-grave
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When it comes to strength training, most coaches and even clients understand the concept of progressing in a structured and systematic way, using percentages to build strength slowly over time. But, for some reason, when it comes to metabolic conditioning, fitness becomes a free-flowing ocean of random, high-intensity efforts, filled with varied, whatever modalities are
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Most of the literature on sleep is regarding restriction and its impact on health and performance. However, there is a growing body of research on sleep extension and the potential implications on athletic performance. It’s relatively understood that sleep is a primary contributor to recovery and performance. Despite this, it’s estimated over one-third of the
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Robert Linkul is the National Strength and Conditioning Associations (NSCA) 2019 Personal Trainer of the Year. Robert runs Be Stronger Fitness, a Strength and Conditioning facility that focuses on training an older clientele demographic. With their skill set and experience, Robert and his team are uniquely qualified to provide proper strength training for the older
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The term metabolic damage has gained lots of traction over the years. Researchers1 initially observed a reduced metabolic rate in subjects who had lost a substantial amount of weight. This reduction is far from shocking since lowering an individual’s body weight will simultaneously reduce their energy demands. However, what was unique in this case was
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When it comes to the accretion of new muscle mass, protein intake is one of the primary variables to consider. Common discussions range from how much protein, protein source and bioavailability, refractory periods, and protein distribution. This article will give a brief distillation of the currently available evidence and offer clear and concise recommendations to
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The key to effective fitness and training is to know yourself. Introspection’s power will allow you to develop a deep sense of understanding for everything you will learn on your journey.  Danny Kavadlo, with his brother Al Kavadlo, is an authority in calisthenics and fitness.  As he puts it, “It’s important to understand that even with a definitive
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I hated studying for certification tests. Right after college, I took one of the more reputable certifications for strength and conditioning. While preparing, it wasn’t very reassuring to memorize concepts the test-makers thought was more important than I did. I was arrogant for sure, just like any twenty-something-year-old meathead, but to mount a straw defense,
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John Du Cane is the author of Qigong Recharge, publisher, fitness guru, and accomplished businessman. I was lucky enough to talk to him recently. At first, I thought we would be steering the conversation towards all things kettlebell, and John’s pioneering work on seeding the fitness industry with quality kettlebell trainers, but something else caught my
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Fish oil supplementation has gained a lot of attention for its health benefits. Specifically, supplementation of omega 3 fatty acids has demonstrated positive effects on blood pressure, triglycerides, and heart rate.1 Additionally, they’ve been shown to improve arterial dilation, possess antiarrhythmic and anti-inflammatory properties. All of these have been shown to have protective effects against
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