Fitness

Exercise Variety: What May Be Holding You Back

Exercise variety

It all started around the time P90X came out. The phrase “muscle confusion” became apart of the fitness dictionary. The idea that to maintain progress you can’t use the same exercises or workouts multiple times in a row. BeachBody, the creators of P90X, made a killing off of making people …

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The Half-Kneeling Press: Starting From The Bottom

Going back to square one can be a good thing. Starting over on a project can allow you to reset and rebuild to make things better. The same goes for building better movement patterns. Sometimes you have bring things back down to earth to build a better base leading to …

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GTS Quick Tip: Pull More Weight With This Trick

There are certain tricks that seem like magic. You make one little change in your training and boom your eyes are opened to a whole new world of strength and muscle #gainz. Today’s GTS Quick Tip will show you how the thick bar can help you pull more weight or …

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Carbs: The Misunderstood Macro

Proteins, carbs, and fats are all macronutrients, or macros for short. But for some reason only one of them gets picked on. Everybody loves protein because of it’s muscle building properties and recently fats are the golden child in recent fad diets. All the cool kids are doing it. But …

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5 Workout Schemes for Building Muscle

When we first start working out 3 sets of 10 can provide us with enough progress especially when building muscle. The problem is our bodies are really good at adapting to stress and eventually that stress is not enough to spark progress. We have to find new ways to overload …

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Why Low-Calorie Diets Suck

The weight loss industry is a multi-million dollar industry and much of it is extremely frustrating with little to know scientific backing. From diet plans, workout programs, and supplements we are bombarded by “quick” ways to lose 20 pounds. Like most things in life, good things comes to those who …

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4 Benefits of Eccentric Training

We’ve all heard it, “control the weight on the way down.” But why?? Avoiding injury? Sure, but there is more to it though. Eccentric training can be a powerful tool in building muscle and explosive strength. Types of Muscle Contraction Muscle action or contraction can be divided into three different …

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GTS Quick Tip: Jump to a Bigger Squat

Welcome to the first ever GTS Quick Tip. This will be the occasional quick post that will have some actionable advice to add to your workout program right away. For the first installment of the GTS Quick Tip I’ll show you one way to increase your squat performance with one …

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Squat Progression: Teach Yourself to Squat

The squat is as functional an exercise that you can find. From sitting down on the toilet to jumping, the squat is found everywhere. The squat is a fundamental movement pattern that comes before walking. As babies we are able to squat with ease, but as adults?? Not so much. …

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8 Plank Variations To Keep Things Fresh

Plank Variations

Last week I wrote about some common mistakes people make when using the plank to develop core strength and one of those included holding the plank for too long(Click HERE to find that article). So you may be asking, “How do I progress or keep it fun??” Today I’m going …

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