Tag Archives: Fitness

Girl Push-ups: Please Stop! There is a Better Option

I know what you’re thinking, “Another push-up article?” Well this one is important, and needs to be stated. STOP WITH THE “GIRL PUSH-UPS”!!!!! Nothing makes my eyes bleed more than the “girl push-up”, or a push-up done from the knees. In fact, the name is offensive to women. I know …

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3 Must Haves For Workout Recovery

If there is one thing that most people neglect in their workout regime it has to be workout recovery. This may also be the most important aspect of improving your performance. Most workouts average 60 to 90 minutes…so what are you doing the other 1,380 minutes of the day? What …

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Are You Training or Just Working Out?

I know some of you may have read the post title and thought, “wait, what? There is a difference between training and working out?” You are damn right there is a difference. And hopefully after today you’ll be able to know which one pertains to you. First we need to …

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GTS Tip: Band Pull-apart Tweaks to Fry Your Rear Delts

If you look at most gym bros who love to bench press you’ll notice one thing, imbalance. Most of these bros have anterior delts and pecs that overpower their neglected rear delts. This imbalance can lead to wrecked shoulders over time. The band pull-apart is a great exercise for any …

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The Overhead Shrug

The trapezius, or traps as known in bro culture, can separate the men from the boys and help girls make a tank top look really good. When most people think of training the traps, and specifically the upper traps, they think of the tradition barbell shrug. But there is more …

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An Open Letter To My Daughters

Becoming a parent makes you much more aware of the world around not just you, but those you love. I see a lot of things that make me cringe about my girls growing up in this world, and especially when it comes to the fitness world. Here is a letter …

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Increase Your Aerobic Conditioning With Tempo Runs

There are two types of people in the world. Those who like steady-state cardio and those who despise steady-state cardio. If you have followed this blog for any time now you will know that I fall into the despise category. I would rather take ice picks to my eyeballs than …

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Why You Should Reconsider Your Body-Part Split

It is a well known fact that in most big box gyms Monday is International Chest Day. From there a lot of bros, and ladies as well, assign specific body parts to train for each of the following days. A typical week on a body-part split may look as such: …

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How You Should Lift While Trying to Lose Weight

Weight loss is often the primary goal for most people when they begins to workout. I’ve already touched on why I think cardio alone sucks when you are trying to lose weight. Sure you may lose weight, but it probably won’t be the type of weight you want to lose. …

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All About The Single-leg Romanian Deadlift

Few exercises provide the strength and stability stimulus while sparing the spine quite like the single-leg Romanian deadlift, or the RDL. Athletes and weekend warriors alike can benefit from this exercise. For athletes, it increases single-leg strength needed for sprinting, jumping, and changing directions. For the weekend warrior, the single-leg …

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