Tag Archives: Fitness

Build Your Base, Build Foot Strength

If you know even a little bit about building something, you know that a strong foundation is the first thing that must be considered. Any structure needs a strong and sound base. For the human body, the foot is the foundation of the structure. Imagine two buildings, one on solid …

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The Simplest Workout Finisher

In this complicated day and age, we could all use more simplicity. Our workouts should not add to the problem. Sticking to the simple basics can still get you the results you want. One workout finisher is as simple as it gets. When you think of men (heck even the …

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The WORST: 5 Exercises to Avoid and How to Replace Them

Now that I’ve gotten your eyes with a click-baiting title I have to offer one disclaimer. I am not one to say any exercise sucks because their is so much to consider when evaluating the effectiveness of an exercise. How To Assess An Exercise First you must consider your goals. …

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#TRAINWITHAPURPOSE

Most people aimlessly wonder through their fitness¬†journey, with not rhyme or reason to their workouts. Some people just workout to punish themselves for indulging too much or because they “let themselves go”. They just go move some weight or themselves around and not cause any real change. Their training is …

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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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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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