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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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Dear Psycho Trainer

Dear Psycho Trainer, I’ve seen your damage…whether it is on the treatment table as I am fixing your former or even current clients or they come to me because your training has left them broken down and dreading training. You take great pride in your ability to break people. Often …

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Why I DON’T Program the Leg Press

The leg press, an exercise that is often hotly debated, is the topic for today. Bodybuilders adore it. While the functional fitness side of the coin despises it. I would say I have a tendency to fall in line with the functional fitness folks on this topic. I don’t use …

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Why You Need The Inverted Row and 5 Variations

The inverted row goes by many names. You may have heard it called the ring row, the horizontal pull-up, or the fat man’s row just to name a few. Well fat guys aren’t the only ones who can use the inverted row to get strong. Whatever you call the exercise, …

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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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