More often than not, targeted training is associated with using machines rather than free weights or body weight. Since machines isolate certain parts of the body or only function in uniplanar movements, it’s easy to specifically target the intended muscles or muscle groups when exercising. That’s exactly what targeted training is, specifically strengthening certain muscles… Continue reading Making the Most of Targeted Training
How to get your first bench press in 3 exercises or less These exercise progressions are the safest way to work your way up to the bar and to ensure you’re doing exercises that work on building strength and stability. Working your way up to the bar is going to take practice with pressing in… Continue reading Exercise progressions to work up to your first bench press
Whether you are an experienced fitness athlete or a regular person that is starting his fitness path, it is normal to wonder how to improve your strength, technique, and performance without physical exercise. Here is when we find the term visualization and its importance in the fitness industry. Visualization and the Fitness Industry If you… Continue reading Visualization and its importance in the fitness industry
What is motivation? In fitness, it’s a common enemy for most beginners and the strongest ally for advanced athletes. Here is what you should do if you are interested in finding your motivation. It is also the key to any success story and the best part is that anyone can unlock it! Anyone who has worked… Continue reading 4 Steps to finding your motivation
Nowadays, a warm-up routine tends to be all over the place. Some people don’t do it at all, others spend 20 minutes on the floor foam rolling and stretching themselves into human Play-Doh. Sure, they’re all somewhat applicable in certain situations, but which way is right? Which way will get me primed and ready to… Continue reading The ‘What’ and ‘Why’ of a Good Warm-Up
I still find it hard to believe how different my body was just two years ago while I was still in my undergrad. I was your typical student studying night and day and always putting exercise on my list of things to do, but never quite making it happen. I was very far from my… Continue reading How mindset helped me annihilate my fitness goals
We had the opportunity to present some questions to an expert in the field of biohacking. If you ever wondered why you’re seeing so many more people intentionally submerging their unclothed bodies into ice-cold water or taking naps in hyperbaric oxygen chambers… wonder no more. We ask Dasha all of these questions and more. Let’s… Continue reading Biohacking 101: Dasha Maximov’s Cheatsheet to Optimized Health
Injuries can oftentimes be the cause for an unused gym membership and regular dates with a heating pad. Thankfully, most injuries are usually able to be worked around if you know what you’re doing. It can be scary not knowing what’s going on and how to continue to make progress without re-aggravating things. So let’s… Continue reading I injured myself; how do I maintain strength?
Not feeling challenged? When you work together with a personal trainer, chances are you are doing so to have them keep you motivated throughout your workouts and help you achieve your goals. Now, you’ve been spending a lot of time at the gym doing your workouts, but you walk out of every session feeling less… Continue reading Is your trainer hindering your fitness progress?
When I first began weightlifting my biggest fear was getting injured. I knew I couldn’t lift heavy weights and thus didn’t think I had a place in the weight room. But eventually, I learned the basics and it picked up week by week. Here are the 6 things that every beginner should know if they… Continue reading Newbie Gains: How to start your fitness journey?