Fitness

The Secret to This 71-Year-Old’s World Record Mile: Lots of Strength Training

Running and strength training aren't always synonymous with each other — at least in the mainstream consciousness — but there's no denying that they can hold benefits for each other's performance. The cardiovascular benefits running comes with can positively...

Athletes! Take 4 Minutes Every Day to Build Lifetime Back Health

Disclaimer from the author: If you are experiencing even slight discomfort in your back, I highly recommend consulting with a practitioner well versed in helping prevent or heal back injuries. Even if you have no pain, it is worth getting...

12 Ways To Maximize Your Rest Day

While many individuals struggle to make it TO the gym, many of us also struggle to STAY out. Rest days are critical for performance, with some sports and ability levels needing more and/or less of them. When your rest...

Muscle Milk Protein Powder Review – Nutritious But Disappointing?

Owned by CytoSport and produced in California, the Muscle Milk brand is widespread enough that it’s probably what most people associate with the words "protein shake." Not because it’s the most popular whey protein powder, but because the pre-made...

5 Benefits of Deficit Deadlifts

With so many deadlift and pulling (snatch and clean pull) variations to choose from, it can often be overwhelming which one to choose based on your needs, weaknesses, and individual goals. The deficit deadlift is a great deadlift variation...

Reports: Arnold Schwarzenegger Undergoes Emergency Open-Heart Surgery

Earlier today, it was reported by TMZ that 70-year old bodybuilding legend and pioneer Arnold Schwarzenegger underwent emergency open-heart surgery on Thursday. According to TMZ, sources close to the bodybuilding legend informed them that Schwarzenegger experienced heart complications after going...

How the Culture of Fitness Gets Inside You

Editors note: Katie Rose Hejtmanek, Ph.D. is a cultural anthropologist conducting research on the culture of strength sports in the United States. This is the fourth of an in-depth series introducing readers to her research and preliminary findings. This is...

Kipping Pull-Up Injuries – 4 Reasons Why and How They Happen

In this article I wanted to spend some time going through the kipping pull-up, specifically whether or not it is responsible for shoulder and muscular injuries (SLAP tears, labrum issues, muscle strains, and common overuse pains). In the below...

Why Cossack Squats Are Great For Weightlifters and Other Strength Athletes

While many lifters today squat, front squat, lunge, and deadlift, we often find our training plans focusing on one singular plane of movement, often neglecting the other Cardinal planes and join actions. In doing so, we can create muscular imbalances,...

I Did ROMWOD On My Roof and the Pics Turned Out Okay

In New York City, there are few places to find a moment of peace. There's no such thing as relaxing in a quiet environment, and you're out of luck if you're looking to do ROMWOD in a place where you can...

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This Strength Athlete Crushes Workouts and Inspires With One Arm

We can't always choose the cards life deals us. Nor can we change events that happen in our lives that change us forever, but...

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