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With the amount of information we’re exposed to, it”s easy to overcomplicate our training. When it comes to calisthenics, it appears to look unsafe because we see the end product from the best athletes, but calisthenics is for all levels. There are various forms of calisthenics/bodyweight training that you can do, based on your goals.
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Our guest is Andrew Coates. Andrew is a coach, writer, and podcast host. He works with athletes and gen-pop clients with a focus on education and enjoyment. This means their training, diet, and lifestyle are sustainable for long-term progress.  In recent years, Andrew has successfully branched out to become a prolific content creator. In this episode,
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My grandfather, Albert Fagan, passed away in April of 2020, at 93 years old, amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Up until his condition worsened for various reasons, he had been pain-free, mobile, and an extremely strong and independent individual for years. And when I say “strong,” I don’t just mean strong for a man his age.
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People are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of gut health and how such common problems as leaky gut and food intolerances can cause symptoms throughout the body. These are just a few of the symptoms that originate in the gut: Foggy brain Difficulty focusing Anxiety Fatigue Skin rashes Difficulty losing weight Headaches To understand
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Our guest today is Tom Purvis. Tom competed as a bodybuilder, trained at Gold’s gym in the 90s with all the top pros, and educated other fitness professionals with RTS since 1997. He has a wealth of experience and is namechecked as a mentor to many top competitors and coaches. Tom is the creator of
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If we learned anything from our time in quarantine when gyms were closed, we learned we could make do without a gym. We can train to get stronger and more fit in our living rooms, backyards, or garages without machines or even barbells. We can use bodyweight exercises and something simple, like a medicine ball, for a great
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Q: Is sarcoplasmic hypertrophy a real thing and, if so, is it affected by the type of training that I perform? The sarcoplasmic hypertrophy theory has been around for decades and continues to be a source of controversy. The key to understanding it begins with a little muscle physiology. Skeletal muscle is made up of
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Is 2021 your year to shine? If it is—if it’s your year to step up to the plate and finally get that fitness program into action—we have some of the best tips to help you succeed. When motivation strikes high each New Year, thousands begin their journey to reach that elusive “fit bod.” Not all
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If your goal is to get bigger and stronger, don’t forget a third critical component of your training: power. So many people go heavy in the gym and take sets to failure—which is great for building strength and size, respectively—but totally ignore dedicated training for power and explosiveness. Here’s why that’s a mistake: The more
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“Maximise the recruitment of high-threshold muscle fibers, increase strength, muscle, and volume using this advanced training tactic.” With the Covid-19 situation still a series of openings and lockdowns around the world it means that gyms are open in some places, while in some countries they may have to wait a little longer. I have been getting
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The best gifts are ones we use and appreciate every day, and fitness accessories play a crucial role in achieving daily goals. The right shaker cup or gym bag can make it easier to stick to a meal plan or give you that extra ounce of motivation to swing by the gym after work instead
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Vitamin D is often referenced as the sunshine vitamin since the vitamin’s primary source is attained through sun exposure. Yet, many people are vitamin D deficient. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble hormone that plays a critical role in bone health, muscle function, adaptive immunity, and many human diseases like cancer, diabetes, and musculoskeletal health.2 Vitamin
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November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and things are not looking good for the nation. People can become offended by the wording, but the facts don’t change, fat is the new normal according to data from the Centers for Diesease Control and Prevention. However, beyond the obvious health issues, the cost of obesity threatens individuals
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When the temperatures start to drop at summer’s end, most people begrudgingly store their bathing suits and suntan lotion. Those with muscle on their mind know it’s the time of year when they can focus on size and getting as big as possible. Let’s take a look at the training methodology that will enable you
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Coenzyme Q10 is a vitamin-like antioxidant molecule that facilitates the biological process of generating adenosine triphosphate (ATP), or energy metabolism.* ATP powers the vast majority of cellular actions that the human body performs. It keeps the wheels turning, in every way. CoQ10, as it’s called, also benefits heart health, helps reduce fatigue, and keeps blood
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Estrogen is a steroid hormone that can be imbalanced in both men and women, either through overproduction, increased exposure, or reduced detoxification and elimination. Increased exposure and reduced detoxification are responsible for the vast majority of estrogen imbalances. Apart from menstrual irregularities in women, typical symptoms of estrogen dominance include the following: Weight gain, usually
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Wouldn’t it be great to perform an entire workout with less muscle fatigue? You could easily complete more reps (probably in less time), you would gain more muscle, and your endurance would skyrocket. There’s a supplement that can help you do just that. Citrulline malate is a unique combination of the nonessential amino acid L-citrulline
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Police recruits spend hours upon hours running. Depending on the academy and training officers, these runs can vary greatly, ranging from a brisk 1.5 miles to a will-shattering 7-10 miles, almost always in formation. Once the recruits graduate and hit the streets, however, they develop a new relationship with running. Officers who are more purpose-driven
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Our guest today is Chris Peil. Chris is a sports rehabilitation expert who specializes in helping people get back to performing at their best after the medical community has tried and failed. His no-nonsense, logical straight-talking approach is a breath of fresh air compared to much of the hot air and self-promotion you see from people far
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Creatine, citrulline, betaine, beta-alanine, BCAAs—once upon a time, they were all single ingredients that athletes and lifters would take alongside their staple supps like protein or caffeine. Then, as the science—and the results—stacked up, they became staples. That’s happening right now with the powerful nootropic compound alpha glyceryl phosphoryl choline—alpha-GPC or A-GPC for short. You’re
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Cody Haun is the epitome of a 21st century strength scientists. As he ventures out on his own, leaving academia for private practice, he is set up to track, analyze, and assess every aspect of your training and nutrition. In this episode, we geek out about: Inter-individual heterogeneity and response to training and nutrition Starting
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There’s strength in numbers. Never is this more true than when it comes to committing to working out. It’s the reason people hire personal trainers or sign up for a bootcamp with a friend: Accountability. And what more convenient accountability partner than your intimate partner? If you live with the person, even better. What if
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Everyone knows how wonderful it feels to wake up after a refreshing sleep, but you may not know just how critical getting a full night of sleep is to your health and to achieving optimal mental performance. In his 2014 TED Talk, neuroscientist Jeff Iliff explains that sleep and sleep quality are essential to maintaining
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For years, people mistakenly believed that weights were for men and cardio machines were for women. When I started lifting weights about eight years ago, female representation in iron sports and the weight room was scarce. More recently, however, women’s presence in the iron game has become hard to miss. Part of the reason women
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