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The Real Benefits of Stronger Glutes. For the longest time, training the glutes wasn’t something the average lifter was proud of.

The Real Benefits of Stronger Glutes

Thanks to scientific advancement and a general increase in training education, however, that mentality’s changed. How to Avoid and Treat a Torn Meniscus. Jim Brown June 27, 2012 There are two types of cartilage in the knee that can be damaged.

How to Avoid and Treat a Torn Meniscus

Articular cartilage is the smooth, semi-rigid tissue that covers the ends of bones and allows the knee joint to move freely. It can be torn away by impact during contact sports like football or hockey, or it can gradually wear thin with age, causing arthritis in the knee joint. Lacrosse Strength and Conditioning. 6 Exercises To Help Make Your Knees Stop Cracking And Popping. Prevention Premium: 9 Very Best Soultions For Fibromyalgia Pain So what's the cause?

6 Exercises To Help Make Your Knees Stop Cracking And Popping

Generally, tight or misaligned muscles will pull the knee cap out of alignment, explains David Reavy, director of React Physical Therapy in Chicago. Over time that imbalance can cause clicking or popping, which could be a potential problem, says Butts, "because the cartilage can become worn down and potentially lead to early onset arthritis, as well as many issues involved with deterioration of the joint. " To alleviate the awkward noises and keep potential injuries at bay, try these exercises 3 times a week for maximum results. Calf Release All exercise photos courtesy of Eun Jung Decker at React Physical Therapy. Boyce’s Choices: 3 Best Exercises for Glutes. As a varsity sprinter, I learned the hard way that a properly functioning set of glutes can be a make or break factor in your muscular performance and body’s health.

Boyce’s Choices: 3 Best Exercises for Glutes

4 Exercises for a Thick Back. Some guys have "2D" bodies.

4 Exercises for a Thick Back

They have decent back width and look built from the front, but turn them sideways and they nearly disappear. GMB Fitness - Bodyweight Exercise for Physical Autonomy. Tip: Target the Lower Traps. A Woman's Guide to Intermittent Fasting. When I first tried intermittent fasting, I failed - miserably.

A Woman's Guide to Intermittent Fasting

The first day, I under ate and couldn’t sleep all night from the hunger. The next day, I was tired, cranky, and grossly over ate. That was when my hunger and hormone roller coaster started. Why I don't do CrossFit. I get asked all the time if I’ve tried CrossFit.

Why I don't do CrossFit

My friends text me—without fail—when the games are on and tell me I should be there, and I’m asked my opinion of it on a weekly if not daily basis. So I’m going to share that opinion with you. I know that a lot of people won’t like it, and CrossFitters may react quite negatively, but the goal is not to simply go along with what is popular or to avoid tough subjects so that people won’t “unfollow” me. Two Commonly Ignored Strength Methods to Supercharge the Power Athlete. Two Commonly Ignored Strength Methods to Supercharge the Power Athlete Great athletes are strong.

Two Commonly Ignored Strength Methods to Supercharge the Power Athlete

Always. The longer I have coached and trained, the more true this statement has become to me. Total Trap Training. Here's what you need to know...

Total Trap Training

Your trapezius isn't just that meaty part surrounding your neck. It extends from head to mid back. Your traps retract, depress, and help to upwardly rotate the scapula: all of which are heavily involved in weight training. Weak lower and middle traps will make you more vulnerable to upper body lifting injuries like shoulder impingement. Direct trap training works better than compound movements when it comes to hypertrophy. Form and Function. The push-up, shoulder stability, scapular stability. The Metabolic Swing. The Unknown Movement Pattern I'm going to tell you about the single most powerful movement pattern you can perform.

The Metabolic Swing

The Do it All Exercise to Go From Dead Butt to Active Arse. Do you consider yourself to be a paper-pushing athlete or a desk jockey? Or do you hold the record for the word’s longest passive squat? If your daily regimen includes multiple hours sitting, here are three exercises to turn the gluteus minus into gluteus maximus. And once you’ve located the proper muscles and done these exercises, you can graduate to the "ultimate dead butt to active arse" exercise. You can do hundreds of squats and not actively flex the main hip stabilizers or glutes. Really, what needs to happen is location and activation of these muscles.

Ten Thousand Swings to Fat Loss. By Craig Weller and James Heathers – 7/2/2012 James Heathers is an applied physiologist working on his PhD, and a stage strongman who doesn't mind the odd bit of pain. He also likes using himself as his own lab rat and has a ton of equipment most people don't. Most importantly, he's a proponent of the Open Access movement, making scientific research freely available to the public. After reading a study on the physiological effects of walking one mile every hour for 1,000 straight hours (repeating an ordeal first completed on a bar bet 200 years ago), James began thinking of ways to push physical limits in an unconventional way, learn a few things, and share the results. Inspiration – Angry Fat Men and a Swinger's Club. Super Squat Hip Sequence pre-workout. Rebuild Yourself with Complexes. If I ever recommended a workout that cut fat and built muscle at the same time, I'm not sure I'd believe myself.

The Final Nail in the Cardio Coffin. Punching Bag Superstrike Pro. Postural Habits of Biomechanically Superior Dancers. Martin Berkhan And Intermittent Fasting: Interview. Kelly Starrett « Keeping Fit. Jill Miller and Your Dys-Supple Neck. Hula Hoop Workout with Marawa the Amazing - How to Lose 20 Pounds: A Customized Nutrition Plan For YOU. Everything You Need to Know About the Hip Thrust. Episode 247: Scap Suppleness. Eccentric Overloading Methods for Jumpers: Kettlebell Swings. Dispelling the Glute Myth. Developing Explosive Strength and Power for Athletic Performance - Syatt Fitness. Over the last few months I’ve received a great deal of questions regarding explosive strength and power, how it pertains to athletic performance, and subsequently how to develop it based on an individual’s needs and goals.

Creating a Stable Low Back with Better Hip Mechanics. Bigger, Better Glutes.