How to Use Resistance Band Exercises in Your Workouts

The first rule of resistance training: you don’t need weights to create resistance. Whether it’s with bodyweight exercises, dumbbells, barbells, kettlebells, or resistance band exercises, there are many ways to challenge your body, build...

When Can Kids Start Lifting Weights?

Maybe you’ve been following a barbell training program for a while now. Maybe you do your workouts in a garage gym at home, and your curious kids have been hanging out with you while...

The Mental Aspect of Hill Sprints

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a fan of hill sprints. You’ll be hard pressed to find a conditioning exercise that’s more effective than regularly running a steep hill. Hill sprints aren’t just...

Understanding the Microbiome: How Gut Health Affects Your Health, Weight Loss, and Mood

Everything we know about diet and weight loss is being challenged by bacteria. Not some foreign infection, but — rather — the little bugs that live within your body. And the most promising part...

When I’m healthy, I get hurt

When I’m healthy, I get hurt. That’s just how it is, and it probably goes all the way back to my childhood. Having a young one at home who is as accident prone as I...

How Kenney the Tabletop Gamer Lost 120 Pounds and Found His Voice (Literally).

“There’s no way that’s the same person, right?” Admittedly, that’s what I first thought when I saw Kenney’s before and after photos. There was just NO way that this Tony Stark looking dude on the...

Good Protein Bars, Decoded: 5 Signs a Bar is Worth Eating

Here’s the first thing you need to know when you go browsing the health bar aisle looking for options that are actually good for you: Not all protein bars are created equal. And — if we’re...

Pillars of Squat Technique

Maximizing your squat technique is about creating a synergistic effort of the legs, hips and back to lift the largest weight possible. We have had the opportunity to coach thousands of athletes across the...

The Valsalva Maneuver: The Forgotten Technique That Can Save You From Back Pain (And...

Most fitness tips do not provide instant gratification. As much as people hate it, fitness — as a method of seeing results — is an endurance event. It takes a lot of reps and...

Strength and Conditioning Stuff You Should Read: 3/2/18

I hope you're having a great week. We brought our daughters to Disney for the first time, so it was a quiet content creation week for me. Luckily, I've got some good stuff from...

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