BUT Aren't Good Mornings Bad For Your Back? Perhaps no exercise rose to infamy more quickly than barbell good mornings when, in 1969, Bruce Lee reportedly blew out his back while performing them. He had to take a layoff from training for a long period of time thereafter, and while he [...]
Properly Programming PLYOS: Far More Than Just Jumping As popularized by the athletic community, lower body plyometrics are speed and power-based exercises in which the muscles exert maximal force in minimal time by stretching and contracting repeatedly. Although there’s some debate as to what constitutes a “true” plyometric exercise, their value [...]
Physical & Mental Age-Related Declines Are NOT Inevitable Aging isn’t a sexy topic to discuss. Most people would rather talk about grammatical structure, fossil fuels, the Dewey Decimal system, or anything else, really, that doesn’t have to do with age. After all, aging is largely associated with falling apart, wasting away, [...]
Bulgarian Split Squats: A Superior Alternative To Barbell Back Squats?
Putting An End To The SPLIT SQUAT vs. SQUAT Debate
Squatting With A Bar On Your Back Is The ONLY Way To Get Strong, Right? Before the rise of the online fitness industry, things used to be simpler. Ah, the good 'ole days! Back when the universal approach to getting bigger and stronger via strength training was extremely straight forward. If you [...]
Sprint For Superior Muscle & Strength Gains By now everyone and their mother has heard and read about the “sprinters vs. marathon runners” comparison. Sprint athletes are big, lean, and strong; marathon runners are weak, small, and fragile. As a result, most lifters hold onto this comparison as their crutch to avoid [...]