There are myths circulating about how to look “toned”, which is the most common body type most people strive for. They see the functional, sleek build of a good swimmer or fighter and wish they were there. They try to avoid the “bulky” look of professional powerlifters and bodybuilders, and thus, get scared of lifting […]
Learn how to live leaner, stronger, and longer. Long-term strategies for living the Lean Life.
Everyone screws up sometimes. Like me. I was supposed to write 2 times a week for this site before I realized that’s a LOT of writing. That’s especially true because I wanted to expound upon important stuff in fitness, rather than pollute the Internet with more crap.. Heck, even I succumb to the rigors of […]
“Functional fitness” is the new buzzword on the block, showing new attention to how and why people train, not just mindless movement. I love this! Of course, there are some misconceptions about what defines “functional”…
Did you know that strength, force, and power aren’t the same thing? Most people don’t. Of course, they absolutely should know because the difference decides how you train! There’s a difference in adaptation between punching, hauling a stone, or trying to get muscularly larger. And unless you want to be one of those people who puts […]
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Debunking the “Toning” Myth
When it comes to how a body looks, everyone has their own ideal in mind. Some may feel content to fit into clothes. Other want to feel unashamed of their body when in public. Maybe it’s seeing a six pack in the mirror, or having your arms and legs have a little bit of “pop”. While […]
The Commandments of Fitness
In the world of fitness, everything is founded upon 3 pillars. Perhaps the second-most important of any lesson I can teach you, knowing about the 3 pillars will help you know why your progress might be slowed. If you embrace them, you instantly understand more than 90% of fitness gurus out there.