It’s no secret that kettlebells are a bit of an underdog as far as training equipment goes. When most folks get into strength training, they are immediately introduced to barbells and dumbbells — squats, deadlifts, bench press, rows, bicep curls, and the like. Kettlebells are often doomed to gather dust. But the fact is, there … Continue reading 3 Reasons Why You Should Include Kettlebells In Your Workout
A debate has been going on for a long time. Which training style is better – using free weights or working with machines. To the uneducated, the clear winner might be the latter. After all, machines come in so many configurations, and we can use them for hundreds of exercises. Plus, they make it easier … Continue reading Are free weights or machines better for building muscle?
The “Big Three” of training can be broken down into Volume, Intensity, and Frequency: When one of these variables increase, the other two will need to be adjusted accordingly. Regulating these variables to achieve results is dependant on experience level and work capacity. New lifters tend to benefit from a more linear progression, while intermediate … Continue reading How to Structure Your Workouts for the Best Results
When it comes to burning calories and losing fat, many people choose to go with cardio. Walk into any gym these days, and you’ll see various people who are looking to get summer-ready on the treadmill or stationary bike. The consensus is clear – we should do cardio if we want to burn a considerable … Continue reading Why Cardio is an Overrated Fat Loss Solution
Despite what all the recent diet trends will tell you, if you truly want to maximize your athletic performance, energy levels, and mood, you should be consuming carbohydrates. As it turns out, having post-workout carbs could be hiding a few extra benefits. Let’s take a closer look. 1. Carbs replenish the lost glycogen. Your workout … Continue reading 3 Reasons Why Carbs Are Important For Building Muscle
Imagine a world in which our ancestors clung to the safety of their farmlands and never set out to explore the world, just because someone told them not to. Society, as we know it today, would be nonexistent. If these curious individuals can do the unimaginable and sail an endless ocean – you can surely … Continue reading How to Break Free from Mediocrity