The majority of people walk around dehydrated without even knowing it. By the time the body tells the mind it is thirsty, it is already long past the point of dehydration. Water performs many essential functions in the body, and staying hydrated is of the utmost importance.
I love to fast. I love it when I have eaten clean food. I cannot study if I have eaten chocolate. I cannot justify my existence if I have not trained for over three days. If I feel fat I cannot think, except about my fatness.
This author does know one exercise guaranteed to drop unwanted pounds. It is simple in execution, but not often used by clients that could benefit the most.
It is once again September and the Superbowl of bodybuilding, the Mr. Olympia competition, is upon us. Current title holder, Phil Heath, is on track to potentially win his 5th Sandow (Mr. Olympia title) but he does face some stiff competition.
For the beginner, the question inevitably rises as to how often one should lift. Whenever one embarks on a new journey, through lands unknown, it is best to have a roadmap that leads to the desired destination.
The "Dad bod" has become the bane of modern man's existence in terms of fitness. Even an otherwise great physique can be marred by the presence of belly fat, and it is unhealthy to boot.
Imagine having two brains, one in our head - which controls the central nervous system - and the other in our stomach, both created by the same tissue during fetal development.
Partial reps, or the act of doing an exercise through a shorter range of motion (ROM) than normal, has been ostracized by newly certified and part time, after school trainers since I can remember. But, does such a technique work to promote strength and muscle growth?
Pre-exhaust quickly becomes a godsend for leg training with knees that aren't completely gone as it allows fatigue of the target muscle before moving on to the heavier lifts, where ego might take precedence over hypertrophy.
I'm not entirely sure where this term originates and, considering most "bros" I've seen in the gym spend consecutive days solely training beach muscles, I'm not sure it is accurate.
It would seem that, among other fruits and nuts such as black raspberries, raspberries, strawberries, walnuts and almonds, pomegranate juice helps both reduce muscle soreness and improve strength.