Tag: Strength

Are There Different Kinds of Strength? (I Found Out the Hard Way…)

OK, we know that strength is the fountain of youth. Stronger muscles, stronger bones, increased resistance to dysfunction and disease. (Not to mention a whole slew of other hidden benefits) But here's the problem: There's this idea floating around that there are different kinds of strength. And it seems plausible enough, right? I mean, how else would you explain [...]

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5 Surefire Ways to Improve Workout Performance (Science Backed)

So, you're working out regularly and putting in a ton of effort. That alone puts you way ahead of most folks on the planet. But somewhere at the back of your mind you're thinking: Is there anything I can do to get a bigger bang for my workout buck? Well, you can relax because here are five proven ways to [...]

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The One Thing You Really Need to Know About Protein Powder

If you're serious about losing weight and getting in shape, you'll be consuming a protein supplement on a regular basis. It really is that simple. We go into the detail here but, in a nutshell, protein does three awesome things: 1. It boosts your metabolic rate 2. It makes you feel fuller for longer 3. It helps preserve/promote muscle mass  [...]

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How to Become a Chin-Up Master

True story: back in 2010, I was in a playground with my kids and tried to knock out a few chin-ups. End result? Two embarrassingly bad "nose-ups" that made me sore for days afterwards. But instead of telling myself "I guess I just suck at chin-ups" and leaving it at that, I decided that I didn't merely want to get good [...]

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Why I Don’t Bother Stretching (and You Probably Shouldn’t Either)

Spend any time on the Internet, and you'll read how important stretching is. You'll read how weight training causes muscles to shorten, so they need to be stretched back to their proper length afterwards. You'll read how stretching lengthens muscles, ligaments and tendons. You'll read how we should focus more on flexibility (or "mobility", if we want [...]

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2 Easy Ways to Skyrocket Your Strength Gains

Your strength-training program is going great guns. The rate of progress is fast and addictive, and you're stronger than you've ever been in your life. Nothing beats the satisfaction of hitting the gym and lifting 5 lbs more than last time, although you'd swear that the weight actually feels lighter. You're not surprised that most folks refuse to believe that you're achieving [...]

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6 Hidden Benefits Of Strength Training

Get started with a decent strength-training program and awesome results come along pretty much instantly. Posture improves, golf shots have more yardage, tennis serves more power, and chronic back and knee pain magically disappears. [...]

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Do You Really Have a Weak Core?

Head to an optician, and you'll probably be told that you need new glasses. Head to a chiropractor, and you'll probably be told that you have all kinds of postural weirdness that needs to be fixed. Head to a personal trainer or physical therapist, and you'll probably be told that you have a weak core. It's pretty [...]

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The Best Ever Training Program For Dads

At Super Fit Dads we just love strength training and getting stronger. That’s hands down the best weapon we have to reverse the effects of lower testosterone levels and age-related decline. The reality is while getting old sucks, we can still be in better shape in our 50s and 60s than we were in our 20s. [...]

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