Tag: workout

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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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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Why You Shouldn’t Feel Intimidated at the Gym

A while back, I coached a guy from overseas while he was in Japan for a few weeks. He had a gym membership back home but he didn't show up consistently and was thinking of canceling. "I don't fit in there," he told me, "That whole 'gym vibe' gets me down." For him, a typical gym workout meant [...]

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Staying in Shape on the Road: Working Out

Staying in shape on the road may sound like a bit of a stretch but with a little planning it can be a cinch. So whether you’re a 747 pilot flying long haul or a salesman driving 100,000 miles per year, this can work for you. It really can. After all, the great Russian powerlifter Konstantin [...]

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How To Build A World-Class Home Gym

You want to get stronger. You want to get started with a proven training program that delivers awesome results. But you're not sure that joining a commercial gym is really for you. Whether it's the crowds, the poseurs, or just the gym vibe in general that makes you feel a bit uncomfortable. Then there's the hassle of actually getting [...]

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5 Things You Need to Ask Before Joining a Gym

Here’s a dirty little secret that’s true of pretty much any commercial gym, anywhere in the world. They want you to sign up and pay up, but they don’t actually want you to show up. That's why the monthly rate is pegged just low enough that most people won’t cancel their membership, even if they never set foot in the [...]

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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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