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How To Test Your One-Rep Max

The one-rep max is something we all know about, but oddly, exactly how to test it is something that’s rarely discussed. When do you test it? How often? Should you do it on training days, or not? Let’s get the 101 on the One-Rep. The One-Rep Max: What It Is And When To Test It…

How Your Movements Influence Your Mood

In the past we’ve talked about certain habits that can help boost your mood and energy levels, like meditation and trying out adaptogen herbs. For all intents and purposes, these techniques are still awesome and using them can help increase performance in all areas of your life. However, I came across several studies I wanted…

Eating To Recover

Pushing yourself is great. But have you ever pushed yourself … too hard? Well, welcome to the squad! I think we can all agree that if we’ve been in the training game for a bit of time, it’s likely that we’ve pushed ourselves a bit too hard trying to reach a goal. And the result…

Are Supplements Like BCAA’s and Pre-Workout Worth it?

Supplements are always tempting, am I right? As humans, we are naturally wired to look for more efficient routes to achieve our goals … and supplements are like a dangling carrot that whispers: “I can get you there, faster.” However, is this true, especially when it comes to performance-boosting supplements like pre-workout and Branched-Chain Amino…

Why You Should Work Out With A Steel Club Or Mace

While steel clubs and maces might sound like medieval bludgeoning tools, I can assure you … that, okay, they feel a little medieval, but they’re actually highly functional, modern workout tools! In fact, the benefits of these primal pieces can’t be understated. What Are Steel Maces And Clubs? Different variations of clubs and mace-like tools…

Should You Work Out Twice A Day?

Ramping up your regime to two-a-day sessions seems like the next logical step if you’re looking to lose fat faster, or hit more muscle groups more times per week. However (and this is a big however): one of the most important things to remember when it comes to fitness, fat loss, and health in general…

Can Adaptogens Improve Your Performance?

It’s no exaggeration when I say there are literally hundreds of supplements to choose from in your local health food store … and this doesn’t even touch the surface of the thousands more you can find online. Because of this, it’s easy to get overwhelmed when wondering which ones truly have something substantial to offer…

When Your Body Gets Bored: How To Break Through Plateaus

Ah, the dreaded Plateau. You know, as much as we hate it and feel like we’re the only one’s experiencing it, the reality is: nearly everyone deals with The Plateau at some point (and even multiple times) during their fitness journey. So remember: as frustrating as they can be, you’re not alone in your struggle,…

Cardio: Best Before or After Training with Weights?

Cardio, cardio! Where art thou, cardio? Well, we know where cardio is (waiting for you to get up and get on it!) … but a good question I get often is when is cardio? Before or after your strength session? Here I’m breaking down the “when” of cardio, along with my personal cardio strategy. First…

Carb Cycling And Who Can Benefit From It

We’ve had low-carb, we’ve had keto, we’ve had carnivore … and the list goes on of diet regimes you’ve probably heard circling ’round the health sphere. But the list doesn’t stop there: lately, carb “cycling” has become somewhat of a trend, and not for terrible reasons. Many claim it can help boost the fat loss…

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