Muscle soreness is not an indicator of a good workout / training program. Sore muscles the day after does not mean you had an effective workout or productive workout or a results-causing workout. It doesn’t mean you’ve built muscle or increased strength or lost fat or did anything “good” in any way.Read More
Tamio "Tommy" Kono, the legendary Olympic weightlifting champion and Mr. Universe, has an interesting way of looking at training. Imagine you have a test tube filled with your workout ability, he says. Each time you train, you should spill out just a little bit of the test tube. You refill your tube with recovery tools and rest days. The problem, Kono says, is that most people's training involves emptying the test tube and never giving it enough time to refill. Rather, they keep pouring out more and more until injury, illness, or apathy arrive. Sadly, all three often happen at the same time. In order to make continuous progress and stay healthy, you need to think of your workouts as daily "performances" in the weight room instead of going all out and depleting your test tube. Renowned Russian strength coach Pavel Tsatsouline uses this exact philosophy with his 40-day workout program. It requires daily reasonable workouts using light to medium-heavy loads.Read More
The Last Four Doctors are Dr. Diet, Dr. Quiet, Dr. Happiness and Dr. Movement, and they get us back to the basics of being human. If we disregard these basics, all the fancy pills, diets and exercise fads in the world won’t work well. If you heed the advice of all four of these doctors, you will have much less need of a doctor in a white coat.Read More
Running demands a lot from your body, so if you don’t have the appropriate mobility, strength, flexibility pre-reqs to handle the load repetitively, injury is bound to happen.
This is also why bi lateral barbell squats / Deadlifts are not the best exercises for runners, and you are almost wasting time if your goal is to get stronger for running.Read More
When people don’t sleep well, they don’t think and perform well. Whether you’re an athlete, business woman, or student, sleep may be the most important function in the effort to grow and perform toward the upper limits of human potential.Read More
Just like so many things in life, you can have too much of a good thing. In the case of high intensity exercise (HIIT), regular overexertion appears to hurt the health of the gut microbiome – so, it’s all about finding balance.
Extreme physical exercise can cause dysbiosis – an imbalance of the gut microbiome – which is a major underlying cause of many diseases. This means in some cases, over exercising and under recovering could cause you more harm than good.Read More
“The Larger the Range of Motion that you are unable to generate strength in, the huge risk of injury” - Christopher Sommer
Train your “bubble”. Be strong at the end range / odd positions. Ultimately that is what really matters, for sport and life.Classic example, someone that can deadlift 150kg of the ground, but can’t put a baby (3kg) in the cot without hurting their backRead More
Legend has it that In 1704, Vladimir Nebkoff was 15 years old when he began working for his father’s grocery store in Saint Petersburg, Russia…Read More
“Vodka at night. Pickle juice in the morning (the best thing for a hangover). Throwing some kettlebells around between this hangover and the next one. A Russian’s day well spent. The ‘kettlebell’ or girya is a cast iron weight which looks like a basketball with a suitcase handle. It is an old Russian toy. As the 1986 Soviet Weightlifting Yearbook put it, “It is hard to find a sport that has deeper roots in the”Read More
By now we all know Sugar is bad. This is not “another” article telling you not to eat sugar…
You don’t have to kick your sugar addiction cold turkey, and low-sugar eating can still provide plenty of treats. If you’ve been Googling a no-sugar diet you can live with, this could help you lose weight, and will make you feel better than ever. Start working on your Summer Bod now.Read More