Squatting and deadlifting for high reps can certainly wear you out. But does that mean lifting can actually improve your conditioning as much as traditional cardio modalities?
I’ve examined just about every warm-up imaginable. Here’s what you need to know about some of the popular methods out there.
You are not perfectly symmetrical. As long as an imbalance isn’t causing pain, muscular symmetry is not worth worrying about. Probably.
Key points A muscle strain occurs when the strain energy the muscle is forced to absorb exceeds the strength of the tissue. Two-joint muscles are more susceptible to muscle strains, and nothing increases your likelihood of a strain more than a previous strain in the same muscle. Proper warm-ups, developing adequate mobility, and avoiding excessive fatigue […]
The following is an excerpt from my new book “The Art of Lifting.” To see how “Science of Lifting” takes this topic in more depth, you can check out my article on rippedbody.jp which is essentially another except. This breakdown – general introduction to a topic in “Art,” and delving deeper in “Science” – is what this […]
I started writing about two and a half years ago. I never really expected things to go the way they have. I didn’t plan on a career in fitness – at the time, I was still planning on getting a degree in history. I’d always loved lifting and coaching, but I didn’t really see myself […]
Ever since I published my first article on this subject about a month ago, my inbox has been flooded with questions about it. Half of them were asking if I was crazy, and the other half were asking me how to implement some cardio in their training (which my friend Alex already covered here). If […]
Hey guys, after the huge response to my recent article about combining aerobic and resistance training, I got my friend Alex Viada to go into a little more depth on the subject. Combining the two is what he does for a living, so he’s the guy to really talk about application. I’m just a guy […]
The strength and fitness worlds have, unfortunately, fallen prey to cardio fear-mongering, and I think that’s to their detriment. At this point, it should be indisputable that aerobic training can improve almost every major marker of health, however, I think that it might actually improve your strength and size gains (or, at the very least, […]