Pallof Press — The Best Exercises Named After Famous Lifters

For great abs and obliques, skip the machines and crunches and do the Pallof press. It’s safe, effective, and very tough. Want to target the entire core, including the shoulder and hip complexes in addition to the abdominal wall? Give the Pallof press a shot. This anti-rotation movement will challenge your static and dynamic stability… Read More Pallof Press — The Best Exercises Named After Famous Lifters

Are Pain Killers Killing Your Gains? The Truth About NSAIDs and Body Building

Heavy weightlifting, like most any sport, can cause pain and soreness. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen are what most people turn to first and for many these drugs are part of a daily routine. When it comes to NSAIDs and bodybuilding/weight lifting the debate over whether they hurt muscle and… Read More Are Pain Killers Killing Your Gains? The Truth About NSAIDs and Body Building

Deloading 101: Your Body Needs Rest to Grow, Here's How to Give it Some

You cannot train hard every week forever, your body simply cannot take it. You’ll end up fatigued, sore and prone to injury. When you train hard for a long duration of time, you eventually have to take one step back in order to take two steps forward. Training absolutely must be planned around periodic deload… Read More Deloading 101: Your Body Needs Rest to Grow, Here's How to Give it Some

Recipe: Delicious Chocolate Peanut Butter Post-Workout Smoothie

One of the most rewarding parts of any good workout is how amazing post-workout nutrition tastes. Eating quality food post-workout is crucial. The science on recovery can get pretty complex but if you boil it down to what’s significant you get the following: you need to replace the amino acids and glycogen lost during your… Read More Recipe: Delicious Chocolate Peanut Butter Post-Workout Smoothie