The Good & Bad of Fitness TV

When you think about fitness TV, one show immediately comes to mind: The Biggest Loser. For those not in the know, it is a reality show competition that allows dangerously obese competitors the chance to turn their life around by gaining a better quality of life through weight loss. Sounds...

Should You Deadlift?

There's a lot of anecdotal evidence that people experiencing any symptoms of back pain shouldn't deadlift. Arguments for and against are numerous which begs the question: do you even need to deadlift? There's some face validity to the argument against deadlifting. If you experience any back pain, particularly in the lumbar region,...

The Truth About Boring Training

Sometimes training can be downright boring. Doing the same thing week after week with only subtle changes to the routine can be mind-numbing. Oftentimes, this boredom can lead to program ADD. In reality, the boredom you feel is completely normal. The only way to get better at something is to...

The Best GPP Strength Exercises

For those not in the "know", GPP Stands for General Physical Preparedness. The operative word here is "general." We've talked at length about the differences between general & specific programming as well as the differences between exercise & training. While training specifically for a specific outcome/ adaptation will yield specific results,...

Pre- & Post-Exercise Stretching: Part 1

There are a good many things related to exercise, fitness, and athletics that pretty much everyone knows to be true at this point. Getting quality rest, enough sleep, and balanced nutrition should all be relatively obvious... even if you're not sure exactly what they might mean for you. Warm-ups and stretching are...
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