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Lessons Learned Completing My First “Murph”

Even if you are not very familiar with CrossFit, you have likely heard of the Murph workout. CrossFit is known for its grueling WODs (Workout of the Day), but Murph is on another level. Murph is a Hero WOD. Hero WODs are longer, more intense, and usually named in memory of a military member. Murph is one of CrossFit’s toughest Hero WODs. The workout is in memory of Navy Lt.… Read More »Lessons Learned Completing My First “Murph”

Struggling to Stay Motivated with Home Workouts?

I get it. It has been two months. Your friends in Texas get to go back to the gym, but there doesn’t seem to be any sign that your state will ever reopen. Using your wine bottle as a dumbbell was cute at first, but your living room workout routine is getting old. How many times can you be expected to do an air squat? Before you give up on… Read More »Struggling to Stay Motivated with Home Workouts?

The Best Training Techniques to Boost Your Workouts

You do not need any fancy tricks to build muscle. In fact, until you have mastered the basics, adding complicated techniques to your workouts can do more harm than good. Most of your strength gains will come from mastering foundational movements such as the squat, deadlift, bench press, overhead press, and row. Practicing good form and getting stronger at straight sets of these exercises will do wonders for your physique… Read More »The Best Training Techniques to Boost Your Workouts

The Best Exercise Routine

There is none. The truth is that there is no perfect workout routine. The routine that works best for you might make someone else miserable. There are many factors to consider when planning out an exercise routine. Starting a fitness routine can be overwhelming. There is a lot of information out there, and sometimes it can be hard to decipher what matters and what doesn’t. Should you lift weights or… Read More »The Best Exercise Routine

Planksgiving: Six Planks for a Stronger Core

You can train any body part at home, but your core muscles are particularly easy to train without the help of gym equipment. When you have access to the gym, you might use a few hundred pounds to load up your deadlift, but many of the best core exercises only require body weight. You might not be able to do cable crunches at home, but planks, crunches, bicycle crunches, and… Read More »Planksgiving: Six Planks for a Stronger Core

Some Fitness Products to Tide You Over

To stay fit during this quarantine, you really don’t need to buy any specialized equipment. You can do a lot with body weight. And if you are looking for external resistance, household objects work just fine. However, a little bit of fitness equipment might make your life a lot easier (and your workouts a lot harder). Not everyone wants to think about repurposing their laundry detergent as free weights or… Read More »Some Fitness Products to Tide You Over

Re: Your Home Gym Order Has Been Delayed

Have you tried to order gym equipment recently? We did. Four weeks ago. It is just shipping now. The good news is, you don’t need any extra equipment to meet your fitness goals. If you are serious about weight lifting, you probably know how important progressive overload is. The concept is that in order to see progress in your strength or muscle growth over time, you need to increase the… Read More »Re: Your Home Gym Order Has Been Delayed

Don’t Stress About Gaining the Quarantine 15

If you find yourself stressed about the extra three cookies you ate and the gym you can’t go to, take a step back and reevaluate. Now is absolutely NOT the time to be dieting. A caloric restriction is not what your immune system needs at the moment. I have seen a lot of posts circulating about gaining the dreaded “Quarantine 15,” and guess what? If the world has turned upside… Read More »Don’t Stress About Gaining the Quarantine 15

Top Three Fitness Tips for COVID-19

With the spread of COVID-19, gyms were among the first businesses to close. Fitness fanatics like myself would consider gyms to be essential, however they are not the most sanitary of spaces. Shared equipment, cramped group fitness classes, and machines six inches away from each other do not exactly comply with social distancing standards. While the machines and toys at the gym are excellent tools, the truth is that you… Read More »Top Three Fitness Tips for COVID-19