Squatting gets a bad rap from many non-lifters, with the most common negative thing being the myth that squatting hurts the knees. Here’s the thing – there are many different types and kinds of squats and not everybody is built for very heavy barbell back squats. So, if that is the image swirling through your head, then this article should prove enlightening for you.
Here are 5 training reasons why you may not be achieving your strength goals. As I’ve written numerous times before, it’s critical to strength train at least twice per week, regardless of whether you are an athlete or non-athlete. The benefits of strength training are well documented for aging well and for optimizing health.
Over the past couple of years, I have tried out several holistic healing modalities while recovering from injury. Today’s article will focus on 2 of those modalities – chiropractic and acupuncture. There are many people in the western world who believe that both chiropractic and acupuncture are pure quackery. I say they are wrong and this article will explore this topic.
A recent Japanese study took a look at protein timing, and specifically the timing before going to sleep. Traditional “bro-science” has maintained for many years that muscle growth is optimized with a relatively even protein intake throughout the day. However, these researchers found that consuming a disproportionate amount of protein at breakfast and lunch adversely affected muscle protein synthesis.
How do you define the perfect physique? A lot of people define it in terms of “having abs, bro.” Or getting to a certain weight and/or body fat percentage. And people all over the US beat themselves up day in and day out, trying to reach that “perfect physique.” Personally, I think that being healthy and having a body composition goal are admirable, but within context. What do I mean by that?