The thing about most articles on the internet that have to do with lifting weights and training hard: They have one goal in mind – always gaining, and never maintaining.
It happened in the spring of 2017. I was playing basketball in a brand new pair of shoes, on a concrete court, for the first time in months, after a rushed warm-up. It was almost inevitable that I’d get injured, and fate delivered to the tune of a bilateral patellar tendon full rupture.
Ask any trainer about the problems in our industry, and you’ll get a litany of dysfunctions: fitness education, social media, body-image issues, professionalism, misinformation about nutrition and supplementation …
Despite the fact that most people in the fitness community agree that squats are of quintessential importance in the weight room, there are many camps of thought when it comes to just how to perform them.
Bodyweight tabatas, burpees, and HIIT training can be fun, but if you spend enough time in the gym, you just may find yourself exploring Olympic lifting. Moves like the power clean-and-jerk and barbell snatch can build strength, explosive power, and serious muscle — and they just plain look cool, too.