Archive for the ‘Fitness’ Category

Arnold Jog

The physique enthusiast’s guide to cardio

Trying to write a guide on this cardio business was quite an enduring feat. While I had hoped it was going to be short and sweet, much like a HIIT session, it somehow ended up being more of a marathon…ok maybe a half-marathon. In any event, whether you’re a physique enthusiast currently avoiding cardio, a veteran gym-goer who religiously does cardio, or a newbie who is just thinking of starting, start here and save yourself some time and potentially wasted effort. This is The Truth on Cardio. (more…)

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Few things can stall your progress in the gym like ineffective training practices. In reality, deciding what to do in the gym and how to do it shouldn’t be that complicated, but it doesn’t help when most everyone you talk to and read have a different take on what’s best.  In fact, many of these opinions are anything but helpful, and yet they somehow continue to get passed around like business cards at a networking convention. (more…)

Mind Your Muscle

Posted: December 2, 2014 by TRU in Fitness, Physique, Rehab
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What I’m about to discuss is actually nothing new or particularly original, but a long held practice of the bodybuilding community. Unfortunately, this tactic has not quite found its way beyond bodybuilding to other fitness and rehabilitation pursuits. (more…)

Buff Turkey

Thanksgiving is often at odds with people’s fitness goals, with many accepting the fact that their fitness is probably doomed until New Year’s (sound familiar?) But if you have what it takes to prepare a Thanksgiving feast than you may also have what it takes to stay ahead of the fitness curve. So read on to learn 5 ways a Thanksgiving Feast is not all that different from your workout. (more…)

Other than the Ten Commandments of Training, little is written in stone when it comes to training practices. In this series I’ll be giving you the skinny on various health and fitness topics that are especially up for debate, overcomplicated, and/or oversimplified. So let’s begin by talking about one of fitness’s most ubiquitous subjects: stretching.

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Moses

The final 5 of The Ten Commandments of Training has arrived. (more…)

Training: The Ten Commandments

Posted: November 4, 2014 by TRU in Fitness, Motivation, Physique

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Since my post on training for an aesthetic physique, I realized I should probably also discuss training in more universal terms. Because whether you’re new to the pursuit of fitness or not, there are fundamental ingredients that will surely make or break your training success…and I’d hate to keep them all to myself. (more…)

Training for the Long Run: Osteoarthritis (part II)

Posted: October 23, 2014 by truworkout in Fitness, Rehab

In part I of this series, I laid the groundwork for OA and hopefully gave you a sense that just because you love weight lifting doesn’t necessarily mean you have to have over abused joints to show for it. Now I’m going to explain HOW to go about doing this, in other words, stay in the iron-game without wrecking your joints.

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It is not my belief that every weight lifter will acquire OA, but quite the opposite if they train intelligently. (more…)

Training for the Long Run: Osteoarthritis (part I)

Posted: October 21, 2014 by truworkout in Fitness, Rehab

Ever talk to a veteran bodybuilder whose shoulders ache just from the sight of a bench press? Or how about an old-time lifter who doesn’t squat anymore because of his bad knees? Well I have, and many of them are convinced that it’s the nature of the beast (or barbell) when you love(d) lifting weights. And while there is some truth to this, a love of lifting doesn’t mean your joints are doomed.

In this series I’ll be discussing various pathologies that can affect your average gym goer, how to minimize if not avoid the effects of them, and ultimately how to stay in the iron game. Everyone has their reasons for lifting weights, and the purpose of this article isn’t to try and sway you towards one or the other, but only to help ensure that if it is something you enjoy and hope to continue that things stay that way…for the long run.

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It is not my belief that every weight lifter will acquire OA, but quite the opposite if they train intelligently. (more…)