Saying Goodbye to a Decade of Breaking Muscle

It's time for someone else to take Breaking Muscle through its next decade. It’s been 10 years since Breaking Muscle began. When I first started, I wrote about what was interesting to me at the...

Why Athletes Hate the Jerk Lift

According to my followers, the clean is simple; doing a snatch is okay, but they hate the jerk, as did I, but you can reach excellent outcomes with preparation and training.   Hello there, it’s...

Go Beyond the 5 Fundamental Movement Patterns

We can make our workouts more fun and useful by including elements that apply strength in natural human situations. If you are into strength training, you’ve heard about the fundamental movement patterns—the natural human...

Prevent Self-Sabotage With a Flexible Framework

So this entire essay, as I’ll call it, because I’m incredibly high brow, will be a discussion of what you need to set your framework and why you need it. I’m the laziest, hyperactive, lethargic,...

Time Restricted Eating Is All About Age and Sex

Intermittent fasting, the process of time-restricted eating (TRE) counts for something when it comes to weight loss, and some diseases. Time-restricted eating (TRE) is the bright shiny toy everyone wants on their diet list these...

Do Genetics Make for Better Strength and Power Athletes?

There are many genetic markers that have been suggested as having associations with fitness and elite-level athletic characteristics. Whether you are an athlete, are going to be king of your gym or show natural...

Lose 250 Calories Because Exercise Alone is Not Enough

Reducing calorie intake by approximately 250 calories per day may lead to significant weight loss and improve vascular health in older adults with obesity.   The aorta is our healthy blood highway, effectively transporting our bloody...

How to Form Tough Identities That Propel Behavioral Change

How to cultivate empowering identities and clarify the behaviors associated with those identities. We praise what matters. In a famous study, Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck found that students were far more likely to persevere through...

5 Ways to Get Client Buy-in and Increase Client Retention

Making the client feel included in the assessment and programming process makes them feel important and creates better buy-in and better results. Put yourself in your potential client's shoes. Why would they fork over a...

How Lifting Weights Burns Fat

A new study adds to the body of evidence that resistance exercises have beneficial effects on fat loss. Findings from a new University of Kentucky College of Medicine and College of Health Sciences study add to growing evidence that...

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