Does Protein Distribution Effect Muscle Mass?

When it comes to the accretion of new muscle mass, protein intake is one of the primary variables to consider. Common discussions range from how much protein, protein source and bioavailability, refractory periods, and protein...

Avoid Burnout On The Way To Your BJJ Black Belt

  In the culture of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, it is encouraged for the athletes to train more and more. Athletes are training Jiu-Jitsu every evening, lifting weights every morning or vice versa, and doing...

Effective Fitness Requires an Intuitive Mindset

The key to effective fitness and training is to know yourself. Introspection's power will allow you to develop a deep sense of understanding for everything you will learn on your journey.   Danny Kavadlo,...

Too Much Rest Or Not Enough?

I hated studying for certification tests. Right after college, I took one of the more reputable certifications for strength and conditioning. While preparing, it wasn't very reassuring to memorize concepts the test-makers thought was...

The Yin and Yang in Strength Training to Optimize Balance

I started writing for Breaking Muscle several years back, and I have had an agenda the entire time. In an attempt to get me established as someone with some strength chops, the good folks on the editing...

The Importance of Structured Training Programs in Recovery

What if I told you that by improving your training program, you could dramatically improve your recovery and your results?   In part one Train Hard, Recover Harder of the exercise recovery series, I...

Longevity in Fitness | Breaking Muscle

John Du Cane is the author of Qigong Recharge, publisher, fitness guru, and accomplished businessman. I was lucky enough to talk to him recently. At first, I thought we would be steering the conversation...

The Four Cs of Metabolic Conditioning

How to bring a method to the metabolic conditioning madness with Opex coach, Georgia Smith, laying out four key principles and progressions to design a workout program. When it comes to strength training, most coaches...

Does Fish Oil Supplementation Impact Recovery?

Fish oil supplementation has gained a lot of attention for its health benefits. Specifically, supplementation of omega 3 fatty acids has demonstrated positive effects on blood pressure, triglycerides, and heart rate.1   Additionally, they’ve...

Enhance Muscle And Strength With These Sleep Extension Techniques

There is a growing body of research on sleep extension and the potential implications on athletic performance. Most of the literature on sleep is regarding restriction and its impact on health and performance. However, there...

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