Weight Lifting 101

Best Tasting No-Wheat, Low-Carb Bread That’s Easy To Make

I’ve been experimenting with making “bread”.  I put that in quotes, because I didn’t want mine to have any wheat in it.  I wasn’t going for gluten-free per se, but really wanted to avoid grains.  It turned out to be quite a challenge but I finally got things right – the result is super easy to make, tastes great,...
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Weight Lifting 101

6 Major Differences Between “Core” Training and “Traditional” Training

Guest Author:  Cameron Stache.  Cameron is a veteran fit coach for The Rush Fitness Complex in North Carolina.  He has experience in multiple types of training, fitness sales, and even trained managers for the company.  He is a certified Nutrition Coach through Dotfit and has trained people ranging from teenagers to seniors with goals as varying as weight loss,...
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Overtraining

I started writing this article 2 weeks ago, and it is now two days before my Spartan Beast race.  See my initial Spartan training plan but that quickly morphed into additional endurance sessions – but still no days off.  Hence, this article. I’ve always been skeptical about the concept of overtraining. I get questions all the time, usually from...
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Weight Lifting 101

It’s Time to Take Your Worst Picture Ever

Are you planning to get in shape, but haven’t quite started yet? If so, I have an assignment for you. Go into your room and take all your clothes off. That’s right, strip down to nothing but your briefs, your boxers, your lingerie, whatever you are wearing underneath. Go and do it right now! This is your last chance...
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Weight Lifting 101

I Respect the Little Guy with Good Form

I saw something interesting the other day at the gym. I saw an average-sized guy in his mid 20’s who was obviously trying to build up some muscle. He looked like he had some padding (weight) on him, but he didn’t look too out of shape. The thing that caught my eye is what I saw him doing. He...
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Weight Lifting 101

How Long to Rest Between Sets

Image Credit: Petranek It doesn’t take a genius to realize that the more rest you take between sets, the more weight you’ll be able to lift when you do come back. This doesn’t mean that you should always take more rest between your sets… the right amount of rest for you will depend on your goals somewhat. First off,...
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Weight Lifting 101

How to Avoid Calluses When Lifting Heavy Weights

Image credit: cronfeld Getting calluses while you lift weights is normal, but a lot can be done to reduce the number of calluses that form on your hands. If you’re getting calluses while lifting, you’re doing some things right. You’re training hard, using a heavy weight, and doing plenty of pulling movements. Just a few changes will help to...
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