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I get a little bit irritated when I hear someone say they heard a particular exercise is dangerous. Part of the reason I get frustrated is because we ALREADY have enough roadblocks to exercise. Exercise is ALREADY scary enough for many people. We don't need anymore narratives that dissuade people from engaging in actively moving their body. Particular exercises get a bad reputation for a few reasons. 1. Competency of the exerciser (or trainer) in knowing when to perform a particular exercise and how to effectively program said exercise. 2. Too advanced for a given individual,

A recent study from the FASEB journal found that the effects of aerobic activity prior to strength training may improve the effects of hypertrophy (i.e. muscle growth). Aerobic activity increases capillarization which is simply the formation and development of a network of capillaries to a part of the body. This increase in blood vessels and subsequent blood flow has been linked to muscle growth. Thus, in connecting the dots, it's theorized that by engaging in aerobic activity prior to lifting weights, individuals can better realize muscular gains. From an anecdotal perspective, I've found

If you want to get stronger, spend time prioritizing your joint health. The best way to do this is to dedicate time to mobility work as well as committing to strength training through a full range of motion. When you train through a full range of motion (e.g. deep squatting, reaching, pulling, deep lunging, etc) you allow your muscles to get stronger at their weakest points. Subsequently, this helps protect your knees, hips, shoulders and more. The reason for this is because proper muscular balance helps to ensure the joints are not

One of the most useful strategies for creating consistency in your exercise routine is to engage in activities you enjoy. I know it seems simple enough, but MANY people miss this. I'm not saying your workouts will be ALL sunshine and roses. But, one thing that significantly helps consistency is prioritizing exercise activity that you enjoy. For me that's walking. But it could be anything - cycling, running, lifting, sports, etc. What I've noticed is that by engaging consistently in the actives that I enjoy the most, it helps to create momentum and in turn