Your Brain Is a Compensation Machine

June 14, 2016 Matthew one comment

Lifting weights is technical. It’s not just about power and brute force. Weight lifting is also graceful and fluid. The slightest twist of a wrist can change a lift entirely…

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When People Say I’m Unhappy, I Always Ask, “How Often Do You Exercise?”

March 14, 2016 Matthew zero comment

Protect your brain chemistry. This is something I think about often. The way we feel, the way we perceive everything around us, and the way we respond are all influenced…

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Why Subtleties Are So Important in Weight Lifting

February 29, 2016 Matthew zero comment

Your body is incredibly complex. It’s an interlocked and woven system of bone, tissue, nerves, and energy. What you do with it matters. Showing your body respect is important. I’m…

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Why to Wear Pants when You Deadlift

February 29, 2016 Matthew zero comment

People are always arguing about how to do a deadlift properly. Distance of the bar from your shins and how low your waist is before you begin the lift are…

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When Should I Be Taking in Protein?

February 20, 2016 Matthew zero comment

For some time we’ve believed in the “metabolic window” A.K.A. the “anabolic window.” Basically you workout, then take in protein within 30-40 minutes, depending on who you talk to. Recent studies…

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Mindful Lifting

February 17, 2016 Brometheus zero comment

  Mindfullness is all the rage these days.  People from Buddist monks to business leaders are all touting the benefits of being present in the moment.  For many this includes…

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When to Eat Carbs?

February 17, 2016 Matthew zero comment

Truth? There is no one right answer to this question, no matter what anyone tells you. Let’s talk about the microbiome. You are not just you. You are a collection…

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Why to Warm-up Before Lifting

February 15, 2016 Matthew zero comment

Many gym-goers choose to forego any warm up before they lift. The belief here is that the focus of lifting is on the contraction of the muscle, so there is…

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Why Exercise Is a Road to Pride

December 9, 2015 Matthew zero comment

I can speak about this topic as a man only. I am not sure if this works in the same way for men as for women, of course, because I’m…

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What Should I Do if I Don’t Enjoy Exercise?

December 9, 2015 Matthew zero comment

Not everyone has an easy time getting off the couch. Some of us have many hobbies that take up a lot of time and it’s hard to prioritize something we…

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What Is a Cheat Rep?

December 8, 2015 Matthew zero comment

Most of us don’t understand the cheat rep, or it’s primary function. A cheat rep is looked upon as the following: the use of improper form in the way of…

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When Do I Tell Someone in the Gym They’re Doing it Wrong?

December 8, 2015 Matthew zero comment

This is a really good question. Let’s address a few other questions first. 1. Do you really know what you’re talking about? What makes you can expert? Are you a…

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