FITNESS ARTICLES


Do you ever feel really sore after a workout? Like, so sore that you can hardly move? For years, the fitness community - even credible scientists - blamed lactic acid buildup. Lactic acid is a natural byproduct of muscle activity that builds up in your muscles during intense exercise. It's this buildup that was thought to cause the delayed-onset muscle soreness that you tend to feel after a tough workout. But is that still the case? In this blog post, we'll discuss what lactic acid is, why it builds up in your muscles, and whether lactic acid buildup is the...

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The Murph is one of the original CrossFit Hero workouts that is also considered one of the most challenging. Don't let its simplicity fool you - This is one tough way to get fit. In this blog post, we will discuss everything you need to know about the Murph workout including preparation, the workout itself, and recovery. Are you ready to tackle the Murph? Let's get started!   What is the Murph Workout? Before we dive into the workout, let's talk a bit about the history of the Murph. All of the CrossFit Hero workouts are named after those who...

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Did you know that all movement originates from your core? To say the core is an important area to focus on is an understatement. Your core muscles are responsible for supporting your spine and providing stability throughout your body. A strong core can help you improve your posture, prevent injuries, and excel in your workouts and training. This will be especially useful if you're trying to prepare for one of the armed forces entrance exams. It's also one of the key factors for longevity and maintaining your independence later in life. In this article, we will discuss the benefits of...

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Whether you're planning on entering the armed forces or you just want to power up your lower body, there's one exercise that'll get you there. The barbell back squat. Referred to as the king of barbell exercises, the back squat can help you get stronger, muscular, and leaner while improving performance. In this blog post, we will discuss what a barbell squat is, the benefits of squats, and how to squat correctly. We'll also cover lesser talked about squat topics including the difference between high bar vs. low bar squats, the best squat variations, and the best mobility exercises for...

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  Military personnel need to be strong and functional for the tasks they are required to do. Strongman exercises can help with that. Strongman is a type of functional fitness that has many benefits for tactical athletes. In this blog post, we will discuss what Strongman training is and how it can benefit military personal. We will also provide a few examples of Strongman exercises that you can do to improve your strength, functionality, and performance.   What is Strongman? Strongman is a type of functional-based fitness that emphasizes whole-body strength. It can be traced back to the Strongman competitions...

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