TRAINING AND NUTRITION

Prevent Back Pain While Squatting with This One Fix

Prevent Back Pain While Squatting with This One Fix

“Keep your eyes and head up!” Those words probably ring in the back of your mind if you’ve ever participated in high school sports where squatting was a staple, I know it was at my school. What if this advice was actually some that could cause you issues? You’d be right if you agreed! We’re going to dive in as to why the advice of “eyes and heads up” is bad for you and hat you can do to ensure you don’t end up with back pain or other serious issues in the future.


5 Tips to Streamline Progress!

5 Tips to Streamline Progress!

Whether you’re an athlete, business professional, military service member, student, or something else completely, it is up to you to create your own success. Here are a 5 ways that help me keep track of my progress and ensure that I am creating winning situations one after another! Let's dive in!

5 Common Muscle-Building Myths

5 Common Muscle-Building Myths

When scrolling through internet websites or other social media platforms, it can be easy to come across information that leaves you asking questions. Here are FIVE common muscle-building myths that aren’t necessarily true that require shedding some light on, let’s take a look!

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How Your Warm-Up is Slowing Down Gains

How Your Warm-Up is Slowing Down Gains

This article was written and shared by Ben Lawson, ISSA CPT and Owner of Lawless Fitness

When I ask people why they warm-up the number one response is, “to prevent injury”. Although that’s a positive side effect of an effective warm-up, there is so much more to it than that.

The problem is when I talk about mobility or warming up properly I lose the bodybuilders, most power-lifters, cross-fitters and all the gym bros. Most will tune out and file this in the woo-woo hipster fitness crowd who can’t stop talking about Ayahuasca retreats, Paleo, Keto...


Stop Doing These 10 Things in the Gym!

Stop Doing These 10 Things in the Gym!

Welcome to my top 10 things you should stop doing in order to maximize your muscle gains. Let’s jump in shall we?

Skipping the Warm-up

This is probably a no-brainer to the seasoned athlete, but to the beginner it may just be an item of uncertainty. Why should you warm up and what should you do? You should warm up the muscles you are going to train during your next workout. For instance, if you are planning to go heavy on bench press, ensuring your shoulders/rotator cuff are warmed up will help prevent injury and poor form. Don’t skip the warm-ups...