The Greasing the Groove Method to Getting Fit

“Greasing the Groove” was a term that was coined by fitness trainer, author, and the man who introduced kettlebells to the United States, Pavel Tsatsouline. It’s a term that means not working your muscles to failure, but working them often. For example,  instead of 5 sets of 12 repetitions of a specific muscle group where you go to failure, just do 5  reps or less. Take a long break in between sets. Sometimes up to 20 minutes or more.  You can do the same for other muscle groups during this time of rest. This way, you’re not beating yourself up while still getting a high volume of heavy reps. 

When Is The Vegan Diet The Healthy Option?

A whole foods vegan diet may be a healthy diet for some people. The diet may be healthy for people who eat the standard American diet which is full of processed foods and junk foods. If you decide not to go whole foods and just eat “vegan”, including your favorite processed vegan “meats” made to look like real meat and other varieties of processed vegan treats you find in the popular grocery stores, I would say this is never a good option if you are seeking long term health.

How To Preserve Muscle Mass As You Age

Lean body mass does not increase with age. On average, when you reach the age of 30, you start to lose muscle mass. This is known as sarcopenia. This happens to those who have a sedentary lifestyle as well as those who are inactive. There are multiple causes for sarcopenia to occur. This includes changes

How Quitting Coffee Can Help Your Gains

Caffeine Addiction I’ve been addicted to coffee for years. I probably haven’t had a break from coffee for over 5 years. Inconvenience be damned, I always find a way to get caffeine in my system before starting my day. Whether I’m sick or traveling, it doesn’t matter. It’s the first thing I do when I

Foam Roller Review: My Favorite Ways to Use a Foam Roller

Ever since I was introduced to CrossFit, I would go to class and see people using the foam roller before and after class. This is also known as self-myofascial release. The coaches would tell us specifically how to use it in preparation for the WOD (workout of the day). Most coaches would have their own

Bear Komplex HUMMER Speed Jump Rope Review

I’ve tried many jump ropes from the Rogue fitness jump ropes to cheaper versions of the same jump ropes that I found on Amazon in hopes of improving my double unders for CrossFit workouts. The Bear Komplex Hummer Speed Jump Rope has been my favorite one so far. The weight of the handles is perfect

Sleep is the Ultimate Nootropic and Miracle Drug

Diabetes, Alzheimers, obesity, heart disease, dementia, accidental death, depression, colds, flu’s and a multitude of other ailments can be healed or prevented by good sleep. You get better work done with more sleep. You are more creative. Yes, it takes time to sleep but the time you are awake is more efficient. Your workouts will be more effective. Your recovery from workouts will be more effective as well. People search for ways to improve their work using drugs like Adderall or caffeine mixed with MCT oil and butter. They take pre-workouts, salts, creatine, beta-alanine, and other random shit they don’t really know about to improve their workouts. They research and read about the latest and most effective “hack” when all you need is good restorative sleep.