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Observing Fifty Years of Gym Evolution, Part 2 | Tommy Suggs

The dynamics of rapid growth in the gym business consisted of three separate factors that evolved separately but were dependent, in the final …

Is Batman a Sociopath?

Let's give Bruce Wayne the antisocial personality disorder test.<p><b>The following is an excerpt of The Science of Superheroes and Space Warriors</b> …

4 Tests Every Lifter Should Be Able to Pass

Got Relative Strength? Find Out Right Now.<p>1 – 25 Goblet Squats with 50% Bodyweight<p>Before you graduate to barbell squats, you should be able to goblet …

How to stay motivated, even when you know you're ahead

Picture yourself in a competition—a triathlon, say, or a gamified sales contest. Early on, you’re in the lead and feeling confident, which seems to …

Motivation

The one thing you need to do to work out better

The one thing you need to do to work out better<p>Simply quantifying how many times you worked out in the past week, month or year can give you an extra …

Motivation Has Died but Habits Have Never Been More Alive

Since I was a little kid, I have had problems with motivation. As a normal kid, I had poor persistence and concentration and slight frustration …

4 Ways to Increase Performance through Motivation

Motivation can’t carry you to success. You need winning plans and habits. You need the discipline to work even when you don’t feel […]The post 4 Ways …

The Post

One Statement That Can Make or Break Your Motivation To Be Successful | Inc.com

In 1995 I left a comfortable job as the head of Research and Development for a technology company in Israel, to start my first startup. I had big dreams, and it took a lot of risk, which I was willing to take. Just about the same time, my uncle got sick, and was recovering at home. I took my wife …

Motivation

They say writing is cathartic, but writing about my parents dying almost killed me

Writing about her parents being killed when she was 14 forced Erin Vincent to relive the trauma for over six years. It brought her to the brink of suicide<p>Before writing a memoir about my parents dying in a road accident when I was 14 I went around saying, “So my parents died, what’s the big deal?” …

Mental Health

Tip: To Grow, Do This BEFORE Your Big Lifts

Use this technique to increase your mind-muscle connection and build more muscle.<p>Pre-Stimulation Supersets<p>Ever feel your shoulders or triceps during …

How to Overcome Writer’s Block: 14 Tricks That Work

<i>Writing about a writer’s block is better than not writing at all.</i> <b><br>–Charles Bukowski</b><p>It happens to every writer. It’s inevitable. Your prose has turned …

Creative Writing

This week in Rowling: Writer tips, plushes, and Pepsi

<i>J.K. Rowling still doesn’t do many interviews, but she does have a very active Twitter account. Here at EW we try to keep up with all of the iconic</i> …

The System I Used to Write 5 Books and Over 1,000 Blog Posts

Most writers struggle with getting their writing done for one surprising reason. They think writing is a one-step process, when in fact, it’s a …

Writing and Editing Skills List and Examples

Writing and Editing Skills List and Examples<p>Updated January 13, 2018<p>You may be a great writer, but still need some help writing your own resume. …

The best writing advice from J.K. Rowling, Stephen King, and more

April 10 marks National Encourage A Young Writer Day, and to celebrate, we’ve rounded up some of the best advice our favorite authors have given to …

Creative Writing

Creative & Clever Superheroes Alphabet

Romanian and typographer Roxana Nita was inspired by superheroes to create a very creative alphabet from the first letters of their name, inspiring …

Train Zane's Way: Spread Your Lats

I did lots of bentover barbell rows while training for the Olympia in 1976. I’d start each workout with this exercise, working up heavy. This gave me …

Muscle

10 kickass fitness jobs besides personal training

Working in the fitness industry isn’t necessarily synonymous with being a trainer. There are a ton of other jobs out there that help makes the …

Rhode Island

5 Squat Tips From World-Record Squatter Brian Carroll

There are times when the Squat can get complicated—almost too complicated. At times it can feel like we are really in a battle with ourselves before …

What If We Got Exercise All Wrong?

It started with a chair. Biomechanist Katy Bowman asked followers of her Nutritious Movement Facebook page what would happen if someone suddenly …

Build Great Glutes & Lats With Light Weight

4 Exercises NOT to Go Heavy On<p>Light Weight, Better Results<p>Yes, you want to be able to lift heavier weight over time. But there are certain exercises …

Workouts

10 Psychological Tricks That Can Make Your Life Much Easier

Communicating and dealing with people can be hard for everyone at one point or another. Whether it’s work related or if it’s pleasure, it’s important …

How To Improve Your Balance: A Full Bodyweight Exercise Progression Guide

I still remember the first time I saw on TV a crazy guy walking without support over a rope holding a huge stick. I was totally hooked.I watched …

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How Your Arm Position Can Ruin Your Squat (And How to Fix It)

Squats are considered a lower-body exercise. And rightfully so. The move strengthens the muscles in your hips and legs.<p>However, this characterization …

Why You Need to Do More Pause Squats

They’re how you build a Hulk-like lower body, according to this Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist<p>There is no man that will say he enjoys the bottom of a barbell squat.<p>It’s the portion of the exercise where you probably feel the most uncomfortable. And if you fail or dump the weight, it …

Workouts

The Chick Magnet Workouts

Chick MagnetTwo workouts inspired by the moves women love to see you do.When we asked 20 women to reveal the exercises they love to watch you do in …

Health