Matt Zawadzki

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Three Body Weaknesses and How to Fix Them

Attention-Seeking Guy From New Jersey Paddleboards to Meeting in a Suit<p>Lifting Slow and Steady May Help You Make More Gains<p>The 20-minute Functional …

Box Jumps: The Possibilities Are Endless

The next time you're at the gym, elevate your workout with box jumps. A popular exercise among athletes and in CrossFit workouts, box jumps test speed and agility while also increasing your heart rate. To do this plyometric exercise, all you need is a box (solid or padded) or an elevated platform. …

6 Key Tips for Bigger, Better Squats

There is a term in athletics that can be applied to successful training for any sport. This term is “transfer of training.” When designing programs, …

Shot Put

20 Ways to Train Smarter

Here's what you need to know...<p>Do leg presses while wearing Olympic shoes to really target the quads.<br>• Position the hands on the outside of the …

Using Intensity to Increase Strength, Power, and Endurance

<b>Training intensity.</b> Should it be defined relative to the level of physical effort expended or the numbers in the antiquated system of the …

8 Hip Stretches Your Body Really Needs

<i>Yes, you need to stretch. Your body will thank you for adding these essential hip stretches from Self to your routine.</i><p>We've all had those intense lower body workouts that leave you <i>beyond</i> sore, when just the thought of moving hurts. Rest easy though—these stretches will open up your hips, groin, and …

A 15-Minute Plyometrics Workout For Cardio And Power

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>A good workout doesn't require tons of equipment, or even tons of time. Plyometric movements, which focus on speed, agility and explosive power, can give you major bang for you buck when you've only got a few minutes to spare. The secret? Targeting your whole body …

A Simple Guide to Periodization for Strength Training

<b>Give two athletes of the same sport the same task.</b> One athlete may be able to repeat this task again and again without issue. The other may be unable …

The 30 best leg exercises of all time

A strong lower body is crucial to performance—whether you're looking to improve your sports performance, gym work, or just daily fuctional fitness. …

Build 360 Degree Strength

Here's what you need to know...<p>Stretching isn't enough. You need to be able to use strength in every position your body can get into.<br>• When you're able …

The S&C Research Review

–<p><b>Knowledge is power!</b><p>Reading the <i></i>latest sports science can transform you into a better strength coach, personal trainer, or sports medicine …

Exercise when sick: Should you sweat it out? Or rest and recover?

Everybody gets sick. But it’s tough to know what to do about it; do you exercise when sick or not?<p>Should you “sweat it out”? Or get some rest instead?<p>…

The Best Medicine Ball Ab Workout

<i>101 Best Workouts Of All Time</i> is the ultimate answer to the question “What workout should I do?” No matter what equipment you have available, from a …

Bodyweight Alternatives for Common Gym Exercises

Why would you want to replace your current weight-based exercises with calisthenics?<p>Simple.<p>There are many benefits to calisthenics which I lay out …

The Men's Fitness Food Pyramid

Healthy Recipes: 5 Muscle-Building Breakfasts

How many times have you heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? Not to sound like a broken record, but it is. What you eat in the …

Get Triple-sized Legs

So you have been following the same body part split for a while now. And only one of those days is for legs. <i>Yeah, but I crush it, bro!</i><p>We believe you …

9 Best Exercises You're Not Doing

1 of 10<p>Pavel Ythjall<p>Give Them a Try<p>Sometimes the best exercise is the one you’re not doing. And why is such a great move not part of your training? …

Immune-Boosting Herbs and Spices from Your Spice Rack

By Dr. Kira Schmid<p>Just like us, plants have to fight off microorganisms. Most of the vegetables we enjoy, in particular herbs and spices, have …

Q&A: What Supplements Should I Take?

There are supplements out there that are changing people’s lives. There are also some that are wasting people’s hard-earned money. And the media, …

Journalism

4 Delicious Ways to Detox

No juicing required<p>The anything-goes extravaganza known as the holiday season can leave you feeling run-down, sluggish, and bloated come January. And no wonder, since your poor liver's been working overtime for the past few months, flushing excess toxins out of your body.<p>Luckily, the cure is as …

Food

35 Foods That Keep Your Brain Sharp

Certain foods can help keep your brain as fit as your body. Read on to learn all you need to know about edible intelligence.<p>What good is having the body of a twenty-something if your brain sputters like it's decades older? Cognitive diseases plague millions each year, and even if you're far from …

Nutrition

10 Reasons Why Good Sleep is Important

No Comment<p>A good night’s sleep is incredibly important for health.<p>In fact, it is just as important as eating healthy and exercising.<p>Unfortunately, …

The 5 biggest myths about metabolism - CNN.com

When faced with unwanted weight, it's easy to place the blame on your metabolism.<p><b>(Life by DailyBurn)</b> -- A source of confusion for some and a scapegoat for extra weight around the midsection for others, metabolism has long been a topic of hot conversation. Without it, we would lack the energy to get …

19 Powerful Bodyweight Exercises for Strength and Speed

You likely already know about the benefits of bodyweight exercises. No-equipment-needed workouts can build muscle, burn fat, and improve athletic …

Workouts

The Best Exercise for Strengthening Your Shoulders

Pressing a barbell overhead has somehow acquired the reputation as a dangerous exercise for the shoulders. Doctors and physical therapists routinely advise against the exercise weightlifters refer to as simply The Press on the false assumption that an injury known as "shoulder impingement" is the …

13 Training Mistakes You Need to Avoid

Fitness training isn’t rocket science.<p><i>Good training & nutrition decisions produce good results.</i>• <i><br>Poor training & nutrition decisions produce poor</i> …

The 13 Best Personal Trainer Articles of 2013 | Fitness Marketing

<i>While thePTDC was always a collaborative effort, 2013 saw an influx of quality guest contributions. I want to thank you for being a part of this</i> …

How to Brace and Breathe Properly for Weightlifting

<b>Click Here for Wil's Free Stronger Than Ever Weightlifting Program</b><p>In the past, I have just given the advice to “brace the core.” <b>This cue brings about</b> …