Johnathan Thompson

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Basics: Supplements!

We love supplements! But there’s a zillion of them and we’re not sure what they do! Take a look at our quickie cheat guide to the more popular …

Bodybuilding

9 Steps to Creating Good Habits

We all want to be happy, healthy, and wealthy, but our bad habits get in the way of our progress to our goals and a better lifestyle. We sacrifice our health for comfort food, sugary drinks, and a sedentary lifestyle. We sacrifice our happiness for overworking ourselves at the office and not …

Normal-Sized Guys Who Are Ridiculously Strong

(Want even more strength tips? Read <b>3 Training Secrets That Will Make You Instantly Stronger.</b>)<p><b>Create Tension<br>Name:</b> Pat Davidson <b><br>Weight:</b> 175 <b><br>Feats of strength:</b> Carried an 800-pound yoke for 50 feet; did a 320 farmer’s walk for 50 feet (carrying 640 pounds total); deadlifted 585 pounds<p>You’ll never get …

14 Awesome Chinup and Pullup Variations

Add them to your routine for ripped arms, strong shoulders, and a bigger back<p>If you can nail rep after rep of the chinup and pullup, we salute you. Hoisting your body weight from a dead hang is no easy feat. It requires a tremendous amount of upper-body strength and muscular endurance.<p>Now you can …

Workouts

Breaking Down the Pistol Squat

Through aging, injury, or just lack of use, the legs can atrophy from a set of invincible limbs that win Olympics and break world records to …

You Know Everything About Nutrition. So Why Are You Still Overeating?

You know the nutritional value of almost everything at the supermarket. You could recite the calories in a slice of pizza, list the things you "should" buy at the grocery store, recount the types of grains for easy digestion, and write out all of the most nutrient dense super-foods.<p><b>But despite the</b> …

6 Tricks to Cure Your Protein Farts

1 of 7<p>Protein Farts<p>Farting, cutting the cheese, gas, wind, or, to be technical, flatulence—you get the idea. We all do it, but it’s an embarrassing …

Nutrition

Infographic: What 25 Grams of Protein Looks Like

Shares 11.1K<p>Health trends come and go, and if you’re seeing protein counts plastered more prominently on foods than ever before, it’s not just you. …

The 5 Best Exercises To Prevent Common Running Injuries

I've trained my share of long distance runners, triathletes and Iron Man competitors, and no matter how fit these die-hard enthusiasts are, they …

Workouts

25 Must-Try Medicine Ball Exercises

Time to get schweddy with some balls! Medicine balls, that is. Available in varying sizes and weights (some up to 150 pounds!), these weighted …

Workouts

8 Of The Best Exercises For Your Lower Abs

<i>By Amy Marturana for YouBeauty.com</i><p>Traditional core exercises, like crunches or bicycles, are great for sculpting your upper abdominals and obliques. But they barely touch those pesky lower abs -- a trouble spot that's already quite a challenge for many of us.<p>We asked fitness expert and certified …

How To Stop Negative Thoughts | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Discipline is required in everything we do. Whether it may be our diet, our discipline to stick to a schedule, our discipline to exercise but what I …

Outsourcing

The Complete Guide To Shoulder Training

Here's what you need to know...<p>The most common problem among gym-goers is having good front delts, okay middle delts, and weak rear delts.<br>• You know …

Extreme Sports

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The 7 Granddaddy Laws of Training

Have you noticed how some coaches produce outstanding athletes on a regular basis? Look at Louie Simmons or Josh Bryant, for example, they always …

Exercise

The 8 Most Effective Training Splits

Here's what you need to know...<p>Choose a training split based on your goals, schedule, training age, energy system requirements, and ability to …

How and Why to Use Checklists | The Art of Manliness

In the modern age, we know more than ever before, and the information has never been so readily available.<p>And yet individuals and organizations often …

The 5 Pillars of Successful Training | Men's Health

Hiring a personal trainer gave me the great insight: I simply don’t have enough energy or free will to work on my weak points in favor of not only what I like to do, but what I am good at doing.<p>I’m not alone.<p>As I saw my own success improve under the guiding hands of others, I came to these simple …

The Art of Endurance: How to Boost Your Willpower

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Last month, I came up with the brilliant idea of attempting to hold a forearm plank for fifteen minutes with just 30 days to train.<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference that muchFIND OUT WHY<p>For those of …

10 Timeless Fitness Laws

In the not-so-distant past, your food grew on a farm. Meals were home-cooked (on an actual fire, in an actual stove). The outdoors was your gym. Watches? They tracked time, not activity. Blue light, texting neck, and the masses getting supersized by McDonald’s were issues for a future …

Everything You Need to Know About Sleep in One Simple Infographic

To add this infographic to your website/blog, simply copy the code below and paste it into the HTML of your blog or website:<p><a …

Infographics

Six Plyometric Exercises For Runners

Switch Lunge<p>Begin in the lunge position with one foot out in front and the other behind your body. Both knees should be bent at 90-degree angles. …

3 Flexibility Tests For Runners

<i>See how you stand up against these flexibility standards and learn how to improve if you fall short.</i><p>The overwhelming desire to hit the shower …

Stoicism: 7 Life-Lessons From the Ancient School of Success

Image Credit: Pixabay.<p>Some of the greatest leaders in history were Stoics -- Cicero, Epictetus, Seneca, Marcus Aurelius. It's no surprise considering Stoicism's emphasis on self-mastery. Success and leadership has to start with looking in the mirror.<p>The key is found in responding -- not reacting to …

14 Foods You Should NEVER Eat

Put these on your do-not-buy list.<p><i>This article was written by Leah Zerbe and Emily Main and repurposed with permission from</i> Rodale News<i>.</i><p>What's the one food you refuse to eat? Peas? Tofu? Liver and onions? Whatever it is, it's probably because you don't like the way it tastes, not necessarily …

Nutrition

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 …

The Best Way To Warm Up

<i>Dynamic warm-up drills may be the single best way to prevent injuries and improve performance.</i><p>As a rule, runners tend to be well-informed when it …

The 7 Best Strength Exercises You're Probably Not Doing

<i>By Eric Bach for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Every exercise in your strength program has a purpose -- to help you build muscle, burn fat and improve your fitness. While there's a time and a place for nearly any exercise under the right circumstance, some movements are simply more effective than others. And it …