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Unless you've made training a priority in your life, most busy professionals feel like they don't have enough time for the gym. And there's ways you can save time while still getting in an effective workout. It's just going to require more grit & willpower. And a little bit of planning. My personal favorite for saving time in the gym is to utilize supersets, tri sets, or giant sets (which is similar to a circuit, but I view them a little different). Most everyone knows what a superset is. It's where you take two exercises and you perform them back...

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A lot of people are Vitamin D deficient, even people in places where there's a lot of sunlight year round. Our modern lifestyles typically keep us inside, sheltered away from the sun. And if people DO get outside, it's usually for an hour or less across the entire day. And in the winter time, this gets even shorter and you're most likely bundled up from head to toe, barely letting any sunlight touch your skin. We are meant to be exposed to the sun. Many of our body processes are regulated by the sun, and that's why you feel so...

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Have you ever used a slantboard? I first learned about this device from Knees Over Toes Guy, and it's been a cool little addition to my training equipment. This is the one I own.  I even bought one for my grandmother this summer because she's been unable to bend her knee more than a few degrees after having a knee replacement surgery. She's been using it regularly and can feel the difference it's making in the tightness behind her knee. You can use a slantboard for a lot of things, but I primarily use it for stretching my ankles, calves, hamstrings, and...

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Every now and then, even I forget about the little things until they start to make themselves known. About two months ago, I spent around 4 days in a row sitting at the computer for much longer than normal since I was creating apparel designs & updating websites. My training schedule & intensity didn't change during this time either. So around day 3, I went into the gym for a leg day. I warmed up and started my first heavy working set. I believe I did 8 reps this night... The first 7 felt perfectly fine. On rep 8, I...

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This is something I learned years ago. And surprisingly, not many people are aware of it. But please, please, don't be a mouth breather. Not only is it an unflattering look, mouth breathing is secretly responsible for a lot of conditions you wouldn't think of at first. You see, our nose processes air differently than our mouths. When you breathe through your nose, it helps control the temperature and humidity of the air, and it filters toxins. When you breathe through your mouth, you get none of those things. Instead... 1) You Get Less Oxygen This may seem counter-intuitive for...

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