How to master a complicated movement

I love the kettlebell swing. It’s a great exercise. It’ll build explosive power in your posterior chain, and it’s great for conditioning. The only drawback is that it’s a complicated movement. A lot of things are happening at high speed, and if you don’t keep track of them all, you…


What it fails to take into account is insulin

It’s important to maintain a healthy weight. But sometimes, it ain’t easy! As someone who has lost over fifty pounds of excess weight, I know from personal experience that it can be difficult. But that difficulty arises from the prominent theory about how to lose weight: the energy balance model…


Great for lifters (and everyone else too)

When it comes to conditioning, there are many ways to slay the dragon. Any conditioning can be good, but what if you want to engage in a type of conditioning that improves your ability to engage in your specific activity? If you’re a lifter, you want to improve your ability…


What I do instead

As much as I do enjoy lifting, there are times when cutting some time from a workout can be a good thing. We’ve all got a million things to do, right? But I don’t want the quality of my workout to suffer if I can help it. Supersets have long…


Get the skinny on fat

I’ve been on the keto diet for just over two years now, and I’ve realized that it’s largely misunderstood. There are a lot of misconceptions about fat in general and the mechanisms of weight gain and loss. I’m going to attempt to demystify things for you and explain how and…


Even the Stubborn Ones

Who doesn’t love dogs? I’ll assume nobody who’s reading this article. As much as dogs can bring us joy, a disobedient dog can be a nightmare. I’ve got two: a Cane Corso and a Dachshund. Both can be willful. …


Make gains again in no time!

Perhaps the biggest problem lifters run into is hitting a plateau. We make great gains at first, but eventually, we get stuck. Progress comes to a screeching halt, and nothing seems to help. Nothing is more irritating than lifting and getting nowhere! …


Think again!

I turned 48 today. Am I over the hill? I don’t feel like it. Age 40 is often pegged as over the hill. At that point, it’s all downhill from there! I myself used to believe that, and most people under 35 would probably agree. Even just a couple of…


Recovery is an important component of any exercise program

I see a lot of articles about exercising every day for 30 days (Try the blah-blah 30-day challenge!). Or how to exercise when you’re tired or feeling sluggish. And the absolute craziest is the 6-day weightlifting split. Who the hell can keep up a lifting program like that for very…


Build full-body strength by ditching the crutches

When I was in college (too many years ago to mention), I had free access to gym equipment. I could go in, show my ID, and work out to my heart’s content. There was no shortage of equipment: benches for pressing, a seat/rack combo for overhead presses, lat pulldown machines…

Anthony Moulesong

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