Three Reasons Range of Motion is Important for Hypertrophy

Today, we have an awesome guest post by my good friend and colleague Karon Hawkins. Karon is a lifestyle coach and an expert on mobility. Here is what Coach Karon has to say about why range of motion is important for hypertrophy (i.e. muscle gain):   I’d like to answer the question, is using a full range of motion important for maximal muscle growth? There are multiple studies out that actually prove you can see similar results with partial range of motion instead of full range of motion on exercises. However, I’m going to disagree with these studies because there’s

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Out With The Old: Build A Better Chest Workout

Today, I want to talk to you about your chest workout. I know what you’re thinking… “… But Paul, it’s not Monday… everyone knows Monday is international chest day!” I know, I know, this is a bit out of line. And for that, I sincerely apologize. People have been doing chest on Monday since the beginning of time. Since cavemen walked the earth. There was Adam, then there was Eve, and then there was chest on Monday. Things have changed since then though Much of what we thought was the proper way to workout thirty, twenty, even ten years ago,

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Stop Surviving, Start Thriving: A Holiday Guide

It’s that time of year again.Decorations are going up, the music is playing in every store you walk into.The holiday season is upon us.When you were younger, this time of year was something you looked forward to all year long. It meant toys and presents and days off from school. Now, not so much.For many of us, this time of year represents stress. Financial struggles, food binges, lots of family time (this one could be a good or a bad thing depending on the person). It’s getting cold, the sun is setting earlier. Pretty soon there will be snow on the

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Weekly Workout: Full Body

One of the biggest questions people have about exercise is, what to do when? People see programing workouts like I look at any type of math above a 10th grade level. This can get very technical and scientific. There is a rhyme and a reason as to exactly what the body needs and what is most optimal, and there are rules to abide by. However for most people, it’s really not that complicated. If you are an athlete or trying to be an elite body builder, then we might have to dive a little deeper into this.  For the average

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