Posts Tagged ‘opinion’

Opinion: Don’t Let Anyone Force You Into a Split

Recently, a video of a cheerleading coach forcing a 13 year-old girl into a split has been making the rounds in the news, and I’ll start off by saying that it’s very hard to watch.   As this is happening, the young girl is audibly asking him to “please stop,” but she is unable to…

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Opinion: Why Conor McGregor Can (And Can’t) Win on Fight Night

Fight Night is almost here, as Conor McGregor is set to square off against Floyd Mayweather in a much-hyped matchup. This is perhaps the first and most noteworthy time that an MMA star has crossed over into the boxing realm to fight one of its most prolific champions, and the stars will be out for…

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Opinion: Bend the Knee (In Your Squat)

Bending the knee seems to be a big problem lately.  Whether it’s to acknowledge the true ruler of Westeros or in basic exercises like the squat, it seems like many people in the North are refusing to do so. In the real world, there seems to be a psychological disconnect with bending the knee in…

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Opinion: Why You’re "Pso" Overrated

In my time working with a lot of people who have or have had low back pain, the psoas muscle has always been brought up as the cause of their pain. It has been blamed by everyone from previous trainers, to chiropractors, to massage therapists.  On the surface, the reasoning for this is straightforward and…

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Opinion: The Verdict on Vegan

A recent post on Twitter sparked a firestorm when a nutritionist explained why she couldn’t recommend anyone to follow a vegan diet. Her reasoning was that it was hard to eat safe and healthy while being 100% vegan, a perspective that was met with tons of backlash and angry posts. It’s hard to dissect the…

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Opinion: Why You Should Let it Go

Do you remember the feeling you used to get when you first started working out? The tinge and tremor of excitement. Euphoria, motivation, gratification, and the want for more. But then one day it’s all gone. You’re going in and doing the same old stuff over and over again.  Progress slows, and that awesome feeling…

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Opinion: No, You Won’t Die Doing High-intensity Interval Training

HIIT (high-intensity interval training) is still all the rage in fitness.  As the research around it kept building, more fitness professionals not only started utilizing HIIT but preached its superiority over all other cardiovascular exercise.  Why waste hours toiling away on the treadmill when you can get the same results in the matter of minutes?…

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Opinion: Stop Thinking About Your Weightlifting Technique

Keep the bar close to you. Shoulders in front of the bar. Push the ground away from you. Fully extend the hips, knees, and ankles. The Olympic style lifts can be overwhelming at times. So much technique, precision, and not to mention strength, is required for the snatch and clean & jerk. I’ve written about…

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Opinion: Doing Yoga Will Ruin Your Abs

If you’ve been to any yoga class, you’ve likely heard the instructor cue you to “draw your belly button to your spine” during various poses to work your core. This is sometimes known as “hollowing” or even “creating a vacuum” in bodybuilding circles. And let’s face it, it’s not uncommon to think about sucking in…

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