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  • Research has shown there to be many benefits of...

    Research has shown there to be many benefits of Ashwagandha Supplementation. Some of the purported benefits are:

    • Reduced Anxiety
    • Reduced Cortisol
    • Increased Testosterone
    • Increased...
  • I started to take Ashwagandha about a month ago....

    I started to take Ashwagandha about a month ago. I'm very skeptical of herbal remedies, however, the large body of research convinced me to give Ashwagandha a try. It has eased my anxiety, and I've...
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    I agree with this. In December 2018 I was injured...

    I agree with this. In December 2018 I was injured in a work-related incident. I was forced to remain sedentary during recovery - Roughly 3 or 4 months. In that short period of time, I could feel my...
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    Thank you for the advice. Since posting this...

    Thank you for the advice. Since posting this thread I've done some more research. Gymnasts recommend progressing very slowly with this move. It places a lot of stress on joints and tendons, which...
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    With proper form, proper nutrition, and proper...

    With proper form, proper nutrition, and proper recovery you should be okay. Proper exercise has actually been shown to prevent or delay bone related diseases. I once ruptured a tendon in an unrelated...
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    I do them with my chest up and arms at my sides,...

    I do them with my chest up and arms at my sides, however I've been performing them with my palms facing towards me. They seem to place a constant tension on my pectorals that wear them out rather...
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    Thank you for the very insightful advice. I am...

    Thank you for the very insightful advice. I am incredibly grateful.
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    I can do 30 bodyweight dips on bars. I forgot to...

    I can do 30 bodyweight dips on bars. I forgot to include that information. The primary reason I wanted the rings was to add proprioceptive instability to certain exercises, thus making them more...
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    Advice On Achieving The Iron Cross?

    I asked for a pair of gymnastic rings for Christmas, and I received them. One of my goals for 2020 is to achieve the Iron Cross. I understand that this is a rather advanced move / exercise, so I'm...
  • I see what you're saying. Let me continue upon...

    I see what you're saying. Let me continue upon the scenario of the golfer.

    On his down time, think of the amount of time he may spend looking down at his phone. In doing so, he is placing his...
  • (1) Advance my Personal Training / Behavior...

    (1) Advance my Personal Training / Behavior Change career.

    (2) Achieve an Iron Cross on Gymnastic Rings.

    (3) Cut down to sub-10 percent body fat.

    I have more, but those are probably my top 3.
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    I work out at home so I had nobody to help me...

    I work out at home so I had nobody to help me with the set up. I had to place the bar across my waist and bridge the weight up and back into my hands. Getting that part down took a while, but it...
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    The "Floor Press" was created by Georges...

    The "Floor Press" was created by Georges Hackenschmidt. This was before benches and much of the equipment we have now existed. At that time (early 1900s) people focused mainly on overhead pressing....
  • That depends on your current level of body fat...

    That depends on your current level of body fat and the amount of muscle you have on your core at the moment.
  • An EMG study I saw recently stated that (1) Ab...

    An EMG study I saw recently stated that (1) Ab Wheel Rollouts (2) Hanging Knee Raises and (3) Incline Reverse Crunches had the highest levels of abdominal activation.

    My personal favorite is the...
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    I'm late to the thread, but I've got some advice....

    I'm late to the thread, but I've got some advice. I once suffered the same symptoms as you. My fatigue was the result of a very demanding job. I worked as a Prison Guard for 3.5 years, and I averaged...
  • I only do pull-up variations and deadlifts. I've...

    I only do pull-up variations and deadlifts. I've seen great results using only those two exercises. As of late, I've been receiving a lot of good feedback on my back musculature. You can critique for...
  • I'm only 5, 4 and 135Lbs. Roughly 10% body fat. I...

    I'm only 5, 4 and 135Lbs. Roughly 10% body fat. I can do 20 Chin-Ups and 17 Pull-Ups. Coming back from a distal bicep tendon rupture in December 2018.
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    On my last cut, I tracked only calories and...

    On my last cut, I tracked only calories and protein. I honestly paid no mind to carbohydrates or fat. I also took a waist measurement and weighed myself once per week. Rather than obsess over the...
  • The Importance Of Flexibility Training

    As we age, physical wear and tear is inevitable. However, I am convinced that many of the physical problems we face with age can be prevented or delayed with the right knowledge, nutrition, and...
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