Muscles in a Tub: A Creatine FAQ

By Dave Slagle Creatine may be one of the most popular sports nutrition supplements of all time, but it’s also one of the most controversial. Everyone and their brother has an opinion about how, when, why, and where to take the stuff—if you should take it at all. But given opinions are like glutei maximi (everybody has one), let’s dispense … Continue reading

How to Improve Your Pullups

Pullups are one of the best upper body strength exercises.  It works your core, shoulders, arms, and back at the same time.  If you’re someone who has trouble with pullups or chinups, the ChinUp Max is a great tool that will blow the doors open for you. This thing is a real game changer for folks looking to improve their pullups. With all the crazy moves … Continue reading

Can an App Help You Get a Six-Pack?

Yes.  I’m going to lay down a bit of honest advice:  You must watch what you eat if you want to get ripped.  People such as fitness models and competitive body builders who make their living from being ripped know this.  They don’t get to eat whatever they want whenever they want.  The saying goes that abs are made in … Continue reading

Trying a Cycle of Creatine

Strength & Muscle Creatine

Since I started weight training again two years ago, my regime of supplements have been minimal–mostly multivitamins, Omega-3 fish oil capsules, protein powder, and most recently, [intlink id=”53″ type=”page”]Shakeology[/intlink].  I also tried NO (nitrous oxide) once on the advice of a friend, but the caffeine content caused my heart rate to go haywire (I don’t take any caffeine products, so it affects me … Continue reading

Foam Rolling: Your Tight Muscles’ Best Friend

By Dr. Mark Cheng, L.Ac., Ph.D., Sr RKC, FMS faculty One of the biggest obstacles for a new fitness enthusiast to overcome is the soreness that comes with using muscles that haven’t been used in decades. During infancy, we’re learning to fire muscles all over the place. As we grow, spend increasingly more hours in flexion, and use less and … Continue reading