Perhaps you have read some of our blog posts. Maybe you follow us on Facebook or Instagram. It might have even been via advertisement (good to know those are working!). Regardless, you’re here. And if you are, it’s because you want to know: What is Victorious Athletic Academy? Lucky you, pal—we’ve got your answer below. […]Read More What is VICTORIOUS Athletic Academy?
Abs, they say, are made in the kitchen. True? Absolutely. The rectus abdominis—that so-called “six pack” we all chase ahead of beach season—doesn’t have high potential for hypertrophy. This means that, regardless of how intense your core work is, your abs will never experience the same level of growth as, say, your legs or back. If […]Read More Earn Your Abs Without Giving Up the Pizza: This is The Best Way to Diet
You’ve probably heard it before. Now you’ll hear it again: in an efficient training program, recovery is as important as working out. Why do you keep hearing this? Because it’s true. The Cycle of Training The salience of sufficient recovery lies in a fundamental idea of training progress: to become stronger and faster, we must […]Read More How to Optimize Your Training Program with Smart Recovery
The Rider was written by Tim Krabbé in 1978, and, although not translated to English for decades after, is now considered a must-read among cyclists. One review for British daily The Guardian went so far as to suggest that “nothing better is ever likely to be written on the subjective experience of cycle-racing.” (Madly enough, this […]Read More Five Quotes from Tim Krabbé’s “The Rider” Every Athlete Can Learn From
Cardio, speed, agility, explosiveness—all key elements to athleticism. And all things that jumping rope can improve. The Sharpest Tool in an Athlete’s Toolbox In a world of increasingly extravagant gyms and fancy machines, there are some things you simply cannot replace or improve upon: barbells, dumbbells, a bench, a squat rack. For an athlete, there […]Read More Everything You Need to Know About Jumping Rope
I have long been a fan of two-wheeled machines. I learned to ride young and grew up hopping through parks in my hometown on a BMX bike. But I had never considered cycling for fitness or as a sport. It was just a method to get from Point A to Point B faster than walking. […]Read More Why You Should Buy a Road Bike—Even If You Already Own Two Wheels
One of the most underrated components of fitness is grip strength. A strong grip is applicable to many situations. Beyond being a reliable indicator of overall muscular strength, grip allows us to deadlift heavy weight and perform pull-ups for reps. It also allows us to fly through challenging obstacles at popular courses like Tough Mudder […]Read More How to Increase Your Grip Strength
If you enjoy running, power to you. Keep on trucking. Me, though? I hate it.Read More How to Improve Your Cardio Without Running—Ever