Some of the world's best tennis players grunt almost religiously on their big hits. Often distinct, its nuances reflected in the type of shot, the grunt was an extension of the player; a piece of their personality—one which critics have claimed is unnecessary and a tarnish on an otherwise quiet, gentlemanly sport. Studies, however, confirm … Continue reading HIYAGH! THE GRUNTING SPORTSMAN’S EDGE
To generate a return, first you have to invest. And that means challenging yourself. Here's why, and here's how.
On the whole, regular physical training is among the greatest things we can do for our body and mind. When performed correctly, weightlifting is incredibly safe, despite the cynics. In fact, anyone who considers resistance training to be dangerous is downright wrong. It is indeed a greater risk to be sedentary. Not going to the … Continue reading Why Absolutely Everyone Should Hit the Gym—Let’s Go!
Many people today carry symptoms that may be a result of a weak core, and that can present several problems—from minor discomfort today to serious injury or chronic pain down the line. A weak core … Continue reading Do You Have a Weak Core? Why Stability Strength Matters
While the shoulder is not a large muscle overall, its positioning on the body makes it rather unique in terms both function and aesthetic. As a result, it is important to train the shoulders well, … Continue reading A Simple Guide for Cannonball Shoulders
I will never forget one elementary school field trip in particular. We went to Playland, where before me loomed the iconic wooden roller coaster, its rickety rails trembling beneath a flying capsule of screaming fanatics. Upon … Continue reading When “System Overload” is a Good Thing
Nobody wants to get injured, inside or outside of training. It hurts. It dampens progress. And it prevents us from participating in the activities we enjoy. To avoid this costly accident, some supposed experts swear … Continue reading Knowing Thy Body: Avoiding Injury ≠ Avoiding Exercises