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Assortment of food containing magnesium

Magnesium as a supplement?

Struggling from magnesium deficiency is a common problem for the average American. Almost 80% of all the population in the States have had Mg (chemical symbol for Magnesium) deficiency and suffered some of the many symptoms as a result. This is probably the reason why the pharmaceutical industry has had...

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Multiracial couple sit and rest on sofa at home

Reversing the effects of sitting

The vast majority of people today spend huge amounts of their daily life sitting. We sit while we study, work, eat, commute to our jobs, chat with our friends, etc. Sitting has become more common to us than standing, and we tend to sit as soon as the first opportunity...

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Motivational Workout in Gym

Why everyone needs to learn the 2-minute rule

If we ask ourselves “what is the most important component of motivation?” we don’t have to look far. The answer lies right in front of our noses – habits. More precisely, forming them. Motivated people are the ones who formed a habit of doing whatever it is that they want...

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Physical activity for longevity

Longevity implies living a longer life. It is ultimately what each and every one of us wishes for, isn’t it? Living longer is the go-to reason for the majority of people to start practicing some form of physical activity, be it strength training or cardiovascular training. But does it make...

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Hard training

Core principles of training to failure

Training to failure means working out until full exhaustion or to the point where your muscles cannot contract further and rest is mandatory. Because of immense stress on your muscles, a temporary blockage of neurological pathways occurs. As we said, it’s temporary and after a while, you can use your...

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Intensive Workout with Barbell

Seriously underrated exercises worth trying

No matter how hard we try to make the optimal workout program we’re almost always bound to miss an exercise or few. This doesn’t mean that our plan is weak or that we’re underutilizing certain parts of the body. Rather, what it means is that there is just a lot...

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Waiting for stamina recovery. Tired after workout. Having rest in the gym for box sport training

Resting periods – everything you need to know

Introduction The topic we wish to touch grounds on for a bit is that of workout optimization. Specifically, we’re interested in rest periods and what role they play in perfecting your workouts or rather optimizing them. Rest periods are important to us for a number of reasons. As much as...

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Woman meditating alone on hill with amazing autumn mountain view at sunset. Zen spiritual

A few lessons from Zen monks

Zen monks lead a life much different from the one the Western man is accustomed to. The values held by these two groups do collide to a certain extent, however, the emphasis on the core is usually different when put under scrutiny. We’re not interested in pointing fingers or saying...

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Female sprinter training for race competition

Game day – what to do?

Competition time rings plenty of alarms in our heads. Anxiety, sweaty palms, and a lot of thinking start kicking in. Keeping a chill mindset is far from easy at those times. There’s a huge game coming up and you just have to prove yourself, right? Once you realize you’re in...

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Group of Athletes Sprinters

Is there such a thing as ‘poor genetics’?

Those who practice a physical activity of some sort (or any type of activity, really) quickly found out about this thing called ‘genetics’ and they want to know how it works. What he or she quickly finds out is that it, meaning our gene pool, heavily determines what happens with...

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