Tag Archives: weightlifting

On what’s really in your pre-workout

Everyone knows what pre-workout is. And if you don’t, it’s because you’ve been living under a rock. I love this stuff. I take it because I’m anemic, so I constantly feel tired. It’s difficult to find motivation to get up and go to the gym, and even harder to get a workout in once I finally pull myself together. But what’s really in this weird concoction, and does it actually work? If you’ve ever glanced at the ingredient list on the side of a bottle of C4, it’s just a jumble of words that normal humans can’t pronounce, and it’s hard to tell whether those are actually doing any good for your body or not. But don’t worry. I did the heavy lifting, so you guys don’t have to. And now I’m gonna share that with you. YOU GON’ LEARN TODAY!

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On cankles… and squatting

I’m not gonna name any names, but growing up I was always told I had cankles (my mom was pretty instrumental in teaching me the value of honesty; in hindsight, this was great because I was always able to identify any shortcomings I had. This meant I always had a clear vision of what to improve upon. So thanks, mom!). Cankles are slang for your calves and ankle joined as one– the term joins the two words “ankle” and “calf” just as the two parts of the body are seamless. Basically, this “condition” is characterized by a general lack of definition in the area.

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On an easy way to injure your rotator cuff

Okay, I have a lot of pet peeves that come into play whilst going to the gym. Curling in the squat rack, screaming or grunting loudly and continuously, and unwarranted advice are a few of them, but there’s one major one that really pisses me off… mostly just because people don’t even know about it: behind the neck shoulder exercises. So many “fit” people swear by these. I’ve even seen personal trainers teach their clients a behind the head military press, even though it’s known to be an extremely easy way to injure your shoulder.

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