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The Breaking Muscle Podcast

Feb 26, 2018

A common thread among those who have changed the way we think about fitness and movement is that they were dissatisfied with the answers given by existing systems. With so many different exercise methods and scientific explanations out there, you’d think we had cracked the riddle of how to make people strong, capable,...


Feb 19, 2018

When you’re on the road as much as I tend to be, finding someplace to work out becomes part of your travel planning. I do my homework as best I can, to find out about the facility, the programming, and the level of coaching I might expect for my drop-in dollars. Still, my experiences as a visitor in gyms across the...


Feb 12, 2018

Most modern training programs are variations on the same scientific themes. You take a human body, and measure its capacity. Then you subject it to repeated, measurable stresses, rest, recover, repeat. After a sufficient duration of this pattern, you test the body again, and if the program was effective, you have...


Feb 5, 2018

It’s become reflexive to collectively shake our heads and mutter “kids these days.” That trope used to refer to the somewhat innocuous change in culture from one generation to the next, but today it carries a much graver significance. Kids these days are suffering from exponential rises in everything from diabetes...