If you understand your sleep, you can sleep better. The art of making sure that you get the right amount of sleep at a high enough quality is called “sleep hygiene.”
How much can you bench? How many pushups can you do? What’s your breast-stroke lap time? Exercise swimming is hugely under-rated – not just by body builders either. You might not want to incorporate swimming into your workout every week (and you might not be able to if you did want to), but taking advantage […]
You want to work out and be healthy, but you have mobility problems, so you can’t. Right? Actually, in some cases, exercises for mobility problems are just what the doctor ordered. Or, just what the doctor would order if you saw your doctor regularly enough. Whether you have a long-term mobility issue or are recovering […]
think of your doctor as like a home inspector. They can point out the plumbing problems and where the electrical could use some work. They won’t do the work themselves, but they can give general advice or direct you to specialists
Some of the best and most common diet advice out there is as simple as this: cut sugar. However, a blind quest to cut all sugar will be practically impossible and it might not actually be that great for you. It’s nice to have a two-word action plan, but let’s put a little English on […]
The relationship between age and exercise is complicated but the TLDR is that you’re never too young to get healthy or too old to stay that way.
For the most part, working out is working out. However, there are some things that you should be prepared to experience a little differently than others if you’re looking to slim down as well as bulk up.
You’re not setting out to determine your one rep max for an exercise so that you can lift that amount one time every day. You’re determining your max weight so that you can build it into your weight lifting regimen.
If you regularly lift you’re probably thinking of your heart. There’s a lot of good information that gets swept under the rug (like the value of knowing your target heart rate) and a lot of myths that get too much attention (like exaggerated heart problems in the lifting community). Fortunately, HTBM is here to set […]
RICE, or “Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate” is a tried and true method of pain relief as well as a helpful measure to make sure that mild wear-and-tear on your muscles doesn’t become something more serious.
Most compression braces are specifically designed to help support joints with a more limited range of motion like the knee or the elbow. These joints are meant to bend in a particular direction and lifting too much or messing up form on a new lift could damage the ligaments that keep the bones in a joint together.