Muscles

This section of the blog is all things exercise! There will be great information about cardio, weightlifting, bodyweight exercises, resistance bands, and calisthenics. I even have some pre-made workout plans that I have used or have made for others in the past (you should decide whether or not you can perform the workouts based on your own fitness level and skill set and, if appropriate, in consultation with your doctors). New “Muscles” blogs will be released monthly on Thursday nights. If you have any questions about exercises and workouts, or suggestions on what you want me to talk about please feel free to contact me using the form below.

A Complete Guide to Stretching

6 minute read

Stretching has many amazing benefits, such as increasing range of motion and flexibility. But, did you know that the research actually shows that stretching does not help decrease muscle soreness and can also decrease strength and performance if you're doing the wrong types of stretches? Me neither! But I found all that out and more while doing my research for this blog post and now I'm excited to share it with y'all! Click "Read Now!" to find out more!

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All Things Lifting with Alex Berry

31 minute video

Season 1, Muscles of Squawking with Seagull: Lifting with Alex Berry (@theproteinbender)

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Resistance Band Workouts

3 plans

Please enjoy the following 3 Resistance Bands workout plans. Resistance bands are great as they can be used anywhere, especially in a college dorm room and I have been working out with them for this entire semester as my campus gym is still closed. Feel free to follow any of these plans directly or simply use them as templates to build your own plans from!

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No Equipment Needed Workouts

3 plans

Please enjoy the following 3 no equipment needed workout plans; "Circuit Workout Plan to Lose Weight," "Workout Plan to Gain Muscle Mass," and "20-min at-home Core Workout." These are easy workouts to do anywhere, especially a college dorm room as they do not require any extra equipment!

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Hypertrophy vs Strength Training

5 minute read

So, you got your sorry ass over to the gym, and even worked up the courage to go into the part of the gym where they keep the weights instead of just using the cardio equipment, but now what? The way I see it, when it comes to lifting weights, there are two main ways to go about it: hypertrophy training and strength training. In this post, I’m going to explain the differences so that you can get an idea of when and how to do each one, so that you are less likely to hurt yourself once you get to the gym.

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The Bro Split vs. PPL

7 minute read

So, you're ready to get serious about working out. You’ve committed a certain amount of days a week to going to the gym and actually lifting weights but now you don’t know how to best maximize your time there. There are many different “splits” out there and it's important to try different ones to see what works best for you. In this blog post, I am going to talk about what I think are the 2 main splits out there; the Bro Split and PPL (push, pull, legs).

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Cardio: HIIT VS LISS

6 minute read

Even though the idea of running more than half a mile makes you want to shit your pants, it is actually good for you mentally and physically! So, when I say cardio, what do I actually mean? The way I see it, there are two main types of cardio that you can do. There is High Intensity Interval Training cardio or HIIT if you like spelling and Low Intensity Steady State cardio or LISS. Now you know what those letters in the title are! And if you want to learn more about these letters, read this blog post!

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