The 5 Best Compound Exercises

1) The Push-up: The best exercise you could ever do for yourself when it comes to using your bodyweight for “push muscles.” Muscles trained with the push-up: Pectoral Triceps Deltoids Abs 2) The Bodyweight Squat: This exercise serves a dual purpose – it is the foundation for building strength AND helps build proper mobility. If you are going to ever do barbell squats, you […]

The 12 Best Compound Exercises

Let’s compare “compound exercises” to “isolation exercises”: Compound exercises require more than one muscle group working together to complete the movement. This replicates the way your body naturally moves. Isolation exercises more or less train one specific muscle group. For example, the leg extension machine focuses on your quads, so it “isolates” training that muscle. Front squats would be an example of […]

Should I Try the Flexitarian Diet?

Sure! Why not? There are worse ways to eat than tons of plants with a little bit of meat. Being a flexitarian is actually not too different than following the Mediterranean Diet. It’s the same way of eating, just with a new name.   Author Michael Pollan summed it up years ago with “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.” Truth […]