Health & Wellness

What Is Exercise Volume and Why It Matters

By Cody Allen / September 11, 2020 /

I wake up and hit the gym with a plan, but getting to the gym and doing my best work are sometimes two vastly different things. The important thing to understand is that even during times when I am not able to hit new PRs or push my body to the max, I can still…

Read More
Exercises per muscle group header

Bigger, Stronger, Faster: How Many Exercises Should I Do Per Muscle Group?

By Cody Allen / August 12, 2020 /

Professional bodybuilders and weekend warriors alike have long wondered about the most effective ways to build muscle, get stronger, and look better. Yes, there are specific exercises you must do, and yes, their ones you probably shouldn’t. But when it comes to working out, the most important, yet often ignored, the fact is that what…

Read More
Wellness Tips for Entrepreneurs

Top 10 Health and Wellness Tips for Entrepreneurs

By Cody Allen / July 31, 2020 /

Some of the best health and wellness tips you may ever hear get might not come from someone wearing a white lab coat. Not to thumb a nose at doctors—doctors are great! The problem is that everyone in the medical field has to be very careful about what they say and recommend. Even if a…

Read More
What is a good HRV?

WHOOP Strap 3.0: What Is a Good HRV?

By Cody Allen / June 29, 2020 /

Measuring your heart rate is a great way to take a scientific approach to your fitness. Rather than just “going hard,” manually calculating your heart rate gives you real empirical data that you can learn from and, most importantly, incrementally improve. Standard heart rate methods, though, are no longer the industry-standard. In fact, putting a…

Read More
Fitness competition

Sweat Crawl: Fitness Competition of the Future?

By Cody Allen / June 17, 2020 /

The fitness community is awesome. There are tons of people, all over the world, who love pushing their bodies to the limit and improving themselves every day. A fitness competition is a great way for that culture to come together. I’ve been organizing sweat crawls, in partnership with Ten Thousand, in different cities. It’s an…

Read More

Top 6 Fitness Podcasts You Need to Listen To

By Cody Allen / May 26, 2020 /

With YouTube, Instagram, and Spotify, it’s easier than ever to find useful health and fitness info. Back in the day, if you wanted to learn how to work out, you had to just spy on the jacked guys at your gym. While there is nothing wrong with soliciting “jailhouse” gym advice, there is something to…

Read More
Ten Thousand shorts review

The ONLY Gym Shorts Worth Wearing: Ten Thousand Review

By Cody Allen / May 14, 2020 /

Virtually every activity in modern life has a certain type of “uniform.” That’s not to say everyone does or should dress the same. But we have to acknowledge the obvious fact that certain types of clothing work better in certain kinds of environments. If, for example, you are going to a business meeting in a…

Read More
Whoop vs apple watch blog Header

WHOOP 3.0 Review: WHOOP vs Apple Watch

By Cody Allen / May 10, 2020 /

You’ve certainly seen or at least heard of the Apple Watch. In addition to Apple’s popular product, you may also have noticed a growing number of devices being worn people’s wrists—all of which do a whole lot more than tell time. Fitbit, for example, is “wearable” you may also have heard of, and WHOOP Strap…

Read More
Cody Allen running

It’s Not Genetics: 8 Best Ways How to Get Bigger Calves

By Cody Allen / April 26, 2020 /

Even experienced weightlifters and bodybuilders know that developing strong, aesthetic calves can be difficult. The calves are more elusive than possibly any other muscle, and it’s not uncommon to see someone with tiny calves be in otherwise great shape. While some gym-goers seem blessed in the calve-department, others struggle even to fill out skinny jeans.…

Read More

The 15 Best At-Home Exercises for Building Muscle or Losing Weight

By Cody Allen / March 28, 2020 /

During this time of national quarantine, it’s important to keep as many of your healthy routines as possible. This does not mean you should break into your closed gym and sneak a quick workout. It also doesn’t mean you need to put on the dreaded #quarantine15. What you can do is get creative with your…

Read More