Browsing the "Fitness" Category

In Defense Of “Vanity Lifts”

Within the past couple years I’ve noticed it has become popular for dudes to scoff at “vanity lifts” such as curls, flies, tri-extensions, and shrugs. They are often described as worthless, time wasters, pointless for overall strength, and so on. [...]

November 18, 2013 Fitness

Paid: 2 Weeks Living Like Shit- An Involuntary Experiment

Here at NLU and across the landscape of life-improvement blogs, the message over and over again is to get your diet right and get in the gym. The “Standard American Diet and Lifestyle” of carbs, more carbs, and little to [...]

November 5, 2013 Fitness

So You Had A Bad Work Out

Everyone has a bad session every now and then, it’s the nature of the beast. Even if they are rare they still suck, and if you’re like me you’re still pissed off about it when you step into the gym [...]

October 15, 2013 Fitness

Nate’s Program For Intermediate Lifters

The vast majority of intermediate level lifters hit a point in their training where they are stuck on just about everything. In fact, you could argue that experiencing this frustration is the defining moment of being a intermediate lifter. The [...]

October 8, 2013 Fitness

Beast Your Bench Press With Bands and/or Chains

Most of us suck at bench. If you were to ask around the gym, at least two-thirds of everyone there would confess to be stuck or plateauing- it’s the nature of the beast. Yet, despite the huge brick wall many [...]

September 18, 2013 Fitness

Casual Intermittent Fasting, Dietary Sorcery?!

I’ve written before how I’ve fought with my weight most of my adult life and in this war I’ve tried pretty much everything under sun, and I’m always looking for something new to try, usually because my normal routines for weight [...]

August 30, 2013 Cuisine, Fitness
The Summer Cut Down

The Summer Cut Down

After the Winter Bulk Up Finale ended those many months ago, we talked of an impending summer cut down and promised info on how to pull off a successful cut. I may be a little late coming through but I [...]

August 12, 2013 Fitness

Fix Your Anterior Pelvic Tilt

Last week I discussed all the ways you can go about strengthening your all-important posterior chain to enable better lifts and to remain injury free, and today we’re going to continue to ride the posterior chain train. Improving the strength [...]

July 25, 2013 Fitness