Forge Fitness Tips

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Testosterone: Natural Increase, Supplementation and Risk vs Benefit
May 19, 2018

Testosterone gets a lot of hype, and rightly so. It has many diverse effects, functions and implications, having been associated with…

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The truth about rapid weight loss: why it backfires
April 4, 2018

Understandably, nobody wants their weight loss goals to take longer than they have to. So, fitness marketers flood the web with…

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A woman doing a CrossFit exercise in a gym.
CrossFit: Science VS Stigma
February 26, 2018

As a student of exercise science, I was groomed to distrust CrossFit. However, I decided to hop off that bandwagon and…

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A bearded man is demonstrating his impressive core strength as he effortlessly performs rings exercises in a gym.
Stop doing crunches. Here’s why, and what core strengthening exercises you should do instead:
January 27, 2018

Everybody seems to want abs and better core strength, but crunches simply don’t do what people are wanting them to do….

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A man lifting a heavy log in the snow, attempting winter weight loss.
Winter Weight Loss: Brown Fat, Cold Exposure and Vitamin D
January 24, 2018

Shooting for some winter weight loss? If you’re tough enough, try this interesting way to burn more calories with the same…

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A woman at a Wichita Personal Training Studio, confidently holding a barbell as she works out in the gym.
3 things every training program should include
December 31, 2017

Whatever your athletic goals are, training for them without learning a bit about what makes a good training program is kinda…

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Why you’re not making progress: a simple guide to avoid training plateau
December 29, 2017

Many people come to me flustered and confused, wondering why they’re not making progress in their training. Barring acts of God,…

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Bad lifting advice: 5 super common tips we should retire (and helpful alternatives)
December 22, 2017

5 super common bits of bad lifting advice, and helpful alternatives, according to science and common sense. Check it out and see how many you’ve heard.

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How Dangerous is Lifting Heavy? Statistics!
December 18, 2017

Here’s what the science has to say about the dangers of lifting heavy weights. Sources cited in this article: How Dangerous…

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A shirtless man lifting weights in Forge Fitness gym.
Avoid burn out: 5 Tips from 10 years of consistent training
December 15, 2017

As trainers we’re constantly scheming and racking our brains for ways to keep clients consistent with their training. When clients aren’t…

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