Working Out Boosts Brain Power?

One of the biggest tragedies in the fitness world today is the overemphasis on the physical benefits that working out can provide, with such little emphasis put on the mental benefits.

Of course there are the few greats who actually do the reverse; they place the mental gain from working out at the forefront and the physical benefits are second. [Read more…]

Top 5 Push-Up Variations for Size and Strength

Many fitness enthusiasts claim that push-ups do nothing for size and strength.

They say that they’re only good for conditioning, or for essentially just getting better at doing push-ups.

Well I say what a load of crap.

I’ve been doing push-ups for over a decade (somewhere around half a million reps during that time) and they’ve done nothing for me other than pack pounds of mass onto my upper body. [Read more…]

Top 10 Benefits of Doing Hill Sprints

Arguably the most effective workout there is for rapidly improving your conditioning and body composition is none other than hill sprints.

Hill sprints are just what they sound like; you find a steep hill, and you sprint up it as fast as you can for as many times as you can.

Fairly simple. [Read more…]

Do We Really Need 8 Hours of Sleep a Night?

Being in the year 2015, I would hope that our population realized that the need for getting at least 8 hours of sleep every night is a ridiculous myth.

If you are a serious trainer or know anything about biology, you’ll probably know that everyone is different and that everyone has a different genetic make-up.

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How to Drastically Improve Your Chances of Success in One Easy Step

You’re deep into an intense training session.

You feel great; your energy is amazing, focus razor-sharp.

You decide that you’re going to go for a new personal best on your favorite lift.

You walk up to the bar, you grasp it, take a deep breath.

You’re nervous.

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The Coolest Benefit of Intermittent Fasting

As you have probably guessed, I am quite the enthusiast of intermittent fasting, or ‘IF’ for short.

There are so many benefits of IF that most people are completely unaware of, which is a shame because they are missing out on something quite simple that can drastically change how they feel every day.

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The Best Time to Train During a Fast

In this article I’m going to tell you from personal experience which hour-mark during a fast is the best time to train.

This is the hour-mark that I have found to provide maximum energy, strength, intensity, and focus during training. [Read more…]

Words Every Human Should Live By

 

“We cannot live better than in seeking to become better” – Socrates

 

This quote from the great philosopher Socrates is perfect for defining the mindset that Renegade Workouts is all about.

It is a quote about there being no better existence in life than that of the person who continually seeks to improve, to grow, and to achieve.

It is a quote that every human being should live by.

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Top 5 Exercises for Mass and Strength

1. Deadlifts

When a lift requires close to a dozen of the major muscle groups to execute, it’s hard to say that it’s not one of the best lifts you can elect to do for size and strength.

The deadlift is a favourite among all kinds of strength athletes, and for good reason.

These include: powerlifters, bodybuilders, strongman competitors, football players, rugby players, fitness competitors, MMA fighters, and the list goes on.

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The Strongest Man Who Ever Lived

Sometimes when I’m feeling particularly bored, I like to browse through bodybuilding and other fitness-related forums to look up people’s opinions on certain fitness-related topics.

During one of these instances, I came across the topic of who the pound for pound strongest bodybuilder of all-time was.

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