Category Archives: Fitness

Chronic Exercise Preserves Lean Muscle Mass in Masters Athletes

Abstract: Aging is commonly associated with a loss of muscle mass and strength, resulting in falls, functional decline, and the subjective feeling of weakness. Exercise modulates the morbidities of muscle aging. Most studies, however, have examined muscle-loss changes in sedentary aging adults. This leaves the question of whether the changes that are commonly associated with muscle aging reflect the true… (more…)

The Gymnastics WOD (Workout-of-the-Day)

Human bodies were designed to move freely in space in the most effective and efficient manner. As athletes, gymnasts are known to execute the most optimal movements through impeccable control of strength, balance, and power. The Gymnastics WOD (Workout-of-the-Day) was specifically designed by the team at Naka Athletics to build a stronger gymnastics foundation for athletes at all levels and… (more…)

The Right Way to do Pullups and Chin-ups

How to do pullups and chinups with the most efficient technique possible to maximize your performance and prevent injuries. The pullup and chinup exercises appear to be movements that anyone can perform with a little effort and minimal instruction, but the truth is that most people are performing them improperly and risking an injury. This is the definitive instructional tutorial… (more…)

How to Rapidly Increase Your Pullup Numbers in 3 Months or Less | Physical Living

If you want to strengthen your arm and back muscles, spread your wings (lats) to create that V-tapered back appearance, and increase that critical vertical pulling strength that everyone needs, AND if you want a laser-focused pullups program that was created exactly for improving your pullup numbers, then you’ve come to the right place. Below, you’ll find a complete workout… (more…)

T NATION | The One Arm Push-up

During my teens and early twenties, my workouts revolved around lifting heavy weights and trying to get swole. To me, the only thing that mattered more than how much I could bench was the size of my guns. It was only after I became a personal trainer that I started to realize there was more to fitness than just being… (more…)