Proper Push-up Technique / Form and Variations

You probably think you already know how to do push-ups correctly. You might be right about that, or you might be very wrong. I go over proper technique / form, which muscles are targeted, and how to perform regular push-ups, close position push-ups, wide position push-ups, elevated push-ups, knee push-ups, and “Perfect Push-ups.”

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Stretch Every Day

Way too many people seem to go through their entire day in a half-asleep daze, without even fully waking up. Some people don’t even stretch in the morning – much less do an organized routine of dynamic stretches – and yet they wonder where all of their childhood energy and flexibility has gone. They follow their […]

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Endurance Running vs. Sprinting HIIT

This is a common debate in the fitness world. When it comes to cardio, is it better to engage in long-distance, endurance running or high-intensity interval training (HIIT), like sprinting? The current “studies” seem to lean in favor of HIIT. Some new studies even say that too much long-distance cardio (such as marathon running) can […]

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Mass Gaining for Beginners

So you want to gain muscle. Great! You need to get started. The more time you spend thinking about getting started is the more time you’ve wasted. Perhaps you’re searching for the perfect routine and diet. If that’s the case, then listen. There is no perfect routine or diet. Quit trying to come up with […]

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New Music WIP

I haven’t posted any new music in a while, so here is a preview of something I’ve been working on. At least this piece is in-time better than usual: Slug It – 3.8 MB MP3 320 kbps I have no idea why I named it that. The name should change. Please excuse the premature cutoff […]

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Nerdiness vs. Athleticism

Nerd or athlete. Smart or strong. Mind or body. So many people talk as if you have to choose one or the other. Sure, chances are you’re always going to better at one or the other, but you only live once. Develop both! It seems to me that some “nerds” choose to completely ignore their physical […]

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Destroy Depression with Exercise

We all get depressed from time to time. It’s just human nature. Stress is normal as well; in fact, stress can be good, because it is necessary in order to keep you motivated, alert, and prepared for danger. It’s no secret that stress and depression are linked. Likewise, the mind and body are linked – if one […]

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De-Load for Greater Success

Training is hard. There’s no way around that. But it’s even harder when you are trying to train through a plateau, or are training with accumulated stress and small injuries. Your eagerness to get through your plateau may be resulting in over-training, and thus only making the plateau worse. How about that tightness and instability you develop […]

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Using Samples in Your Music is Not Cheating

This is a pretty common topic among modern-day computer musicians. In this day and age, so many people create music using samples and loops for the basis of their songs. Is this “cheating”? I don’t think so. Where do you draw the line, anyway? If you use a microphone to record a set of drums […]

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Beginner's Guide to Making Music Using Computers

This article was originally written in July of 2008. Please note that I’ve removed all links from this article (they just led to pages of zZounds.com). HARDWARE The Computer: First of all, you’re going to need a decent computer — as good of one as you can afford. It doesn’t have to be a supercomputer, […]

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