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Pre & Post Workout Nutrition Fundamentals

Pre & Post Workout Nutrition Fundamentals

November 07, 2021

A question that comes up often in training is “What do I eat after my workout?”. The answer depends entirely on how you’ve been training and more specifically what you did that day.

There are two main macronutrients you’ll want to consume both pre and post workout. Carbs and Protein. 

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The Trials of Volume

The Trials of Volume

October 30, 2021

Recently I discovered I had been in a strength routine that blinded me from my own progress and again reinforced the need to measure Volume.

I’ve been in a gym training consistently for 12 years. Like anyone, I’ve built my warmup sets around certain weight jumps based on what I feel is appropriate for the goals of the day and my maxes on that lift.

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How to come back to working out.

Breaking the Seal - Getting Back to Working Out

October 24, 2021

There’s a method to avoid injury and the risks associated with coming back to training. Within our circle we call this Breaking the Seal.

There’s two ways to approach it. You can get back in the gym and alter your training or you can find activities to do outside of the gym to warm up the body and reboot things.

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20 Years Later - We'll Never Forget 9/11

20 Years Later - We'll Never Forget 9/11

September 11, 2021

When I was 5 I used to walk down to the corner with my mother in NYC and take the bus to her job at the World Trade Center.

I never realized how important those buildings were to me until over a decade later I was watching people jump out of them, while they were covered in flames and smoke, from my parent’s 60” box TV.

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All Gains Matter

All Gains Matter

December 01, 2020

Being in lockdown from COVID-19, hitting home workouts and missing the gym has taught us much about the way we view each other but one thing will always be true.

It’s not about what Strength discipline you are currently specializing in - it’s about what you can learn from all of the different disciplines and how you can use the pieces to reach your long term goals.

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Why Use Wrist Wraps in Training?

Why Use Wrist Wraps in Training?

October 29, 2020

In the world of Strength there are many ways to train and specialize to achieve different goals but one thing stays the same - the human body.  Whether you are Training simply for health or weight loss reasons, or if you are interested in more competitive arena’s such as Bodybuilding, CrossFit, Weightlifting, Strongman or Powerlifting, there is one piece of gear you should be using to get the most out of your training and your body - Wrist Wraps.

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How to Put On Wrist Wraps

How to Put On Wrist Wraps

October 24, 2020

MANIMAL explains how to put on wrist wraps and the important tips that will make sure you get the most out your wrist wraps no matter what kind of training you're doing.
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The 3 Best Types of Lifts for Wrist Wraps

The 3 Best Types of Lifts for Wrist Wraps

October 01, 2020

Wrist Wraps are all around one of the best pieces of gear to have in your gym bag for daily use but there are certain movements that will clearly benefit from Wrist Wraps and then there are others that with experience - you’ll learn make a world of a difference.
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