THE MORE YOU KNOW, THE BETTER.

— When it comes down to it, going to the gym is only half the work. It’s important to become knowledgeable in all aspects of health and nutrition if you want to live a healthier lifestyle.

Here we discuss various way to improve your health habits and how to increase your weight loss & gain! — 

Nutrition

Meal Prep Friendly Carnita Bowls

Hi InSHAPE Community!My name is April and I run a health & fitness blog called Fueling Function. I’m excited to be here today sharing a lean and flavorful take on a street-food favorite: Carnitas. With a base of flavorful shredded chicken, these carnita bowls can be adapted to meet your macros or your personal preferences.

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Exercise

How You Should Really Be Stretching

Stretching. Probably one of the most overlooked yet underrated aspects of any sort of physical activity. Even more overlooked however, is exactly which type of stretching is appropriate for what you are trying to accomplish. This is an issue that I commonly see with beginner’s just starting their fitness journey, but unfortunately I’ve even seen

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Life

What Is Your Definition Of Success?

This is a serious question that I’ve spent a lot of years pondering about. “What is my personal definition of success?” I think that over the years, the definition has changed quite a bit. in high school, it mainly revolved around sports and having a lot of friends. Back then, it seemed like all that

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Health

Technology Has Consumed Me

Yep, it’s true. I’ll admit it. I am 100% addicted to my iPhone. This is probably one of the biggest things I’m struggling with right now, so I thought I’d share my experience. I feel like now more than any time in my life, I have the HARDEST time being present and in the moment. People

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Muscle Growth

Avoid The Bulking Trap

If you’re someone who’s spent a decent amount of time in the fitness industry, you will know that it’s very common to see people in MASSIVE caloric surplus’ in an attempt to gain muscle. While it is important to be in a surplus to put on size, you don’t need nearly the amount of calories

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Health

3 Ways You Can Improve The Quality Of Your Sleep

Who has trouble sleeping? In the fast-paced, stimulant driven world we live in, it has become increasingly more common to find people who struggle to get good, quality sleep each night. Although the current trend is to work 24/7 and do anything possible to “power through” the exhaustion, you guys would be amazed at what

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Exercise

Want to Increase Your Overhead Press?

The wise-man built his house upon a rock, right? Why? Because if he built it on sand the house wouldn’t have the required support to stay strong. Simple concept. So how do you build a strong foundation for your shoulders? Your shoulder joint, or your glenohumeral joint, is controlled and moved by numerous muscles which

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Health

Say Goodbye to Binge Eating: 10 Tips to Stop Overindulging

Uncontrollable snacking, overeating, overindulgence, whatever you want to call it, eating too much can be a difficult habit to break. For some, it is much more habitual and detrimental than others and will require outside, professional guidance to conquer. For others, it’s a matter of taking control, forming healthy habits and changing one’s mindset. Whatever

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Exercise

Why Women Should Weight Train

“Lifting makes women bulky.” – Um…no. It makes them awesomely attractive. – Why Women are Afraid of Lifting Big Weights Since the dawn of time, big manly physiques and strength have been bonded together tightly, so much so that many women were (and still are) led to believe that if they got stronger they’d build

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