Introducing The HYBRID Lifter Rating System

By Ian Kaplan, Hybrid Performance Method COO

The Hardest Problem in Sports. 

We love sports for the opportunity to test ourselves, but we love sports more when we see where we stack up against the competition. It's really us, and our team, against the world. Athletes compete to see what...

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What do waist trainers really do?

I have a question for you. Do you wear a waist trainer?

If you do, why do you wear one? It seems like everyone wears a waist trainer in the gym these days, yet no one can give me one consistent answer as to why.

This isn’t a video to make people feel bad about wearing a waist trainer,...

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How to Grow Your Calves (Part-One)

Many people think that calf muscles stubbornly defy the laws of hypertrophy,  and that they are simply an open-and-shut case of genetic predisposition hmm hmm Omar isuf #teamnocalves. Small calf syndrome can be a true burden in someone’s life,  can make you the center of...

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Should I Be Doing Cardio BEFORE or AFTER Strength Training?

The gyms are opening back up and you’re about to start your new training program. You know, just trying to drop a few pounds after quarantine and get back your general physical fitness.

Chances are, you’ll be doing workouts that include a mix of resistance training and...

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WTF is a prehab exercise?

Whether you are a learned fitness professional or someone who simply dabbles in fitness, your feed has probably been inundated with posts that read “THE 3 BEST PREHAB EXERCISES FOR XYZ PAIN.” But what constitutes a “prehab” exercise? Are they just a regular exercise...

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Are your hamstring really tight?

Are your hamstring really tight?

Up until a few years ago, the answer to everything was “just stretch it”.  Something feels tight? Stretch it. Something hurts? Stretch it. Need to warm up? Stretch. Need to Cool down? Stretch. Training today? Stretch. Resting today? Stretch....

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Is starvation mode real?

Is “STARVATION MODE” Really a Thing? 

“Hey Stef, I’m really trying to lose weight but I haven’t seen barely any progress… My trainer told me I’m probably in starvation mode and that my body is just holding onto the fat.”

I’m not here to...

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Can you really detox your way to health?

The Delusion of Detox Diets

Before you buy your next detox kit, do this for me-- open your wallet, take out all of your money, drop it into your toilet, and flush it down. Congratulations, you’ve just found a better use for your money than spending it on a detox!!

Just kidding guys, please...

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A better way to track progress

Tracking Progress: Quality vs. Quantity / When Goal Setting Goes Wrong 

Is there really one “perfect” way to track progress? Fitness culture is obsessed with numbers. We either want them to go down-- such as the number on the scale or body measurements-- or we want them to go...

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What about cheat meals?

I get this question all the time…

Stef, what is your favorite cheat meal? 

I immediately start sweating... should I just say the first deliciously disgusting meal that comes to my mind or should I be that annoying nerd that says “well, I don’t really cheat” and...

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