The Truth About Fad Diets

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There is no miracle pill for changing body composition, especially quickly. That’s why 80% of all dieters gain the weight they lose back. This article covers the most popular fad diets and why they might not be the best choice if you want to change your body composition.    What Are Fad Diets? Fad diets […]

Post Workout Recovery Tips & Tricks

At BarPath Fitness, we often hear from clients struggling with recovery, particularly dealing with post-workout soreness. Understanding the fine line between beneficial soreness and overtraining is crucial. If you find yourself sore after every workout, it’s likely you’re pushing too hard with excessive volume and intensity. Proper recovery is essential for maximizing the benefits of […]

How To Lift Weights Properly

This article contains tips to help you to start strength training on the right foot.    Why Are Weight Lifting Techniques Important?  When people do not engage in proper techniques when strength training, they do not get the full benefits of their workouts, overstrain their bodies, and they open the door to possible injuries down […]

Basic Gym Etiquette Everyone Should Know

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Gym etiquette is basic self awareness, awareness of what’s going on around you and what type of gym you’re in. However, there are some nuances to gym etiquette that this article goes over.  Basic Gym Etiquette Everyone Should Know Re-rack Your Weights Some of the most important gym etiquette involves free weights. First and foremost, […]

Dirty Bulking vs Clean Bulking: What The Bulk? (Fitness Lingo Explained!)

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Whether you’ve been in the fitness world for years or you’re just starting out, there is a learning curb to understanding gym and weight room jargon. This blog covers fitness lingo, including bulking and what it is, cutting, toning, bro science, cardio bunnies, and more. What Is Dirty Bulking? In order to grow tissue (more […]

Symptoms Of Undereating & Overeating

** Please note, no one at Barpath Fitness is a medical professional or registered dietitian. This blog is meant to be informational, educational, and entertaining, and should not be used as medical advice.  The relationship to food is the most crucial relationship to live a healthy life, yet a very strained relationship for countless individuals. […]

How To Track Your Macros

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What Are Macros? Macros are short for Macronutrients, which are the nutrients that are required in large quantities for daily living and everyday bodily function. There are three macronutrients: carbohydrates, Fats, and Proteins.   Why Are Macronutrients Important? Macronutrients are the energy sources and building blocks responsible for all body function. Carbohydrates are fiber, starches, […]

How To Stay Consistent With Working Out In 2024

After the New Years frenzy of setting fitness goals to lose weight etc. most people’s workout routines start to disintegrate by March. This is because “new year new me” motivation is fleeting and has no impact on long term goals. There are so many studies and books about how motivation isn’t sustainable and is actually […]

The Best Holiday Fitness Gift Ideas

It’s always hard to figure out the perfect gift for a loved one for the holidays. Well, if that loved one happens to be into fitness, this is the perfect list for you. This list of our favorite gifts goes over home gym and equipment, fitness trackers, nutrition, and recovery. And, remember, there’s no shame […]

How To Calculate Body Fat Percentage

Calculating body fat is still an imperfect science. There is no direct way to measure body fat percentage. Every body fat calculating test has a margin of error, some more than others. This article goes over ways to measure body fat and the accessibility of each way to calculate body fat.    How To Calculate […]