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 […]

Building A Home Gym On A Budget

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Building a home gym doesn’t have to break the bank. With some strategic planning and smart purchases, you can create a workout space that meets your fitness needs without draining your wallet. In this guide, we’ll explore how to build a home gym on a budget, covering essential equipment and cost-effective options. Building A Home […]

The Easiest Chicken Jambalaya Recipe

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Prep time: 30 minCook time: 60 minTotal time: 90 min Servings: 3 Large ServingsCals: 1,031Protein: 85 gCarbs: 68 gFat: 42 g *I eat large servings. For something a little smaller (a Heather portion), this recipe can make 6 servings. Simply divide the above macros in half and portion the recipe into 6 servings* Chicken Jambalaya […]

How to Build Back Muscle

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Whatever shape you are trying to achieve in your body; an hourglass shape or broad shoulders, training the back is a major part of creating that shape. The back is a large area on the body with lots of muscles, so building this area of the body is important for spine mobility and overall health. […]

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. […]

Periodization Training: A Beginner’s Guide

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Periodization is varying training variables over time, such as volume and intensity. Non-periodized training would be doing the same sets, reps, and intensity every week for long periods of time. While beginners can progress like this, you’ll typically need to add in some sort of change with time in order to see results. We know […]