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Don’t be a gym douchebag

Steve Perotti, TSV Staff Writer

December 3

Filed under Meathead's Manifesto, Sports

Anyone who's ever walked into a gym, specifically the free weight area, knows what a gym douchebag is. Chances are you're familiar with this specific species of tool even if you've never set foot in a gym or fitness club. They are a blight and a cancer when it comes to the fitness community, and they end up ruining the experience...

Leave your ego at the door

Steve Perotti, TSV Staff Writer

November 18

Filed under Meathead's Manifesto, Sports, Sports Columns

One of the most harmful things a person can bring into the gym is their ego. To put it plainly, your ego can, and will, lead to injuries one way or another. It's better to admit to yourself that, when it comes to lifting, you don't know everything and need to take things slowly. Weights are a very interesting thing. If you...

Meathead’s Manifesto: The myth of over training

Steve Perotti, TSV Staff Writer

November 11

Filed under Meathead's Manifesto, Sports, Sports Columns

Everyone has an opinion when it comes to working out, especially when it comes to weight lifting. While some people are devoted to free weights, others are devout machine users, and other stick to body weight exercises. Regardless of what mindset you follow there is always the "myth of over training." And that's exactly what...

Know what your pain means

Steve Perotti, TSV Staff Writer

October 29

Filed under Meathead's Manifesto, Sports, Sports Columns

Pain is a pretty universal concept. We all know pain in one shape or another. Pain is often a sign of change, and when you look at it that way it makes sense that working out hurts. You're literally changing your body at the muscular level, either adding mass or subtracting mass from your frame. One of the most common anthems...

What you put into your body impacts your progress

Steve Perotti, TSV Staff Writer

September 30

Filed under Meathead's Manifesto, Sports, Sports Columns

Food is important. We all know this. The majority of people eat foods that taste good and that make them feel good. But when you're working towards a goal in the gym, food is much more than just a tasty treat. Food is a building block. And depending on what you're eating, or how often you're eating, you can ruin all the hard...

Meathead’s manifesto: Proper gym etiquette

Steve Perotti, TSV Staff Writer

September 18

Filed under Meathead's Manifesto, Sports, Sports Columns

Welcome to Meathead's Manifesto. The purpose of this column is to be an honest and straightforward piece of writing pertaining to fitness, nutrition and working out in general. Keep in mind that these are my opinions I am posting and, while some people may not agree with them, many of you will. It is very trendy to be fit...

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