Gordy Megroz

Gordy Megroz

Gordy Megroz is an Outside correspondent and a former Outside editor. He lives in Jackson, Wyoming. Follow him on Twitter: @GordyMegroz.

Beet juice

How Much Beet Juice Is Too Much?

The jury is still out on dosage guidelines for nitrates and beta-alanine, but here are recommendations from two top nutritionists

The Top 10 Recovery Foods

Sports scientists love to disagree and debate over just about everything, but the community has come to a consensus about one topic: recovery meals.

9 Life-Changing Adventures

You’re into biking, kayaking and skiing. It’s time to raise your game with a life-changing adventure makeover. Check out these amazing destinations.

Fearing Injury

Statistics show that playing basketball, soccer, football, and skiing all have much higher injury rates than weight training. Don’t use the possibility of getting injured as an excuse for not lifting.

Feeling Self Conscious

“Here's a secret for anyone who didn't grow up in a weight room,” says Shaul, “those big guys don't care how much you can lift. Most of these guys started out as weak skinny guys, too.”

Still trying to isolate muscle groups?

Isolating Individual Muscle Groups

Lifts that isolate muscle groups—exercises like hamstring and bicep curls—aren’t movements that are used in everyday life. “If you’re great at leg extensions,” says Bergeron, “it doesn’t mean you’ll...

Going Light

Weight lifting should be intense. Don’t do a set, talk to your buddy, then go back for another set. “You’ll see much better gains if you work so hard that your heart is exploding,” says Shaul.

Going Solo

Not only is it hard to motivate yourself to train alone and push yourself during workouts, it’s also dangerous to lift heavy weights without a spotter.

Get those pull-ups in early.

Avoiding the Obvious

Can’t do pull-ups? Don’t avoid them; that will just create an unhealthy asymmetry in your body that could lead to injury. “I see it a lot,” says Bergeron. “A guy will have a really strong chest but...

Samson gets tired, too.

Lifting Tired

You won’t be able to perform to the best of your abilities and therefore you won’t see results.

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