THE OFFICIAL BRAZYN LIFE BLOG
THE OFFICIAL BRAZYN LIFE BLOG
Welcome to the TRYBAL TALK blog where we hope to provide you with the tools that you can use to take your life to a new level.
Our community ethos is represented as life full of smart habits, healthy aspirations, and unforgettable experiences. We want to help you along this path one educational (and entertaining) post at a time.
by Brazyn Life | Jan 11, 2022
Not all protein is created equal, and the way our body absorbs protein plays an important role in how much we’re able to synthesize into muscle.
by Brazyn Life | Nov 23, 2021
Heard these terms thrown around at the gym, but never really understood what they meant for your body? We’ve got you covered. Both have their merits, so here’s a quick guide on how each can contribute to your fitness goals.
by Brazyn Life | Oct 26, 2021
You don’t have to be an elite athlete (or even a terribly athletic person) to benefit from the framework of a professional training routine. That’s because the key aspects of how the pros exercise can translate to just about any scale.
by Brazyn Life | Oct 20, 2021
Doing the most all the time isn’t guaranteed to get you results, and in some cases, it might even delay them. Moderation, on the other hand, can be the key to unlocking major progress.
by Brazyn Life | Oct 05, 2021
You know how every action movie has a sidekick? In the world of workouts, that trusty sidekick is your set of resistance bands.
by Brazyn Life | Oct 05, 2021
It's hard to swallow, but sometimes you have to forgo using your trusty roller. Here are a few occasions when you might want to save the foam rolling for later, or swap your roller for a different recovery tool.
by Brazyn Life | Oct 01, 2021
Inflammation is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it's what helps us defend against infection and heal from injury. But on the other hand, can lead to serious health issues and chronic pain.
by Brazyn Life | Sept 23, 2021
Thinking about getting into foam rolling (but for real this time, right)? We've got the essential tips for you.
by Brazyn Life | Sept 14, 2021
Here's how using a foam roller can help ease some of your chronic aches and pains.
by Brazyn Life | Sept 10, 2021
Here's how a good foam rolling routine can support whole-body health and wellness – even if it hurts a little.
by Brazyn Life | Apr 09, 2021
With the hustle and bustle of life these days, we know how much of a hassle it can be to get in a proper workout. So we wanted to put together a way to make it easy to break a good sweat.
by Brazyn Life | Mar 08, 2021
The Work From Home life has been an interesting wrinkle in many of our lives. With our work environment and our home cohabiting the same space, the little bits of physical breaks once built into our day are more scarce than ever.
by Brazyn Life | Nov 16, 2020
There’s a lot of confusion about the appropriate situations where these two recovery tools should be used. While they may appear to serve the same function, these two tools are anything but peas from the same pod.
by Brazyn Life | Mar 19, 2020
So you're self-quarantined or are working from home these days. The gyms are closed, the weather isn't great, and you're going stir crazy without your normal routine.
If this sounds like you, then we have a few solutions for you to consider to get back on track with your fitness! We went ahead and put together a series of routines for multiple at-home situations–some requiring equipment, others only bodyweight.
by Brazyn Life | Nov 22, 2019
Traveling can wreak havoc on your body. Stiff joints, sluggishness, and dehydration are byproducts of travel that we all reluctantly subject ourselves to. But why does all this happen and how can you combat it? Here are some fun things to be aware of while traveling.
by Brazyn Life | Feb 28, 2019
So, you're into foam rolling! Heck yeah! But, as an intellectually curious being, you want to know more about what happens to your body when you go through your routine. How does rolling around on a piece of foam actually make you better? We appreciate the inquisitive mind, so let's dive right in...
by Brazyn Life | Sep 12, 2018
“If it doesn’t hurt, it’s probably just a rub down.” These are the words that echo in my brain every time I get a massage. I think it was a former coach that said it to me, walking by the training room while I, grimaced face, was getting a brutal deep-tissue massage to treat a strained groin muscle. But, it rang true like an old Chinese maxim. To get any real body relief from a massage, muscles need to be targeted in deep, penetrating ways. We all kind of know this instinctively, I think. Its that “no pain, no gain” mentality that helps move people and entire civilizations forward.
by Brazyn Life | Jan 2, 2018
Even with the best of intentions, New Year’s resolutions often set us up for a feeling of failure. It’s not always easy to set goals that are attainable and sustainable.
by Brazyn Life | Dec 12, 2017
The holiday season is in full swing. With it comes the seemingly overwhelming task of finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list, including the health nut or fitness junkie.
by Brazyn Life | May 2, 2017
Core exercises = Get on the ground and do crunches, sit-ups, and planks….Sound familiar?
While these exercises can be great, if this is all you are doing to strengthen your core, you are neglecting vital muscle fibers in your mid-section that are critical for posture, strength, balance, and coordination. By simply adding a foam roller to your core routine, you can achieve that beach body you are striving for AND at the same time train the little muscle fibers in your abs and back that will bring balance, functional strength, and control. These magic fibers are called proprioceptors (AKA muscle spindles) and are too often the neglected brother of the glamour muscles.
by Brazyn Life | Apr 5, 2017
These 5 moves are absolute magic for low-back health and recovery. They are designed to loosen and increase blood flow to the muscles that tie into the low back and hips, as well as align joints and vertebrae.
by Brazyn Life | May 6, 2015
We open the door to our extended stay hotel and see a bottle of cheap sparkling wine and some chocolate covered strawberries. We laughed. True, my wife and I had just gotten married a few days earlier. She thought it would be funny to call and tell the hotel we were on our honeymoon. In a way it was, but Spokane was not our first choice for our after-nuptial excursion. We were here for another reason altogether.
I had just finished my 3rd year in the NFL, and I was recovering from my 3rd surgery in 5 years. This time it was my spine. I had herniated two lumbar discs playing for the Saints. I first felt a twinge of low-back pain coming out of training camp and fought through it as long as I could. I made it 2.5 months.