4 Things More Important Than Working Out

There are few people, places, or things that make me feel as powerful and free as a killer workout does. There’s just something about sore muscles, sweat dripping down my face, and pure “me time” that makes me feel… me. But let’s be real for a minute. The gym isn’t everything. Even when it comes…

Muscle Growth: What the Science Says

If you’re looking to gain lean muscle, “get big,” or add some definition to your physique — you’re going to want to keep reading. Today’s article is a little bit different than the usual side of Kail. It’s loaded with lots of good stuff though so keep reading! And if you find yourself confused or…

Free Week of Workouts

Happy Monday! I’m always on the lookout for new workouts and plans to shake things up. Sometimes doing the same old thang just doesn’t cut it anymore! Sound like you? Keep reading for a free week long workout plan that will leave you feeling strong, powerful, and ultra-sweaty. For more free workouts follow @sideofkail on…

Read This If You Want 6-Pack Abs

Follow @sideofkail on Instagram to never miss a post! Hello beautiful people! Today’s post is brought to you in collaboration with my friend Christy Andorf. Follow her on Instagram: @christy.livefit for more on fitness, food, and all things lifestyle — she’s incredible and wise beyond words. Before diving into the content Christy shared in her…

Trader Joes Grocery Haul

My obsession with TJs hasn’t gone anywhere. It’s still my current favorite when it comes to groceries. Their variety is unmatched, their produce is always fresh, and let’s be real — SAMPLES EVERY SINGLE DAY.  So today, when I realized my fridge and cupboards were both equally sad and empty, I hopped in my car…

Bloom Where You Grow Best

We’re a lot like plants. No, we’re not green and we don’t have leaves BUT we have a ton of other similarities. For example, we’re both completely dependent upon the nutrients we receive each day, we have complex biological systems running through us, and without the proper environments, neither of us can grow. Recently I’ve…

6 Reasons You’re Not Seeing Results

You’ve been going to the gym regularly and watching what you eat – but you’re still not seeing the results you’d like. What’s the deal? First off, fitness is a journey – and a heck of a long one at that. Anyone selling you a “quick fix” is full of sh*t (pardon my language). Changing…