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Photo by Bruce Klemens It has become cliché for those of us who have been involved in weightlifting for decades to periodically have to defend our sport when critics categorize weightlifting as a sport for fat people. The general public can ...
CrossFit has evolved over the last decade. In that evolution, the Masters and the Teens categories have become a significant factor in competition. This year, we expect over 40,000 female competitors in the Masters' division alone. So, if you ...
I started boxing in my early 30’s. I fell in love with the rhythm, intensity, and aura of the ‘sweet science.’ Most the guys I boxed with were in their teens or twenties, but as a fitness fanatic, I figured I could keep up becaus ...
Day 348 Of 360 Tire flip: 5 x 5 Kettlebell “Short swing”: 5 x 10 @ 1/2 BW Today, movements may be interspersed, or tire flip may be completed in its entirety prior to swing. Weight/ output govern rest- take what you earn. Tire fl ...
There are a whole lot of people who struggle with anxiety about stepping on the scale. It could come as a bit of dread or panic at a doctor’s visit or for the weigh-in for a meet. These principles don’t just apply to weight loss, either, and t ...
Day 347 Of 360 Mace front pendulum: 2 x 20 @ as heavy as possible uninterrupted Mace 360: 1 x 10 @ as heavy as possible Mace 360: 2 x 10 @ one interval down from above Extended-arm mace hold: 2 x max duration @ 8kg. W, 10kg. M Rest as needed betwee ...
Parents, we need to have a talk. I’ve been involved in athletics for over 30 years now, and have noticed over the last few years that we have a very big problem. It’s you. We need to look in the mirror and take inventory of what ...
A long time ago a bloke with a funny accent said, “The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion. That's what most people lack, having the guts t ...
Day 346 Of 360 Push press: 3 x 5 @ (up to) 75% of 2RM If set requires interruption at chosen weight, make a minor adjust and complete next set uninterrupted. When scheme is listed as “3 x 5″, it always refers to “Sets” x &ld ...
How often have you finished a delicious meal, only later hours later to be plagued by uncomfortable bloating or an upset stomach? Perhaps your favorite treats routinely cause your stomach and digestive system to feel distressed, or maybe you notic ...
Day 345 Of 360 5 rounds of: (Left) 7 Kettlebell row 1 Kettlebell clean (from floor) 3 Front squat :20 sec. rest (Right) 7 Kettlebell row 1 Kettlebell clean (from floor) 3 Front squat (Up to) 1 minute rest Each round is performed with ...
A few years ago, I went to a workshop for a system that was gaining a lot of traction with well-respected fitness professionals. The workshop began with the anatomy of the diaphragm and ribs, eventually segueing into potential influences on the pelvis and ...
The ketogenic diet is on a roll and there’s really no question why it’s gained so much momentum. Dubbed the keto diet for short, this low carb, high fat diet supplies the body with a plethora of healthy fats which are used as energy fo ...
Day 344 of 360 Turkish Get-up: 2 x 1L, 1R @ as heavy as possible 2 x 2L, 2R @ 75% of heaviest 1 x 5L, 5R @ 50% Rest minimum: 45 sec. between reps, and add a 2/1000 pause to any transition point that you are struggling with. Position governs weight- ...
Day 343 of 360 Back squat: 3 x 3 @ (up to) 80% of 2RM (each with a full 3/1000 @ top) 1 x 5 @ 70% 1 x 15 @ 50% Pendlay row: 3 x 10 @ 60-70% of 2RM Rest as needed between sets of both movements. If sets require interruption at chosen weight, ...
Sets and reps are as old as training itself. The repetition is the foundation of every training methodology out there. Without reps, there is no training. However, the rigid structure of sets and reps we default to might limit our potential to progress op ...
Workout nutrition is an age-old debate with tons of bro-science and bodybuilding message boards to prove it. From carbing up to fasted cardio, protein shakes and pre-workout snacks, there are hundreds of opinions claiming they know the way to enha ...