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Physical performance, regardless of whether it is working out at the gym, laboring in the fields, or running a marathon, takes much more than determination and training. Nutrition is an essential key to optimum training and peak physical performance, whic ...
The one-handed Hardstyle swing is a great tool that builds explosive strength, powerful grip, and impressive glutes. Although the same benefits can be found in heavy two-handed swings, the one-handed version amplifies muscle activation as the body needs t ...
When you think of geek, you think of the woman or man who is hooked onto their Xbox like a newborn onto a teat. The geek is out of shape living on a diet of chips and Mountain Dew. The only locker room experiences geeks have are the ones where they are sh ...
Day 264 of 360 Pendlay row: 5 x 5 @ 75-80% of 2RM 1 x max rep @ 60% Rest as needed between sets. If sets require interruption, make as minor an adjustment as needed and complete the next uninterrupted. When scheme is listed as “5 x 5″, ...
Day 263 of 360 Kettlebell swing clean + push press: 4 x 3L, 3R @ as heavy as possible in each set 2 x 6L, 6R @ 75% of heaviest set above 1 x 6L, 6R @ 50% Rest as needed between sets. If sets require interruption at chosen weight, make as minor an a ...
I recently moved into my new huge Texas home, which inherently comes with some extra space, so I had the opportunity to set up a home gym. I realize that not everybody has the luxury of space that I have, so I decided to pull together an at home g ...
The plateau is, without a doubt, the most exasperating part of physical exercise. It’s like the pain you push through to finish a marathon. Whether you want to gain muscle, lose fat, or improve your performance, the plateau is the most frequently en ...
Day 262 of 360 7 rounds of: 5L, 5R Kettlebell back squat 7 Push-up 5 Goblet squat 7 Pull-up/ chin-up/ mixed grip/ varied implement (Minimum) 1 minute rest Weights and movement variations are scaled to full ability in each round- challenge yo ...
There are days when it seems like my life is an uninterrupted stream of awkward conversations. My complete inability to talk about anything that’s happened in pop culture for the last decade is one example. No, I didn’t see that episode of Gam ...
I learned to do the Texas two-step in my small farmhouse kitchen. My dad loved a good country western dance and his solution to long winters in Minnesota was to push the kitchen table out of the way, turn on a western radio station, and dance. He could da ...
Day 261 of 360 15 minutes of: 20 yd. Farmer carry @ 3/4 BW (dumbbells or kettlebells) 20 yd. walking lunge @ 1/2 of above :20 sec. rest Attempt no rest outside of the designated duration in each round. Single dumbbell or kettlebell may be ca ...
Day 260 of 360 Deadlift: 5 x 5 @ 75% of 2RM 1 x 15 @ 50% (use double overhand grip) Rest as needed between sets. If sets require interruption, make as minor an adjustment as needed and complete the next uninterrupted. When scheme is listed as &ldqu ...
If there’s one universal truth in the 21st century, it’s that life doesn’t slow down. For many, the time and inconvenience required to go to the gym have become a barrier to their fitness goals. This has sparked the rise of the home gym, ...
Georges Hébert, the great French physical education innovator, developed what was known as “la méthode naturelle,” or The Natural Method. He was convinced that for humans to thrive, they need the physical literacy to be able to m ...
Week 11 of this year's Fit for the Holidays challenge means it's the end of the line this week! Please read Fit for the Holidays Challenge introduction if you haven't done so already. The challenge runs until December 24th and starte ...
Day 259 of 360 Bench press: 3 x 3 (up to) @ 90+% of 2RM 3 x 5 @ 75-80% of 2RM Rest as needed between sets. If sets require interruption at designated weight, make as minor an adjustment as needed and complete the next uninterrupted. When scheme is ...
Weightlifting, being a more or less niche sport, cannot rely on the parent culture to help it produce a steady supply of new recruits. If all of the nation’s football players and coaches were to disappear overnight, they would be replaced almost imm ...