When in doubt, do front squats.   This is one of my favorite strength training mottos (along with "perfect practice makes perfect" and "fast sh*t is still sh*t"). I’m not here to have a debate about whether front squats are ...
  Nutritional planning for competition is a key component of your programming, obviously. In the video conversation below, I talk to Daimino Stewart, who handles the nutrition for my Team Precision and for many athletes I program remotely for compei ...
Pendlay row:   5 x 5 @ 75-80% of 2RM   Rest as needed between sets. If a set requires interruption make as minor a weight adjustment as possible and continue uninterrupted. When scheme is listed as “5 x 5″, it always refers to &ldq ...
  I love feet. They are a truly fascinating part of the body. In the foot, there are 26 bones, 33 joints, and over 100 ligaments and muscles. The irony lies in the fact that the rest of the lower extremity only has four bones (femur, patel ...
  Eating disorders a staggering number of people in the United States. The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa estimates that 1.5% of American women will suffer from anorexia in their lifetime. What's worse is that most eating disorders (bu ...
3 rounds of:   10 Mace shovel @ as heavy as possible in each round (5L, 5R) 10 Kettlebell halo @ minimum 1/4 BW 10 Chin-up (Scaled to ability in each round) 1 minute active rest (Leg/ arm swing, single-under jumprope, Airdyne @ 30% pace, kara ...
Like it or not, once we hit our 40s, we aren’t able to exercise the way we used to without paying for it later. Our bodies don’t recover or heal as quickly, and in the long term, we can’t sustain as much training load as before. To top i ...
Once upon a time, there was a woman named Emma who had chronic neck pain. She tried exercise, pool therapy, stretching, ice, massage, all to no avail. One day, an acquaintance said to her, “I am going to a yoga class. Want to come? It might help you ...
Day 40 of 40 Originally posted on Cooking Up Clean [Photo credit: Kari Lund]   Prep time: 10 min Serves: 2   Ingredients: 2 cups mixed greens (romaine, spinach, spring greens) 1 corn on the cob, grilled and kernels cut off (or use &fra ...
You do not have a body. You are a body. You are a living, breathing human organism. With that in mind, a big component of our performance is the health and function of our nervous system.   Our nervous system loves three things more th ...
  The way you cook can have a significant effect on your health. For example, grilling meat at high heat can lead to the formation of heterocyclic amines and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, both carcinogenic chemicals. Heating your vegetable oil p ...
One of the most stagnant professions in all of the land is coaching strength and conditioning—particularly at the college level. This is not a shot at my peers in an attempt to make myself look special. I don’t care where you go in the country ...
Is a low-sodium diet bad for you? A low-sodium diet is highly recommended by nearly every health-focused organization in the country. Everyone from the U.S. government to the American Heart Association to the Heart Failure Society of ...
Using no more than 3 attempts, find:   Max RPM Airdyne   If you can sustain the pace for more than a 3/1000, it isn’t your max RPM; If you do not want to climb directly off the Airdyne and punch someone in the face, it is also not your m ...
So many people entered the new year with good intentions, purchasing their gym memberships and swearing to make life long change. But if you’ve set foot in the gym lately, you know that numbers are already returning to their pre-January levels. &nbs ...
Of all the training modalities that I coach, none is so universally despised by its non-practitioners as running. People go out of their way to describe their hatred of it, screwing up their noses and illustrating the displeasure it brings them with the ...
Are you bored with the same kettlebell routine and seeing little to no results? The Rock Solid Kettlebell Program from Lauren Brooks brings the challenge, the fun, and the results. Rock Solid focuses on the lower body but provides a full body approach to ...