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Day 201 of 360 Kettlebell push press:   Using warm-up sets of no more than 2-3 reps per arm, and keeping total reps under 30 (15L, 15R) climb to and find your 1RM push press/ push jerk.   Controlled, organized lock-out constitutes a completed re ...
Welcome to the 14 Day Swim Challenge! If you are jumping aboard this adventure, the goal is to take you from zero to swimming (freestyle) with comfort and competence in two weeks. It will be hyper focused with 5 days of short swim workouts each week and t ...
  The life expectancy for the career of a top-level athlete in any sport isn’t very long. In a sport as rough on the body as track and field, it can be just a few years. For an athlete who is outspoken against the establishment to flourish as ...
Day 200 of 360 Back squat:   3 x 5 @ 75% of 2RM 3 x 5 @ 65% 1 x 10 @ 50%   When scheme is listed as “3 x 5″, it always refers to “Sets” x “Reps”.   Reminder: Position and range of motion always govern wei ...
  Society has a tendency to excuse personal weaknesses as fixed traits, rather than obstacles that can be overcome with training and the proper approach. We are conditioned to want a quick fix for our problems, whether it be a magic pill, or a magic ...
  There is a right time to eat—not only for general activities of daily life, but specifically for pre, mid, and post-workout nutrition. Eating at the right times will give your body the fuel required to push through a challenging workout, act ...
  There is no doubting the need to acknowledge that men and women deserve the same opportunities in sports, fitness, and by extension, their physical training. However, refusing to address the issues that differentiate men and women is not helpful e ...
Day 199 of 360 Full-range high pull:   5 x 5 @ as heavy as possible in each set 2 x 10 @ 50% of heaviest 5-rep from above   Rest as needed between sets. If a set of 5 requires interruption, adjust as little as needed to complete next set uninter ...
  Did you know workouts lasting under six minutes can benefit you in more ways than one? Many of you may already know how fabulous snagging a short session can be for not only your mind, but also for the physical body. If you are bogged down at ...
Whether you’re a man or a woman, you have more power between your legs than you think. What am I referring to? The adductors, of course.   The adductors are one of the most misunderstood and inappropriately trained muscle groups. While they do ...
Back to school means back to a hectic family routine for us parents who are shuffling between work, school, and after-school kid activities. Having busy nights doesn’t mean you need to eat less healthy. Planning ahead and having a collection of fast ...
  Previous studies have suggested that higher-income individuals tend to be more physically fit and active. It has been theorized that their higher disposable income allows them to invest in fitness club and gym membership, and they tend to be more ...
  We all understand that you can’t run before you can walk, and you can’t walk before you can stand, but often people don’t know the requisite foundation that must precede more complex movements in fitness. Most individuals are uns ...
Day 198 of 360 7 rounds of:   7 Bench press @ 60% of 2RM 7 Double kettlebell front squat @ as heavy as possible uninterrupted 1 minute rest   Make minor weight adjustments as needed to complete strong, uninterrupted sets in both movement ...
Kettlebells are just a tool, but their myriad uses make them the best tool available. [Photo courtesy CrossFit Stars]   I’m a big fan of kettlebells. Kettlebells are by far the most effective and convenient conditioning tool around. I wou ...
  Over the last decade, yoga has become one of the most popular types of physical activity in the United States. There are an estimated 36 million people practicing yoga, up from just over 20 million in 2012. Thirty-four percent of Americans say the ...
  As a fitness professional, it is implied that I like working out. It’s true, I like seeing what my body is capable of; I am also a human being with a lot of self discipline, a type A personality, and a tendency to fall into an unvaried routi ...