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As discussed in my article on manipulating intensity, volume and frequency for muscle gain, training frequency is one of the most important variables to consider for hypertrophy. In this instance, training frequency relates to how often a given muscle is ...
In my last column, I spoke about the growing power of a few omnipresent industries that seek to profit by addicting a nation and controlling its habits. Like drug peddlers on the street corner, their desire is to addict you to their destructive products, ...
Day 286 Of 360 Tire smash: 3 x 20 @ as heavy as possible in each   Rest as needed between sets, and use 2-3 warm-up sets (no more than 10-12 reps each) to determine working weight. If sets require interruption, adjust as little as needed to complete ...
Chicken and turkey are popular for being high in protein and low in saturated fats making a mealtime staple for athletes as well as in many healthy eating households. Falling back on the same old recipes starts to become mundane and a little too routine. ...
When Rochelle Basil tossed her running shoes to the back of the closet after a collegiate career that nearly broke her, she assumed it was for good. But years later, the marathon came calling, and she had to answer. After an injury ended her first trainin ...
Day 285 Of 360 Back squat: 5 x 5 @ (up to) 75% of 2RM 1 x 10 @ 50% 3 x 5L, 5R @ 30-40% (as kettlebell back squat)   Rest as needed between sets. If sets require interruption, make as minor an adjustment as needed and complete the next uninterrupted. ...
When I was a kid, the old school hamster homes with the tubes and the hamster wheel were all the rage. Being neat freaks, my parents wouldn’t let my brother and I have one, but the idea of the hamster structure still made an impression.   It lo ...
Chicken and turkey are popular for being high in protein and low in saturated fats making a mealtime staple for athletes as well as in many healthy eating households. Falling back on the same old recipes starts to become mundane and a little too routine. ...
Whether you know it or not, your forearm and grip strength say a lot about you. Grip strength is a quick way to evaluate how much full body strength one possesses. If you have the hand strength of a 12-year-old, you aren’t picking up heavy things. & ...
  The owner of Blue Ridge Crossfit, in North Carolina, recently saw an exodus of members from his gym because he posted a video of his female member’s butts on the gym’s Facebook page. To add insult to injury, he captioned the Instagram ...
Day 284 Of 360 Pendlay row: 5 x 5 @ (up to) 80% of 2RM 1 x 5L, 5R @ (up to) 70% (as 1-arm kettlebell row) 1 x 10L, 10R @ 60% (as 1-arm kettlebell row)   If sets require interruption, make as minor an adjustment as needed and complete the next uninter ...
“Fairy tales can come true, it can happen to you if you’re young at heart.” Frank Sinatra   “You’re only as old as you feel,” the saying goes. Most tend to agree with this insight, but putting this phrase into pra ...
Chicken and turkey are popular for being high in protein and low in saturated fats making a mealtime staple for athletes as well as in many healthy eating households. Falling back on the same old recipes starts to become mundane and a little too routine. ...
I am often asked, when should one use Olympic-style weightlifting exercises in the training of competitive athletes, especially at the high school and collegiate level? Should athletes be bigger, faster and stronger in order for them to survive? It's ...
Day 283 Of 360 Kettlebell high-pull + Goblet catch or sandbag shoulder: 5 x 5 @ as heavy as possible in each set   Rest as needed between sets, and intersperse movements as desired-if sufficient equipment is available, there is great value to a few r ...
Do you ever give much thought to whether you use your legs the same way? Or whether they feel the same way against the floor?   Chances are high you probably assume both legs are capable of exactly the same thing until you try something that requires ...
Chicken and turkey are popular for being high in protein and low in saturated fats making a mealtime staple for athletes as well as in many healthy eating households. Falling back on the same old recipes starts to become mundane and a little too routine. ...