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  No exercise is quite as feared, or revered, as the barbell deadlift. It is probably the oldest barbell exercise in existence. The day the barbell was invented, you can bet someone tried to pick it up off the floor. It is the obvious thing to do wi ...
  This strength cycle should help you prioritize overall squat, pull and press strength. The final week will be a test week of sorts, some lifts you will be allowed to max, others you will be given a set rep number to achieve at heavier weight. &nbs ...
  Snap! Pop! That is a common sound heard and felt within the elbow of a professional baseball pitcher. The cause is a torn ulnar collateral ligament. This elbow injury is commonly reported throughout the year during the baseball season. What goes l ...
Is it just me, or does it seem like all of the talk about fat-loss for the over 40 population is all about pills, powders, and potions? Why doesn’t anybody want to talk about good old-fashioned training and proper, balanced eating? It’s much m ...
There are no hard and fast rules for what you can and cannot do in mixing different styles into your workout routines. The following routines are meant to either complement or provide a foundation for your weekly regimen, whatever that may be. If you cann ...
  Whether it's Leangains, the 8-hour diet, the IF eating schedule, the 5:2, or the Warrior diet, there has been a lot of hype in the past five years about the way in which we can improve our weight by modifying our eating schedule. In fact, you ...
  Business and self-development coaches will often tell you that the secret to success is to focus on your strengths, while either outsourcing your weaknesses or becoming just good enough at them not to mess everything up. This approach allows you t ...
”Anything you avoid in life will come back, over and over again, until you’re willing to face it–to look deeply into its true nature.” - Adyashanti   I’ve been a personal trainer for some 18 years and while fitness trend ...
There’s no denying that emergency service workers need to maintain a high level of fitness for the job. The physical demands they may encounter at a moment’s notice can be extreme, so what better way to improve that fitness than to train as a ...
  MMA, CrossFit, strongman, powerlifting, football, hockey, baseball - everyone is bigger, stronger, and jacked up higher than ever before. Amateur to pro-athlete, people are maxing out every advantage of which they think or hear. The Internet and r ...
The snatch lift is one of two competitive movements in the Olympic sport of weightlifting. Originally known as one of the two “quick lifts,” (the other being the clean and jerk) the snatch contrasted the more pure strength lift, the press, whi ...
  What makes sport compelling to watch? What drives us to compete against each other? I would argue that we come back to watch the same sports over and over again because of the thrill of the unknown. Until the moment the runners cross the finish li ...
  Really committed to getting deep into your bottom position on your lifts? Sitting at a desk all day at work? Or maybe just have an interest in increasing hip flexibility? The Cossack squat is a good movement to spend some time learning properly an ...
Day 360 Of 360 Dumbbell box jump: 8, 6, 4, 4, 4, 2, 2   Weight increases each set (denoted by commas). Begin at a moderate, challenging weight and end as heavy as possible; Each set should be difficult, violent, and positionally sound.     ...
Day 359 Of 360 Mace 360 + extension: 3 x 10 @ scaled to ability in each set   Rest as needed between sets. When scheme is listed as “3 x 10″, it always refers to “Sets” x “Reps”.   Today, each rep will feature ...
Photo by Bev Childress   Let’s say you have been working out for a long time, by yourself. You are extremely self-disciplined and feel confident following programs that use basic movements you are familiar with, but you aren’t sure how t ...
  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 ...