When it comes to the gentler sex, how much do you really know? You might assume you’re an expert, but to really know her you must understand estrogen in all its splendor. While estrogen may give her all those curves that drive you crazy, as a man, ...
Avocados contain a concentrated source of energy, fiber, nutrients, and critical electrolytes making the “alligator pear” an athlete’s superfood. Combining avocado with a lean protein creates a perfect low carb mini meal that is easy to ...
Day 1 of 3: Week 3 A1:   5x5 Back Squat   A2:   10x5 Kettlebell Cleans (5 on each arm) Complete A1 and A2, then rest 2 minutes between rounds     B:   5 Rounds for Time 30 Second Wa ...
Day 60 of 360 Bench press:   5 x 3 @ (up to) 85% of 2RM 1 x 9 @ 70% 3 x 5 @ 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 ...
  I entered my first triathlon on a dare from a friend. It was not the most well thought out adventure in the world, but I can tell you one thing: it was fun! I walked away sure I wanted to do a whole lot more of it. I guess that was why I decided t ...
So you started lifting a few months ago on one of the crowd favorites. Names like Starting Strength, StrongLifts 5x5, and 5/3/1 come to mind. These are great training programs that provide much of the stimulus needed by someone first starting out in their ...
  Crazy training methods are one thing. You’re up for anything, but diet plans are a whole other world. After all, where talking body chemistries, hormone reactions, and even possible blood types to sift through. Dieting isn’t a simple d ...
The human body is a truly amazing machine. It's designed to function autonomously, with all your organs and internal functions operating by rote. All you have to do is provide the machine the fuel it needs, make sure it doesn't get clogged by fat ...
StrongFirst was founded by kettlebell guru Pavel Tsatsouline in 2012 after his departure from Dragon Door, a company he co-founded. And, while there is obviously a lineage connection between the two entities (StrongFirst even refers to Dragon Door/RK ...
  Athletes are well aware of the importance of proper training if they want to make progress. They are also aware of the need for proper nutrition. Often given short shrift, though, is the need for recovery from those workouts. We have dis ...
Day 59 of 360 Walking lunge: 4 x 6 @ (up to) 75% of front squat 2RM   Rest as needed between sets. Lunge may be weighted in any manner and with any implements you choose, with the exception of barbell in the back rack. Goal today is challenging, ...
It’s time to revisit the virtues of possessing strong neck musculature. In short, the neck and cervical spine serve as the conduit from the brain to the rest of the body. Not much muscle volume protects that all-important corridor.&nbs ...
If you want strong lats and phenomenal core strength, then the front lever is an exercise for you. More than likely, if you can do a front lever you’ll have a great six-pack. This isn’t just because you’ll have strong abs, but the l ...
  Menopause can cause a broad array of symptoms ranging from mild to serious. Women undergoing menopause experience hot flashes, mood changes, night sweats, weight gain, slowed metabolism, dry skin, thinning hair, and the list goes on. Sleep disturb ...
When it comes to speed, conditioning protocols must be finely tuned to influence the body physiologically and biomechanically. Considerations must include working in a variety of planes, structuring adequate set and repetition ranges, and mastering recove ...
  If you've been following health and food news over the last few years, you're aware of a surprising number of food scares—food products being recalled due to contamination. For example, the CDC was forced to recall all organic a ...
The CrossFit Open started February 23 with WOD 17.1, and the final WOD, 17.5, will be announced on March 27. As every Open WOD is released, I will be providing immediate feedback and support for anyone interested in optimizing their performance in these W ...