Day 12 of 40 Originally posted on Cooking Up Clean [Photo credit: Kari Lund]   Prep time: 5 min Serves: 4   Ingredients: 2 ripe avocados ½ cup bittersweet chocolate chips ¼ cup maple syrup 1 egg yolk ½ cup ...
Bench press:   3 x 5 @ (up to) 75% of 2RM 2 x 10 @ 50%   Rest as needed between sets. If a set requires interruption, make as minor an adjustment as needed to perform the next uninterrupted. When scheme is listed as “3 x 5″, it a ...
Your response to Turkish get ups in your program probably ranges somewhere between mild disappointment and flat out refusal; perhaps to even violent thoughts toward your coach. So many athletes have told me “I hate Turkish get ups,” that I w ...
Most cycle training stresses the need to improve the performance of your quads and glutes. But the hamstrings play a critical, commonly overlooked part in developing your cycling power, performance, and even comfort.   A Cyclist's Guide to ...
Alcohol is one of the most controversial topics in the world of healthy eating. Some studies indicate that drinking is good for you, while others point to the damage caused by drinking. On the "pros" side, you've got the antioxidant content, ...
Kettlebell Good Morning: 2 x 12 @ minimum 1/2 BW   Rest as needed between sets. Goal is challenging sets with sound positioning throughout- position considered, 1/2 BW is our baseline today.   Then, 6 rounds of:   6 Pull-up 12&nb ...
According to the National Bullying Prevention Center, almost one-quarter of students in the U.S. suffer from bullying during the school year. It's particularly bad among 12-18 year olds, as the rate rises to as much as 35% of students involved in some ...
Before getting started with Ultimate Sandbag (USB) and Dynamic Variable Resistance Training (DVRT), I did not really understand why there was a range of bag styles and sizes (Core, Power, Force, Strength, and Burly). Naively, I had thought that maybe I&rs ...
Day 11 of 40 Originally posted on Cooking Up Clean [Photo credit: Kari Lund]   Prep time: 15 min Cook time: 20 min Yield: about 20 meatballs   Ingredients: 1 pound ground beef 1 egg 2 teaspoons gochujang pepper paste (or use Srirach ...
It’s virtually impossible to escape all the videos and articles on social media telling you that a specific exercise is the answer to fixing your “pancake butt,” “spaghetti arms,” “chicken legs,” or [insert clic ...
If you’re like most of us humans, you’re going to spend a pretty large amount of time using your legs to get from Point A to Point B. They’re quite good at that, if you teach them to be.   As others have mentioned before, ther ...
This challenging 30-minute intermediate yoga sequence works great as a stand-alone session or as a preparatory sequence for a seated series of your choice.  It can be included on a “rest” day in your strength program, or used as a morning ...
High-hang power clean: 1 x 9 @ 40-50% of power clean 2RM Hang power clean: 1 x 7 @ (up to) 70% of power clean 2RM Power clean: 3 x 5 @ (up to) 85% of 2RM   Rest as needed between sets. Today focuses on position, ex ...
Physical inactivity is a global health problem that leads to approximately 3.2 million deaths each year, according to the World Health Organization.   Researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine have found that a government-sponsor ...
I like protein bars. And I like chia seeds. And I have a sweet tooth. Health Warrior Superfood Protein Bars and Chia Seed Bars are a great option for those of us who are looking for a packable and delicious snack.   I was lucky enough to receive a bo ...
Attention all skinny guys: You don’t have to remain that way. There are solutions. Stop beating your head against the wall and get busy with the right plan of action; one that will pack on real, solid muscle once and for all. Today I’m going ...
Programming for your gym around the Open is really tricky. You don’t know what’s coming out every Thursday night, so it’s hard to know exactly what you should program. That's five weeks you can't plan in advance, but have to conf ...