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Since Greg Glassman left CrossFit, the company has moved to Colorado, it has signed on executives who have actually exec'd, and it has got its community all a flutter about competing again.   Of course, there is still David Castro, now the Cros ...
Turkey, Columbia, Mexico, Thailand, Egypt, Malaysia, and weightlifting powerhouse Romannia have already felt the sting of bans for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.   The International Testing Agency (ITA) and the International Wegightlifting ...
Paula Van Kuren opened Fitness By Paula in June, as the post-pandemic era of a rush to gyms began. We think it might just be a refreshing starting point for all those people breaking out of quarantine and looking to move again.   Why? Because, what ...
  In this episode, I sat down with my friend and colleague, Tarek Shuhaibar, to discuss the importance of stress management on our overall health, gym performance, and physical appearance.   Stress is a taboo subject, especially amongst men w ...
Social proof is a powerful influencer. We’re wired to think whatever is common is normal and, therefore, can’t be all that bad. Pop-Tarts for breakfast? Why not?   Quit being such a buzzkill, Shane.   But a quick survey of history ...
Recently, I noticed I had a bad habit of pulling out my phone every time I used the bathroom. It was automatic. I’d head to the urinal, aim, and scroll. After nearly dropping my phone into the bowl one day, I decided that this habit was a problem. ...
Jamie Simmonds, 2019, the Third Fittest Woman on Earth, is an international CrossFit Games champion and ambassador for plant-based nutrition company Nuzest.   Formerly a gymnast and rugby player, Jamie made her name in the CrossFit competition scen ...
Coach to flailing client: "What are you doing?" Client: "I don't know really. I just saw it on Instagram." (Collective sigh among coaches all around).   Yeah, there are a lot of fit-looking people who like to post sexy-look ...
The training session is over, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you got any better.   Whether you meant to train:   Speed Agility Power Strength Hypertrophy Endurance   What you do after the workout will largely determine how much ...
  In this episode, I’m delighted to be joined by Jamie Lewis to discuss the history of strength training.   Incredibly the origins go back a couple of thousand years, and much of what people were doing back then still holds now. So ther ...
As a coach, I have seen so many variations of bar muscle up progressions. Many I have seen are extremely dangerous and involve bands, boxes, and a lack of proper skill and strength foundations.   This article is going to explain the proper foundati ...
The age-old desire to build a strong, well-proportioned physique is still alive and well. Yes, the average gym-goer no longer yearns to build a monstrous, freaky, eye-popping body complete with gnarly veins, huge, stumpy legs and the inability to fit in ...
While barbells and dumbbells get all the love (rightfully so) from strength enthusiasts, it's hard to beat the sled for conditioning.   Why sled training?   The learning curve is minimal, making sled training suitable for anyone from stud ...
So you’ve been hitting the gym for a few years, you’ve had some fantastic results at times, but you feel like your progress has stalled. You reach the same point and don’t seem to be getting any stronger, you’re not building musc ...
Depending on who you ask—this can be a controversial topic. But in reality, it’s straightforward. Before we get into exactly what you should, and shouldn’t be doing, let’s take a step back and consider the bigger picture.   ...
  Our guest, Yunus Barisik, explains exactly what it takes to produce elite-level athletes for ice hockey in this episode.   He particularly highlights the need for increased strength and outlines exactly how he structures his athlete's t ...
  My college roommate told me that he thinks of me as a guy who listens to moody, poetic, eclectic music alone in his room. He told me this after I shared my existential crisis during my early twenties with him.   Calm Me Down, Bob(s) When I ...