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Day 299 Of 360 Kettlebell clean: 10 x 2L, 2R @ as heavy as possible in each   Maintain all details used in the heavier barbell lifts earlier this week. If chosen weight causes interruption in sets, adjust immediately and continue safely.   ...
  Consistently working out on a regular basis translates, for some, into immediate, noticeable progress. The rest of us, however, are sooner or later confronted with the painful knowledge that sometimes the most rigorous exercise routines, the most ...
If you know me personally, you know that for the past seven years I've arranged my schedule to make room for teaching ski lessons in the winter. I love to ski and I'm happiest when I'm able to teach others how to love the sport as well; I gene ...
Day 298 Of 360 4 rounds of:   20 Mace front pendulum @ as heavy as possible (minimum 10kg. W, 12kg. M) 60 yd. Farmer carry @ as heavy as possible in 20 yd. intervals 1 minute rest   Lift, move, and carry in strong, organized positions; Soft equa ...
  When we think of competition, we may think that its sole purpose is to prove our superiority over others and to find out who is worthy and who is unworthy. Whether it is spectating or participating as a competitor, it does feel good to be on the w ...
  According to Google, the most commonly sought topics for health and fitness last year included Tabata workouts, burpees, the “Murph” CrossFit routine, and even the “Tom Brady” diet. While these searches correlate to the lat ...
Day 297 Of 360 Kettlebell front squat: 3 x 3L, 3R @ as heavy as possible 2 x 9L, 9R @ 2 intervals down from heaviest 1 x 12L, 12R @ 4 intervals down from heaviest   Then:   Power clean: 5 x 3 @ (up to) 85% of 2RM   Make ambitious choices, a ...
  To fully stimulate a muscle, you must challenge it across its entire contractile range. Just doing a full range of motion (ROM) in the big lifts won’t achieve this. Moving through a full ROM is very different to being challenged over a full ...
What is posture, exactly? And what does it mean to have good posture? Can it help you eliminate pain? Or move differently?   These are just a few of the questions surrounding posture and its close relative alignment that Steven Low and Jarlo Ilano ai ...
Photo by Bev Childress   I’ve never been an intense exerciser. I don’t have an intense personality, and while I work quickly and with intent, there is no real spark to anything I do. When I first found my body was capable of any athletic ...
Day 296 Of 360 Deadlift: 5 x 5 @ 75% of 2RM 1 x 10 @ 50%, each with 3/1000 hold in top position   Rest as needed between sets. If a set requires interruption make as minor a weight adjustment as possible and continue uninterrupted. When the scheme is ...
  “There’s a pill for that.” “That’s not normal. You need medication.” “There has got to be an easier way.” “I wasn’t blessed with patience.” “I’m just not able to focus.& ...
“We have a field of sort-of-science in which hypotheses are treated as facts because they’re too hard too expensive to test, and there are so many hypotheses that what journalist like to call ‘leading authorities’ disagree with one ...
Day 295 Of 360   Bench press:   Climb to a new 2RM using warm-up sets of no more than 5 reps (starting at no more than 60%) before adjusting the weight. Rest as needed, and keep the total number of post-warm-up lifts under 20 (Ex. 5, 3, 3, 2, 2, ...
Think back to “why” you joined a gym, began training, or committed to your fitness journey. What did you want from it? What changes did you want to see in yourself? What did you want to learn and accomplish?   These “what's&rdqu ...
  It’s become reflexive to collectively shake our heads and mutter “kids these days.” That trope used to refer to the somewhat innocuous change in culture from one generation to the next, but today it carries a much graver signific ...
Day 294 Of 360 Positional and mechanical improvement:   Single and double kettlebell lifts   All skill levels:   Single/double kettlebell clean from floor and swing front squat back squat   Intermediate/ Advanced:   Double kettleb ...