I’m convinced that the truest expression of our innermost humanity—the realization of all that each of us wishes to be—is the hero.   We read books and flock to movies that depict heroes of all stripes, from Chris Kyle, to Kat ...
We've all heard of rehabilitation, the specialized care and training intended to restore physical strength, mobility, and conditioning after a surgery, injury, or illness. Physical rehab can help you to get back in shape after long periods of forced i ...
Sport specific training is a phrase often used by sport coaches, parents, athletes, and trainers. Unfortunately, it has become more of a catch phrase than a purposeful statement, used by those often clueless on the actual meaning or implementation.   ...
Deadlift   Climb to a new 2RM using warm-up sets of no more than 5 reps (starting at no more than 60%) before adjusting weight. Rest as needed, and keep total number of post-warm-up lifts under 20 (Ex. 5, 3, 3, 2, 2, 2… ).   Then:   ...
  What do football, rugby, soccer, baseball, and lacrosse all have in common? They're all sports that involve a grass field of some sort. Of course, most of the grass on these sports fields is artificial turf that has been scientifically enginee ...
Day 36 of 40 Originally posted on Cooking Up Clean [Photo credit: Kari Lund]   Prep time: 15 min Cook time: 60 min Serves: 8   Ingredients: 1 pound ground beef 1 pound chorizo (or use ½ pound chorizo and ½ pound ground po ...
Most workout programs are geared towards two types of people: those chasing aesthetics (building muscle or losing fat), or those pursuing performance. If these are your goals, then you can find plenty of fantastic programs out there that will lead to your ...
  The world of personal fitness professionals, or coaches, seems to be an ever-changing, ever-growing industry, replete with “innovative” methods of training. Many coaches who push these so-called new techniques promise unrealistic resul ...
I’m going to take some time today to talk about a book that’s been a huge influence on me, The Prosperous Coach.   It’s rare that a book can completely change the structure of your coaching practice, but this week I want to int ...
Day 35 of 40 Originally posted on Cooking Up Clean [Photo credit: Kari Lund]   Prep time: 10 min Cook time: 30 min Serves: 4   Ingredients: 4 eggs, hardboiled and peeled 1 pound ground chorizo sausage ¼ cup quinoa flakes (or ...
For many of us, finding time to train the way we would like to dwindles as family and career responsibilities continue to grow as we get older. Without a doubt, life gets more awesome, but we also find ourselves scrapping for some personal time as sc ...
Sled drag (20yd. @ as heavy as possible)   ”Drag” = forward, and “Pull” = backward. Today, use up to 3 trips to determine heaviest possible drag. If time to completion exceeds :90 sec., the trip is over.   Then, 3 round ...
Day 34 of 40 Originally posted on Cooking Up Clean [Photo credit: Kari Lund]   Prep time: 15 min Cook time: 20 min Serves: 2   Ingredients: 2-3 eggs ½ pound ground chorizo sausage ½ onion, diced 1 red bell pepper, d ...
We have been adjusting certain kettlebell lifts/ lifters to the "pistol grip" hand position for quite some time, and have been pleased with our findings.   This semi-minor positioning adjustment allows us to keep the weight closer to our ...
Bench press:   3 x 5 @ 75% of 2RM 1 x max rep @ 75% of 2RM 1 x max rep @ 60%   Rest as needed between sets. If sets of 5 require interruption, decrease weight for max rep set to 60-70%. When scheme is listed as “3 x 5″, it alwa ...
For weeks, you seemed to be in the zone. Everything was clicking, the weight felt effortless, and you were the master of your destiny. You rode the wave. Then your training utopia fell apart, as if Justin Bieber just moved in next door with twenty of his ...
Day 33 of 40 Originally posted on Cooking Up Clean [Photo credit: Kari Lund]   Prep time: 1 min Yield: about 1½ cups   Ingredients: 1 cup plain unsweetened Greek yogurt 1 clove garlic, minced ¼ cup salsa (thinner less ...