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Day 248 of 360 Back squat: 3 x 10 @ 60% of 2RM Single kettlebell back squat: 3 x 5L, 5R @ as heavy as possible in each set   Rest as needed between sets. If designated/ chosen weight requires interruption, make a minor adjustment and continue. When s ...
Source: Bruce Klemens   With absolute strength being the physiological limit that defines the ability for an athlete to produce power, the optimal rate of force development is achieved by increasing speed. Paraphrasing Dr. Fred Hatfield developing a ...
Day 247 of 360 Pendlay row: 5 x 3 @ as heavy as possible in each (minimum 85% of 2RM)   Rest as needed between sets. Although directive is as heavy as possible, sound position and a full range of motion always govern weight.   Then:   1-arm ...
  In the United States, patients with musculoskeletal conditions incur total annual medical care costs of approximately $240 billion. Eighty percent of American adults will experience back pain at some point. The non-medical costs associated with lo ...
Women's Barbell Basics - Improve your strength, cardiovascular health, flexibility and reduce body fat.
  The camera isn’t always our friend. Sometimes you blink right as the photo is taken, sometimes you’re slouching a little, and sometimes you just don’t like the way your body looks. Sure, you can change up the angle or add a filte ...
We all know that training in martial arts come with many benefits. One of the biggest takeaways is fitness, both physical and mental. The arts can help develop things like strength, provide a well-rounded cardio and strength routine, better your bala ...
I have a sordid history with squatting. It’s been a classic love-hate relationship, mixed with heartbreak, disappointment, and pain (dramatic, I know). When I was coming up as an athlete, like most guys, I was obsessed with the bench press. Unfortun ...
As a martial artist and instructor with decades under my belt, one of the hurdles I struggled with when I started training with kettlebells was my thoracic spine mobility, or rather, my lack thereof. Despite my mother telling me I was special, in this reg ...
Day 246 of 360 5 rounds of:   4-position kettlebell squat drill: 3 Kettlebell front squat (Left) 5 Kettlebell back squat (Left) 3 Kettlebell front squat (Right) 5 Kettlebell back squat (Right)   3 + 5 + 3 + 5 = 1 round. Goal is fluid, seamless t ...
Here at Breaking Muscle, we are very excited to present the Fight Strength NSFW Podcast. This is a weekly show that focuses on the training strategies used to develop elite fighters. Phil Daru is the lead strength and conditioning coach at American Top Te ...
We were born to play. All animals are, but none so much as humans. From giggling at funny faces and rolling balls across the floor to making forts and imagining new games, we spend the better part of our childhood playing constantly. This free-flowing exp ...
Day 245 of 360 5 rounds of: 5L, 5R Kettlebell push press @ as heavy as possible 10 Kettlebell halo + extension @ max 1/4 BW or Mace 360 @ as heavy as possible (uninterrupted) 1 Sled pull @ minimum 3/4 BW 10 Box jump @ 20″ W, 24″ M 1 minute res ...
Week 8 of this year's Fit for the Holidays challenge starts this Sunday. Please read Fit for the Holidays Challenge introduction if you haven't done so already. The challenge runs until December 24th and started October 8th. Keep looking ...
Are you even aware you possess muscles that perform multiple joint functions? That is, a commonly-known flexor at one joint may also be a flexor or extensor at another joint. These muscles are known as two-jointed muscles (TJM), also called biar ...
In another article, I addressed the two-jointed muscles (TJM) of the lower body. This discussion will focus on the TJM of the arms: the biceps and triceps. So, here is a quick tutorial on two-jointed muscles: As the name implies, a TJM crosses two joints ...
Bibimbap, a popular Korean dish, is the ultimate simple meal in a bowl providing protein and colorful flavor in a rainbow of produce. Athletes who consume an array of vegetables experience positive health benefits such as increased energy, glowing skin, a ...
Day 244 of 360   Deadlift: 3 x 5 (up to) 85% of 2RM 2 x 10 @ 75% (use double overhand grip)   Rest as needed between sets. If sets require interruption, make as minor an adjustment as needed and complete the next uninterrupte ...