Crazy training methods are one thing. You’re up for anything, but diet plans are a whole other world. After all, where talking body chemistries, hormone reactions, and even possible blood types to sift through. Dieting isn’t a simple d ...
The human body is a truly amazing machine. It's designed to function autonomously, with all your organs and internal functions operating by rote. All you have to do is provide the machine the fuel it needs, make sure it doesn't get clogged by fat ...
StrongFirst was founded by kettlebell guru Pavel Tsatsouline in 2012 after his departure from Dragon Door, a company he co-founded. And, while there is obviously a lineage connection between the two entities (StrongFirst even refers to Dragon Door/RK ...
  Athletes are well aware of the importance of proper training if they want to make progress. They are also aware of the need for proper nutrition. Often given short shrift, though, is the need for recovery from those workouts. We have dis ...
Day 59 of 360 Walking lunge: 4 x 6 @ (up to) 75% of front squat 2RM   Rest as needed between sets. Lunge may be weighted in any manner and with any implements you choose, with the exception of barbell in the back rack. Goal today is challenging, ...
It’s time to revisit the virtues of possessing strong neck musculature. In short, the neck and cervical spine serve as the conduit from the brain to the rest of the body. Not much muscle volume protects that all-important corridor.&nbs ...
If you want strong lats and phenomenal core strength, then the front lever is an exercise for you. More than likely, if you can do a front lever you’ll have a great six-pack. This isn’t just because you’ll have strong abs, but the l ...
  Menopause can cause a broad array of symptoms ranging from mild to serious. Women undergoing menopause experience hot flashes, mood changes, night sweats, weight gain, slowed metabolism, dry skin, thinning hair, and the list goes on. Sleep disturb ...
When it comes to speed, conditioning protocols must be finely tuned to influence the body physiologically and biomechanically. Considerations must include working in a variety of planes, structuring adequate set and repetition ranges, and mastering recove ...
  If you've been following health and food news over the last few years, you're aware of a surprising number of food scares—food products being recalled due to contamination. For example, the CDC was forced to recall all organic a ...
The CrossFit Open started February 23 with WOD 17.1, and the final WOD, 17.5, will be announced on March 27. As every Open WOD is released, I will be providing immediate feedback and support for anyone interested in optimizing their performance in these W ...
Day 58 of 360 12 Turkish Get-up @ 60-70% of 1RM (2 x 3L, 3R)   Rest as needed between arms, and add a 2/1000 pause to any transition point that you are struggling with. If reps become singles or position breaks, adjust weight immediately and cont ...
Day 3 of 3: Week 2 A:   Kettlebell Racked Walking Lunges (alternating arms and legs) 3 x 25 on Each Leg (rest as needed between sets)         B:   21-15-9 Overhead Squats Pull Ups C:   Handstand Pose F ...
  What does a creek teach us about our movement and training? More than you might think.   The way you move and the way you look depend entirely on the context you put yourself in, day in and day out. In this episode of Out On A Limb, ...
Here's a tangy, creamy appetizer that will impress anyone. Throw some baked ricotta into individual ramekins to give each of your guests, or yourself, something extra special. A crisp tomato salad is the perfect accompaniment to this low carb, keto-fr ...
The biggest struggle of a movement practice is that we simply don't have the right words to talk about movement. As a culture, we are largely divorced from our bodies—disembodied, if you will. As a result, we pursue fitness goals without much gr ...
There’s no denying that emergency service workers need to maintain a high level of fitness for the job. The physical demands they may encounter at a moment’s notice can be extreme, so what better way to improve that fitness than to train as a ...