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  We all like to think we are more logical than we actually are. At some point, we have probably entered into a discussion about a health or fitness related subject with someone and have been quick to cite a study that gives us confirmation bias to ...
  What does the phrase “pain-free training” conjure in your mind? Does it bring up images of those colorful dumbbells that are smaller than your hand? Does it include exercises that look more like they belong in a physical therapis ...
(Source: Bev Childress)   It is not unusual to find the strength training community divided when it comes to what style of training is best or how and when to employ the many training techniques and variables available. One of the most classic battl ...
Day 3 0f 3, Week 10 It's challenge day again. Test yourself with the following routine over 6 minutes. Every Friday, or 3rd day of this challenge, we will have a new benchmark workout for you to try.   2 reps per movement Add 2 reps to ...
  Your core is a complex series of muscles, extending far beyond your abs, including everything besides your arms and legs. It is incorporated in almost every movement of the human body.   These muscles can act as an isometric or dynamic s ...
Day 10   Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4           Push ups 2 3 4 5           ...
  Most athletes put hours of thought and research into meticulously planning every workout and training cycle, but then taking care of the nutrition side of the house becomes a chore. At the same time, we all know that no matter how perfectly ...
  My job allows me to interact with hundreds of high school and middle school athletes, coaches, and parents each year. This means that I am constantly exposed to all the common pitfalls of the training industry. Athletes want to do whatever i ...
Day 129 of 360 1 Tabata interval (:20 sec. work/ :10 sec. rest x 8) of Farmer hold @ as heavy as possible   Have increasing/ decreasing scaling options lined up. If chosen weight drops during :20 sec. round, move down one interval in the next. Co ...
Day 49 of 100 1)Snatch: (X/3)4 2)Clean Extension & Clean: (X/2+1)4 3)Snatch Deadlift: (X/4)5 One legged hops: (0/4+4)4       ...
Day 9   Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4           Push ups 2 3 4 5           P ...
  Eating to build muscle is a pretty basic practice. You most likely compose your meals of the three main macronutrients: protein, carbohydrates, and fats. You eat at specific intervals throughout the day, and you make sure to eat with regularity an ...
  We workout to progress, to grow, to better ourselves. Through this process we develop a tendency to glorify the work, prioritize the training sessions, and vilify all that might keep us from them.   However, this places the value on the exter ...
Day 128 of 360 Push press:   3 x 5 (up to) 80% of 2RM 1 x 7 @ 65% 1 x 9 @ 50%, each with a full 3/1000 overhead   Rest as needed between sets. If sets require interruption, make as minor an adjustment as needed and complete the next unin ...
Day 48 of 100 1)Power Snatch: (X/2)4 2)Power Clean & Jerk: (X/2+1)4 3)Dead Stop Back Squat: (X/4)4 4)Jerk off racks: (X/2)4 5)Good Morning: (X/6)3           ...
  For a large percentage of people in the world, wine is the beverage of choice to kick back and relax after a long day at the office or a long work week. Few drinks are as versatile or varied as wine, with literally thousands of different flavor pr ...
Day 2 of 3, Week 10 Every Tuesday and Thursday, at 6 pm PT, I have a Facebook Live challenge, you can join in and ask me anything you want, but I focus on my pull-ups and alternatives. If you have no access to a pull-up bar, do push-ups.   ...