Day 9 of 100   Snatch: (X/2)4 Clean & Jerk: (X/2+1)4 Back Squat: (X/2)4 Press: (X/3)4   ...
Day 87 of 100 5 rounds of:   20 Kettlebell Figure-8 @ (up to) 1/4 BW 5 Pull-up (Scaled to ability in each round) 20 Medicine ball throw (Wall or partner- 10/ 12lb. W, 15/ 20lb. M) 5 Chin-up (Scaled to ability in each round) (Up to) 1 minu ...
"More" has become the religion of the 21st century. We assume more is better in training, in eating, and in our to-do lists. Commercials convince us that buying more will make us happy, and social media highlight reels give the illusion that e ...
It’s time to talk about a serious condition: Imaginary Lat Syndrome (ILS). According to Urban Dictionary, ILS is the imaginary sensation of having huge latissimus dorsi muscles or "lats.” Weak deadlifts, squats, bench press, and slow runn ...
Over the years, I’ve tested many different types of training modalities. I’ve introduced elements of bodybuilding, powerlifting, circuit training, and many forms of interval training to stress various energy systems in the body. Despite all ...
  Gym etiquette is clear: Get off your cell phone, dingus. For most of us, the gym is the place where we can get away from work, and disconnect from our phones. Leave them in the locker room is the best way to focus on the workout. People who spend ...
Day 8 of 100   For the pull-ups, try and do 5 unbroken, if not then do up to 5. Focus on engaging your back muscles and staying strict.   Front Squat: (X/3)4 Pull-ups: (0/5)4 Prone Sprints: X6   Vintage weightlifting photography co ...
Day 86 of 360 Deadlift:   10 x 2 @ (up to) 95% 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 uninterrupte ...
(Source: Bev Childress)   Weightlifting talent is not rare. When I first started to coach weightlifting, back when I still had plenty of hair on my head and none on my back, I thought physically talented weightlifters were as uncommon as rub ...
Day 2 0f 3, Week 2 Remember: we have a benchmark day every 3 day, Friday if you are following along on our schedule.   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 foc ...
Day 2 of 3: Week 7 A1:   5x5 Seated Kettlebell Press (on each arm, in a wide legged seated position on the floor)     A2:   5x5 Clapping Push Ups B:   4 x 400 meter Run/Row (rest as needed between efforts)   C: ...
There are myriad articles and video on Breaking Muscle (and elsewhere) touting the benefits of the kettlebell swing. I’ve written plenty myself about what a vital role the kettlebell swing plays in developing strength, power, and overall athletici ...
Frankly, for months I wondered whether Doug Sheppard was an innovator or just eccentric.   Doug is the NSCA State Director for Nevada and owner of J&D Fitness in Las Vegas. In the fitness business since 1991, Doug is highly accomplished and very ...
The postpartum period is a challenging time for athletic moms. Your body is healing from childbirth and is nutritionally depleted from nourishing a growing baby in utero. The postpartum fatigue caused by having an infant in the house can be even more chal ...
  Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease is a very serious, life-threatening disease that affects as many as 30,000 Americans. Johns Hopkins estimates that up to 5,000 new cases of ALS are diagnosed every year. ...
Meredith Poppler has been with the prodigious fitness industry trade association IHRSA for over 25 years. Currently Vice President of Communications and Leadership Engagement, her main focus is on advocacy communications. That means she not only keep ...
Day 7 of 100 Power Snatch: (X/2)4 Power Clean & Power Jerk: (X/2+2)4 Clean Halting Deadlift to Power Position: (X/3)4 Good Morning: (X/4)4   ...