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Day 353 Of 360 Kettlebell suitcase deadlift: 20 x 1 @ as heavy as possible + 5/1000 @ top   Rest as needed between sets. Today, each successful lift features an organized, violent 5/1000 hold. If lift mechanics fail, or hold duration is unsustainable ...
  If you have watched the Olympics or any competitive swimming race, you may have noticed that competitive swimmers push off of every wall in what is called a "streamline position." This position creates the least amount of resistance in t ...
Day 352 Of 360 7 rounds of: 5 Pendlay row @ (up to) 70% of 2RM 3L, 3R Kettlebell push press @ as heavy as possible in each round 1 minute rest   Set-up, bracing, order of operations, and violence of action will all equally govern the success of this ...
Even when you meal prep, sometimes you just don’t have anywhere to put your meals when you leave your home for the day. Packing a full-size cooler isn’t always practical, and some of us don’t have access to a refrigerator during the day. ...
Day 351 Of 360 Back squat: 5 x 10 @ 60-65%   Rest as needed between sets. If sets require interruption, make as minor an adjustment as needed and complete the next uninterrupted. When the scheme is listed as “5 x 10″, it always refers to ...
Six weeks—that's the standard number of weeks given for women to refrain from exercising after giving birth. With my first pregnancy I made it to five weeks, but this time I was set on getting to six. I was ordered to cease workouts at 37 weeks ...
  Low-carb or low-fat? No fruits or no meat? Only meat or only fruits? Are you genetically predisposed towards obesity or miraculously endowed with a clockwork metabolism? Paradoxically, there are so many recommended nutritional guidelines, with mos ...
Beachbody’s Insanity program is sold with the promise: “I’ll get you a year’s worth of results in just 60 days!” The Jenny Craig diet promotes that you can: “lose up to 16 pounds in just 4 weeks!” Every globo-gym ...
  There's a big list of butt exercises. Perform them properly, meaning using good form and having intensity, and there is a good chance of you having a strong and shapely backside. Here are three that I recommend. They are easy to do and you can ...
Day 350 Of 360 Deadlift: 5 x 5 @ (up to) 70% of 2RM 1 x 10 @ 50% (double overhand grip + 3/1000 @ top)   If sets require interruption, make as minor an adjustment as needed and complete the next uninterrupted. When the scheme is listed as “1 x ...
  Fight Strength NSFW is once again on Breaking Muscle. On this edition of the fighting and fitness-themed podcast, hosts Jason Burgos and Phil Daru speak with Dr. Andreo Spina, the creator of some very influential techniques in the world functional ...
  The ketogenic diet is on a roll and there’s really no question why it’s gained so much momentum. Dubbed the keto diet for short, this low carb, high fat diet supplies the body with a plethora of healthy fats which are used as energy fo ...
Day 349 Of 360 Double kettlebell front squat: 10 x 2 @ minimum one interval above heaviest previous effort   Then:   Bench press: 5 x 5 @ 60-65% of 2RM   If sets require interruption at chosen weight, or range of motion fails, make as minor ...
Photo by Bruce Klemens   It has become cliché for those of us who have been involved in weightlifting for decades to periodically have to defend our sport when critics categorize weightlifting as a sport for fat people. The general public can ...
  CrossFit has evolved over the last decade. In that evolution, the Masters and the Teens categories have become a significant factor in competition. This year, we expect over 40,000 female competitors in the Masters' division alone. So, if you ...
  I started boxing in my early 30’s. I fell in love with the rhythm, intensity, and aura of the ‘sweet science.’ Most the guys I boxed with were in their teens or twenties, but as a fitness fanatic, I figured I could keep up becaus ...
Day 348 Of 360 Tire flip: 5 x 5 Kettlebell “Short swing”: 5 x 10 @ 1/2 BW   Today, movements may be interspersed, or tire flip may be completed in its entirety prior to swing. Weight/ output govern rest- take what you earn.   Tire fl ...