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Day 205 of 360 Bench press:   7 x 3 @ (up to) 85% of 2RM 1 x 9 @ 60%   If sets require interruption at designated weight, make as minor an adjustment as needed and complete the next uninterrupted. When scheme is listed as “7 x 3″, it ...
  Age comes to us all, and the passage of years can take a toll on our bodies. Aging can lead to decreased joint function, loss of bone density, muscle mass decrease, weakening of the heart muscle, reduced connective tissue water content, slowed met ...
Welcome to the 14 Day Swim Challenge! If you are jumping aboard this adventure, the goal is to take you from zero to swimming (freestyle) with comfort and competence in two weeks. It will be hyper focused with 5 days of short swim workouts each week and t ...
  A hip hinge is a movement (flexion and extension) through the hip joint, keeping a neutral spine and the knees slightly flexed. This positioning and movement pattern allows for safe movement in a variety of situations and provides the ability to e ...
Day 204 of 360 Kettlebell suitcase deadlift: 5 x 7 @ as heavy as possible in each set   Rest as needed between sets. If suitable weight is not available, get creative and make what you have work. Dumbbells, multiple kettlebells in each hand, rope att ...
Science is a way of developing knowledge; a mechanism to establish what you accept as sufficiently "real" to allow you to act upon, and thereby live your life. So, science can help guide how you live your lifting life.     Scientific ...
Recently, a client arrived for his appointment, armed with a research paper on the golf swing.1 “I want to discuss this paper before we get started,” he told me.   It’s not unusual for clients to walk in with questions regarding res ...
  We base many things on opinion or belief—from religion to politics to daily habits to relationships. However, science is the one thing that should escape any form of bias. The fact that science is based on physical laws means that it provide ...
  Strength training isn’t as complicated as people think. In fact, a relentless focus on the basics—squat, deadlift, press, pull—can produce eye-popping results. But understanding the basics of how the game works only gets you so f ...
  There are few parenting concepts more ubiquitous than the desire to “give my kids the life I didn’t have.” We hear this statement and remark, “what a great dad he must be!” This sentiment is an automatic rapport-build ...
Day 203 of 360 Mace front pendulum: 5 x 20 @ as heavy as possible   Begin as heavy as possible (or as heavy as available) and only scale down if mechanics break; If position stays strong but set requires interruption, take three breaths and move ...
  A calorie-restricted diet has already been associated with a long list of health benefits, from increasing lifespan and reducing insulin resistance to helping to fight cancer. By cutting back on calories, you encourage your body to access stored f ...
Day 202 of 360 Back squat:   3 x 5 @ 75% of 2RM 3 x 5 @ 65% 1 x 10 @ 50%   When scheme is listed as “3 x 5″, it always refers to “Sets” x “Reps”. Reminder: Position and range of motion always govern weight. &n ...
This is the seventh part of a comprehensive handstand video series designed to bring you toward a strong and stable free-standing handstand. While this video will bring benefit to your training regardless of your current fitness or goals, it is ...
  Flexi Lexi is a yoga clothing company based out of Thailand. They produce yoga tights that are functional and fun, with patterns that are a little bit different. In order for yoga tights to be functional, they need to a) not fall down—a ...
  What do you carry with you into the gym? A water bottle? Your phone, headphones, and a towel? Wrist wraps, knee sleeves, weightlifting shoes, and a chalk bucket? A duffel bag full of foam rollers, gloves, recovery shakes, and a first aid kit? How ...
  Humans are creatures of habit. When we wake up, eat, exercise, and sleep at the same times every day, our bodies flourish. Break your daily habits, and it can throw off your internal mechanisms (metabolism, endocrine system, immune system). Some o ...