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  In 1954 psychologist William Herbert Sheldon characterized all possible body types according to a three number scale that ranged from 1 to 7 for each of three somatotypes: endomorph, mesomorph, and ectomorph. A pure ectomorph w ...
The subject of concussions among athletes—particularly football players with the NFL and colleges—has been a highly controversial one for well over a decade. The high-impact sport has been known to lead to a wide range of injuries, includ ...
  Overcomplicating things is a natural human trait brought on by a fear of what must be done. Anytime you set a large and important goal for yourself you create a situation in which the journey that is laid out before you look too long, arduous, and ...
  Here's a good story about someone obsessed with strength training who had no access to barbells, dumbbells, or conventional machines. This story is about me, and it goes back to the late 1980s.    I was visiting family in Kentucky. I ...
  Theodore Sloan, Antonio Squillante, and Giulio Palau are three up and coming young coaches, part of a vanguard of new minds coming into the industry. They will approach a coaching tactic or strategy from a different perspective and share thei ...
Day 159 of 360 6 rounds of: 6 Kettlebell suitcase deadlift @ (up to) 1+1/2 BW 2 Farmer carry (20 yd. each @ same) 6 Dip (Scaled to ability in each round) (Up to) 1 minute rest   Farmer carry begins at the top of the 6th deadlift. Move qui ...
Source: Bev Childress   Every one of us has experienced frustration in the gym. Some skill or weight goal seems somehow beyond our reach, and we’ve all but given up on trying to achieve the milestone. I’m here to tell you that frustratio ...
Being more active in the summer comes naturally, and the abundant sunshine motivates me to get more quality time biking or hiking with the family. The extra activity keeps my mind and body tuned in to my health and, as a result, I focus on nourishing my b ...
Day 79 of 100 1)Snatch: (X/2)2, (X/1)4 2)Clean & Jerk (X/2+1)2, (X/1+1)3 3)Romanian Deadlift: (X/3)4 4)Front squat: (X/3)4 5)Push press: (X/3)3   ...
  Fat is one of the three macronutrients, and one of your body's most important energy sources. Not only does more fat consumption encourage the more efficient breakdown of dietary fat but also stored fats (the stuff that causes heart ...
  Most of the trainers and coaches you meet went straight into the fitness business after school, but bodyweight wizard Danny Kavadlo is the exception to that rule. He bounced around a dozen different jobs before beginning his ca ...
  A symptom of our consumerist society is the ever-growing belief that money will solve our problems. Every commercial subtly inserts the idea that buying their product will create happiness. Most people have list a mile long of the things they &ldq ...
Day 158 of 360 5 rounds of: 5L, 5R Kettlebell snatch @ scaled to ability 10 Kettlebell halo @ 25lb. W, 35lb. M 1 minute rest   Weight today is self-scaled and challenging- have a back-up plan in sight if position breaks with initial chosen ...
Day 78 of 100 1)Snatch on toes: (X/3)4 2)Power Clean: (X/3)4 3)Overhead Squat: (X/3)4 4)Snatch Extension: (X/3)4 Supine Sprints: x 6       ...
Day 157 of 360 Bench press: 5 x 5 @ 75-80% of 2RM 1 x max rep @ 1/2 BW (or 30% of 2RM)   If sets require interruption, make as minor an adjustment as needed and complete the next uninterrupted. When scheme is listed as “5 x 5″, it ...
Day 77 of 100 1)Snatch: (X/2)5 2)Clean & Jerk: (X/1+2)5 3)Front Squat: (X/3)4 4)Snatch-grip Push Press: (X/3)4       ...
  Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. It’s something I say all the time, in reference to a news story, or a Darwin Award candidate. But since my last race weekend in May, I’ve been saying it about myself.   The sad story begins as ...