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Day 235 of 360 Pendlay row: 6 x 8 @ 65-75% of 2RM 1 x max rep @ 60%   If sets require interruption, make as minor an adjustment as needed and complete the next uninterrupted. When the scheme is listed as “6 x 8″, it al ...
Week 6 of this year's Fit for the Holidays challenge starts this Sunday. Please read Fit for the Holidays Challenge introduction if you haven't done so already. The challenge runs until December 24th and started October 8th. We'll release the ...
Photo by Bruce Klemens   Interestingly enough, not many studies have investigated the impact of explosive overhead pressing movements - push pressing, push jerking and split jerking, for example - on performance in sports. More than 20 years ha ...
Are you a martial artist? Or a yogi? Or perhaps you simply want to be able to interact with the floor a little bit better?   The ability to move well on the floor and to get up and down from the floor without looking like you are 85 involves a certai ...
Gymnastic Strength - A workout and training program for a lifetime of bodyweight strength, mobility, and flexibility.
You are an animal. You were born with the ability to chase down prey, to flee creatively, to coordinate attacks, and to thrive in the rainforest and tundra alike. For millennia, your species lived every day as a testament to its rich, diverse, extraordina ...
Day 234 of 360 Mace 360/Kettlebell halo: 6 x 8 @ as heavy as possible in each   Select weights based on the ability to complete each set with quality, uninterrupted reps. Adjust by round as needed. If mace 360 is clunky, or not yet heavy en ...
  This set works on two key areas that will help you to be a smooth, powerful runner: effective body lean, and efficient ground contact (the quicker it is, the less you slow your forward momentum = going further with less effort).   Developing ...
Photo by Bev Childress   “Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general.” The infamous words of Mark Rippetoe are often used to drive the avid gym-goer to squat more, deadlift more, and bench press mo ...
Day 233 of 360 Mace 360/ Kettlebell halo: 6 x 8 @ as heavy as possible in each   Select weights based on the ability to complete each set with quality, uninterrupted reps. Adjust by round as needed. If mace 360 is clunky, or not yet he ...
“I think I’ll go get injured in a few weeks.”   These are not words that you expect to hear an athlete say. Injuries are to be avoided wherever possible. They interrupt training cycles and cause you to miss competitions. They are pa ...
  High-load resistance training has always been linked to greater muscular power and strength, while low-load training can lead to greater muscular endurance. Breaking that down further, high-load resistance training can increase adaptations in the ...
Over the years Airbench has been a quick and effective way for me to get relief from low back pain for both myself and the people I have worked with. I think that once you experience the immediate, noticeable difference Airbench makes in the way your low ...
Prepare to get weird. Wherever you find yourself while you’re reading this, stop and notice where you feel your breath. Your nose? Your chest? Your traps? Your belly? Now close your mouth and put your tongue on the roof of your mouth. Focus on breat ...
Day 232 of 360 Push press: 5 x 5 @ (up to) 75% of 2RM   Rest as needed between sets. If set requires interruption, adjust as little as needed to complete next set uninterrupted. When scheme is listed as “5 x 5″, it always r ...
Day 231 of 360 Skill work/ fact-finding:   Kettlebell snatch (from swing and floor)   Today, at skill work weights, practice the details of the kettlebell snatch and make improvements.   Start with the basic progres ...
We all know that exercise can boost your mood and drive away stress. When we engage in high-intensity exercise (such as HIIT), our brains release Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF), a protein that can boost cognitive function and relax our minds. BD ...
  Being upside down is not a natural state for humans. However, handstands hold a special place in people's minds. They are an acquired skill. Not everyone can do them, frankly, and not everyone who does them, does them well. They require streng ...