Click to enlarge   The word candy has always been a dirty one. We've known since childhood that candy is terrible for our health, yet the sweet deliciousness of our favorite candies—thin mints, jelly beans, licorice twists, Sour Patch Kids ...
The kettlebell strict press demands a place at the heart of your training program. It is the most beneficial upper body pushing movement for both strength and overhead mobility. I personally do some form of kettlebell strict press in nearly every traini ...
Rubberbanditz fitness resistance bands are versatile, easy to use, and travel well. They are designed to be used with or without weights and are complimentary for dynamic workouts. They work great for pull ups, calistenics, weightlifting, powerlifting, Cr ...
Click image to enlarge   There's a certain amount of back pain to be expected when you do exercise: weight training, HIIT, CrossFit, martial arts, or marathon running to name a few. After all, high impact exercise can take a toll on your joints, ...
Day 2 of 3: Week 6 A:   Tabata Hollow Rock     B:   6 Rounds For Time:   8 Goblet Squats 16 Russian Kettlebell Swings 50 Meter Farmers Walk 16 Russian Kettlebell Swings 8 Goblet Squats 50 Meter Farmers Walk &n ...
Day 3 of 100 You can easily build the Love to Lift Challenge into supplementing your existing training programming or make it the center of your training every day.   Snatch: (X/2)4 Clean: (X/2)4 Jerk: (X/2)4 Front Squat: (X/3)5   ...
Day 80 of 360 Deadlift:   7 x 5 @ (up to) 75% of 2RM 1 x 15 @ 60%   If sets require interruption, make as minor an adjustment as needed and complete the next uninterrupted. When scheme is listed as “7 x 5″, it always refers to ...
Day 2 0f 3, Week 1 5 rounds 20 reps per exercise 90 second rest between rounds       ...
In the interest of full disclosure, the content of this article will be completely, totally, 100% self-serving. You see, I’m a trail junkie. I run on them, bike on them, train and race on them. I advocate for them with local land managers, help rais ...
  You consider yourself a yogi. You go to class regularly, and can contort yourself into a variety of shapes. You even attend the occasional weekend workshop to deepen your practice and explore more advanced moves, like handstand.  &nbs ...
  If all an education did was teach strong values and create a growth mindset, then our children would accomplish more and create greater contributions than any society in history. Instead, we coddle them into a lifestyle of insistent victimho ...
  Birthing balls are one of the latest trends sweeping the pregnant mother fitness world. There's nothing fancy about these balls; they're simply your basic elastic Swiss ball or exercise ball. However, using them to perform exercises specif ...
Day 2 of 100 You can easily build the Love to Lift Challenge into supplementing your existing training programming or make it the center of your training every day.   Power Snatch: (X/2)4 Power Clean and Power Jerk: (X/2+1)4 Clean Extension: ...
Day 79 of 360 Goblet squat:   3 x 10 @ (up to) 1/2 BW 3 x 5 @ as heavy as possible in each 1 x 15 @ 1/2 of heaviest lift from above   Rest as needed between sets, and demand full, organized range of motion in each rep. If designated weig ...
Thanks to some promising research over the last few decades, more and more fitness professionals and women are aware of the benefits of exercise during pregnancy. From reduced risk of diabetes and preeclampsia, to easier labors, to healthy and thrivi ...
Thomas Plummer is fitness industry icon who has been helping gym owners achieve business success for about 40 years. He's got an impressive record of helping set business owners off the road to success, and he never stops learning.   The first th ...
As coaches, we know that giving effective feedback to our athletes is critical for their success. Knowing how and when to offer constructive criticism is an art that we work to master, but do we give as much attention to the praise that we deliver to our ...