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  Today, like every day, I hopped out of bed at the insistence of the alarm I strategically place across the room. Like every morning, I let my dogs out, then went to the kitchen and drank 16 ounces of cold water. I filled the dog bowls, let them in ...
Day 355 Of 360 Back squat: 5 x 7 @ (up to) 70% of 2RM   Rest as needed between sets. If sets require interruption, make as minor an adjustment as needed and complete the next uninterrupted. When scheme is listed as “5 x 7″, it always refe ...
  On an all-new edition of Fight Strength NSFW, the show takes a turn into the world of medicine, as it focuses on a treatment that is growing in popularity across the world. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy has become a legitimate option for surg ...
Is all this twisting and folding really necessary?   When we warm up, either by stretching or performing a moderated version of the activity to come, we're preparing our bodies in several different ways—three of which are crucial to our per ...
Day 354 Of 360 Hang power clean: 5 x 5 @ (up to) 75% of power clean 2RM   Rest as needed between sets. Today focuses on position, execution, fluidity; Pace and weight are to follow, not lead. Take time, make positional adjustments as needed, and adju ...
  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 ...
In 2015 I ran my first half marathon. I went through the literal blood, sweat, and tears that one does in such a test of willpower, and when I came out the other side, absolutely amazed at what I had just been through, I knew that the power of fitness was ...
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 ...