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Photo by Bev Childress   Modern Western culture has witnessed the slow erosion of many values it once held dear. Driven by endless opportunity for mindless consumption, most have stopped contemplating how to best live their lives and find purpose. N ...
  I want to talk about a problem that I see developing in the weightlifting world, that of succession. I have noticed via my officiating in Canada and the USA the greying of our leadership. Many top officials are well into retirement age while the g ...
A university professor went to visit a famous Zen master. While the master quietly served tea, the professor talked about Zen. The master poured the visitor’s cup to the brim, and then kept pouring. The professor watched the overflowing cup until he ...
  Shane Trotter is probably one of the most active proponents of exercise and human development in teenagers and the young in general. So, he would probably get a big kick out of the research done by the University of Buffalo School of Public Health ...
Photo by Bev Childress   Many people focus on static passive stretching as a means to increase mobility. I’m here to tell you that it may accomplish this, it’s true, but there is a better way. In my opinion, passive static stretching in ...
  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 ...
  The basics may not seem like the sexiest thing to think about when it comes to training, especially in our world of fads, hacks, tips, and tricks. But a solid mastery of fundamentals gives you something far juicier and more desirable than your wil ...
  If you’re from the West, chances are you’ve never encountered black ginger extract before. If, however, you’re from the East, and in particular Thailand, the legendary reputation of this spice precedes itself. Also known as kaemp ...
  High grip strength and your marital state have been found to correlate independently to a healthier life in old age. So, researchers decided to see what the combined effect of a strong marriage and a strong grip would have on the quality of life i ...
Photo of Coach Tromello with CrossFit Games Bound Team Torrance Training Labs at West Regional 2018   Watching the CrossFit Regionals you might be sitting at home wondering, “Hey, I didn't get there or I really want to make it to that leve ...
  In an increasingly health-conscious world, the landscape of on-the-go snacks is changing. Instead of grabbing chips, sugar-laden granola bars, or other pastry-like snacks, people are instead opting for healthier alternatives like protein bars. The ...
  Upper Cross Syndrome (UCS) is initially seen as a forward head posture with rounded shoulders, even while attempting to stand tall. Before you WebMD yourself crazy, let me shed some more light on this particular posture predicament.   This le ...
Photo by Bev Childress   Let’s take a little lactate acid 101 detour first: when your body is working out, it prefers to get its energy from aerobic activity, meaning using oxygen. But there are cases when the activity level is kind of intense ...
  With Alzheimer's on the rise and expected to nearly triple in incidence by 2050, it's amazing how many people continue to hit the gym with the same goals they've always had: a smaller waist, bigger biceps, and six-pack abs. But while t ...
  The idea that consuming protein before or after a workout helps in strength gains or muscle growth has been subject to some debate. A meta-study of research on protein timing concluded that there wasn't enough evidence to support the efficacy ...
  While we tend to focus on the physiological effects of a lack of movement when it comes to our skeleton or musculature, we tend to have little knowledge of the impact on our brain. We do, however, know that several neurological diseases are associ ...
  The ketogenic diet is on a roll and there’s really no question why it’s gained so much momentum both in and out of the athletic world. Dubbed the keto diet for short, this low carb, high fat diet supplies the body with a plethora of he ...