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The 2017 Weightlifting World Championships in Los Angeles are now history, and they provided a unique opportunity to ponder the future of the weightlifting sport. Typically, the first Worlds after an Olympic Games are a bit of a letdown for the fans. Some ...
Olympic-style weightlifting exercises have long been considered as the most successful sport-specific form of resistance training. Despite their complexity, derivates of the main movements have been developed in the effort to preserve their main biomechan ...
Day 276 of 360 Back squat:   Climb to a new 2RM using warm-up sets of no more than 5 reps (starting at no more than 60%) before adjusting weight. Rest as needed, and keep total number of post-warm-up lifts under 20 (Ex. 5, 3, 3, 2, 2, 2… ). &n ...
Chicken and turkey are popular for being high in protein and low in saturated fats making a mealtime staple for athletes as well as in many healthy eating households. Falling back on the same old recipes starts to become mundane and a little too routine. ...
For years, when a new prospect came to us, my coaches and I would spend our energy trying to sell them on CrossFit: the movements they would learn and the workouts they would do.   We would sit down with them and go through our ‘what is fitness ...
Every year as the CrossFit Open approaches, I end up Googling last year’s schedule, because I’m convinced it’s earlier this year than last. And every year, I’m reassured that the Open starts the same week it always has. It only fee ...
Day 275 of 360 Hang power clean: 3 x 5 @ (up to) 60% of power clean 2RM Power clean: 3 x 5 @ 75% of 2RM   Rest as needed between sets. Today focuses on position, execution, fluidity; Pace and weight are distant seconds. Take time, make positional adj ...
Just as I was about to prepare my first meal of the day, I get a call from a frantic client.   “Hello?” “Dude! I just fell and completely screwed up my wrist! It’s so bad.” “Jeez. What were you doing?” &ldquo ...
  Chicken and turkey are popular for being high in protein and low in saturated fats making a mealtime staple for athletes as well as in many healthy eating households. Falling back on the same old recipes starts to become mundane and a little too r ...
Right now there are millions of people making their ways to their first gym session in over a year. The last time they got this excited about working out was around the same time after the last holiday season. It's cliche but it's true. Equally, a ...
Day 274 of 360 Positional and mechanical improvement:   “Odd Lifts”   Sledgehammer: 2-hand tire smash, hand-to-hand tire smash, 1-hand tire smash Mace: Front pendulum, back pendulum, back pendulum + pull-over, 360, 10-2, varial   ...
Day 273 of 360 Bench press: 6 x 8 @ (up to) 70% of 2RM   If sets require interruption at designated weight, make as minor an adjustment as needed and complete the next uninterrupted. When scheme is listed as “6 x 8″, it always refers to & ...
I’m not going to talk about SMART goal setting or the usual "new year, new me" bullshit. Like you, I have seen it every year for a long time. In fact, 2018 marks my 20th year in the fitness industry. Personally I am not one for New Year&rs ...
Day 272 of 360 Double kettlebell front squat: 7 x 3 @ minimum one interval above heaviest previous effort   If sets require interruption at chosen weight, make as minor an adjustment as needed and complete the next uninterrupted. When scheme is liste ...
“A classic,” said Mark Twain, “is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.” Such is the case with arguably the greatest novel in Spanish literature, The Ingenious Nobleman Sir Quixote of La Mancha. But ...
  Raising our arms above our heads seems to be a limiting a factor for a lot of people. We can bend in the middle, move our legs wide apart, and do a number of different upper body movements. But, when it comes to shoulders, even the best athletes c ...
Day 271 of 360 Press: 3 x 3 (up to) @ 90% of 2RM 3 x 5 @ (up to) 75%   Rest as needed between sets. If sets require interruption at the designated weight, make as minor an adjustment as needed and complete the next uninterrupted. When the scheme is l ...