Search

Day 329 of 360 Squat complex: 7, 5, 3- 3   Weight increases each set (denoted by commas), and then remains the same for a heavy 2 x 3 (denoted by dashes). Begin at a moderate, challenging weight and end as heavy as possible;   Each set should be ...
  What determines our behavior: ourselves, or our circumstances? It is true that we are more likely to be unhealthy when surrounded by unhealthy people. Still, we are individually responsible for what we decide to put in our mouth, and how much we d ...
Day 328 of 360 Mace 360: 12, 10, 8- 8- 8   Weight increases initially (denoted by commas), and then remains the same for a strong 3 x 8 (denoted by dashes). Begin at a moderate, challenging weight and end as heavy as possible;   Each set should ...
I was chatting with a colleague at a workshop a couple of weekends ago. He was telling me about the torn labrum in his hip that used to bother him. The labrum is a thin, cartilaginous film that lines the rim of the socket in the pelvis where the head of t ...
Day 327 of 360 Bench press: 5 x 3 @ 85% of 2RM 1 x 5 @ 60%, each with 3/1000 hold in lock-out   Rest as needed between sets. If a set requires interruption make as minor a weight adjustment as possible and continue uninterrupted. When scheme is liste ...
Photo By Bev Childress   Traditional programs to combat weight gain focus on nutritional (calories in) and exercise (calories out) considerations. Many health-related professionals agree that dietary guidelines likely best serve to promote short-ter ...
  Historically, I’m not good at setting goals—any goals. Recently, I was bemoaning my frustration about a hurt ankle and poor diet to a friend. She told me that I need to spend some time considering my nutrition and fitness goals, becaus ...
Day 326 of 360 50 Kettlebell back squat @ (minimum) 1/2 BW   Switch sides as desired, and if rest is needed, keep it under 30 seconds. No set breaks under 5 reps- If designated weight creates position break or compromised range of motion, make as min ...
When it comes to supplements, most people have heard of the standards, like whey protein and creatine. Most people haven’t heard of glycine, which is surprising, because it’s not new, and the research says it can be very useful.   Glycine ...
  Every athlete, with the possible exception of athletes near the top of their weight class, can benefit from adding more muscle mass. The benefits are obvious for physique athletes, but strength and team sport athletes can also improve performance ...
Day 325 of 360 Press: 5 x 3 @ (up to) 85% of 2RM   Make ambitious choices, and adjust weight as needed; Goal is challenging, uninterrupted, full range of motion sets.   When scheme is listed as “5 x 3″, it always refers to “Set ...
  Most people assume that after thirty their best days lay behind them, but that doesn't have to be the case. At age 49, Paul Roberts overcame a life-disrupting shoulder injury and achieved the first of many muscle ups. Read his story below ...
  This week’s episode is a special one for me, because I get to talk about an issue that is deeply personal. It’s easy to become jaded by statistics, but the 22 veterans a day who take their own life is one number that has touched me per ...
Day 324 Of 360 7 rounds of:   5 Deadlift @ 60-65% of 2RM 9 Kettlebell “Short swing” @ 1/2 BW 5 Inchworm 5 3/1000 Bodyweight row (Up to) 1 minute rest   Transition seamlessly from movement to movement- work during the work, rest durin ...
  This year’s CrossFit Open kicked off on February 22, with WOD 18.1 and will continue through to March 26, ending with WOD 18.5. As each Open WOD is announced, I will be providing you with the same briefing I give the athletes at my gym, Prec ...
You probably come to Breaking Muscle for information, guidance, and motivation. This article would seem a complete deviation from our typical fare. However, you will come away disappointed if you clicked on this piece expecting to find this coach giving y ...
Day 323 Of 360 7 rounds of:   3L, 3R Kettlebell row @ as heavy as possible in each set 3 Chin-up (Scaled to full ability) :30 sec. rest   Set-up, lift, and move like you mean it. Each set should be a challenge- make ambitious choices, and only a ...