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  The Bar Method is an excellent complement to your triathlon program because of its focus on posture, strength, and mobility. It makes your body capable of improved performance because your muscles are in better repair, and your body is more proper ...
  For decades, fats were vilified as the evil food to be avoided at all costs. In the last few years, the pendulum has swung in the other direction, and carbs are now the villains of the food world. From low-fat diets to low-carb diets, there always ...
  Energy drinks: helpful or harmful? Resistance trainees looking for a pre-workout boost often rely on caffeinated energy drinks to increase performance. According to one new study from the University of Maryland, consumption of energy drinks could ...
Source: Bev Childress   One of the more useful conversations sparked by the rise of CrossFit is the very definition of fitness. For better or worse, CrossFit has planted their flag on quantifiable work capacity. They have taken the hard stance that ...
Day 194 of 360 Front squat:   2 x 5 @ 80% of 2RM 2 x 10 @ (up to) 70% of 2RM   Rest as needed between sets. If 5-rep sets require interruption, make as minor an adjustment as needed and complete the next uninterrupted. Additionally, if 5-r ...
Working out with a misaligned body will only lead to reinforcing those misalignments. The three exercises in this video are designed to improve posture by reducing rotation and neutralizing the pelvis. Do these exercises immediately before working out to ...
  The number one value of modern societies is comfort. We lust for technologies that promise an easier life, while our gadgets ironically accelerate us into overdrive. We seek quick fixes for every inconvenience in the form of pills and lap-band sur ...
  I never knew compression socks could make a difference until I began running half marathons. I’d plod away in my regular socks, not thinking twice about recovery or lower leg care. That was until I got an injury in my right calf. I actually ...
  Your skeletal structure (bones) performs two primary functions: support and movement. Not only does the rigid bone structure work with your muscles to keep you standing upright, but it's necessary to move in any direction. But what happens whe ...
Day 193 of 360 Pendlay row:   5 x 3 @ (up to) 95% of 2RM 3 x 3 (up to) 85% of 2RM 1 x 5 @ 75%   Rest as needed between sets. If sets require interruption, make as minor an adjustment as needed and complete the next uninterrupted. When&nb ...
  “I go to bed healthy and I wake up with an injury.” - Father Time   Data now reveals that the majority of health and fitness is within our control, and Canadian research supports the squaring of mortality with healthy l ...
  These days, it seems like every gym you walk into is the same. Most will have some free weights, a full line of weight machines, your choice of cardio equipment, and also some sort of “functional training area” replete with kettlebells ...
  As a Krav Maga instructor, I am a big advocate of everyone learning personal safety strategies. Part of my personal ethos is helping other people avoid some of the negative experiences that have shaped my life. For many, once they experience viole ...
  Tart cherries are rich in anthocyanins and phytochemicals that have been linked by previous research to improved post-workout recovery, which in turn leads to improved athletic performance. In the past, this study showed that strength athlete ...
Day 192 of 360 9 rounds of the following kettlebell complex:   7 Deadlift 5 High pull 3 Full-range high pull (Up to) 1 minute rest   Today, entire sequence is performed with one kettlebell- Heaviest 3-rep full-range ...
If you are a student of fitness long enough, eventually you will be exposed to some variation of the plank for core stability. The plank can be taught two ways: on your forearms or with straight arms. Regardless of the way it’s taught, the basic pri ...
  This is part 5 of a comprehensive handstand video series to bring you toward a strong and stable free-standing handstand.   While this video will bring benefit to your training regardless of your current fitness or goals, it is intended as pa ...