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  Do you have any idea how much is spent on medical and healthcare costs in the U.S. every year? In 2016, the nation's health care expenses rose as high as $10,000 per person, with more than $3.35 trillion going into medical costs. That's a ...
Day 2 of 3, Week 8 Every Tuesday and Thursday, at 6 pm PT, I have a Facebook Live challenge, you can join in and ask me anything you want, but I focus on my pull-ups and alternatives. If you have no access to a pull-up bar, do push-ups.   5 round ...
  The CrossFit Open is behind us, and Regionals are drawing to a close. For thousands, this spring was their first experience with competition in CrossFit, and it is through the veterans of the Open that they learn a time-honored habit among C ...
  How strong do you need to be? I don’t mean to rain on anybody’s parade, but it’s a worthwhile question to consider. How strong is strong enough? Unless strength is your sport, there are myriad other elements of your training that ...
  Intermittent fasting has become one of the most popular diets for those trying to lose weight. The belief is that restricting eating to 4-8 hours per day can lead to improved calorie burning, better regulation of glucose, and improved digestion. T ...
Day 37 of 100 1)Hang Power Snatch: (X/3)4 2)Halting Clean Deadlift to Power Position (x/4)4 3)Behind the Neck Power Jerk: (X/4)5 4)Good Morning: (X/6)4 Crunches: (X/15)4         ...
Description Lie on your back and pull one knee up while keeping the opposite leg straight and your foot lifted 3 to 6 inches off the ground. Position and pinch a soft medicine ball between the elbow and the bent knee on the same side of your body. Brace y ...
Purpose To mobilize the T-spine prior to more intense movement involving lifting, throwing, and even running such as intense sprint work.   Recommendations Perform 2 sets of 6-10 reps on on each arm with controlled movement. Stress optimal movement a ...
Day 117 of 360 Bench press:   3 x 3 @ (up to) 95% of 2RM 1 x 7 @ 75% 3 x 5 @ 60%   Rest as needed between sets. If sets require interruption, make as minor an adjustment as needed and complete the next uninterrupted. When scheme is liste ...
From a physical training perspective, boot camp is an interesting animal. I started weight training at 14 years old and entered into boot camp (or Basic Military Training, BMT) at 17. Even though I had a few years of consistent resistance training under ...
  For decades, it was believed that saturated fat (the fat found in animal products) was the villain of the food world. It was blamed for obesity, heart disease, diabetes, metabolic disorders, high cholesterol, and a host of other health problems. & ...
  Should your son play tackle football, and if so, when? Football requires a level of discipline and a team mindset matched by few other sports or recreational activities. It offers an organized path of physical challenge that many find transf ...
  Muscle soreness is often the biggest factor limiting your performance. It’s hard to get out of bed, every step hurts, and the stairs are your worst nightmare. Some people claim to like muscle soreness, because they think that it means ...
Day 36 of 100 1)Snatch: (X/3)4 2)Clean & Jerk: (X/3+2)4 3)Back Squat: (X/5)5 4)Romanian Deadlift: (X/4)4 Abdominals: (X/20)3       ...
  Why is it that some people prefer salty snacks to sweet treats, or they can't get enough spicy or sour foods? Some people love a nice, dark, bitter coffee, while others have to have coffee rich and sweet. The expression "there's no ac ...
Day 116 of 360 Back squat:   1 x 5 @ 80% of 2RM 1 x 5 @ as heavy as possible 2 x 5 (up to) 80% of 2RM 1 x 10 @ 60%   Rest as needed between sets. If 5-rep sets require interruption, make as minor an adjustment as needed and complete th ...
Hypoxia is a relative drop in tissue oxygen levels. It is a common feature of many human diseases, including heart failure, lung diseases, anemia, and many cancers, and can compromise normal cellular function. Sherpas, natives of Nepal and famous for bein ...