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  It’s the weekend! You’ve been crushing your body all week, and now it's time for some much-needed rest and recovery. But please, don’t just sit there. Recover! A little movement will go a long way to promote recovery and keep ...
  Many studies in the past have linked a poor pregnancy diet to a higher risk of childhood obesity. For example, a June 2017 study found that drinking diet soda during pregnancy increased obesity rates significantly.   According to new research ...
Day 153 of 360 6 rounds of: 2L, 2R Turkish Get-up @ 75% of 1RM 8 Goblet squat @ same 1 minute rest   Position governs weight in each segment of the Turkish Get-up; if details break down at chosen weight, adjust one interval and continue saf ...
Day 73 of 100 1)Snatch Balance: (X/3)4 2)Snatch Halting Deadlift to Power Position: (X/4)4 3)Hang Power Clean: (x/3)4 4)Push Press: (X/4)4 Crunches (X/5)4 Frog Jumps: (0/4)4 1 Leg Hop (0/4+4)4       ...
  Conventional fitness programs will tell you that your core’s only function is to brace the spine, which should only be used as a rigid lever. But your body is designed to move fluidly, and your spine is no exception. If you stop moving your ...
  Every good thing in your life is about relationships, and that includes fitness. Nobody can illustrate this point better than Dr. Chris Holder, head strength and conditioning coach at Cal Poly, and a long-time contributor to Breaking Muscle. He an ...
  Most of us walk out of the gym/studio/training field feeling two things: exhausted because we pushed ourselves hard, and happy because we know we did the right thing for our health. The endorphin rush induced by exercise can boost your mood for ho ...
Day 152 of 360 5 x 5L, 5R Kettlebell swing clean/ push press @ as heavy as possible in each 1 x 10L, 10R Kettlebell swing clean/ push press @ (up to) 75% of above 1 x 50 Kettlebell hand-to-hand swing clean + front squat @ 10-rep weight from ...
  As we cross into the summer months, your opportunities for fitness grow tremendously. Summer gives you the chance to bring your training outdoors. You can try new activities and challenges, mix up your typical routine, and connect with friends and ...
  It didn’t make sense to me, I had always looked after my body, yet it just wasn’t reacting to food and exercise the way it previously had. I had started to get fat around my once flat belly, my legs had a jiggly quality that I wasn&rsq ...
  This may seem like a ridiculous question. After all, everyone knows that the nutrients and fiber in whole wheat bread are good for your health, while white bread contains simply empty carbs and useless calories.   Well, we may actually have i ...
Day 72 of 100 1)Hang Muscle Snatch: (X/3)5 2)Snatch Extension: (X/3)5 3)Jerk Balance: (X/3)4 4)Front Squat: (X/4)5 Supine Sprints x 6       ...
  As a fitness enthusiast, or athlete, you should know that ulcerative colitis (UC) is one of the more common gastrointestinal disorders, but the sad truth is that doctors still aren't 100% certain what causes it. It is a chronic inflammatory bo ...
Day 151 of 360 Back squat: 3 x 5 (up to) 85% of 2RM 2 x 5 @ 75% 1 x 5 @ 65%, each with a full 5/1000 @ top 2 x 5L, 5R @ 30-40% of heaviest above, as single kettlebell back squat   Rest as needed between sets. If sets require interruption, ...
Day 71 of 100 1)Squat Snatch Press: (X/4)4 2)Hang Power Clean: (X/3)5 3)Halting Clean Deadlift to Power Position: (X/3)4 4)Behind the Neck Power Jerk: (X/3)4 5)Good Morning: (X/6)4       ...
  Do you ever think about how your hands interact with the ground? Or when you go through your push ups/planks/crawling patterns, are they just a body part that responds, along for the ride, but not really a fully integrated part of the process? &nb ...
  I recently experienced a long week-and-a-half stint of travel. Memorial Day weekend was spent in Toronto for a fitness conference (a five hour drive both ways), arriving back home for a quick two-day break before heading back out on a flight to Sa ...