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Ian King once said to me, “When a new training paradigm comes along people will overreact in the short term and underreact in the long term.”   I’ve been around the fitness industry for long enough to see what happened when Paul Che ...
Visualization is a common practice for successful athletes. But what exactly IS visualization and what's the best way to go about it? This video will walk you through simple practices for effective visualization designed to improve your athletic perfo ...
A. 21-15-9 Push Ups Box Jumps Sit Ups B. 5x3 Kettlebell Halos 10x3 Box Dips   C. Tabata Mash Up Superman ½ Unweighted Turkish Get Up (alternating sides)   D. Awake and Evolve ...
    With quadruple nut power Meenut Butter might just replace your almond butter fix. Meenut Butter is high on flavor and rich in healthy fats. Meenut Butter is the creation of CrossFit Coach, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, and USA Weightlif ...
You gotta start somewhere. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. One day at a time. Put one foot in front of the other. Slow and steady wins the race.   Sticking your finger down your throat yet?   I know, I know. These old ...
One of my favorite parts of the 2012 Arnold Sports Festival was watching the Olympic weightlifting Nationals. Some amazing athletes put some serious weight overhead for three straight days! ...
Welcome to our first week of workouts designed by Eva Twardokens. Eva's workouts are all about building basic strength and conditioning, but include everything from Olympic weightlifting, to gymnastics, to kettlebells, to powerlifting.   Four new ...
EDITOR'S NOTE: Journals will be posted at 3pm Pacific: Mondays - Ingrid Kantola of CrossFit Central Tuesdays - Peter Egyed of CrossFit Fury Wednesdays - Michael Winchester of CrossFit Central    Michael Winchester - Athlete Journal 3/14/12 ...
As a personal trainer, former athlete, and full-time lover of all-things strength-related, I’ve had the great pleasure of going from a weak, pudgy kid, to a much stronger, leaner individual over the last eight to ten years. I became so obsessed with ...
    I’ve done a lot of pregnancy workout DVDs in my life. I have two children so far, and during both of my pregnancies I had a strange obsession with pregnancy workout DVDs. I’ve rented dozens from the library and watched just as ...
The world’s best coaches regularly make a practice of also being some of the best students. They know the importance of being humble and constantly striving for success when it comes to what it takes to be a leader, mentor, and instructor.   In ...
A. 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 Kettlebell Clean and Press (Right and Left) Burpees   B. 4-3-2-1 Turkish Get Up (Alternating Right and Left Side)   C1. 2x30 Janda Sit Up (Butterfly Style) C2. 2x30 Seconds Side Plank Holds (Right and Left ...
Welcome to our first week of workouts designed by Eva Twardokens. Eva's workouts are all about building basic strength and conditioning, but include everything from Olympic weightlifting, to gymnastics, to kettlebells, to powerlifting.   Four new ...
EDITOR'S NOTE: Journals will be posted at 3pm Pacific: Mondays - Ingrid Kantola of CrossFit Central Tuesdays - Peter Egyed of CrossFit Fury Wednesdays - Michael Winchester of CrossFit Central   Peter Egyed - Athlete Journal 3/13/12 (Read Peter& ...
  I love food. By food I mean high-quality, whole, organic food. This love is not cheap.   I am a believer in paying now for quality food instead of paying later with my health. But what if a budget can’t sustain the expense of whole, org ...
Last week here on Breaking Muscle we released the results of our first ever Top 10 Best Fitness Blogs contest and came up with 10 solid winners. Every one of these blogs is in the category of either:   Great, or "Gonna-be-great" (up ...
Designing your own workouts can be quite a challenge. Even the most experienced exerciser who has a clear understanding of how to properly execute a variety of exercises can struggle with laying out a simple, effective program. Designing a workout to fit ...