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Day 306 Of 360 Front squat: 3 x 10 @ (up to) 60% of 2RM   Then:   Double kettlebell swing clean + front squat: 5 x 5 @ as heavy as possible in each (1 swing clean + 1 front squat = 1 rep)   Rest as needed between sets. If sets require inter ...
Over the past four weeks, we’ve looked at a collection of industries that I believe are every bit as deadly and corrupt as Big Tobacco: convenience food, pharmaceuticals, and addictive technology. Today, they are far more socially acceptable and ubi ...
As I approach age 40, I’ve noticed a progressive shift in my metabolism over the past decade. This has prompted me to dig a little deeper into what affects our metabolism as we age and what can be done about it in terms of what we eat.   As we ...
  When you’re on the road as much as I tend to be, finding someplace to work out becomes part of your travel planning. I do my homework as best I can, to find out about the facility, the programming, and the level of coaching I might expect fo ...
  In my prior article Society Is Aging Us Prematurely, I made the point that unless you want to follow the masses down a path to early aging, reduced physical performance, and chronic disease, you need to set a different path from the rest of societ ...
  Last week, I wrote about how mobility—the ability to move and be moved freely and easily—is not a separate facet of fitness. Rather, mobility is an expression of your fitness, and informs your moment-to-moment reality.   Just as t ...
Day 305 Of 360 5 rounds, each for time, of:   2 Sled drag (20 yd. each @ BW) 10 Slam ball @ 15lb. W, 25lb. M 100 Jumprope   ”Drag” = forward, and “Pull” = backward. Rest as needed between rounds, and work with ferocity to ...
  The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body. It runs from the buttocks down the back of the thigh all the way to the foot, on either side of the body. Sciatica refers to any condition in which undue pressure is placed on the sciatic n ...
Are you feeling sore, achy, or tight after a run? Over time, running without proper mobility and stretching can lead to imbalances in the body resulting in sprains, pains, and injuries. Yoga is a wonderful tool to help mobilize and stretch tough spots wh ...
  If you are an athlete thinking about triathlon but the thought of the run portion makes your stomach turn (or you know it’s the area where you need the most work), then you are in the right place. While it is not the most notorious of the tr ...
Day 304 Of 360 6 rounds of:   3L, 3R Kettlebell push press 6 Mace 360/ Kettlebell halo 3 Chin-up 0:30 sec. rest   Weights for kettlebell push press and mace 360/ kettlebell halo are self-scaled and should be challenging in each round. Adjust as ...
Day 303 Of 360 Back squat: 3 x 5 @ (up to) 80% of 2RM 3 x 10 @ 60%   Rest as needed between sets. If sets require interruption at a chosen weight, or range of motion fails, make as minor an adjustment as needed and complete the next uninterrupted and ...
  How quickly should you gain weight during a bulk? As a newbie, you can pack on muscle at a good rate. However, once you’ve discarded your weight room training wheels and graduated to intermediate or advanced status, muscle gain becomes a slo ...
  We argue all day about the benefits of CrossFit versus bodybuilding, distance running versus spin classes, kettlebells versus Olympic lifts, and Pilates versus Zumba. We can and will argue about every fitness trend, and the superiority of an endle ...
Day 302 Of 360 Pendlay row:5 x 3 @ as heavy as possible in each (minimum 85% of 2RM)   Rest as needed between sets. Although directive is as heavy as possible, sound position and a full range of motion always govern weight.   Then:   Kettle ...
There you are, in front of a crowd of thousands cheering your name. You step up to the bar, get a firm grip—your body in perfect position. You are about to complete the lift of your life. Suddenly the cheering begins to fade from motivating backgrou ...
As an editor, I have developed an allergy to clichés. This presents a problem for many of our writers, as I have become likely to nuke from orbit any sentence that references “the journey” of fitness, or encourages readers to “tru ...