strength and conditioning
Feats of Strength: How to Bend a Spike (or Screwdriver)
Braced bending takes strong hands, a strong body, and tolerance of pain. Master it, and you’ll be able to perform a feat of strength few can match.
The Crucial Ingredient for Success in Kettlebell Sport
Even strong individuals find kettlebell sport lifting painful, frustrating, almost impossible in the beginning. That’s because they lack this one element.
Endurance Athletes: The 2 Phases of Perfect Off-Season Prep
Capitalize on your off-season to lay the groundwork for a great season ahead.
Explosiveness and Technique: Weightlifting Versus Powerlifting
When it comes to modes of lifting, our differences are not as significant as our similarities.
Strength Training for Yogis: Presses for Upper Body Strength
Building stability in the shoulder girdle has a huge carryover to strengthening our yoga poses.
Ladies: 3 Gym-Friendly Exercises to Develop Your Glutes
I’ll make the exercises male-friendly as well, and I promise there will be no awkward hip thrusters.
Your Secret Weapon for Pain-Free Muscle Growth
Think that the only way to gain muscle mass is to lift heavy? Think again.
3 of the Best: This Week's Top Articles, Vol. 6
These pieces have caught your attention throughout the week. So here they are in one place for you to consume, digest, and enjoy.
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Kettlebells Work: But Can You Endure the Chain of Pain?
There aren't many kettlebell workouts around that are as gruesome as the Chain of Pain - but it works.
Say Yes to Banded Pull Ups (But Not for Assistance)
Struggle at the top of regular or weighted pull ups? This movement will force you to become more explosive.
Regain Your Training Focus: Ask Yourself This
Here’s a fundamental question to ask when you’re trying to improve your results, but aren’t sure where you should focus your efforts.
Feats of Strength: How to Bend a Nail in Half
Lifting weights is cool, but turning nails into a heap of useless metal at your feet is badass.
3 Strategies to Conquer the Pain Cave
If you want serious performance, the pain cave has to become territory that you can dominate, not simply navigate.
Are You Ready for Your Athletic Comeback?
What advice can I give you, the athlete making your return? Consider these questions in order to tackle the job intelligently.
3 CrossFit Training Formats That Work for Everyone
Whether you are a CrossFit advocate or not, EMOMs, AMRAPs, and rep ladders have their place.
Busy, Tired, or Hurt? 3 Excellent Workout Solutions
Just because you're not at your best doesn't mean you should give up on your plan for the day.
Feats of Strength: How to Tear a Deck of Cards in Two
Ripping a deck of cards in two may seem like an impossible feat - but with practice, the skill will become yours.
Kettlebell Sport: 5 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started
Learn from my mistakes. You'll be stronger and faster in the long-run, and remain so for a long time.
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