Breaking Muscle http://breakingmuscle.com/feed/rss en Examine Your Operating System (Athlete Journal 55) http://breakingmuscle.com/mature-athlete/examine-your-operating-system-athlete-journal-55 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/mature-athlete/examine-your-operating-system-athlete-journal-55" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed imagecache-linked imagecache-in_case_missed_linked"><img src="http://img.breakingmuscle.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/in_case_missed/images/headline/201412/418473101508297616344471215158769n.jpg" alt="" title="" width="185" height="105" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">I challenge you to explore your personal system of training and assess what's most important to you. </div></div></div><p><span style="font-size:18px;">I&#39;d like to challenge you to explore your personal system of training. And more specifically, <strong>I&#39;d like you to take an assessment of your personal values as they pertain to training.</strong> In other words, what&#39;s your <em>training operating system?</em></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/mature-athlete/examine-your-operating-system-athlete-journal-55" target="_blank">read more</a></p> athlete journal athlete journals breakingmuscle mature athlete mature athletes powerlifting strength sports Mature Athlete Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:00:00 +0000 28241 at http://breakingmuscle.com Cutting Weight in Weightlifting: Is There a Better Way? http://breakingmuscle.com/olympic-weightlifting/cutting-weight-in-weightlifting-is-there-a-better-way <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/olympic-weightlifting/cutting-weight-in-weightlifting-is-there-a-better-way" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed imagecache-linked imagecache-in_case_missed_linked"><img src="http://img.breakingmuscle.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/in_case_missed/images/headline/201412/weighinsquare.png" alt="" title="" width="185" height="105" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Athletes have died trying to make weight. Therefore, efforts at reform in this area crop up regularly. </div></div></div><p><span style="font-size:18px;">Weightlifting, powerlifting, and the combat sports are characterized by the fact they give opportunity to athletes of all sizes. <strong>In these sports, it is standard practice to cut weight from a bodyweight above the competition limits</strong>. Competitors believe they can lose this extra weight at the last minute without penalty. Within limits, these athletes are correct. But athletes do not always stay within the limits.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/olympic-weightlifting/cutting-weight-in-weightlifting-is-there-a-better-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> boxing breakingmuscle cutting weight dieting weigh-in weight class weightlifting Olympic Weightlifting Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:00:00 +0000 28231 at http://breakingmuscle.com Mommy Workout: Diastasis Recti Recovery, Week 2 http://breakingmuscle.com/mommy/mommy-workout-diastasis-recti-recovery-week-2 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/mommy/mommy-workout-diastasis-recti-recovery-week-2" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed imagecache-linked imagecache-in_case_missed_linked"><img src="http://img.breakingmuscle.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/in_case_missed/images/headline/201412/shutterstock1470248991.jpg" alt="" title="" width="185" height="105" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">The diastasis recti cycle is for moms who are looking for a gentle way to work out and gradually rebuild core strength and stability. </div></div></div><h2> Week 2</h2> <h2> Day 1</h2> <p><strong>A.</strong></p> <p>3 rounds:</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/mommy/mommy-workout-diastasis-recti-recovery-week-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> breakingmuscle Elite Programming Elite Workout Programs WOD Mommy Workout Mommy Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:00:00 +0000 27841 at http://breakingmuscle.com 1 Crockpot + 1 Pork Belly Recipe = 3 Delicious Meals http://breakingmuscle.com/recipes/1-crockpot-1-pork-belly-recipe-3-delicious-meals <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/recipes/1-crockpot-1-pork-belly-recipe-3-delicious-meals" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed imagecache-linked imagecache-in_case_missed_linked"><img src="http://img.breakingmuscle.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/in_case_missed/images/headline/201412/porkbellybreakfast.jpg" alt="" title="" width="185" height="105" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Creating simple recipes in the crockpot allows you to prepare multiple meals with one staple ingredient. </div></div></div><p><span style="font-size:18px;"><strong>The holiday season not only wreaks havoc on our wallets, but it also affects our daily routines.</strong> The stress many of us feel to incorporate all the holiday cheer into our daily life can create unhealthy eating habits and keep us from getting in workouts.</span></p> <p class="rtecenter">&nbsp;</p> <p class="rtecenter"><strong>RELATED: <a href="http://bit.ly/1zlat9c" target="_blank">How to Make Social Events a Strength This Holiday Season</a></strong></p> <p class="rtecenter">&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/recipes/1-crockpot-1-pork-belly-recipe-3-delicious-meals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athlete Meals breakingmuscle diet Food meal plan meal planning nutrition Paleo primal recipe recipes Recipes Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:00:00 +0000 28191 at http://breakingmuscle.com In 2015: Move Better Than You Ever Have Before http://breakingmuscle.com/strength-conditioning/in-2015-move-better-than-you-ever-have-before <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/strength-conditioning/in-2015-move-better-than-you-ever-have-before" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed imagecache-linked imagecache-in_case_missed_linked"><img src="http://img.breakingmuscle.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/in_case_missed/images/headline/201412/grapsquare.png" alt="" title="" width="185" height="105" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Function relates to one thing only - movement. If you can’t move, you’re dysfunctional. </div></div></div><p><span style="font-size:18px;">Every time I think I&rsquo;ve been effective in teaching fitness professionals that movement <em>quality</em> trumps movement <em>quantity</em> something happens to show me things aren&rsquo;t progressing as planned.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/strength-conditioning/in-2015-move-better-than-you-ever-have-before" target="_blank">read more</a></p> athletic ability breakingmuscle functional fitness functional movement movnat obstacle course running Strength & Conditioning Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:00:00 +0000 28226 at http://breakingmuscle.com 3 Reasons You Should Do the Bent Press: The King of Lifts http://breakingmuscle.com/strength-conditioning/3-reasons-you-should-do-the-bent-press-the-king-of-lifts <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/strength-conditioning/3-reasons-you-should-do-the-bent-press-the-king-of-lifts" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed imagecache-linked imagecache-in_case_missed_linked"><img src="http://img.breakingmuscle.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/in_case_missed/images/headline/201412/screenshot2014-12-18at100524am.jpg" alt="" title="" width="185" height="105" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Take a cue from old-time strongmen to build solid total-body strength and mobility. </div></div></div><p><span style="font-size:18px;"><strong>The bent press was practiced by many old-time strongmen who did not have access to the equipment we have today.</strong> It is seldom seen in modern settings, but it is an incredible tool to lift heavy weight overhead, as well as build mobility patterns useful in many other lifts. In fact, increasing mobility in the thoracic spinal area might be one of the best &ldquo;secret&rdquo; features of this lift.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/strength-conditioning/3-reasons-you-should-do-the-bent-press-the-king-of-lifts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> breakingmuscle powerlifting sports history strongman weightlifting Strength & Conditioning Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:00:00 +0000 28201 at http://breakingmuscle.com "Fat Loss Happens on Monday" (Book Review) http://breakingmuscle.com/books-dvds/fat-loss-happens-on-monday-book-review <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/books-dvds/fat-loss-happens-on-monday-book-review" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed imagecache-linked imagecache-in_case_missed_linked"><img src="http://img.breakingmuscle.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/in_case_missed/images/headline/201412/screenshot2014-12-16at80010pm.png" alt="" title="" width="185" height="105" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">This book by Josh Hillis and Dan John is full of solid workout plans and weight-loss strategies. </div></div></div><p class="rtecenter"><img alt="" class="imagecache-full_width" src="http://img.breakingmuscle.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/bydate/201412/91huoihrwdlsl1500.jpg" style="height: 498px; width: 400px;" /></p> <p class="rtecenter">&nbsp;</p> <p class="rtecenter"><img alt="" class="imagecache-full_width" src="http://img.breakingmuscle.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/bydate/201412/screenshot2014-12-16at80228pm.png" style="height: 164px; width: 400px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/books-dvds/fat-loss-happens-on-monday-book-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> book reviews books Books & DVDs breakingmuscle burning fat dan john fat loss habit habits losing weight review reviews weight loss Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:00:00 +0000 28166 at http://breakingmuscle.com Firefighter Workout: Cycle 3, Week 1 http://breakingmuscle.com/firefighter/firefighter-workout-cycle-3-week-1 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/firefighter/firefighter-workout-cycle-3-week-1" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed imagecache-linked imagecache-in_case_missed_linked"><img src="http://img.breakingmuscle.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/in_case_missed/images/headline/201412/shutterstock2229714191.jpg" alt="" title="" width="185" height="105" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Firefighting requires a unique set of skills and physical abilities. Build the stamina, strength, endurance, and power you need to perform in physically and mentally demanding situations. </div></div></div><p><strong>These workouts are designed by full-time firefighter and coach&nbsp;<a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/coaches/lars-bredahl" target="_blank">Lars Bredahl</a>. </strong>Lars has been involved in various aspects of firefighting, including working on the <a href="http://www.firefighterchallenge.com/" target="_blank">Firefighter Combat Challenge Team</a> and working as a trainer for his co-workers. Lars brings his years of experience and expertise together to create this workout program.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/firefighter/firefighter-workout-cycle-3-week-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> breakingmuscle Elite Programming Elite Workout Programs firefighter Firefighter Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:00:00 +0000 28211 at http://breakingmuscle.com Tailor Your Winter Cycling Training Plan Via Heart Rate Zones http://breakingmuscle.com/cycling/tailor-your-winter-cycling-training-plan-via-heart-rate-zones <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/cycling/tailor-your-winter-cycling-training-plan-via-heart-rate-zones" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed imagecache-linked imagecache-in_case_missed_linked"><img src="http://img.breakingmuscle.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/in_case_missed/images/headline/201412/hrsquare.png" alt="" title="" width="185" height="105" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Understanding the energy systems you are using will improve your cycling performance. </div></div></div><div> <span style="font-size:18px;">Although heart rate training is not as accurate as power-based training, it still provides an inexpensive way to estimate how hard you are working and can help you create a useful training program.</span></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> </div><p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/cycling/tailor-your-winter-cycling-training-plan-via-heart-rate-zones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> atp breakingmuscle cycling energy systems heart rate training plan winter Cycling Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:00:00 +0000 28186 at http://breakingmuscle.com Strongman: Cycle 7, Week 4 http://breakingmuscle.com/strongman/strongman-cycle-7-week-4 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/strongman/strongman-cycle-7-week-4" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed imagecache-linked imagecache-in_case_missed_linked"><img src="http://img.breakingmuscle.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/in_case_missed/images/headline/201412/650803794636288677781148579465833934025n1.jpg" alt="" title="" width="185" height="105" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Whether you are looking for explosive strength, the ability to lift heavy for multiple reps, or to increase your max lifts, strongman is a fun and effective training method. </div></div></div><h2> Week 4</h2> <h2> Day 1</h2> <p>Box squat @ 60% of max x 10 x 2 for speed<br /> Zercher squats, 3 x 6<br /> Glute ham raises, 4 x 10<br /> Ab rollouts, 5 x 10</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2> Day 2</h2> <p>Strict press @ 70% x max reps<br /> Bench press off pins (chest level), 3 x 5<br /> JM press, 3 x 8<br /> Dumbbell rear delt raises, 3 x 12</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2> Day 3</h2> <p>Axle bar squat, 1RM<br /> Axle bar clean and strict press, 1RM<br /> Farmers walk, medium weight for 40m</p> breakingmuscle Elite Programming Elite Workout Programs strongman Strongman Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:00:00 +0000 27551 at http://breakingmuscle.com