As with my discussion last week about the press-jerk confusion there is also much of the same with the pull-type lifts, especially with those who are self-coached or poorly coached.
Today is the big day! We're going to put all the skills we've been practicing together, and then we're going to handstand walk UP and DOWN a set of stairs.
A decrease in scapular control places the glenohumeral joint at a mechanical disadvantage, and bigger muscles start to compensate for the smaller ones getting no love. Result? Shoulder pain.
It can be advantageous to round your back when lifting heavy in your training. Because life doesn't always conveniently look like a barbell and sometimes we can't help but round our backs.
You've probably seen people hyperventilate before lifting weights, or maybe you've even done it yourself. A new study suggests it can also help improve sprint performance.
The halting explosive push up to plates is a simple exercise that builds strength and explosiveness in the upper body.
This Saturday I leave for the 2013 CrossFit Games. I've made a lot of progress in the last year, but it's not over yet. Here are my goals for the Games this year.
These days, we are fortunate to have access to anything we want with the wave of a mouse. Here is my list (in alphabetical order) of ten online resources that offer something for everyone.
As an athlete, our activities are prone to causing tension in our lower backs. For relief from this pain and tension, do the following poses daily or at least after your workout.
Something funny happens around age six - we get sent to school. Gone are the days of moving and exploring, replaced instead by sitting and learning. Here's how to reset your body and your movement.
As a coach I was blessed with a genetic predisposition for packing on muscle and sometimes inadvertently frightening female prospects. So my jacket became my tool for initiating women into the gym.
Think you're too old to run an ultramarathon? Think again. A new study shows the majority of ultramarathoners are what some might consider "too old" to run crazy long distances.
In an uncharacteristic move, I decided to skip squat day this week since I had some groin pain. I did get in some conventional deficit deadlifts, which I haven't done in 7 or 8 years.
People always look for the easy way out. If you are this person don’t even bother showing up to ask me or any other trainer the question, “How do I get results?”
If you're like a lot of fitness enthusiasts, the idea of protein that replenishes itself every day might be attractive to you. Here's what I've learned about raising chickens in my own backyard.
It seems a shame to me there is no masters event at the regional level in the current CrossFit games competition structure. I think CFHQ would do well to invite its senior athletes to Regionals.
We love our BJJ and MMA readership, and for that reason we've created a strength and conditioning program specifically designed for your needs and your sports.
If you're not seeing gains from your training program, you might just need to amp up the volume a bit. Here's what a recent study found out about increasing training volume.
On July 30, we're chatting with MovNat founder Erwan LeCorre. Learn how you can join in and win a chance to attend a free MovNat workshop!
The glute-ham developer (GHD) sit up is an oft misunderstood exercise. Watch this video to see the difference between a badly executed GHD sit up and one done properly.
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