To go from a 12kg kettlebell to a 16kg is a 30% jump. From 16kg to 24kg is a 50% jump. How do you train to go heavier without smaller increments? Here's the strategy I recommend.
It’s okay to admit something isn’t working and pull it from the shelves. So then, my question is, why is the sumo deadlift high pull (SDHP) still around?
In running, better pacing usually translates into better overall performance. A recent study investigated the role of gender and heat stress in pacing during a race.
I'm continuing to use the GymAware unit to measure speed on my lifts, and noticed a few improvements this week.
Here is a list of why taking joy in the process is more important than the outcome. In fact, it is the best thing you can do for yourself, hands down.
The press, push press, push jerk, snatch, and overhead squat all require a specific level of shoulder mobility before you should perform them under any significant load.
The physical requirements for police officers are different in each state, but every one of them will assess if you have what it takes to do this job.
Proper strength training also happens to build strength of mind, aka willpower. Do you have what it takes to build mind and body or will you stay a weeping willow?
We’re going to look at motor unit recruitment, proprioception, and the central nervous system and how using complexes trains each of these to make us better lifters.
Plyometric training is great, but is more always better? A new study shows higher volume plyometrics might not always be better than lower volume.
Now that I've assessed all my goals and weak spots, it's time to start training. Here's what my first week looked like and how I felt during and after sessions.
What time of the day is best to train? The key in optimizing results is to listen to your body. Our body tells us when it wants to exercise. We simply need to listen.
This videos addresses a common problem in the kettlebell swing - a lack of hip drive. I'm also going to show you a hamstring mobilization drill that's great for swings.
Posture is key to maintaining your base, yet few BJJ athletes take time to work on their posture. Hours are spent learning techniques and sparring. Hardly anyone is working on proper spine mechanics.
New science says it isn't just body fat levels that cause women to lose their periods. Here are three other factors that may be coming into play and you should know about if you are a female athlete.
When I was an MMA fighter I had to sit my wife down and tell her I would be abstaining from our regular “adult time” activities for the month and half prior to my fight. This did not go over well.
In a recent study, researchers asked how cold temperatures and long pauses between your warmup and workout affect performance.
As a foodie and a mostly-paleo eater, I love that the world of paleo cookbooks is expanding. So I was happy to see the newest addition: "Paleo Happy Hour," by Kelly Milton.
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: "tough love" coaching, CrossFit competitions, Olympic weightlifting, and more!
We've gone over counters to the cross and the jab. This week we go into detail on three different counters to the hook.
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