With a solid 475 pull, no shoulder pain, and minimal soreness after a few hard sessions, I feel like I'm getting back on track this week. I included several videos in the entry this week as well.
This video from world record holder Lu Xiaojun is an example of the strength and flexibility you'll find in world class athletes. It's smooth, effortless, and, we daresay, beautiful.
As a teenage competitive bodybuilder I made some training mistakes that resulted in emergency back surgery. Now, I'm going to share with you what I learned from that experience.
Meditation is one of the most beneficial aspects of yoga, and I've experienced its mental and physical effects firsthand. Here are some tips that helped me with my own meditation practice.
I'm going to pick on the American swing again, but this time because I want to discuss why and how we choose our tools and the weights associated with them. Is heavier actually better?
Rather than blame all meat for heart disease, scientists compared unprocessed and processed meat and found some horrifying results in regards to your deli meat.
"The Paleo Coach," by Jason Seib of Everyday Paleo, is a unique resource for coaches and clients who need an extra push with paleo eating and living.
You've got to spar if you really want to train muay Thai, but in my experience a lot of people don't want to do it. Here are some tips for getting started.
This week, in part six of my series on the ins and outs of vitamins, we will look at the mood influencing, body clock regulator known as vitamin B6.
Since the use of analogy is ubiquitous in the human experience, it makes sense to consider how best to maximize their power in our teaching and coaching. Read on for a few suggestions:
We're going to look at how to make the best of a simple but effective training aid - the weightlifting belt. Here's how to use it. Are you using yours properly?
Science took a look at yoga to see how it effects our gene expression, particularly in relation to immunity and using yoga as preventative medicine.
The Romanian deadlift, or RDL, is an excellent exercise for strengthening the entire posterior chain. Here are few tips to make sure you do it right.
Sometimes the worst thing that can happen to an athlete is to win his or her first competition. Because the wrong attitude can lead to a very humbling experience later on.
We sometimes forget the importance of the gym environment. The community at your box is like water - when the water rises, all of the boats are lifted up. How’s the water in your box?
I have developed the following bodyweight circuit for use in class during a warm-up or for students to do at home. It is made up of seven exercises with repetitions done for one minute each.
You don't have to lose ground with your fitness while you travel, but you do need to train smart - and pack smart too. Here's what I pack.
I grew up an athlete first, but my mother's successful battle with cancer brought yoga and meditation into our lives, and changed my path forever.
Science took a look at which genes were affected by meditation and discovered it has previously unknown benefits to our ATP and our insulin function.
It’s finally time to quit messing around and start putting some heavy weight back on the bar. I plan on competing a couple times this summer and want to be ready.
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