12 Reps – The Breaking Muscle Digest – Vol. 1, Issue 13

Twelve reader favorites from the past week and from the archives, curated to save you time and bring you happiness.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the 12-Repping moms out there. Without you, none of us would be here.

There was so much terrific new content on the site this week that we only had room for one article from the archives. Best problem ever, right? Enjoy.

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Featured Article of the Week:

REPEAT AFTER ME: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS OVERTRAINING – Bobby Maximus shows you how to make the title true. By far our most popular article of the week.

Reader Favorites:

THE HIGH COSTS AND NOT-SO-SEXY SIDE OF BEING A PRO ATHLETE – Competing on a professional level in CrossFit isn’t as glamorous as it may seem – it is all about passion for the sport. Here is Amanda Allen’s experience as a Games athlete.

4 DRILLS TO OWN YOUR POSITION IN THE BIG LIFTS – Your starting position can make or break a lift attempt. Give yourself every advantage with these drills and techniques.

3 WRIST STRENGTHENING EXERCISES TO PREVENT YOGA INJURIES – We use our hands for almost all of our physical interactions with the world. Learn about the anatomy of the hands and wrists and how to take great care of them.

THE ELLIPTICAL FOR CARDIO? SMART STRENGTH WITH CHARLES STALEY – Charles weighs in on reader questions with his hallmark dry humor and honest appraisals.

5 GRID PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2015 – So who will emerge in GRID’s second season as major new talent and prolific contributors to their teams? Here is Pat McCarty’s prediction for five of the future stars of GRID.

5 Future GRID Stars

MEDITATION 101: WHY AND HOW TO START A MEDITATION PRACTICE – Pushing yourself to the limits on a regular basis is even more of a reason to work on your meditation game. Find out how meditation can enhance both physical and mental recovery.

Workout Programs:

A 3-WEEK WORKOUT PLAN TO CRUSH MURPH – With about three weeks to go until the traditional Memorial Day Murph Challenge, you’ve got just enough time to be more ready than ever.

BUILD YOUR GYMNASTIC BASE: HANDSTANDS AND ROLL VARIATIONS – In addition to traditional gymnastics strength building, this program will also build some foundational movements in gymnastics such as roll variations and handstand variations.

C-SECTION RECOVERY: RESTORATIVE SEQUENCES FOR NEW MOMS – These workouts are intended for women who are still in the first eight weeks of recovery post-cesarean.

BUILD STRENGTH AND INCREASE WORK CAPACITY IN THE MMA OFF-SEASON – Twelve weeks of structured programming to help you build the strength and endurance of a warrior.

From the Archives:


A 3-week plan to crush Murph

We hope you enjoy these selections – see you all next week for another installment.

The Breaking Muscle Team

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