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If you’re here, it’s most likely because you have a life, a job, a family, and interests, passions, and commitments outside of the gym. But you still want to make a commitment to your health, and of course, look freaking awesome with your clot ...
I’m not a powerlifter.   I’m not an Olympic lifter.   I am a former high-level swimmer turned physical therapist for more than a decade. Rarely have I seen lifting weights as an end unto itself. I have always used strength training i ...
Wouldn’t you love to be able to bottle up your training motivation and have it on tap for whenever you need it? To be able to remember all those times when you felt so good about your training that you were bursting with energy and commitment?   ...
The most important aspect of any physical training is quality of movement. To dominate on the field and in the gym you need strength, speed, power, agility, and endurance. Everyone knows they are the basics of high performance. But there are basics within ...
If you’re looking to be stronger, faster, feel better, and otherwise be the best version of yourself, you can’t do it alone. After all, if you were confident that you had all the answers and the skill to execute them, you wouldn’t be rea ...
Turbo Charged Kettlebells is a 12-week kettlebell skill building program designed to challenge your precision and kettlebell abilities. Two of the primary exercises used are the double high pull and the double snatch.   Double High Pull If ...
A journalist from one of Australia’s biggest newspapers has sparked outrage in a controversial review of CrossFit and weightlifting athlete Tia-Clair Toomey's recent performance at the Rio Olympics.   Toomey travelled to Rio weeks after se ...
Walking is one of the basics of human movement. As with any basic skill, you can develop it in a myriad of ways with great potential to dig deeply into the practice. One of my favorite MMA fighters, BJ Penn, used to call his Brazilian jiu jitsu style &quo ...
When I left university I made a pretty bold statement: I would be able to develop physical preparation programmes for the athletes I worked with that would prevent all injuries. I was newly qualified and thought my shit didn’t stink. I believed in a ...
Writing an article aimed at women is new territory for me. I never saw a need to write about training in a different format for females. I write training articles for humans. And last time I looked, women are humans too. Any article I’ve ever writte ...
For many thousands of years, humans survived as hunter-gatherers. Only in the past several thousand, an evolutionary blink of the eye, have we shifted to a diet in which grain-based, high-carbohydrate, and high-sugar content foods dominate our food supply ...
I recently had an opportunity to interview several female weightlifting coaches at various levels of their craft. As a coach myself, I was interested in delving into their history both as a lifter and a coach, their mentors and/or education and if they fe ...
The hip joint is one of the most mobile in the body, so why can’t you move yours? Most people I know waste their time with:   Foam rolling Couch stretching, and Lounging in pigeon pose   All without making much progress. And tha ...
We are bombarded with magazine ads, infomercials, and Instagram pictures of fit looking people with shiny, rippling washboard abs. Most media hype would have you believe that in order to obtain that illustrious six-pack, endless sit ups are the answer. In ...
Everybody's work and home calendars are constantly filled with urgent deadlines. Every day, we face more decisions that have to be made than there is sand on the beach. We might as well stamp “URGENT” on our forehead in bright red letters, ...
In my previous article, How to Master the Kettlebell Jerk, I explained how to perform the kettlebell jerk properly using the base of a solid rack position. Now it's time to look at the tsar of kettlebell lifts: the snatch. Beautiful to watch when perf ...
Eddie Hall, “The Beast,” just deadlifted a savage 500kg, shattering his own record of 465kg from March of this year. This is one of the most impressive strength feats in recent history, a new benchmark for strength athletes to strive for. It&r ...