Carving out the time for the gym is critically important, but we must be careful not to sabotage our gym time by bringing the rest of the world into our workouts.
So many people are just thrashing about, getting sweaty, but ultimately wasting their time - all because one piece of the puzzle is missing.
While I was visiting the U.S., I happened to get an invite from Dan John to train at his place. We spoke a lot and here are some of the things we discussed that are good lessons for all of us.
It happens to all of us. We all have bad days in the gym. How do we deal with a bad training session? What makes training good or bad? Let's take a more detailed look.
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week: CrossFit Gymnastics, training tips, hip exercises, and more!
Are your workouts actually effective? Are you getting the most for your effort and your time? Here's how to analyze your training and make sure what you've got is really counting.
The reason you’re mired in mediocrity is because you simply aren’t putting in the hours needed to get the result you want. Many people say they’re really committed, but few do the work.
The inside of your body - your heart, lungs, and muscles - are target of all the activities you do on the outside. Are you efforts really aimed at the right things and the right goals?
It's hard as an athlete to see your own training needs objectively. That's why having a coach is important, to help you shore up your weaknesses and not just build on your strengths.
The first quarter of the year is complete and it's time to assess your training program. Where do you fall - into the good, the bad, or the ugly? Let's take a look and see how to get or stay on track.
Do you have a coach? If not, then you should get one, because research shows that athletes make significantly greater gains with a coached training program versus going it alone.
As a coach I see a lot of crazy things going on in the gym. These ten, though, have got to be the ten worst movements. I'll explain why they are bad ideas and the alternatives you could do instead.
Does the old adage "No pain, no gain" have any validity? The answer is that it depends. It really depends on the type of pain and the type of gain you are talking about.
Do you know someone who is just naturally good at something? They just get it? Well, that’s completely ridiculous, and today science is helping dispel the myth some people get something for nothing.
Reading "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" made me think how I listen to and maintain my own body. How we handle our exercise and nutrition isn't too different from caring for our vehicles.
The goal in training isn’t to do the most reps or to spend a certain amount of time in the gym regardless of outcomes. The goal is to improve. If you hit a personal record then the work is done.
Deployed soldiers who exercised three or more times per week reported their health improved during deployment. This info leads researchers to recommend a greater frequency of exercise.