12 Reps - The Breaking Muscle Digest - Vol. 1, Issue 11
We've got news this week - you may have noticed that the layout of the workouts on the site has changed. All the weeks of a training program are now easily accessed with a click of your mouse.
Explore the new layout in any of the workout programs we link to this week. Let us know what you think. This is step one leading up to even more exciting news. As a 12 Reps reader, you'll be the first to know when we're ready to reveal it.
The Breaking Muscle forum is really picking up speed. We broke every record for signups, users online, and participation this past week. I guess people enjoy having a dozen professional coaches answering their questions!
If you have training, rehab, technique, nutrition, or other questions or simply want to read what others are asking and discussing in the forum, click the banner below.
Our featured content this week is about running. Here in the Northern Hemisphere, the weather is improving and those of us who have been hiding in our caves all winter are finally wandering out, squinting our eyes, and stretching our stiff legs. Enjoy!
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Best Forum Threads This Week:
WHAT ARE YOU STRUGGLING WITH THE MOST? - Everyone has a sticking point in their training aspirations. What's holding you back? See what others struggle with and tell us about your roadblocks.
THE OLYMPIC LIFTING TRAINING THREAD - Great coaching from USAW coach Kris Brown helping a forum member to improve his technique through video analysis and discussion.
DR. JOHN RUSIN'S 12-WEEK HYPERTROPHY PROGRAM - Dr. Rusin continues to coach members to get the best out of his hypertrophy program on Breaking Muscle.
It's Running Week:
A WEEK-BY-WEEK GUIDE TO BECOMING A RUNNER (LATER IN LIFE AND/OR SAFELY) - As a forty-year-old non-runner, this is the program I'm using now.
5 RUNNING TIPS FOR THE NON-RUNNER (FROM A NON-RUNNER) - Learn how our managing editor went from dreading to craving her running time. Great tips here for easing the pain of running, too.
11 POTENTIALLY LIFE-SAVING TIPS FOR STAYING SAFE WHILE RUNNING - I know, it's not "13 Reps," but we had to throw this one in because it's better to be safe than sorry.
STRONGMAN TRAINING: CYCLE 5 - MAX LIFTS FOCUS - Coach Chet Morjaria delivers twelve weeks of muscle building, strength increasing, and fun workouts with a strongman event focus.
TRAIN LIKE A GYMNAST: BODYWEIGHT SKILLS, STRENGTH, AND FLEXIBILITY - The fourth twelve-week cycle of Breaking Muscle gymnastics workouts increase your strength and flexibility while boosting muscular endurance.
KETTLEBELLS, BODYWEIGHT, AND YOGA FOR CORE STRENGTH - These workouts combine kettlebell swings, bodyweight core work, and yoga sequences. Day one each week is a full workout with a full yoga class and day two is a full workout with a shorter yoga class.
TRAIN TO WIN IN 24 WEEKS: MASTERS SWIMMING AND 5K RUNNING EVENTS - Coach Tom Kelso brings you this mature athlete training program.
SKILL WORK FOR SOLID UPPER BODY STRENGTH, CORE, AND MIDLINE STABILITY - This cycle of women’s workouts focuses on the development of upper-body strength and midline stability using bodyweight movements and kettlebell skill work.
INVERSIONS, FLEXIBILITY, AND STRENGTH TRAINING WITH PARALLETTES - This all-bodyweight workout will focus on holds, strength, and flexibility using arm balances, inversions, and deep flexibility work.
From the Archives:
USE MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING TECHNIQUES TO CREATE POSITIVE CHANGE - There is a powerful technique to help people (even yourself) to make positive health changes by reframing how they see their goals.
We hope you enjoy these selections - see you all next week for another installment.
The Breaking Muscle Team