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Day 239 of 360 Mace front pendulum: 4 x 50 @ as heavy as possible in each   If done correctly, and started ambitiously, weight should need to change within 4 sets. Rest as needed between sets. When scheme is listed as “4 x 50″, ...
Every young powerlifter thinks they want to train at a bare bones garage gym with no machines or unnecessary equipment. They fall in love with the idea of training only with a barbell and heavy free weights— often they go to great lengths to seek ou ...
You’ll hear no advice from this coach preaching abstinence when it comes to holiday treats. The holiday season is a time for festivities, fun, family, friends, fraternizing, flirting, and fanciful feasts.   Health, fitness, and nutrition choice ...
The beautiful month of October brings us brilliant fall foliage and relief from the summer heat, along with the excitement of football season, baseball playoffs, and the start of basketball. Pink ribbons and uniform accents appear in each of these sports ...
Day 238 of 360 Press: 3 x 7 @ (up to) 70% of 2RM 2 x 5 @ 60%   Rest as needed between sets. If sets require interruption, make as minor an adjustment as needed and complete the next uninterrupted. When scheme is listed as “3 x 7& ...
Source: Erica Robinson   Ask yourself: do I want to stay the same, or do I want to be different? I have no doubt that the universal answer is that we want to be different. Not only do we want to be different; we want to be better. Thi ...
  Welcome to the second installment of the Socially Conscious Squatter Show. Here we examine the intimate link between fitness, health, and the issues of our time.   Our society is in deep need of authentic support systems and outlets that prom ...
Day 237 of 360 Hang power clean: 5 x 5 @ (up to) 70% of power clean 2RM   Rest as needed between sets. If sets require interruption, make as minor an adjustment as needed and complete the next uninterrupted. When scheme is listed as &l ...
  I’d like to persuade all women over 40 to start strength training for hypertrophy. Now, before you start panicking that I am trying to make you big and bulky, let me explain why it is important for women over 40 to strength train rather than ...
  Touted as “helping to get more out of the activities we love” I did not find this to be the case with the Bvddy app. The app is selling itself as the world’s largest sports matching platform and enables you to expand your network ...
  I am regularly contacted by fellow martial artists, trainers, and fitness enthusiasts about shoulder pain. Chronic shoulder pain, the kind that keeps people up at night, wanting to saw their shoulder off for relief. The person is often on a regula ...
Day 236 of 360 Back squat: 3 x 10 @ (up to) 70% of 2RM   Then:   Single kettlebell back squat: 2 x 5L, 5R @ as heavy as possible in each set   Rest as needed between sets in both movements. If sets require interruption, ...
  In order to be able to execute complex movements with correct form and in a manner that delivers the best results during training, a breakdown of the movements has to occur so that the trainee can progress from basic to complex through engagement ...
I am a weightlifting coach and competitive athlete, but my introduction to weightlifting was by chance. I experimented with the sport out of a desire to try something new.   I was familiar with weightlifting to more of an extent than most, having stu ...
Athletes require a variety of protein sources to maintain and repair muscle structure as well as provide the energy supply needed for muscle endurance. Vegetarian athletes often turn to soy based proteins since these are notably high in protein. However, ...
  Go to the gym and note who makes a beeline to the cardio machines or upper-body strength training area upon entering the facility. It’s a good bet you’ll see many doing this. The majority of gym denizens have minimal interest in maxima ...
  I was sitting at the computer one day, looking over Facebook, when I noticed a friend had posted about his shoulder problems. It got me thinking and I wondered what I could do to help him. Well, the distance has been an issue, but what I was able ...