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Sciatica is the name given to a painful condition that originates in the lower back and triggers a “shooting” pain down the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the longest and largest nerve in the body1 and attaches at five points in the lower ...
  Our guest for this episode is Abel Csabai. Abel got into the nutrition and training game as a part of his quest for personal growth. He started the Sustainable Self-Development podcast. Through hundreds of hours of podcasting and his own fitness j ...
Poor movement quality is a pandemic among athletes, and whilst many of them are able to identify their own weaknesses and imbalances, I am always surprised by athletes' reluctance to address and remedy them. It seems to be much harder for them to be h ...
This is the ninth and final part of a comprehensive handstand video series designed to bring you toward a strong and stable freestanding handstand. While this video will bring benefit to your training regardless of your current fitness or goals, it is int ...
We abuse our feet. Every single day. Whether we’re Olympic weightlifters or we’re just normal people trying to log 10,000 steps a day, if our feet aren’t functioning effectively, our lives—or our sports performances—will suff ...
This is part three of a comprehensive handstand video series that will help you achieve a strong and stable free-standing handstand. While this video will bring benefit to your training regardless of your current fitness or goals, it is intended as part o ...
In the fitness world, much emphasis is placed on being able to squat below parallel—meaning squatting to a depth where your hip crease is below your knee.   And not just because failing to squat below parallel equals a no rep at a powerlifting ...
  I've been coaching in this industry for about 20 years, whether it's fitness, CrossFit, weightlifting, powerlifting, strong man, high school, college or competitive athletes in other sports. One of the compliments I've received through ...
Comedian Bill Maher recently used his “New Rules” segment to call attention to American health, stating, “New Rule: at next Thursday’s debate, one of the candidates has to say the problem with our healthcare system is Americans eat ...
When a lifter makes a technical mistake in any barbell lift, it can instantly make them weaker.   However, whereas ‘being weaker’ in the squat or the bench press could just mean having an inefficient lift and a reduced range of motion, in ...
Find Our Podcasts: iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, YouTube, Stitcher, PlayerFM, PodBean   This is a set of interviews with some of the leading minds and thought leaders working in the industry today. I am your host, Tom MacCormick, a personal trainer a ...
He shifts his weight, each time swaying his shoulders as to not stand square with the man standing in front of him. His eyes scan up as he speaks and catches the coach’s eye for only a second before darting away. It's as if his body has an almos ...
I was scrolling through my Instagram feed yesterday, violating my rule to not mindlessly look through social media, when I saw a familiar figure. The plates stacked on the end of the barbell collar blocked his face, but I could see the broad shoulders fro ...
When people begin a weight loss journey, it makes sense that they place a heavy emphasis on the number they see on the scale. It's easy to measure, it's easy to track, and it makes it very salient whether you're making progress toward the idea ...
How do you know if you’re squat dominant or deadlift dominant?   It’s not an exact science—some bodies are just better designed to squat than to deadlift and vice versa—but if your back squat is more than 85 percent of your de ...
  The CrossFit Open 2020 starts in October 2019. It's a new set of rules and a new look for CrossFit, and frankly, it might be a little confusing, and I have been doing the Open at all levels since 2011. So, below, you'll find my video expla ...
In the age of becoming more and more gender-neutral, I still respect biology. And biology has shown me in a decade of coaching fitness that women have a harder time gaining upper body strength than men. End. Of. Story.   Many of us females pull and p ...