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  Recently while researching negative heel shoes, I came across the website of Katy Bowman. Our modern society is plagued with “diseases of affluence,” like heart disease and diabetes. Katy believes some of these maladies are rooted in o ...
    You have probably seen more and more athletes working out or performing while wearing athletic tape in various patterns all over their bodies. Known as kinesiology taping or kinesio taping it is unlike athletic taping of the past. Kinesiol ...
Looking to get in great cardiovascular shape without a complicated or time-consuming plan? Try this out.   This plan is a continuation of my series for the open-field sport player such as lacrosse, rugby, field hockey, etc. who wishes to improve Gene ...
In our bodies we have two types of fat, brown and white. White is the common, energy-storing fat. Brown fat, previously thought to be found mainly in babies, burns energy to create heat. More recently brown fat has been discovered in a small percentage of ...
The sport of ultrarunning is becoming more popular today, as athletes search for new ways to challenge themselves in competition and training. Ultrarunning is defined as the sport of long distance running. The standard distance for ultrarun ...
New research is further confirming the positive effects of a meditative breathing practice. Research published in the Journal of Physical Education and Sports Management, examined the effects of a 6 week nadi shodhana pranayama breathing practice on cardi ...
A. Warming the Body Hero's pose is most beneficial after a workout, when the body is still warm and supple. It is recommended that you complete at least 5-10 rounds of sun salutations to warm the body before you prepare to go deeper.   B. Rec ...
Looking for a challenging workout, but you don’t have any equipment? The following is an excellent General Physical Preparedness (GPP), bodyweight circuit, designed for all-around athletic conditioning.   This circuit is comprised of six differ ...
On September 18, 2011, the Dog Brothers held their Summer Gathering of the Pack at Gokor Chivichyan’s Hayastan Mixed Martial Arts Academy in North Hollywood, CA. Describing themselves on their website, www.dogbrothers.com, as “a bunch of sweat ...
  Today is day eight. Since this is my first writing assignment here at Breaking Muscle, I thought it would only be appropriate to open with a dramatic statement like that. Today is day eight. “Day eight of what?” you ask. Great question ...
  In the article 10 Day Juice Fast: Is Juicing Good For You? we talked about the potential health benefits of juicing but as a lifetime athlete, I’m always far more interested with people’s hands on experiences than I am with e ...
When I first started training in CrossFit, over six and a half years ago, there were not many options for schools. I trained where I did because there were only ten CrossFit affiliates in the world and CrossFit Los Angeles happened to be right down the st ...
  Once again Rogue Fitness has created a high quality product that we can share with our Breaking Muscle readers. Rogue HG Collars are a newer style of barbell collar that are ideal for Olympic weightlifting, power lifting, and high volume workouts ...
Much debate goes into what to do or not do during pregnancy. The more we learn about pregnancy and child development the more we know what the actual affects are of certain behavior prior to childbirth. This may or may not be reassuring, but it is thought ...
If you attended the CrossFit Games in summer of 2011, you may have witnessed the dancing, chanting band of pirates, otherwise known as Team CrossFit LA. While some did not know what to make of the team, others were impressed with their community and posit ...
A. 10 Burpees 20 Kettlebell Overhead Squats 10 Burpees 20 Kettlebell Swings 10 Burpees 20 Kettlebell Overhead Squats 10 Burpees 20 Kettlebell Swings   B. Tabata Mash Up ½ Turkish Get Up Plank Hold   C. Awake and Evolve ...
A. 21-15-9 One Legged Kettlebell Deadlifts (on each leg - for example 21 reps = 42 total deadlifts) Box Jumps   B. 21-15-9 Walking Lunges (on each leg - for example 21 reps = 42 total lunges) Diamond Push Ups   C. 25 Dragon Flags   D ...