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  Being upside down is not a natural state for humans. However, handstands hold a special place in people's minds. They are an acquired skill. Not everyone can do them, frankly, and not everyone who does them, does them well. They require streng ...
What would your life look like if you had the freedom to do whatever you want? Would it be all relaxation and goofing off? Spontaneity and fun? Probably not. In fact, it would probably involve a greater degree of discipline and structure than you have pre ...
Day 230 of 360 Bench press: 5 x 3 @ (up to) 90% of 2RM 3 x 3 @ 75%   If sets require interruption at the designated weight, make as minor an adjustment as needed and complete the next uninterrupted. When the scheme is listed as “ ...
Week 5 of this year's Fit for the Holidays challenge starts this Sunday. Please read Fit for the Holidays Challenge introduction if you haven't done so already. The challenge runs until December 24th and started October 8th. Each Friday, we’ ...
  There are many health risks associated with pregnancy: from preeclampsia to gestational diabetes to incontinence to excessive weight gain. While some of these problems are simply the result of the changes occurring in your body, many are the direc ...
Description Stand with feet hip width apart, with a slight bend in your knees, your back straight and your core braced, start to take your hips back as though they were on a train track feeling length along the back of your hamstrings. Take hold of a mode ...
  If like me, you do not enjoy slow or moderately-paced cardio, you are in luck. While we all know cardio is important for our cardiovascular health, there is one type that has greater benefits for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and ...
Day 229 of 360 Deadlift: 3 x 5 @ 85% of 2RM 1 x 10 @ 75% (use double overhand grip)   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 &ldqu ...
  Sugar has been linked to a broad range of health problems: from diabetes to obesity to inflammation to acne to an increased cancer risk. In Britain, adults consume approximately double, and in the U.S. triple, the recommended level of added s ...
What is the best workout for people over 40? A definitive answer depends on your genetics, upbringing, and the sports you played. How many hours do you sleep, and what is your medical history? What kind of personality do you have? Some research sugge ...
  The ‘strong is the new skinny’ movement has arrived. The fear that resistance training will cause us to walk through doors sideways, has been replaced with a body of knowledge that shows increasing our muscle mass before we hit our six ...
Day 228 of 360 10 rounds of:   2 Kettlebell clean (1L, 1R) + :30 sec. hold at top of each 10 Push-up 10 V-up :20 sec. rest   Ability to hold for designated duration governs weight in each round. Start ambitious, and only ...
  The Beginner Pull-Up Program is designed to help you achieve your first strict pull-up. If you already have a pull-up or two, this program will help you progress your strength toward longer sets and more advanced pulling movements.   This pro ...
Day 227 of 360 Kettlebell suitcase deadlift: 3 x 15 @ (up to) 50-60% of deadlift 2RM   Rest between sets, and attempt as little rest as possible during. No touch-and-go- take time to set-up and re-set each rep. It’s worth it.   T ...
  I wanted to really dig into managing a key part of your development as a CrossFit athlete or enthusiast: the notion that you have to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. It's the idea of training yourself to be able to withstand staying ne ...
  Motivation for change is usually inspired by disgust. Most of us are wired with a pride mechanism that is triggered during a sub par physical challenge. To help support our motivation for change is using sleep practice, healthful nutritional pract ...
  Protein is the most important part of our diet. Not only does it contribute to new muscle growth, but it carries out chemical functions in the cells, coordinates biological processes, stores energy, and protects existing muscle mass.   Age-re ...