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If you have been benching 100-lb dumbbells like it was no big deal, obviously you are not a celebrity or a potential goldmine of search engine optimized websites.   But, snark aside, we salute Clifford Smith Jr., aka Method Man, a member of the col ...
“Unless we keep the barbarian virtues, gaining the civilized ones will be of little avail.” - Theodore Roosevelt   In 1914, World War 1 began. The glorious war that was to be over by Christmas turned into the bloodiest four years the w ...
Mike Tromello from Precision Crossfit has over 20 years of experience and accolades in sports and fitness. His ability to navigate through tough times and grow his business plays a huge role in his success.   While there are many box gyms closing, ...
When we learn a skill, whether it is sports, music, painting, chess, or something completely different, some experts contend that we go through various stages over time. These stages reflect two things:   Our increasing sophistication relative to ...
Not many words make people shift in their seats as the word posture does. Probably just reading it made you straighten up. What did you do? How are you sitting now?   When most people think of good posture, they think of sitting and standing up str ...
Since Greg Glassman left CrossFit, the company has moved to Colorado, it has signed on executives who have actually exec'd, and it has got its community all a flutter about competing again.   Of course, there is still David Castro, now the Cros ...
Turkey, Columbia, Mexico, Thailand, Egypt, Malaysia, and weightlifting powerhouse Romannia have already felt the sting of bans for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.   The International Testing Agency (ITA) and the International Wegightlifting ...
Paula Van Kuren opened Fitness By Paula in June, as the post-pandemic era of a rush to gyms began. We think it might just be a refreshing starting point for all those people breaking out of quarantine and looking to move again.   Why? Because, what ...
  In this episode, I sat down with my friend and colleague, Tarek Shuhaibar, to discuss the importance of stress management on our overall health, gym performance, and physical appearance.   Stress is a taboo subject, especially amongst men w ...
Social proof is a powerful influencer. We’re wired to think whatever is common is normal and, therefore, can’t be all that bad. Pop-Tarts for breakfast? Why not?   Quit being such a buzzkill, Shane.   But a quick survey of history ...
Recently, I noticed I had a bad habit of pulling out my phone every time I used the bathroom. It was automatic. I’d head to the urinal, aim, and scroll. After nearly dropping my phone into the bowl one day, I decided that this habit was a problem. ...
Jamie Simmonds, 2019, the Third Fittest Woman on Earth, is an international CrossFit Games champion and ambassador for plant-based nutrition company Nuzest.   Formerly a gymnast and rugby player, Jamie made her name in the CrossFit competition scen ...
Coach to flailing client: "What are you doing?" Client: "I don't know really. I just saw it on Instagram." (Collective sigh among coaches all around).   Yeah, there are a lot of fit-looking people who like to post sexy-look ...
The training session is over, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you got any better.   Whether you meant to train:   Speed Agility Power Strength Hypertrophy Endurance   What you do after the workout will largely determine how much ...
  In this episode, I’m delighted to be joined by Jamie Lewis to discuss the history of strength training.   Incredibly the origins go back a couple of thousand years, and much of what people were doing back then still holds now. So ther ...
As a coach, I have seen so many variations of bar muscle up progressions. Many I have seen are extremely dangerous and involve bands, boxes, and a lack of proper skill and strength foundations.   This article is going to explain the proper foundati ...
The age-old desire to build a strong, well-proportioned physique is still alive and well. Yes, the average gym-goer no longer yearns to build a monstrous, freaky, eye-popping body complete with gnarly veins, huge, stumpy legs and the inability to fit in ...