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It's more important than ever to understand how to adapt your training to keep getting results.   With gyms closed globally, the question fitness fanatics keep asking is, "Can you still get results from doing home workouts?"   T ...
As I came to terms with the realities of being in lockdown I needed to come up with strategies to help my clients keep moving towards their goals. I decided to take the time at home as an opportunity to shed some body fat.   Obviously sensible diet ...
Amidst the reopening growing pains, most beginners will continue to participate in purchasing or researching online programs or fumble.   Personal trainers and or coaches who aren't sold on online coaching, take note. This article will be a dis ...
There is nothing more certain in life than the certainty of death. It's the great equalizer of the world, and it is blind - no matter if a person is rich or poor, healthy or unhealthy, good or bad, wise or ignorant, any sentient being that experienc ...
I believe that a few other people have had their say, and expressed their opinions about CrossFit's recent issues on these pages. As someone who enjoyed CrossFit when I first founded Breaking Muscle, and as someone who believes that you should be op ...
The prospect of returning to training in a gym again has become a reality for increasingly more people. Or, perhaps, you will be back within a few short weeks and are reflecting on your training and how to optimize it going forward.   One thing tha ...
  What Is Protein? Protein is primarily found in animal and dairy products. Protein enhances muscle mass, strength, endurance, muscle recovery, and power. Decreases inflammation and muscle protein breakdown.   First off, let’s talk ab ...
Let's call bullsh*t on the newfound belief in social justice sweeping through CrossFit affiliates. CrossFit's high school musical of dysfunction stopped being interesting years ago.   Many of the original enthuasiast have moved on or been c ...
Effective training plans are founded on layers of intricate planning, preparation, and implementation. It is not enough to simply throw a template program at a group of athletes and walk away in hopes that after eight weeks, they will somehow magically ...
An Open Letter to CrossFit My name is Greg Walsh. I began involvement with CrossFit in 2003, and was a member, trainer, and manager of CrossFit Long Beach until 2008 when I returned to my hometown of Rochester, NY.   In 2008 I began Wolf Brigade, a ...
Specificity is an overused training philosophy for most lifters. I know this is a controversial statement in strength training communities, but I'm still not sorry for saying it. It's the truth, and this quarantine is offering us a unique moment ...
By now, most people are aware of the backlash against Greg Glassman, CrossFit's founder and CEO, because of tone-deaf, insensitive, and dismissive remarks he has made about George Floyd's death and COVID-19.   We don't need to rehash al ...
When it comes to optimizing body composition, one of the key areas I see men struggle with is prioritizing their performance. In most cases, the primary objective is to get as lean as possible while improving muscle definition.   But, what usually ...
“I can’t wait for the gym to open so I can get off my computer and back to real coaching.”   If this is you, I can relate. This pandemic has been a massive nail in the road, blowing out the tire of our routines and forcing a detou ...
Whether you're a man or woman reading this, excellent, it applies to both genders. Are you an aging adult, or someone who has experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI)? Yes? Then, keep reading. If you're an athlete or non-athlete and you're ...
Here are three things I knew prior to training for competitions or setting a new PR during a session.     1. Order Matters Oft, we find differing beliefs on which lift goes first. We hear from one camp1 that post-exercise energy expenditure i ...
When we think of stress, we are accustomed to concentrating on the harmful types of stress. In our everyday lives, we have to deal with lots of work stress, such as deadlines, low cash flow, high sales quotas, and type-A bosses, among others. Then don&# ...