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Georges Hébert, the great French physical education innovator, developed what was known as “la méthode naturelle,” or The Natural Method. He was convinced that for humans to thrive, they need the physical literacy to be able to m ...
Week 11 of this year's Fit for the Holidays challenge means it's the end of the line this week! Please read Fit for the Holidays Challenge introduction if you haven't done so already. The challenge runs until December 24th and starte ...
Day 259 of 360 Bench press: 3 x 3 (up to) @ 90+% of 2RM 3 x 5 @ 75-80% of 2RM   Rest as needed between sets. If sets require interruption at designated weight, make as minor an adjustment as needed and complete the next uninterrupted. When scheme is ...
Weightlifting, being a more or less niche sport, cannot rely on the parent culture to help it produce a steady supply of new recruits. If all of the nation’s football players and coaches were to disappear overnight, they would be replaced almost imm ...
The hip is a major contributor to all core work. In fact, when we first learn to sit up as babies, we rely on our hip muscles rather than the muscles of our trunk to do this. Repetitive motion like cycling, running and squatting can irritate the musc ...
A Comprehensive Guide to Getting Bigger So you want big muscles. Where do we start? We'll start with some of the ways that muscles grow through strength training and progressive resistance exercise. Then we’ll get into some of the theories relat ...
So you’re a runner and you want to spend a little bit of time in the gym while the weather is bad getting stronger. You’re hoping that strength will translate into running somehow, and since you’re a runner, you can figure out exactly wh ...
Day 258 of 360 Sled drag (20yd. @ as heavy as possible)   ”Drag” = forward, and “Pull” = backward. Today, use up to 3 trips to determine heaviest possible drag. If the time to completion exceeds:90 sec., the trip is over. ...
Day 257 of 360 20 Tire Flips   Rest up to 30 sec. in 5-rep intervals. Mind position and execution, and move with power. Use assistance as needed, and stay aggressive- there is absolutely no value to a casual tire flip.     Attach, adjust, ...
The recent trends for movement culture, natural movement, and functional fitness have the fitness culture obsessing about mobility and alignment more than ever before. While an obsession with movement quality, mobility, and flexibility are steps along the ...
Recently, I had the opportunity (I say that loosely) to travel from North Carolina to Nevada. This was not my first cross-country trip. I have driven from Florida to Washington state and then Washington state to North Carolina before. And like many of you ...
“One More!” “It’s all you bro!” “Light weight! Light weight!”   Yea, we’ve all been there. The two dudes in their cut-off high school football shirts, screaming to squeeze out one more bench press or fi ...
So you wanna be an Olympic weightlifter. I do too. I also want to be a fighter pilot, the President of the United States, and the Fittest Man on Earth. I would also like to be a dolphin wrangler, a Super Bowl champion, and Guy Fieri’s new sidekick o ...
Tongkat ali, also known as Eurycoma Longifolia Jack, is an herb native to parts of South East Asia where it has traditionally been used as an aphrodisiac.1 Today, it is an ingredient readily added to many of the best-selling testosterone boosters on the m ...
Day 256 of 360 6 rounds of:   6 Kettlebell suitcase deadlift @ (up to) 1+1/2 BW 2 Farmer carry (20 yd. each @ same) 6 Dip (Scaled to ability in each round) (Up to) 1 minute rest   Farmer carry begins at the top of the 6th deadlift. Move quickly ...
Day 255 of 360 1-arm kettlebell row: 5 x 3L, 3R @ as heavy as possible in each set   Adjust by round as needed, set up in strong, organized positions, and don’t under-lift. Baseline should be 1/2 bodyweight.   Then, 6 rounds of:   6L, ...
With the 2017 World Championships and the American Open Finals in our rearview mirror, the future has never looked brighter for Olympic Weightlifting in the US. Records fell, and American lifters took historic podium finishes, capped off with Sarah Robles ...