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“Do you think I can actually get there?”   I receive this line of questioning all the time when talking about goals. More specifically when discussing goals relating to posture, mobility, and overall strength.   The simple answer is ...
  The gap between what we know and what we do is perhaps largest when it comes to what we put on our plate. Compared to nutrition, putting in the work in the gym every day is easy. Part of what makes eating right so difficult is the cultural mindset ...
Day 320 Of 360 Power clean: 5 x 3 @ (up to) 85% of 2RM   Make ambitious choices, and adjust weight/omit under-lifted sets as needed. Conversely, if sets require rest/interruption, make as minor an adjustment as needed and complete the next uninterrup ...
  This year’s CrossFit Open kicked off on February 22, with WOD 18.1 and will continue through to March 26, ending with WOD 18.5. As each Open WOD is announced, I will be providing you with the same briefing I give the athletes at my gym, Prec ...
Day 319 Of 360 5 rounds of:   10 Kettlebell front rack lunge @ as heavy as possible in each set 2 Turkish Get-up @ 1/2 of above (1L, 1R) (Up to) 1 minute rest   Turkish Get-up is to be performed with one of two kettlebells carried in the lunge. ...
Seemingly, you do everything right. You eat sensibly and reach the American Heart Association’s recommended 75 minutes of vigorous exercise and 150 minutes of moderate exercise each week. But what about those other 9,855 minutes? After eight hours o ...
Day 318 Of 360 Back squat: 2 x 5 @ (up to) 80% of 2RM 1 x 10 @ 60% 1 x 15 @ 50%   Rest as needed between sets. If sets require interruption at the chosen weight, or range of motion fails, make as minor an adjustment as needed and compl ...
In the U.S. alone, one in 10 people were suffering from diabetes in the year 2015, whereas prediabetics constituted roughly one quarter of the nation’s entire population aged 18 and older.1 Such worrisome statistics reveal to us that certain illness ...
Day 317 Of 360 5 minute sled drag (20yd. each @ 1 + 1/2% BW)   ”Drag” = forward, and “Pull” = backward. Perform as many trips as possible in designated time. Move into organized positions, breathe intelligently, and attempt no ...
It's frustrating. You think you have a plan, you think your training program is workable, you have your meals prepped, and yet you don't see results. You see training partners or friends reaching goals and making progress, but you are stuck where ...
Photo by Bev Childress   When you face an injury, there are two components in your comeback: one physical, one mental. Both parts will need to be addressed when it comes time to step back into the gym. The physical component is the more obvious of t ...
Day 316 Of 360 6 rounds of:   3L Kettlebell push press 1 Hand-to-hand switch 3R Kettlebell push press 9 Goblet squat @ same weight 18 Mace 360/ Kettlebell halo @ (up to) 12kg. W, 14kg. M :30 sec. rest   The select weight that allows for organize ...
“The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.” -Abraham Lincoln   We are all ho ...
Day 315 Of 360 7 rounds of the following kettlebell complex:   7 Deadlift 5 High pull 3 Full-range high pull (Up to) 1-minute rest   Today, the entire sequence is performed with one kettlebell- Heaviest 3-rep full-range high pull governs weight ...
For our 50th episode, we’ve seized on the opportunity to do something pretty special and bring you a joint episode with another new podcast, The Gravel Lot. We’ve talked a lot on the show over the past several months about the positive effects ...
It’s 1-rep max testing day, the day of the big race, or any other day when the time comes to test and measure your progress. But yet, you don’t hit that coveted PR, beat your best time, or cross a threshold that you’ve been focused on th ...
Day 314 Of 360 Pendlay row: 3 x 10 @ (up to) 60% of 2RM   Then:   Kettlebell row: 5 x 5L, 5R @ as heavy as possible in each   Rest as needed between sets. If sets require interruption at the chosen weight, or range of motion fails, make as ...