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There are thousands of ways to resistance train. Provided you work hard and safely, document the results, allow enough recovery time between workouts, and then train progressively, resistance training will work within your genetic endowment and nutritio ...
I’m not going to talk about SMART goal setting or the usual "new year, new me" bullshit. Like you, I have seen it every year for a long time. In fact, 2020 marks my 22nd year in the fitness industry. Personally I am not one for New Year& ...
  No better a source than Sandi Duncan, managing editor of the Farmers' Almanac, has said that the new decade begins on January 1, 2021. Most people think it's January 1, 2020. I'm not going to weigh in here with a decision. I will jus ...
Greg Glassman is a controversial choice for Coach of the Decade if you define coach in a certain way, or you think Glassman is all about marketing, or you're mad at CrossFit because, well, they really do make some fitness professionals pretty mad. Y ...
  In an interview with CNBC, Greg Glassman, the 63-year-old founder of CrossFit, said that CrossFit’s success happened without a business plan, without any marketing. Dave Werner, the founder of CrossFit North, the first affiliate.   Ta ...
You do it every year and not just in your New Year’s Resolution. You decide to make a change. It sounds really exciting too. You can feel the transformation that is set to take place. You can see the person you will become. That’s the fun of ...
While there’s some debate in the functional fitness world whether handstand holds, handstand walks, and handstand push-ups should be considered functional movements, I would say it doesn’t really matter.   Because…   People ...
Fitness has reached worldwide popularity. The need for classes, personal training, and of course my favorite, semi-private training, has exploded with the rise in popularity of fitness. Many people and businesses have stepped up to fill this need.   ...
The bird dog is an excellent exercise for increasing both stability and strength in your core and lower back muscles. By strength, I don't mean how heavy can you lift—instead I'm talking about the endurance and stability of your muscles ag ...
“It is easier to act yourself into a new way of thinking than it is to think yourself into a new way of acting.” - Millard Fuller   Fasting is all the rage right now. Depending on who you listen to it is either an over-hyped waste of t ...
There’s an ongoing debate on how important heavy weights are in order to get jacked. As with most trends, public opinion likes to cluster around the extremes. One day heavy weights are critical and the next they’re entirely unnecessary. &nbs ...
Shoulders and hips. If I had a dollar for every time I have been asked how to open these two areas I would have a summer home. Shoulders and hips are the most mobile joints in the body and, therefore, are easily injured if not properly balanced with bot ...
Many athletic women have a pull-up on their training bucket list. Pull-ups are more difficult for women as they generally have more muscle mass on their lower body in proportion to their upper body and thus more weight to lift. However, with the correct ...
Power: Often considered the holy grail of athletic prowess.   Yet, most of us casual gym goers (and even high level athletes) don’t spend all that much time training to be more explosive and powerful. Instead, we devote much of our time in th ...
  One of the things I’ve come to learn in teaching seminars at Gym Jones is that many people don’t have an understanding of how to put together multiple training phases into a cohesive year (or macrocyle) of training. The major difficu ...
Of all of the myths that abound when it comes to nutrition, the assumptions that surround protein consumption and kidney damage seem to be the one everyone talks about most often. How did it start? From the research, I did this particular myth started f ...
I actually find it strange that more hasn’t been written about cluster training recently. There was a period of time there when it was quite popular, but now it seems that it’s fallen back into obscurity, and I have no idea why.   ...