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Photo by Bev Childress   It is a common misconception that fit people are all naturally self-motivated. In my eight years of coaching, I have met only a handful of people that feel genuinely energetic and look forward to their workouts on a daily ba ...
In the last decade, the fitness industry has seen some major changes. From CrossFit to obstacle course racing to kettlebells to Olympic weightlifting to gymnastic bodies to a general explosion of interest in all things functional fitness, strength sports, ...
When it comes to any sensible strength training program it is hard to neglect adding in the almighty push up to produce a formula for developing strength and lean muscle gains. This dependable calisthenic has always been a staple for my programming and my ...
  There are 6 tutorial videos in the Kettelbell Basics Tutorial Series here. They will cover all the fundamentals of movement that you need to begin, reshape, or refresh your kettlebell practice. The videos are free but do require you to register to ...
“As to methods, there may be a million and then some. But principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.” – Ralph Waldo ...
  The ketogenic diet is on a roll and there’s really no question why it has gained so much momentum both inside the athletic world and out. Dubbed the keto diet for short, this low carb, high fat diet supplies the body with a plethora of healt ...
From outside the gym looking in, a workout routine can seem like an insurmountable obstacle. Seeing others go through strenuous routines on machines you've never used before can be enough to turn just about any inexperienced person away. But I'm h ...
  When it comes to diet and health change, humans have a bug in their operating system. Obesity spirals more and more out of control and the vast majority of efforts are futile. Anecdotal evidence as well as recent studies support that over 90% of p ...
If like most people you are struggling to walk on your hands, a very functional skill that will confuse the zombies in the proverbial Zombie Apocalypse, then you might want to go for a quick run after you practice your upside skills.   A study in Neu ...
When the weather is great, you want to show some skin. You didn’t hit the gym as often as you wanted to and your arms are looking a little flat. You might want to dedicate some time to do exercises that specifically target your arms to make them sle ...
  Brad Davidson like efficiency, audits, accountability, measurable results, and offsetting damaging habits for real results. In this Outlier podcast, he talks to me about helping people to overcome outdated fitness and nutrition advice by waking th ...
Our world is rife with polarity. From the fundamental building blocks of our physical world to the abstract opinions dominating our political landscape, and the foundations of morality; polarity is woven into the fabric of life. When looking at language, ...
Burpees are high intensity, involve the total body, and are excruciatingly difficult to do. They also can be an easy way to injure oneself if they haven’t a clue of how to execute them. If you’ve watched movies based on American football such ...
  My gym partner “J” (whom I often reference) has tight pectorals. Changing his approach to chest training alleviated his tightness and even improved his strength. The pectorals, also known as the chest, are subdivided into two constitue ...
  I’m Lauren Barnes and I’m a professional soccer play with the Seattle Reign FC. I’m also a plant-based athlete, which has been quite the adventure. There have been so many obstacles that have tested me both on and off the field & ...
  The ketogenic diet is on a roll and there’s really no question why it has gained so much momentum both inside the athletic world and out. Dubbed the keto diet for short, this low carb, high fat diet supplies the body with a plethora of healt ...
Do your ribs protrude out 1-2 inches in front of the rest of your body? Do you experience any type of musculoskeletal pain on a regular basis? If you’re wondering, “what the heck is a rib flare anyway?” then this article is for you. Rib ...