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Aimee Jacot of Feral Strength and Conditioning in Humboldt, California   We have a facility in Rochester, New York, backed by a method/process I am very proud of, and that has given us the opportunity to travel and share with a much broader audience ...
Photography by Jeffrey Perez, Oahu, Hawaii   To accumulate enough Continuing Education Credits to renew my ACE certification, I try to attend two conferences per year. In 2018 I attended IDEA PTI Eastern Conference as well as the NSCA Personal Train ...
  Supplementation is a word that is often tossed around in the fitness industry without much regard for its end-user audience. Simply put, supplementation as we know it comes in two forms: dietary and hormonal.   Their intended goal is to incre ...
When it comes to those of us who strength train, we often choose a camp to stick our flag in—it is never just strength training. We often label ourselves as either: a powerlifter, a bodybuilder, a Crossfitter, or an Olympic lifter. For powerlifters ...
Balance. The ability to recover from something that knocks you off center. The feeling that scampering over loose rocks doesn’t pose a threat because you know you have the ability to catch yourself.   Regardless of whether balance is something ...
Chances are if you’ve been struggling with your weight for an extended period of time, more than likely you’ve screwed up your metabolism.   Yo-yo dieting—the process of losing weight and regaining it repeatedly—plagues many p ...
  Have you tried this new drink with 156 different vitamins and minerals? Did you know that this new vitamin unicorn jelly bean will make you feel more awake and you'll be able to do backflips in your sleep?   Every day new supplements are ...
Trick or treat, smell my feet give me something good to eat if you don’t, I don’t care I’ll pull down your underwear!   For a kid, is there a better holiday than Halloween? It has the coolest premise of any of the annual celebration ...
Photography by Bev Childress of Fort Worth, Texas   Consider what it would look like to scale up a mountain, reach the peak, then descend. Now consider what it would look like if you were to treat every workout in this same way. If you can embrace t ...
Swedish meatballs meet Italian meatballs in this international Instant Pot mashup of flavor and quick cooking function. Traditional Swedish style meatballs are often prepared with ground beef or pork and combined with organ meats such as liver. These meat ...
"Squats don't hurt your knees; what you are doing hurts your knees." Dan John   By the writing of this article, there have been 1,789 homicides in Tijuana this year. That's exceeded the previous year's record-high of 1,781, wit ...
Longtime fitness pros remember a time when the term “functional training” didn’t exist.   The phrase came into common usage in the early 2000s as a corrective to the bodybuilding approach to training popularized by magazines like Fl ...
As we get older we tend to become more careful with our bodies–which to a degree I understand, but being too careful can result in injury and do our body more harm than good. No, I am not saying start out with the 100lb dumbbell or kettlebell, but i ...
The word philosophy is made from philo, meaning love, and sophia, meaning wisdom. Philosophy is, quite literally, a study rooted in a love of wisdom. While you may not wish to contemplate metaphysics and theories on what it means to know something, we all ...
  Jesse Irizzary is only 31 years old but when it comes to coaching he is an old soul. He has a 3,200 square foot facility on 21st Street in New York city called JDI Barbell Gym. When he first opened the gym, he built everything by hand. He lai ...
Is a Prius anything like a Shelby Cobra Mustang? Sure they’re both cars and have similar parts, but they are nothing alike. The same thing can be said about the leg press when compared to the squat.   Both the leg press and squat are intended t ...
“No, no, no, no, You’re gonna die, I’m telling you, you’re gonna die. You will break your neck, you will crash into your neighbor—or worse make a complete fool of yourself!”   “Dude, I want to learn this thin ...