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According to a series of recent posts published online by the NFHS and the NCAA, the vast majority of high school and collegiate athletes are familiar with one or more Olympic style weightlifting exercises. Lifting weights, however, is still considered ju ...
A common issue encountered in training female weightlifters is that of body image, and more specifically, bodyweight. In our modern, mass-media controlled culture, both males and females are bombarded from pre-adolescence with supposedly desirable body im ...
  On October 8th, 2016, I competed in my first physique fitness show. A physique show, for those of you who are unfamiliar, is a bodybuilding-type event where you are judged on stage (in either board shorts or short compression shorts) based on a se ...
I’ve found athletes at every level will go to extremes to improve their game. Powders, pills, lighter equipment, better shoes, expensive coaching programs, and banned substances.    How much would you pay for a performance enhancing drug ( ...
Day 254 of 360 Back squat: 3 x 5 @ 75-80% of 2RM Double kettlebell front squat: 5 x 5 @ heaviest set from 10/22/16   If sets require interruption, make as minor an adjustment as needed and complete the next uninterrupted. When scheme is listed as &ld ...
This is a weekly show that focuses on the training strategies used to develop elite fighters. Phil Daru is the lead strength and conditioning coach at American Top Team (ATT). Some of the notable fighters he currently works with are former UFC strawweight ...
Most people involved in fitness train using pulling and pushing exercises in the forward and overhead positions (e.g. rowing, push ups, bench press; pull ups, military press), but rarely train the pull and push backwards. This lack of shoulder extension s ...
Winter is here…and just because the weather outside is frightful you can still get a great workout indoors with minimal space and equipment. I’ve put together a short but effective, full-body workout that you can do in only a few minutes. Thi ...
Day 253 of 360 7 rounds of:   5 Bench press @ (up to) 75% of 2RM :30 sec. rest 5L, 5R Kettlebell row @ as heavy as possible in each round 1 minute rest   If sets at chosen weight require interruption, make a minor adjustment and perform the next ...
Day 252 of 360 7 rounds of:   3 Power clean @ (up to) 85% of 2RM 3L, 3R Kettlebell clean @ (up to) 70% of above (Minimum) 1 minute rest   If sets require interruption at chosen weights or position breaks, make a minor adjustment and continue. &n ...
The Plexus Wheel is one of those inventions you sort of wish you had thought of yourself. It’s fairly simple—it appears to be made out of some sort of PVC and coated with a soft rubber that actually makes it comfortable to roll around on (unli ...
The OR nurse’s comment was as predictable as it was common.   “So, this was a mountain biking crash?”   “Yup,” I replied with a grin, knowing full well it sounded much more impressive than it was. The crash that sna ...
Day 251 of 360 50/50 Kettlebell strict press: 3 x 3L, 3R @ as heavy as possible in each 3 x 3L , 3R @ 2 intervals down from heaviest above   Alternating 3L, 3R, accumulate 36 total reps (18 left, 18 right). Keep kettlebells in-hand for L-to-R set, an ...
A couple of years ago I experienced the thrill of buying my first house. With the prospect of home ownership came the chance to create my very own office and man cave. My wife quickly went to work decorating the house, and the room I had flagged to turn i ...
  Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10 or Ubiquinol) has become quite a popular supplement in the past decade or so, especially in aged populations who stand to benefit the most from its consumption. However, many people fail to appreciate the full beauty of this ps ...
  Sled training can trace its origins to Scandinavian loggers who developed powerful legs and lower backs from dragging downed trees out of forests all day but the popularity of fitness sleds are a relatively modern phenomenon. One of the first comm ...
Day 250 of 360   Deadlift: 5 x 10 @ 65% of 2RM (double overhand grip)   Rest as needed between sets. If sets require interruption based on grip failure, rest briefly and continue at the same weight. If lifting position breaks, make as minor an a ...