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Do you remember your high school English class? When your teacher first taught you how to write an essay, they probably began first with how to create an outline. Once you format your outline, it will be easier to organize and fill in the details. With ...
The deadlift is an essential human skill. Learn to deadlift well, and you’ll save yourself years of back pain from lifting babies and groceries off the floor wrong. Better still, learn to hinge and then deadlift, and you’ll open up a tremend ...
Getting back in shape is a specific challenge that requires specific mindsets. Trust me, I’ve done it a bunch of times. Back in my twenties, I’d go hard for a year or two with something like boxing or jiu-jitsu, then be a bum for a year, the ...
  No better way to kick of 2020's podcasts than with one a coach who has gained worldwide respect because of the effort he has shown in pursuing and realizing the best in strength and conditioning training.   James Fitzgerald has over 20 ...
  Ask half a dozen seasoned lifters about what belt they wear and why, and you will probably get back just as many different answers. In fact, you will probably get back more answers than the questions you asked, as many lifters will have more tha ...
No one joins the gym to make zero progress. It’s unlikely that anyone signed up with the intention of busting their gut every single week but having very little to show for it.   People join gyms to get results. They probably want to:   ...
As I mentioned in the first installment 5 Effective And Simple Upper Body Strength Routines, there are many ways to resistance train. As I alluded to, if you work hard, use safe modalities, document the results, recover properly between workouts, and tr ...
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 ...