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Of all the misconceptions that exist in western society, perhaps the hardest to overcome is what aging should look like. This is especially true for women, who face a mountain of cultural nonsense when it comes to their bodies in general, and in particula ...
Week 9 of this year's Fit for the Holidays challenge starts this Sunday. Please read Fit for the Holidays Challenge introduction if you haven't done so already. The challenge runs until December 24th and started October 8th. Keep looking for updat ...
Around this time of year, the health and fitness media is full of articles about how to “survive” the holidays with your abs and self-respect intact. I do agree that this time is not a two-week-long reason to completely ruin all your hard work ...
The flow state. Some people think it’s a myth, an urban legend, a rumor that top athletes and performers spread to throw others off of their trail. But for those that have experienced this phenomenon, it is something that is all too real, all too po ...
We usually think of mobility as it relates to our peripheral joints. Can the ankles move? Can the wrists bend? Can the shoulders let the arms go overhead? When it comes to the spine, the conversation changes. We frequently ask if the back stay still and b ...
  When it comes to Leg Day, there are two muscles that get most of the attention: your quads and your hamstrings. All those Squats, Lunges, and Deadlifts hit those two muscle groups effectively.   But what about your glutes? For many people (me ...
Day 249 of 360 10 Turkish Get-up @ as heavy as possible (1L, 1R)   Rest minimum :45 sec. between reps, and add a 2/1000 pause to any transition point that you are struggling with. Position governs weight- be critical of the details, and adjust as nee ...
  The Beginner Pull-Up Program is designed to help you achieve your first strict pull-up. If you already have a pull-up or two, this program will help you progress your strength toward longer sets and more advanced pulling movements.   This pro ...
  Muay Thai a martial art that sits at two different ends of the spectrum. To watch a contest live, as a lover of the game, it is beautiful and breathtaking. But when you’re the one in the heat of battle it can be brutal.   Over the years ...
Two things happened on my last night of a working trip to New York: I had my first poke bowl ever, and my girlfriend Facetimed to tell me she was pregnant. Both events caused me to close my eyes and take a moment to appreciate. But only one caused me to h ...
  Food is fuel and you have a lot of options where you can get it from. Too many options, maybe, and a lot of them should be disqualified on the grounds of their suitability for a healthy lifestyle. You could argue that your best bet is to shop for ...
  If the statistics surrounding the obesity crisis weren’t scary enough already, all indications are that our kids are going to fare even worse. Ubiquitous technology and a society that has long neglected and forgotten the needs of the body ha ...
Day 248 of 360 Back squat: 3 x 10 @ 60% of 2RM Single kettlebell back squat: 3 x 5L, 5R @ as heavy as possible in each set   Rest as needed between sets. If designated/ chosen weight requires interruption, make a minor adjustment and continue. When s ...
Source: Bruce Klemens   With absolute strength being the physiological limit that defines the ability for an athlete to produce power, the optimal rate of force development is achieved by increasing speed. Paraphrasing Dr. Fred Hatfield developing a ...
Day 247 of 360 Pendlay row: 5 x 3 @ as heavy as possible in each (minimum 85% of 2RM)   Rest as needed between sets. Although directive is as heavy as possible, sound position and a full range of motion always govern weight.   Then:   1-arm ...
  In the United States, patients with musculoskeletal conditions incur total annual medical care costs of approximately $240 billion. Eighty percent of American adults will experience back pain at some point. The non-medical costs associated with lo ...
  The camera isn’t always our friend. Sometimes you blink right as the photo is taken, sometimes you’re slouching a little, and sometimes you just don’t like the way your body looks. Sure, you can change up the angle or add a filte ...