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  What makes sport compelling to watch? What drives us to compete against each other? I would argue that we come back to watch the same sports over and over again because of the thrill of the unknown. Until the moment the runners cross the finish li ...
  Really committed to getting deep into your bottom position on your lifts? Sitting at a desk all day at work? Or maybe just have an interest in increasing hip flexibility? The Cossack squat is a good movement to spend some time learning properly an ...
Day 360 Of 360 Dumbbell box jump: 8, 6, 4, 4, 4, 2, 2   Weight increases each set (denoted by commas). Begin at a moderate, challenging weight and end as heavy as possible; Each set should be difficult, violent, and positionally sound.     ...
Day 359 Of 360 Mace 360 + extension: 3 x 10 @ scaled to ability in each set   Rest as needed between sets. When scheme is listed as “3 x 10″, it always refers to “Sets” x “Reps”.   Today, each rep will feature ...
Photo by Bev Childress   Let’s say you have been working out for a long time, by yourself. You are extremely self-disciplined and feel confident following programs that use basic movements you are familiar with, but you aren’t sure how t ...
  The ketogenic diet is on a roll and there’s really no question why it’s gained so much momentum. Dubbed the keto diet for short, this low carb, high fat diet supplies the body with a plethora of healthy fats which are used as energy fo ...
Day 358 Of 360 30 reps of the following kettlebell complex:   1 Kettlebell swing clean 1 1-arm kettlebell swing 1 Kettlebell snatch 1 + 1 + 1 = 1 rep.   Today:   12 reps @ weight 1 (lightest- 6L, 6R) 6 reps @ weight 2 (intelligent increase- ...
  The fitness community is full of ardent proponents for one specific route. They are CrossFitters, runners, strength athletes, yogis, or bodybuilders. All develop their body for a narrowly defined goal. Include a tribe and unquenchable passion, and ...
Day 357 Of 360 Bench press: 3 x 3 @ 85% of 2RM 3 x 7 @ 60%, each with 3/1000 hold in lock-out   Rest as needed between sets. If a set requires interruption make as minor a weight adjustment as possible and continue uninterrupted. When scheme is liste ...
  As I fought to hit the last rep on my less than perfect bench press, I sat up to see a guy had been watching my struggle from across the gym. I'd only been training a few weeks and my form was pretty shaky. My lack of technical skill led me to ...
Day 356 Of 360 Turkish Get-up:   Climb to a new 1RM using warm-up sets of no more than 2 reps (each side) before adjusting weight. Rest as needed, and keep total number of lifts under 12 (Ex. 2L + 2R x 2, 1L + 1R as needed).   Note: Achieving a ...
Photo by Bev Childress   America is addicted to superlatives. We’re bored with better; we want the best, biggest, fastest, strongest, hottest, coldest, highest, funnest, most expensive, most incredible thing that has ever been devised, and we ...
“It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great. “   This Tom Hanks quote from A League of Their Own has become a cliché. But here’s the thing about cliché ...
  Today, like every day, I hopped out of bed at the insistence of the alarm I strategically place across the room. Like every morning, I let my dogs out, then went to the kitchen and drank 16 ounces of cold water. I filled the dog bowls, let them in ...
Day 355 Of 360 Back squat: 5 x 7 @ (up to) 70% of 2RM   Rest as needed between sets. If sets require interruption, make as minor an adjustment as needed and complete the next uninterrupted. When scheme is listed as “5 x 7″, it always refe ...
  On an all-new edition of Fight Strength NSFW, the show takes a turn into the world of medicine, as it focuses on a treatment that is growing in popularity across the world. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy has become a legitimate option for surg ...
Is all this twisting and folding really necessary?   When we warm up, either by stretching or performing a moderated version of the activity to come, we're preparing our bodies in several different ways—three of which are crucial to our per ...