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Our final week of programming from a former Redbull athlete and professional adventure racer -- founder of CrossFit LA, Andy Petranek.   Read our interview, to find out more about him: Part 1 - "Andy the Competitor" Part 2 - "Discoveri ...
New research in the Journal of Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, investigated the menstrual cycle and oral contraceptive use on growth hormone levels in sprinting female athletes. Researchers examined the impact of the menstrual cycle and ora ...
The desire to lose belly fat is a popular one for aesthetic reasons, but loss of belly fat is imperative for many on a medical level. Abdominal obesity frequently indicates a high level of visceral fat. Visceral fat is the fat between your internal organs ...
Burpees. The suck. Whatever you call them, if you have ever done them, this topic probably makes you a bit uneasy, perhaps because you fear that you have unknowingly stumbled onto a feature that’s going to encourage you to get up RIGHT NOW and bang ...
In the third and final segment of our interview series with former Marine and CrossFit LA founder, Andy Petranek, we are going to explore his personal coaching philosophy and his thought process in writing workouts for his clientele.   Andy, himself ...
  After a number of years on the fringe, mixed martial arts (MMA) has more recently lodged itself firmly in the national Zeitgeist. Even many people who don’t follow it closely seem to have heard of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) or ...
A. 5-10-15-10-5 For Time: Sit Up Clapping Push Up Sit Up Box Jump Sit Up   B. 5x5 Kettlebell Halos 5x10 Kettlebell Squat Rest 1 minute between sets   C. Awake and Evolve WOD ...
Researchers and strength and conditioning professionals still debate over the efficacy of a dynamic warm up vs. .a static warm up. Research has noted the benefits of a dynamic style work out for potentiating jump performance. New research again exami ...
Testosterone plays an important role in male reproductive development, muscle and bone mass, and athletic development. New research in Biological Trace Elements Research, assessed 4 weeks of magnesium supplementation and exercise, to increase levels ...
As a full-time fitness coach for the last six years, it has been my experience there are three components to good coaching – technical knowledge, the ability to manage a group, and communication skills.   I spoke with Michael Stanwyck, of Cross ...
As coaches, we have all had those moments – a student won’t listen, is argumentative, or just won’t do what we ask. One of the biggest elements separating good coaching from adequate or bad coaching is the instructor’s ability to c ...
  A. 5 Rounds For Time: 20 Burpees 20 Russian Kettlebell Swings   B. 3 Rounds For Time 30 Russian Twist with Kettlebell 30 Seconds Side Plank Right 30 Seconds Side Plank Left   C. Awake and Evolve ...
A. Accumulate 2 Minutes of Wall Supported Handstand Holds   B. For Time: 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1- 1 Arm Clean, Press, and Overhead Squat with Kettlebell (alternating arms for each rep set) 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 - Pull Ups   C. For Time: 35 V-Ups (st ...
A concept as basic as the hand we choose for eating, writing, making contact with our loved ones, is at the heart of extensive empirical research. Roughly nine in ten of us favor our right hands for these and other tasks, while the tenth either favors the ...
Tomorrow look for our interview with strength and conditioning expert Liam "Taku" Bauer, who is writing our current four week cycle of workouts.   Run 300 yards x 1   The best way to perform the 300 Yard Shuttle Runs is on a High-Sch ...
Today is a strength workout from our featured coach, Liam "Taku" Bauer. We will be featuring four weeks of workouts from Taku. To learn more about him and his workouts, read our feature interview.   1. Snatch Width Deadlift & Shrug 2. ...
Check out today's workout from our featured coach, Liam "Taku" Bauer. We will be featuring four weeks of workouts from Taku. To learn more about him and his workouts, read our feature interview.   Run 880 yards x 1 - at a good pace Run ...