It happens to all of us. We all have bad days in the gym. How do we deal with a bad training session? What makes training good or bad? Let's take a more detailed look.
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week: CrossFit Gymnastics, training tips, hip exercises, and more!
Are your workouts actually effective? Are you getting the most for your effort and your time? Here's how to analyze your training and make sure what you've got is really counting.
The inside of your body - your heart, lungs, and muscles - are target of all the activities you do on the outside. Are you efforts really aimed at the right things and the right goals?
The reason you’re mired in mediocrity is because you simply aren’t putting in the hours needed to get the result you want. Many people say they’re really committed, but few do the work.
It's hard as an athlete to see your own training needs objectively. That's why having a coach is important, to help you shore up your weaknesses and not just build on your strengths.
The first quarter of the year is complete and it's time to assess your training program. Where do you fall - into the good, the bad, or the ugly? Let's take a look and see how to get or stay on track.
Do you have a coach? If not, then you should get one, because research shows that athletes make significantly greater gains with a coached training program versus going it alone.
As a coach I see a lot of crazy things going on in the gym. These ten, though, have got to be the ten worst movements. I'll explain why they are bad ideas and the alternatives you could do instead.
Does the old adage "No pain, no gain" have any validity? The answer is that it depends. It really depends on the type of pain and the type of gain you are talking about.
Do you know someone who is just naturally good at something? They just get it? Well, that’s completely ridiculous, and today science is helping dispel the myth some people get something for nothing.
Reading "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" made me think how I listen to and maintain my own body. How we handle our exercise and nutrition isn't too different from caring for our vehicles.
The goal in training isn’t to do the most reps or to spend a certain amount of time in the gym regardless of outcomes. The goal is to improve. If you hit a personal record then the work is done.
Deployed soldiers who exercised three or more times per week reported their health improved during deployment. This info leads researchers to recommend a greater frequency of exercise.
A quotation from Martin Luther King, Jr. struck me as being relevant to how we should look at our training. Knowing how to modulate our intensity, care for ourselves, and keep making progress.
Are you willing to look at your own training from a different perspective? The best coaches and best athletes are always learning, a new study shows us perspective can change everything.
You hear a lot of fancy talk about how to train, but today I'm outlining the new pragmatic principles for 2013. Guaranteed to work. You might be familiar with a few of them.