12 Reps – The Breaking Muscle Digest – Vol. 1, Issue 19

Twelve reader favorites from the past week and from the archives, curated to save you time and bring you happiness.

Crawling is all the rage in fitness these days.

We’re back with another batch of awesome for you to enjoy. We’ve loaded it up heavily with training programs this week, from gymnastics to special forces. There are hundreds more here if you don’t see one you like.

In related news, our Size or Shred program launches this Monday. The first week of training and nutrition will be available tomorrow to all registered participants. Thanks to everyone who signed up for supporting Breaking Muscle, and good luck over the next twelve weeks!

Featured Article of the Week:

Nutrition Is More Than Half the Battle, With Kalli Youngstrom, Ep 16 – The latest Breaking Muscle Podcast focuses on nutrition and the psychology of sticking to a goal.

Reader Favorites:

Eat to Perform: Simple Dietary Advice for the Athlete – Nutrition for performance does not need to be complicated, but it does have to support all-out training efforts. Here’s how Gym Jones’ Bobby Maximus does it.

Increasing Pull Ups: Smart Strength With Charles Staley – Extra-interesting topics in this week’s issue of Charles Staley’s weekly advice and training column.

8 Unconventional Uses for the Trap (Hex) Bar – Try these out – new ways to use the already-very-useful trap bar.

The Ultimate Guide to Rows for Every Athlete – Got lats? Then you need rows! Don’t settle for the same-old ones you’ve been doing, add some new moves to your repertoire.

Life After Kids: 4 Weeks to Get Your Fitness Back – Kids have been known to cause some rearranging of shedules. That doesn’t need to mean you give up everything except them. Here are some ways the author has managed to hang on to her training time while managing three little ones.

Workout Programs:

Size or Shred Program Overview – The Size or Shred program goes live tomorrow and coaching begins on Monday. We’re going to have a lot of success stories from this one.

Train Like a Gymnast: Bodyweight Skills, Strength, and Flexibility – When it comes to usable strength, few can compete with a gymnast. That’s why we have almost a dozen twelve-week programs to help you train like one.

Cheating Death: How To Thrive In a Sit-Down Work Environment – Stuck at a desk all day? No time for the gym? Or maybe you do hit the gym, but know that sitting all day is still killing you. We’ve got you covered with 12 weeks of progressive training that can be done in the office.

If you’re preparing for special forces entry tests or if you just want to train like they train, we have three twelve-week programs that fit together for you to follow.

We hope you enjoy these selections – see you next weekend with another installment.

The Breaking Muscle Team