How is strength defined and who defines it? Kinesiologists study muscles and have various ways to gauge muscle contraction, length, tension, and force. Therefore, kinesiologists typically measure ... Continue Reading
Biceps: Do They Really Matter?
“F%$& the legs, let’s bench!” A common adage among the batch of men who prioritize a jacked upper body over the quads, hamstrings, and ass. (Considering the number of men I come across with ... Continue Reading
Use Fitness to Counteract Automation
In November of 2017 my wife, Neely, and I nervously attended orientation at an adoption agency. We filed into our seats and attentively followed the day’s program, brimming with all the obvious ... Continue Reading
The New CrossFit Games – What About the Dottirs?
One thing we know about the new CrossFit Games restructuring is that we know very little. There has been a single article posted in The Morning Chalk Up that quotes Greg Glassman and presents his new ... Continue Reading
Is Sgt Nick Your Next Great Fitness Guru?
Why should you know about Sergeant Nick Rians? First of all, Sergeant Nick is a very smart man. And for several years now, he has been almost superhumanly busy building a fitness program with specific ... Continue Reading
Rich Froning Is Not the Fittest Man In History
CrossFit, Inc. recently posted this on their Facebook Page, promising that “The documentary you've been waiting for," Froning: The Fittest Man in History would finally be available on iTunes on October ... Continue Reading
Rotational Exercise: The Controversy of Functional Training
Functional training is a philosophy that both connects and divides much of the fitness industry. The largest issue I’ve seen with “functional training” is that it is actually more of a philosophically ... Continue Reading
CrossFit Regional Workouts 2015: The Good, the Bad, and the Shoulders
“Shoulders? Where we’re going we don’t need…shoulders” - Me, paraphrasing Back to the Future In probably the most uninspired set of regional workouts yet, CrossFit’s Dave Castro has seemingly set ... Continue Reading
The Brutal Truth About Getting to the CrossFit Games
Every day around the globe, young and old alike are waltzing into their local boxes, declaring their dreams to "go to the Games." And every day around the globe, box owners groan in equal parts bemusement ... Continue Reading
In 2015: Move Better Than You Ever Have Before
Every time I think I’ve been effective in teaching fitness professionals that movement quality trumps movement quantity something happens to show me things aren’t progressing as planned. Like the ... Continue Reading
How Being Fit Can Keep You Safe and Improve Your Day
Four women have been attacked in the last week on and around my local University of Florida campus. Upon hearing of the most recent incident, I began to wonder what a woman might be able to do if put in ... Continue Reading