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  • Morning Mobility Check-In
    on March 29, 2020 at 11:01 am

    Your true mobility is only as good as it is when you first roll out of bed in the morning.   Last week, I wrote about how mobility—the ability to move and be moved […]

  • Training at Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    on March 26, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    With three to 8 weeks completely off training, you will lose some muscle. The good news it only takes 2-3 weeks to retain it. Right now, we all need to stay home, stay safe, stay […]

  • Good Mornings Are an Excellent Auxiliary Movement
    on March 25, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    The Good Morning is an exceptional exercise for stretching the hamstrings and in some cases the ankles. It also helps for developing the hamstrings for athletic movements. Strict […]

  • The 8-Minute Bodyweight Circuit: Does It Actually Work?
    on March 25, 2020 at 8:00 am

    An 8-minute, no-equipment workout that actually works - sound like a gimmick? Researchers reviewed the literature on bodyweight exercise and came up with this new circuit. I love […]

  • Individualizing Training: Structural Balance, Intensity and Autoregulation
    on March 24, 2020 at 3:13 pm

    Adopt a general training framework and use these methodologies to adapt our programming to take into account factors influenced by individualization. Writing programs is easy. You […]

  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Plank but Were Afraid to Ask
    on March 23, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    Bet you didn't know how much history we have on the plank. Here's what it’s good for, its variations, and debunking some of the myths surrounding this ideal […]

  • 16 At-Home Workout Plans For All Levels and Ages
    on March 18, 2020 at 9:33 am

    Stuck at home while the gym is closed? Check out these exercises and workouts. Some require no equipment and others would be make-shift by design. It is almost the first day of […]

  • Training Load: Find Your Right Volume
    on March 17, 2020 at 1:06 pm

    Working way too hard is as detrimental as not working hard enough. Which type of athlete are you?   The one who never stops training? The athlete who tries to out grind the […]

  • The Steel Mace: The First 3 Moves to Learn
    on March 9, 2020 at 9:53 am

    With these three movements you’ll be able to start on the road to mastering the mace. The steel mace (mace bell or gada) has been used by Hindu warriors for over 2,000 […]

  • All Lifts Are Technical So Learn to Do Them Right
    on March 7, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    Time in the gym, any gym, will involve doing exercises and movements under load. Without an understanding of form and technique, you might as well be playing chess to grow […]

  • An Introduction to Running Cadence
    on March 2, 2020 at 9:57 am

    Cadence is the number of steps a person takes per minute, so make sure your cadence is working for you. Among all things tech-lovers, data junkies, or sports science nerds like […]

  • 8 Unusual Olympic LIfting Cues That Get Results
    on March 1, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    The right coaching cues can get a room full of novices on the same page. Try these non-traditional cues to get past common lifting errors. Olympic lifting is one of the most […]

  • Adaptation Is Not a Bad Word, Body Confusion Is
    on February 26, 2020 at 5:54 pm

    Don’t skip the gym and don’t fix what isn't broken. As we move into spring, many of us run the risk of making fatal errors to our training for the remainder of the […]

  • Why Training Partners Are Essential
    on February 24, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    Everyone needs training partners, at times, to be honest with them, to pull them, push them, drag them, or pick them up. Somebody is peculiar who takes on a dangerous trail or […]

  • Nerding Out on Muscle Growth, Strength, and Rep Schemes
    on February 24, 2020 at 3:28 am

    A Six Pack of Knowledge podcast that covers strength, hypertrophy, training science, and much, much more.   Greg Nuckols is a record-holding powerlifter, fitness writer, […]