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Tip: Fix Your Hips, Fix Your Back Pain

Take this test to check your mobility, then learn how to fix it if there's a problem.<p>The 90/90 Test<p>This test can be used to check for imbalances, …

Monday Minute: The Hand Switch

12 Stories for Young (and Young-At-Heart) Triathletes<p>Aug 13, 2018 Lifestyle<p>Monday Minute: The Hand Switch<p>Aug 13, 2018 Training<p>Photos: 2018 Challenge …

Triathlete

Tackle the Kettlebell Bent Press: Part 2

If you know much about old-time performing strongmen, then chances are high that you’ve heard of the bent press before. Names like Arthur Saxon, …

Workouts

Stop Lying About Your Overhead Press

Build Real Strength Overhead. Here's How.<p>Do You Meet The Standard?<p>Everyone claims to have a strict overhead press that meets the standard of 0.75x …

Workouts

Develop the Ultimate Overhead Press

5 Progressions for a Big Press<p>The barbell shoulder press is a staple of strength and muscle building, but most lifters do it wrong.<p>Consider that the …

Workouts

Stretching after exercise isn’t actually doing what you think it’s doing

There seems to be a lot of confusion regarding the value—or lack thereof—of muscle stretching to accelerate recovery after exercise. “Stretching clears out your lactic acid,” and other similar claims abound. Is any of this true?<p>Sort of.<p>First, it is important to understand the difference between …

Exercise

Olympic vs. Powerlifting Squats

There's a rivalry in the iron world between the Olympic lifters and the powerlifters as to who's stronger. This argument has invariably led to the …

Hot Debate: Which Squat is Best?

Partials, Low Bar, and High Bar Squats<p>The Lebron James Controversy<p>You might've seen the video of Lebron James doing half squats. The training world …

Workouts

Tip: Cluster Training for New Muscle Growth

Using intra-set rest periods to build muscle and strength. Bonus: This training method will keep your form in check. Here's how.<p>Using intra-set rest …

Muscle

11 Fast-Food Orders That Actually Are Vegan

You deserve more than carrot sticks and hummus.<p>In an ideal vegan world, you would have your hemp seed-sprinkled avocado toast each morning and Mason jar salad packed for lunch on the regular. But LBR: Meal prep is a huge time suck. (And also just...sucks.)<p>But while other people can just order …

Healthy Eating

When Explosive Lifts + Heavy Weights Are Not Enough

<b>It’s no secret that lifting heavy makes magical things happen.</b> When you lift heavier weights, you stimulate a greater number of muscle fibers, which …

Exercise

Violent Jump Squats for Dense Muscle Growth

Here's what you need to know...<p>Training for performance is the key to building a lean, strong, muscular, aesthetic physique.<br>• The jump squat will make …

Workouts

10 Common Foods That Are Worse for Your Body Than Sugar

While we know everyone has a varying understanding of what's healthy and what's not—and it's clear all food affects each body differently—there a few …

Nutrition

5 food pairings for maximum nutritional benefits

Food combining can do more than soothe 
a fussy tummy.<p>Pairing certain nutrient profiles has the potential to add up to improved absorption—and better …

Nutrition

10 Crossfit Mobility Exercises to Enhance Performance and Prevent Injury

Crossfit mobility exercises are important to help you improve as an athlete and avoid injury.<p>CROSSFIT MOBILITY EXERCISES – DUCK WALKS<p>“Duck Walks are …

Crossfit Mobility Drills That Every Athlete Should be Doing!

Crossfit mobility drills are essential to keep your movement patterns effective and your body healthy.<p>1. Deep lunge with rotation<br>2. Standing Hip …

Fix Your Rib Flaring Posture

Do your ribs protrude out 1-2 inches in front of the rest of your body? Do you experience any type of musculoskeletal pain on a regular basis? If …

You Can and You Should Front Squat

Everybody is talking about them, which is bizarre as this exercise has been around since the beginning of time (well, actually since 1940 when Weider …

10 Excellent Exercises to Build Strong and Powerful Shoulders

Powerful shoulders are essential for Crossfitters. Many gym rats have strong front deltoids from all the Bench Pressing over the years. Although the …

Yoga For Explosive Strength

Try this yoga sequence, designed to maximize gains and speed recovery of power lifters and competitive athletes<p><b>Runner’s Lunge</b>Come onto your hands and knees with hands directly below shoulders and knees aligned with hips. Bring right leg forward, placing right foot beside right hand. Keeping left …

Brace Yourself: Here's the Exact Full-Body Workout I Did With the Kettlebell King

If you know me at all, you know I'm a little obsessed with the kettlebell. I was lucky enough to learn from some of the best teachers out there, including Eric Leija, senior kettlebell coach at Onnit who's also known as primal.swoledier on Instagram. He's affectionately called the Kettlebell King. …

The Exact Bodyweight Workout That Leaves Me in a Pool of Sweat Every Time I Do It

If you don't have access to a gym or any equipment at home, let this be your next workout. You might end up in a pile of sweat on your living room floor, but you'll feel stronger and more accomplished than when you woke up this morning.<p>I teamed up with Francheska Martinez, Animal Flow expert and …

Tip: A Back Builder You've Never Tried

This is brutal, and you actually do it as part of your warm-up. Take a look.<p>3 x 3 With 5-Second Holds<p>Isometrics work wonders for joint positioning, …

This Trainer's Double Kettlebell Workout Will Tone Every Single Inch of Your Body

If you've been too nervous to pick up a pair of kettlebells on your own, we've got just the workout for you. Vishal Kumar, multicertified trainer and manager of Epic Hybrid Training Center in San Francisco, recently posted a full-body workout that will give you a steady burn from head to toe.<p>"I …

13 Set-Rep Schemes for Brand New Growth

The Best Methods You're Not Using<p>The Question<p>What's a favorite set/rep scheme of yours that most people haven't tried?<p>Paul Carter – Strength and …

Tip: 4 Minutes to Fitness

A new study shows that 4 minutes of bodyweight exercises, amazingly, works about as well as sprinting or 30 minutes of HIIT.<p>Who among us doesn't …

Are you REALLY Strong? Or Just Barbell Strong?

Try These Lifts and Find Out<p>Beyond the Big Three<p>Most strength training programs emphasize the "big three" – the bench press, deadlift, and squat. …

This Kettlebell Flow Is a Full-Body Blast

For a better workout, go with the flow.<p>Once beach season hits, you don't want to spend <i>all</i> of your time working in the gym. If you’re looking for a quick, effective workout that will target key areas throughout your entire body, look no further than a kettlebell flow.<p>A kettlebell flow combines two …

This Kettlebell Cardio Workout Video Promises to Get You Breathless

Try taking your cardio off the treadmill and reach for this bell-shaped piece of equipment instead.<p>If you're not using kettlebells as part of your …

Tip: One Method to Fix Your Squat

There's a lot to pay attention to when you squat, but one training method gets everything working correctly. Check it out.<p>Visually, the squat pattern …