Suzanne Ko

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Why I'll Never Use Words Like 'Muffin Top' | Women's Health

Nine times out of 10, when a woman walks through the door of the gym and tells me what she's hoping to achieve, her goal is aesthetic: “I want to be thinner.” “I want to tone up.” “I want Michelle Obama arms.”<p>(Hot tip—to get Michelle Obama’s arms, you’d have to be born as Michelle Obama, that lucky …

How to Own the Transverse Plane With the Tall Kneeling Press

<b>Power lives in the transverse plane.</b> If you want to unleash that power you need to control it first. Golfing expert Lance Gill says, “If you don’t …

23 Brilliant Life Lessons From Anthony Bourdain

Wise words.<p>3.6M<p>SHARES<p>Few people on the planet have lived the kind of globetrotting and adventure-filled life that chef and TV personality Anthony …

Anthony Bourdain

Be A Walking Billboard For Female Confidence

I wanted to write this piece after having a huge aha moment a few weeks ago at The Radiance Retreat.Jen Sinkler and I were dressing in our hotel …

Trucking

Feet Were Made to Feel

Why You DON'T Need to 'Go Big or Go Home' at the Gym

Fitness progress actually doesn't depend on a "more is more" mentality.<p><i>Jen Sinkler is a longtime fitness writer and personal trainer based in Minneapolis who believes that, above all else, fitness should be fun. In her weekly column, "Strongly Worded," she explores what it means to be a confident,</i> …

Fitness

Articles | Functional Movement Systems

Why Your Mobility Work May Be Harming You

<b>Over the last few years, I’ve watched happily as people have started to come to terms with the importance of mobility work</b>. Of course, given the …

Get Strong First: Your Goals Depend On It - Juggernaut

<b>Get Strong First: Your Goals Depend On It</b><p><i>“Seriously, this is like your fourth class. How are you doing that?”</i> the girl on the pole next to me asked …

Building a Superhuman Core

Here's what you need to know...<p>Core training has gone "anti," as in anti-extension, anti-lateral flexion, and anti-rotation.<br>• If you're following a …

Biomechanics

7 Injury Myths You Need to Stop Believing

Rest Is the Best Medicine<p>This point has somehow become controversial in the past, but it really need not be. <b>It is an old belief that when you are</b> …

Dealing with Loved Ones Who "Just Don't Understand" Your Fit Lifestyle

I was inspired to write this post after reading an great blog post from Chris Guillebeau, from The Art of Non-Conformity blog. Love everything he …

9 Tips for Dedicated Lifters

Here's what you need to know...<p>The best overall mass builder is high-rep squats.<br>• Conditioning should serve a specific purpose in your program. Cut it …

Fitness

A Woman's Journey of Strength: How Lifting Changed My Life Forever

A Woman’s Journey of Strength: How Lifting Changed My Life Forever<p><b>Note from TG</b>: <b>Today I have a special weekend edition post from fitness & lifestyle</b> …

Exercise

Shoes were NOT part of the evolutionary process…

<b>“The further humans stray from what they were naturally selected to do…the more their health suffers.”</b><p>An entire industry has been built on trying to …

15 Best Places to Drink Hot Chocolate in America

As the winter months approach and staying warm becomes a priority, there's no tastier way to beat the cold than with a rich, creamy cup of hot …

Dessert

How to Build Physical Strength While Hardly Trying

Trusting the Process: 10 Reasons We Should Enjoy the Journey and Stop Worrying About the Outcome

When it comes to goal setting, two of the most common approaches are creating process-oriented goals or outcome-oriented goals. While outcome-based …

Ultimate Kettlebell Strength Conditioning: The Double-X Program

Ultimate Kettlebell Strength & Conditioning: The Double-X Program<p>Posted at 15:27h in Kettlebells, Programs by Scott 4 Comments<p>Here’s a pretty sweet …

Workouts

The Law of First Bites

Moderation. It’s <i>just</i> not my thing.<p>Well, not inherently anyway. You see, I have an excessive personality, in pretty much every possible way.<p>Take my …

Pavel, Doc, and The Mighty Barbell

Posted at 22:05h in Strength Training by Scott 2 Comments<p>Shares 124<p>The barbell is the king of strength.<p>Understand this is not barbell dogma, just …

27 Things You Should Put an Egg On (or Inside)

Ahh, the humble egg. Few foods out there are as versatile as this inexpensive protein source. These little orbs are filled with nutrients, including …

Training the Posterior Oblique Sling for Power, Speed and Performance

Cross-body pulling with stabilization is an essential component of training for athletic performance. No matter what level you are as an athlete, you …

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Why Treating your Symptoms is a Recipe for Disaster - Dr. Mark Hyman

JUST BECAUSE YOU’RE TREATING your symptoms doesn’t mean you’re healthy. If you think your doctor is controlling your health problems because he or …

Best Biscuits in the U.S.

The secret to perfect biscuits is hotly contested: Lard or butter? Milk or buttermilk? Baking powder or soda? (Or both?) Every Southern home cook has …