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Deadlifting Will Not Get You Laid But It Will Make You Awesome: 8 Common Deadlift Mistakes

Page: 1Next »<p>by DAN RUNION|Coach at CrossFit 77<p>I have a love/hate relationship with the deadlift. On one hand I love it for its simple brutality — no …

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Stanley Kubrick on Mortality, the Fear of Flying, and the Purpose of Existence: 1968 Playboy Interview

Besides being one of the finest filmmakers of all time and mastermind of the greatest movie never made, <b>Stanley Kubrick</b> (July 26, 1928–March 7, 1999) was also a keen observer of culture with ceaseless curiosity about the human condition, dancing between the hopeless and the heartening. From <b>Stanley</b> …

Richard Dawkins on Evidence in Science, Life and Love: A Letter to His 10-Year-Old Daughter

When his daughter turned ten, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins — arguably today’s most vocal atheist and celebrated skeptic — wrote her a simply worded but tremendously thoughtful letter about how we know what we know, stressing the importance of evidence over blind belief. The letter, found …

Crossing Swords with CrossFit

In its December issue, <i>Outside</i> published “Is CrossFit Killing Us?” The piece set out to address, and quantify, the risk of injury associated with the popular fitness phenomenon. CrossFit entails a high-intensity regimen of complex weightlifting and ballistic bodyweight exercises, and stories of …

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The 10 Most Important Lessons From the Weight Room

<b>The weight room is my home. It is the place I am most comfortable and it is filled with people I love.</b> It is also my laboratory. I am always …

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Meditation changes gene expression, study shows

<b>Practitioners have been attesting to it for years, and now medical science is waking up to the idea that meditation really does have health benefits.</b> …

Ketogenic Diet Considerations: Do We Need Carbs for Performance?

I recently came across this study in the International Society of Sports Nutrition Journal.This study took eight elite gymnasts between twenty and 26 …

How to Run Faster

The Power Snatch: Uses Cautions

I’ve nearly always defined a power snatch (or clean) by a receipt above a parallel squat. This is how I was taught. For the most part, I continue to …

How Barbell Knurling Differs and How This Impacts Different Lifters

<b>One thing seldom talked about by weightlifters and weight trainers is the knurling on the bar</b>. This happens despite the fact that we all come into …

So You Think You're Badass? 12 Tell-Tale Signs

<b>Badass.</b><p>Animal.<p>Hardcore.<p>Beast.<p><b>Words that are often used to describe the ultimate athlete.</b> One who sacrifices anything and everything to get what he or …

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A Death at Tough Mudder

THE WIND WAS BLOWING hard at noon on Saturday, April 20, when Avishek Sengupta and his five teammates gathered near the starting corral of the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Tough Mudder. Part of a throng of more than 13,000 obstacle racers who would hit the course in staggered waves that weekend, they sang the …

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The Foam Rolling You Should Be Doing (But Probably Aren't)

By Sheila Monaghan<p>By now, most educated exercisers have joined the foam rolling revolution. But while your IT bands may be intimately familiar with the tool's hurts-so-good loosening powers, limiting your experience to the lower body minimizes the total-body benefits. To that end, Master Trainer …

Excellence through Sport - Blog - Influencing Posture

Read time: 15-20 min<p>Last week, we examined how posture and position can affect one’s movement. As discussed in that article, Influence of Posture …

10 Lessons You Should Unlearn (in Life and in CrossFit)

Page: 1Next »<p>We learn a lot of lessons along the way in life — some good, some not so good. Martha Beck of Oprah Magazine has a great list of 10 Life …

The Top 5 Ways Fascia Matters to Athletes

<b>You may be noticing the word “fascia” (aka connective tissue) is a hot topic right now in all body related fields.</b> But before we get to why fascia …

Plantar Fasciitis

Square launches Cash, a peer-to-peer payments service that’s incredibly simple to use

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Rashevskyi Viacheslav<p>Square officially took the wraps off its planned peer-to-peer payments service …

How Failure Is One Of The Most Important Factors In Success

“Failure is a fascinating thing. People want to avoid it. Yet if you ask, of course it’s the best teacher you could ever have.” That’s what Randall Kempner, the executive director of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs says about getting things wrong. He’s just one of the social …

Re-Imagining Your Career, Constantly

What flux means for the future of creative careers–and how you can excel at coping with it.<p><i>As editor of</i> Fast Company<i>, Robert Safian lives at the intersection of design, technology, and creativity–monitoring the pulse of new trends in our businesses and our careers. In a 2012 cover story, he coined</i> …

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3 Weird Things Breakfast Does To Your Brain

The day’s purportedly most important meal is more than meets the eye: science shows that the <b>when</b> and <b>what</b> of your breakfast transforms how your mind works the rest of the day.<p>How so? As a new paper published in the <i>Frontiers of Human Neuroscience</i> argues, breaking your fast is a many-faceted thing. …

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CrossFit Masters: Mastering the Art of Staying Buff

by KEN CLARK<p>CrossFit is continually giving us reasons why it is one of the best training programs for all-around fitness and health. Besides creating …

5 Training Lessons Learned From My Obnoxious Big Brother

<b>I had to learn how to do a lot of things by myself when I was growing up.</b> My mother is blind and my father drank a lot of Ten Penny. So I did my …

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Mindfulness: When Focus Means Single-Tasking

Alexander Graham Bell, noting how the sun’s rays ignite paper only when focused in one place, advised, “Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work …

The Low Down on Pull Ups: 10 Ways to Repair and Strengthen Your Pull Ups

<b>Feeling down about getting up?</b> Here are ten ways you can repair bad movement in your pull ups, strengthen your muscles, and get yourself over that …