Alberto De Brito

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6 Tips to Master CrossFit Chest to Bar Pull Ups

As opposed to kipping pull ups, CrossFit Chest to Bar pull ups have a longer range of motion, bigger height to reach and therefore a higher demand …

Simple Progressions to Improve Your Pistol Squats for CrossFit

Pistol squats are often a lot trickier than they seem for a lot of people. Even many top pros have had to spend long hours developing the necessary …

10 Tips, Exercises and Progressions to Improve your CrossFit Pull Ups

The expression ‘CrossFit Pull Ups’ is used in the context of this article as an umbrella term to encompass the wide variation of pull ups that appear …

10 Breathtaking Accommodations in National Parks

You don’t have to travel internationally to get enviously stunning destination photos: The national parks of America are one of the most incredible places to spend a vacation. You get to disconnect, explore nature, and often still get the amenities you’re used to. Whether you’re traveling solo or …

The Best Workout You Can Do When You Can't Hit the Gym

You won't need a single piece of equipment<p>This workout from Bobby Maximus, trainer and author of the <i>Maximus Body</i> from <i>Men's Health</i>, is proof that you don't need a gym, heavy-duty equipment—or even basic equipment—to get in a heart-pumping, fat-melting workout.<p>"The 10 to 1 is one of my go-to …

The Most Successful Kids Have Parents Who Give Them These 10 Things

See if you're forgetting to give your kids any of these (non-material) things.<p>Think about someone who made you believe in yourself -- someone who saw more in you than you believed was possible.<p>How did they inspire you to stop settling and start reaching for what is possible?<p>They <i>gave.</i> They gave …

Tip: The Best Exercise for Hip Mobility & Strength

Your hips are designed to be mobile and powerful. So train them that way. Here's how.<p>You see it at every gym: quarter-squat lifting with heavy …

The NHL is on pace to have more American players than Canadian players in 11 years

The percentage of NHL players who are from Canada has fallen to 46.1%, according to data collected by QuantHockey.com. Meanwhile, the percentage of US-born players in the NHL is up to 25.7%, its highest level ever.<p>The gap between the two nations (20.4%) is the narrowest ever. Just 16 years ago, the …

NHL

The Pistol Squat: Develop Foundational Lower Body Strength

If I were held at gunpoint and forced to choose one lower body exercise, I would choose the pistol (see what I did there?). <b>The pistol squat takes</b> …

The Squat Progression Guide

<b>No training program is complete without some squat variation.</b> While articles abound about which variation is best, the reality is that the benefits …

Prepare for Takeoff With the Deadlift Checklist

<b>The deadlift is an essential human skill.</b> Learn to deadlift well, and you’ll save yourself years of back pain from lifting babies and groceries off …

Get Closer to Doing a Handstand in 12 Minutes

Do you dream of doing handstands? Me too. This video will not make you a handstand master, but it will help you stretch your wrists and come closer …

Yoga

Tip: The 5 Deadlift Commandments

Pull a ton of weight off the floor... or at least a whole lot more than you do now. Follow these rules.<p>1 – Know It's Not a Squat<p>A rugby player I …

Why Mastering the Handstand Will Give You Stronger Abs

Handstands might look like they belong to gymnasts and superfit athletes, but we have good news: Any reasonably fit, able-bodied person can do one. …

A Dumbbell Complex Workout to Build Muscle and Quickly Shed Fat

It happens all too often: You arrive at the gym, foam roller in hand, with your favorite tunes blasting through your headphones, ready to conquer …

10 Ski Resorts with the Deepest Snow in America

These ski-and-snowboard meccas lure adventurers seeing ultra-deep powder and runs off the beaten track.<p>January 2017 was a month to remember for skiers and snowboarders. Thanks to effects from La Nina and other factors, ski resorts around the West have been breaking records all season.<p>The snow got …

Lasting Memories From My Trip to Ireland: These Highlights Will Probably Be Yours Too

<b>Authored by Pitor Nowak</b><p>I was always under the impression that Irish landscapes were too beautiful to be true. Being an outdoors person with a love of …

Ireland

Why Are My Muscles Not Growing? The Training Effect

Have you ever wondered why your muscles are not growing effectively?<p>I have been working in the fitness industry for 12 years as a personal trainer …

More Reps, Bigger Legs

Here's how you build bigger legs: <br>Squats. Whole milk.<br>The end.<p>Well okay, maybe that's how they used to do it. Besides, we already wrote about …

Best Books of 2016 - MIT Technology Review

Jasanoff is a professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government who methodically questions the “heedless rush” to embrace innovation. “Whose duty …

Build Muscle With the Pushup Challenge

The pushup is a classic move and one of the best things you can do to hit your chest, shoulders, arms, and core in one swoop.<p>If you get your pushup …

Workouts

Squat Exercises You Don’t Need the Squat Rack to Do

It’s squat day, and you’re excited to show that barbell who’s boss, but there’s just one problem: The squat racks are all taken. You can be a good …

Workouts

America’s Best Little Beach Towns

Tucked between popular Monterey, Pebble Beach, and Carmel, this quiet town is more famous for its butterflies and stray deer than its tourists. You …

How to Hack Your Hormones So You Can Sleep Better, Gain Muscle, and Have More Sex

Science says you can control your chemistry. Here’s how<p>Think of your body as a Fortune 500 company. There are layers of management, countless systems that must work together seamlessly, and tons of goals that occasionally conflict.<p>In other words, it’s complicated. Thankfully, you don’t have to …

Change Your Breath, Change Your Life: The Daily Routine Athletes Love

Professional surfer Koa Smith is gearing up for the Volcom Pipe Pro surf competition on the North Shore of Oahu. The beach is packed with fans, and the waves are thunderous. Smith is lying on his back on the floor of a house abutting the sand and breathing very deliberately, trying to keep it …

4 Soccer Workouts You Can Do in the Gym to Improve Your Speed, Strength, and Power

Soccer players need all-around fitness to be successful on the field—and all of that starts in the gym.<p>Any good soccer workout focuses on core and …

Workouts

How Running Changed Me: Wesley Cure

Wesley lost 70 pounds through running and realized he had untapped potential.<p><b>NAME</b> Wesley Cure<p><b>AGE</b> 31<p><b>OCCUPATION</b> United States Air Force<p><b>HOMETOWN</b> Bloomington, Indiana<p><b>FAMILY</b> Married to my lovely wife Andrea<p><b>What prompted you to start working out?</b><p>I had always lifted weights, but I had become unhappy with …

The 30 Best Bodyweight Exercises for Men

When you walk into a crowded gym and every single bench and machine is taken by a bigger, stronger guy—or, worse yet, by that guy doing curls in the …

Daring Fireball

Ryan Gallagher, writing this week:<p>Google co-founder Sergey Brin is the owner of what is reportedly one of the world’s fastest motor yachts. The …

John Gruber