Brandon Forshey

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Trove of more than 1,000 personal letters kept by last German empress found hidden in palace safe

A previously unknown trove of more than 1,000 private letters of the last German Empress have been discovered in a hidden compartment at the Kaiser’s palace in Potsdam.<p>They include personal letters to Empress Augusta Victoria from her relative, Queen Victoria of England.<p>Augusta Victoria, Queen of …

Remembrance Day

Africa is now the world’s epicenter of modern-day slavery

Africa just recorded the highest rate of modern-day enslavement in the world.<p>Armed conflict, state-sponsored forced labor, and forced marriages were the main causes behind the estimated 9.2 million Africans who live in servitude without the choice to do so, according to the 2018 Global Slavery …

Africa

The four-day work week is good for business

After spending two months testing a 20% shorter week, a New Zealand company found its employees happier, more focused, and producing the same amount of work. Now they’re making the change permanent.<p>This spring, a New Zealand company tried a new experiment: Employees could work four standard days …

Employment

7 Better Lunge Alternatives Just in Time for Leg Day

We asked fitness professionals to suggest a few of their favorite alternatives.<p>As fun as it is to be the guy doing walking lunges across the circus that is your weight room floor, artfully dodging stray pieces of equipment and/or fellow gymgoers staring intently at their smartphones, this part of …

Playing is not coaching: why so many sporting greats struggle as coaches

In top-level sport, success is the overwhelming criterion for judging coaches. In professional sport, team owners, directors and fans clearly value …

From youth to pros, the lack of female coaches in U.S. soccer is staggering

Three weekends ago, I witnessed first-hand the discourse that takes place when a room full of older white men sit down to address one of the many …

​4 Ways You are Wrecking Your Knees—and How to Save Them Instead

​Because aching joints can hit at any age.<p>Knee pain isn’t just a problem for old people: It can hit at any age, says Matthew Abdel, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon and associate professor at the Mayo Clinic.<p>And it’s happening more and more frequently. According to a study from the Boston University …

Conditioning That Won't Kill Your Gains

<b>Conditioning is a high-wire balancing act.</b> Choose the wrong modality, frequency, or volume, and watch your gains disappear like an empty bench on a …

Identifying and Correcting Thoracic Spinal Flexion in the Squat - Bill Hannon

If the lifter allows the upper back to flex, the bar position, the effective back segment length, and the moment arm between the bar and hips all …

Workouts

CrossFit-Inspired Challenges: The 40-20 fat-torching circuit

Steer Digital Media<p>Steer Digital Media<p><b>Duration</b> 25-30<p><b>Exercises</b> 8<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Sure, the hour or so we spend in the gym should be spent concentrating on …

How to Train the Hamstrings for Explosive Speed

When it comes to speed, conditioning protocols must be finely tuned to influence the body physiologically and biomechanically. Considerations must …

Tip: A New Way to Build Core Strength

Looks weird. Works great. Check this out.<p>The two dozen muscles between your hips and shoulders do more than flex and stabilize. So to really hit your …

One of the Most Underrated Strength Exercises You Can Do - Mark Rippetoe

The deadlift is a very simple exercise that basically involves picking a barbell up off the ground and setting it back down. It’s a bit more involved …

Workouts