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An Open Letter to CrossFit HQ

Respect Your Athletes<p>Here's what you need to know...<p>The CrossFit Games are an awesome spectacle, but HQ needs to do more to protect the health of the …

Deconstructing the Deadlift

A Deep Analysis of Proper Deadlift Mechanics<p>Here's what you need to know...<p>"Rigid body" analysis - where the shape and dimensions of a body are …

Exercise Vs. Training – Do Trainers Know The Difference?

<i>Me in Oct. 2013 when I started working with a trainer. Unfortunately, 3 trainers later, I still haven’t graduated from the machines to free weights.</i> …

Lose Weight, or Gain Muscle?

10 practically useless exercises

Face it: You’ve got a lot on your plate and you really have to cut the fat these days. Productivity and efficiency are key.<p>“You’re wasting a lot of …

New York City

Why Every Man Should Lift Weights

Every passing year brings more reason for the mature man to pick up a barbell. And press it. And lower it. Repeat<p>Indulge us for a moment by flexing your right arm.<p>Assuming you have an average build—and trust us, you do—your arm is packing about 5 pounds of muscle. It represents nearly 10 percent of …

The Future of CrossFit Training

Here's what you need to know...<p>In the future, the smartest CrossFit competitors will basically be Olympic lifters with great work capacity.<br>• CrossFit …

Extreme Sports

HugeDomains.com - HealthyHab.com is for sale (Healthy Hab)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

A Skinny Person's Guide to Gaining Weight

If you're a self-described "skinny" person trying to put <i>on</i> weight, you probably feel like a second class citizen when you're researching on the …

Fitness

A Four-Year Degree vs. a Two-Day Seminar, by David Barnett

<i>Editor’s Note: Dr. Lon Kilgore has published a new article in the CrossFit Journal that discusses “the biased belief that university degrees are the</i> …

Training, Tanning, and Branding With The Bikini Bodybuilding Stars Of Instagram

Twenty-six-year-old Ashley Kaltwasser is the reigning world champion of a polarizing new bodybuilding competition that raises questions about attainable female body image while cultivating a massive following on social media. But the LeBron James of #BikiniCompetitor culture doesn't have the …

Strength Training Workout From WWII | The Art of Manliness

Photo source: IHPRA<p><i>Editor’s note: This week we’re publishing excerpts from FM 21-20, an Army field manual from 1946 that includes the physical</i> …

Workouts

How to Declare War on New Years Resolutioners

How to Find the Balance Between Training and Exercise at CrossFit Affiliates

In a <i>Huffington Post</i> article at the beginning of 2014, noted strength coach and author Mark Rippetoe discussed the differences between training and …

3 Great Ways to Waste Time at the Gym

CrossFit and Functional Training

The Fundamental Problems<p>Here's what you need to know...<p>Strength and skill can't be developed through methods that employ constant variation.<br>• Strength …

Physiotherapy

Muscling In: The Rise of the Female Bodybuilder

Growing up in Columbus, Ohio, Chantha Thach always hated her thick thighs. The 29-year-old fitness apparel designer says she was a chubby kid and vividly recalls a childhood crush who constantly teased her about her size.<p>A couple of decades later, a lot has changed. Thach, who now lives in New York …

The Planet Fitness Nightmare

Here's what you need to know...<p>Planet Fitness: The gym for people who don't really want to get in shape, owned by people who really can't afford for …

MFL Podcast 27: Interview with Mark Rippetoe on CrossFit, exercise science, strength potentials, and more…

In this podcast, I interview Mark Rippetoe and we talk about the failings of CrossFit, what’s wrong with much of today’s exercise science, natural …

9 Reasons Not to Skip Leg Day

Photo: Pond5<p>Ladies and gentlemen of the gym, it’s time to talk about leg day. While so-called “mirror muscles” like your core, back and arms are …

Weight Loss

Bodyfat and Age: Just How Important Is Thin? | Lifestyle

The Insane Popularity Of CrossFit, Visualized

P90X is out, Crossfit is in, according to a visualization of trendy workout regimens over the past 10 years.<p>Fitness is a lot like fashion, with workout trends going from hot to not in a matter of years, as this interactive visualization by Steve Viglioni illustrates. Viglioni used data on relative …