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The Truth About Bodybuilding Arm Measurements

When Johnny Weismuller – the first screen Tarzan – first swung across movie theater screens, he was considered to be very muscular. Kids all over the …

Woody Allen

A philosophy expert explains how journaling can help you solve the problems in your life

We sometimes continue in our well-worn grooves even though they haven't served us for a long time. But then, we wake up and realize that we don't feel good about our lives. We might even realize that we've been unhappy for a long time.<p>When that happens, pay attention. Stop, reflect, process. …

Time I

A Strongman's Guide to Shoulder Health

5 Steps to Bulletproof Delts<p>Tuck your elbows in tight to your body as you lower the bar.<p>Touch the bar on your lower chest.<p>Press the bar in a straight …

Heart Disease: Get The Fats Straight

Shares 9K<p>From the mid 70ʼs to late 90ʼs, saturated fat was increasingly blamed for obesity.<p>Fat is the macronutrient with the most calories …

Nutrition

My Search for L.A.'s Toughest Fitness Class

The last thought I have before I throw up in the bathroom of the CrossFit box is, <i>Oh, what a cliché. I’m about to throw up at CrossFit</i>. Then I throw up. I had rushed to the toilet after Coach Kevin remarked that I looked a little green, which he said just moments after yelling at me to “Give it all …

Exercise

Know Your Ratios, Destroy Weaknesses

Here's what you need to know...<p>It's better to spend 3-6 weeks on training blocks where you address weaknesses than it is to spend the whole year …

The 5 Step Ankle Mobility Fix

Better Ankle Mobility, Bigger Lifts<p>Think you have problems with ankle mobility? You're not alone. Problem is, this thought has caused a lot of …

Biomechanics

Power up Your Training With the Strict Overhead Press

Today’s topic for our coaches: how should the strict overhead press be executed and implemented effectively in an exercise program?<p>Ted Sloan<p>Just as …

Workouts

If It Doesn’t Suck, It’s Not Worth Doing

According to psychological research, the anticipation of an event is almost always more emotionally powerful than the event itself.<p>The dread of asking your boss for a raise is paralyzing and can last months.Yet, once you get yourself to finally do it, it’s over before you know it. The excitement of …

Motivation

How to train yourself for mental toughness

It’s your last line of defense against being called a quitter. It can help you compensate for a lack of strength, skill, or natural ability. Arnold …

Is There an Ideal BMI for Performance

Body Mass Index, or BMI, is an almost two hundred year old concept that roughly establishes a ratio between a person’s height and body weight. …

4 Ways to Greatly Accelerate Recovery

How to Get Bigger and Better on Rest Day<p>No Such Thing As Off Days<p>If you have serious training goals, there's no such thing as off days. Well, not …

Exercise

Beyond the Farmer's Walk

6 Ways to Do Loaded Carries<p>What you already know: For best results, focus on compound exercises that provide the most bang for your buck, like …

How to Build Anaconda Strength

The Secret to Athletic Dominance<p>Here's what you need to know...<p>To be truly strong, you need <i>anaconda strength</i>: the internal pressure required to heft, …

CrossFit Games Winner’s Fitness Secret | Men's Health

(Inspired? Get an amazing workout at home with the new RIPTENSITY training system from <i>Men’</i><i>s Health.</i> It’s the best way to flatten your belly. One guy lost 18.6 pounds in 6 weeks!)<p>You might think that Fraser’s secret was simply doing more muscleups, snatches, and deadlifts in training than the other …

The 7 Best Workouts for Fat Loss

The Most Effective Ways to Improve Body Composition<p>Lose Fat and Build Muscle at the Same Time<p>Fat loss is simple, but improving body composition – …

Sinclair Coefficient - Formula and What It Means

For a sport that seems like it should be super simple, weightlifting sure has made itself pretty complicated. In theory, weightlifting is nothing …

Mathematics

Ring Rows Build Bodyweight Strength for Rope Climbing

The bodyweight row is a deceptive exercise that many people mistakenly overlook, thus missing out on its potential benefits. Ring rows build the …

Jewelry

Herschel Walker's Fitness & Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

As a boy I followed the Dallas Cowboys, and one of the players I really admired was Herschel Walker. He was a beast, but the guy could move like …

Exercise

Break Up Those Hips and Fix That Squat

Ever hear a trainer try to explain why their client can't get below parallel on a squat? Once you get past the token explanations about bad knees, …

The Greek Hero at the Gym

A new attitude toward fitness, echoing the classical world, finds the best workout for body (and mind) in the struggle to master demanding skills<p>When my cousin Juliet and one of her friends, both eighth-graders, joined the women’s weightlifting team at their school, I was astonished. When else in …

Exercise

10 Things Every Lifter Should Be Able to Do

Take the Tests, Identify Weaknesses, and Get Better<p>Focus on what you need to do, not necessarily on what you want to do. That's the secret to …

Don't Underestimate Joint Mobility When Building Strength

When it comes to desired traits in fitness, raw strength and speed often overshadow mobility, or how well your joints move. Maybe you just don’t …

Biomechanics

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You Can Dig Deeper. Bring On the Pain

If you’ve ever experienced that sensation of powering up the last hill of a long run— when your legs feel like cement and your lungs are heaving, you’ve probably wondered how much your body can actually take. Could you dig deeper, even when your legs are telling you to stop?<p>Your own stopping point …

Exercise

Why You'll Always Go Faster With a Partner

This month, Puma released a video of its BeatBot, a shoebox-size robot with wheels designed to lead runners as fast and as far as they’d like to travel on a track. Call it a pacer, a rabbit, or any of the myriad terms runners have used for years to describe the human equivalent. Puma has, for the …

Marathons

Why You Need to Keep Lifting Weights, Even When You're Old AF

Lats and longevity.<p>Time for the weekly (daily, monthly, hourly—we aren't particularly regimented) swole report.<p>According to a study out of Penn State, putting time into weight lifting leads to a longer life for older adults. Science Daily reports that of the total surveyed population, folks who …

Exercise

How to Watch the 2016 Regionals

The entirety of the 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games regionals will be streamed to Games.CrossFit.com.<p>Anyone, anywhere can watch the regionals online for …

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5 Things You're Deficient In

Four Foods, One Hormone, Tons of Problems<p>If you're a lifter or an athlete of any kind, you're likely deficient in the five following things.<p>1 – …