Joe Houk

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10 Nutrition Habits for More Strength and Muscle — Shrugged Collective

Habits are the most important factor when building strength.<p>Sure, programming is incredibly important if you want achieve your goals, but it’s the …

Nutrition

5 Stretches to Regain Hip Mobility and Flexibility

<b>If you are an athlete - or someone who trains like one - chances are your hips, piriformis, and glutes are tight.</b> You may even find it difficult to …

Pull/Push Performance

114<p>SHARES<p><i>Illustration by Mark Cote</i><p>One of the most common workout structures you’ll find in any box curriculum is the 21-15-9. These workouts — some …

CROSSFIT 15.1 OPENed UP

6 DIY Ways to Whiten Your Teeth and Get a Movie-Star Smile

He also recommends mixing baking soda and hydrogen peroxide into a paste and using it in lieu of a traditional toothpaste. Simply add a few drops of three percent hydrogen peroxide to plain baking soda and mix it until it forms a paste—then apply it to your tooth brush as normal.<p>This shouldn't …

How to Improve the Greatest Human Strength (willpower)

Have you ever wanted to push yourself a little more, a little harder or just a little bit further?<p>Of course, this could be in a workout, at your work …

Burn Calories with Rowing Sprints

"Sprints prepare you to maintain a faster pace for a longer distance," says Greg Hammond, a trainer for Concept2. Shoot for a 2K time of 7:15. Lock down your form with these tips:<p><b>1. Load Your Legs</b><p>Lean slightly forward and bend your legs, making your shins vertical. Flex your triceps as you reach …

10 Ways to Improve Your Squat

46<p>SHARES<p><i>“So here is the ‘meat and potatoes’ of why you are all here. I am going to squat and squat and squat. In fact, I won’t be doing much else</i> …

Workouts

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 …

The New Rules of Warming Up

217<p>SHARES<p>CrossFit is evolving. A few years ago, an hour of CrossFit meant a bodyweight-based warm-up followed by the Workout of the Day. Rinse and …

Exercise

The Top 10 Sports Psychology Articles of 2014

<b>Looking for a way to improve your training and your life?</b> This year's top psychology articles are free of self-help fluff. Motivation, goal-setting, …

Q&A: CrossFit Endurance Founder Brian Mackenzie

Brian Mackenzie is the founder of CrossFit Endurance (CFE), a protocol for improving endurance and sports training activity through the use of high …

Exercise

How to Accelerate the Removal of Alcohol for Better Performance, Muscle & Leanness | Poliquin Article

Drinking alcohol can be great fun, but the day after can make you consider swearing it off FOREVER. That’s why having a few EFFECTIVE strategies for …

Why Having Selective Memory Can Be a Very Good Thing

Lock down the happy times and stop ruminating on the bummers with these mind-manipulation tricks. Science proves they work!<p><b>1. Channel Idina Menzel.</b><br>In other words: Let it go, let it <i>goooooo</i>. Forgiving a wrong—that time your ex cheated, the gossip your frenemy spread about you—may reduce its emotional …

Weight Training Routines - How to Get a Solid Chest

There are some common misconceptions when it comes to building muscle for a solid chest. As with any area of the body it take disciplined work of the …

The Advantages of Knee Sleeves: What They Are and When to Wear Them

Knee injuries are a major problem in sports and sports medicine around the world. All too often we see blown ACLs, PCLs, MCLs, or torn cartilage in a …

Losing Weight on a Paleo Diet

<i>photo: wikipedia</i><p><b>Guest Post By Meg White, with Intro by Crabby McSlacker</b><p><i>Please welcome Meg White, blogger at CavemanCravings.net! She was willing</i> …

CrossFit is awesome and I loved it. Here's why I quit and don't recommend it for most people.

Unless you've been living under a kettlebell for the last several years you would have heard of CrossFit. Actually, if you have been under a …

CrossFit is a Game of Averages: To Be Good, First Be Average

CrossFit, perhaps more than any other sport or fitness methodology, rewards consistency across multiple domains. What I mean by that is the best …

CrossFit

The Key to Happiness: More Work and Less Stuff

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On a comedy TV show the other night, there was a scene with a bunch of stereotypical Millennials throwing an “unemployment party” for a friend who lost his job and got to kick back collecting unemployment insurance for six months.<p>The …

How Using Wrist Wraps Might Ruin Your Snatch - Invictus Fitness

<b>How Using Wrist Wraps Might Ruin Your Snatch</b><br>Written by Michele Vieux<p>Wrist wraps look cool and make athletes feel like badasses when they wear them, …

Workouts

How to Develop Power Out of the Hole

<b>First thing’s first—what is the hole?</b><p>The ‘hole’, as is known in weightlifting, power lifting, and Olympic lifting circles, is the lowest part of a …

5 Decisions To Avoid For A Regret-Free Life

Life is short, and time is the one thing we'll never get back. In our minds we understand this, but far too many of us don't live our life this way. …

Happiness

10 Reasons Why Good Sleep Is Important

A good night's sleep is incredibly important for health.<p>In fact, it is just as important as eating healthy and exercising.<p>Unfortunately, the Western …

The Bulletproof Diet: simplistic, invalid and unscientific

Dave Asprey's elevator pitch sounds convincing: he was a computer hacker-turned-twentysomething dot com multimillionaire who had everything. But he weighed 21 stone and doctors warned he ran a real risk of dying of a stroke or heart attack.<p>He tried various diets — everything from low-calorie to …

The Difference Between Being Happy And Being Happier Than Someone Else

It’s been said over and over and over, but we still have trouble understanding the fact that happiness comes from within. It’s not something that …

The Top Ten Priorities For Sustainable & Effortless Fat Loss | Poliquin Article

Exercise is most effective for reducing body fat when you pair it with a smart diet that leads to a reduction in energy intake.<p>Sounds easy, …

Meditate To Improve Your Presentations...And Your Life | Ethos3 - A Presentation Design Agency

Meditation is all the rage among thought leaders and business influencers. Executives and ambitious professionals have taken to heart the old Zen …