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Curly Birds

So, today's post is not so much a craft as a natural remedy for eczema - a skin condition that bothered me throughout my childhood. The other day I …

How to Use a Light Tent for Small Product Photography

How to Use a Light Tent for Small Product Photography Learn the fundamentals of shooting with a light tent, which will help you capture bright, high …

Photography

What does it take to start a blog these days?

The blogging life used to be so easy.<p>Just five years ago, a blog was still a novelty and if you started one, you would probably occupy a niche in …

The Best iPhone Photo Apps That You Should Download Right Now

Your handheld device is nothing without apps, that lovely and beautiful software that lets you do much more on your smartphone than just call …

Mobile Photography

How To Get Big While Doing Crossfit

There I said it. Let’s break down a bacon and egg breakfast in terms of calories. 6 pieces of bacon is about 200 calories, and 5 eggs would be about …

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Want Strength? Science Says Cut the Cardio

<b>Building strength and size while simultaneously developing endurance is tough.</b> Sure, it works for beginners. Coach Mark Rippetoe once said, “A novice …

So, remember that time I almost died…

Crushing It: How Over-Training Can Erode Your Body

John Miller felt terrible. The 44-year-old amateur track cyclist from Washington State had lost his extra gear—that boost of energy that propelled him to a pair of podium finishes in state-championship velodrome races since he’d picked up the sport in his thirties. Now he was finishing at the back …

Why Athletes Shouldn't Aspire to Be Shredded

It might surprise many of you to know that many athletes don’t have uber low body fat percentages. To the casual observer, Rich Froning seems …

The Ten Things That Happen When You Begin CrossFit

This week marks three months since I began the most intense workout regimen of my entire life, CrossFit.<p>What led to me beginning CrossFit was a …

Should You Squat With Your Knees Forward?

<b>Should your knees move forward of your toes during a squat?</b> Ask five different coaches and you’ll get five different answers. A study from the <i>Journal</i> …

Workouts

4 Superfoods You Need to Try

Health awareness is increasing and so is the demand for healthy and nutritious food choices. Arguably, many prepackaged and processed food options …

Nutrition

How to Maximize Strength and Size With Bodyweight Exercise

<b>One of the biggest debates in strength and hypertrophy training has always been about whether or not you can get strong and swole from bodyweight</b> …

The 7 Fitness Myths (i.e. Total B.S.) You Need to Know

<b>The fitness industry is full of more lies, myths, and total B.S. than nearly any industry on the planet.</b> Some of these myths are slowly going away, …

Hydrate and Take Electrolytes to Prevent Cramps in Those Hot Summer WODs, Right? Wrong!

Page: 1Next »<p>You’re in the middle of your day’s workout, and everything is going great until…<p>Bam! Down you go like a sniper hit your leg. Except it …

Big Lifts and Core Training

<b>Yo Mike! Coach Poliquin (and others) have noted that you only need squats, deadlifts, overhead presses, etc. to build core strength.</b><p><b>What do you think?</b><p>…

Visualization: The Simple Tool for Even Greater Athletic Success

<b>Our minds are one of the least discussed factors in success and failure.</b> We think more of what weightlifting program to follow, what to do on our …

Wearing Gloves During CrossFit Workouts

Jason Khalipa (Image courtesy of CrossFit Facebook Page)<p><i>“If you’re going to wear gloves, make sure they match your purse.”</i><p>Inside a CrossFit gym …

Workouts

An Athlete's Guide to Inflammation: What to Eat and What to Avoid

<b>Any athlete who pounds his or her body week in and week out with PRs, 1RMs, triples and doubles, sprints, long weekend runs, and the list goes on, is</b> …