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Choosing the Right Training Partner

Now that it’s legal for all Americans to pick whichever partner they would like to spend the rest of their lives with, there are some important …


Muscle Building Tips For Men Over The Age Of 50

No matter if you're a man or a woman, muscle building is a fun and beneficial way to get in top form. it's not just a matter of a few bench presses …


7 Smartphone Photography Tricks To Turn Your Pictures From Average To Awesome

Remember the times when you would see a beautiful sight and imagine, “I wish I had a camera on me right now. I would have captured this moment and …


Resource: Charles R Poliquin’s Compilation of Chin-Up Tips

It is often said that the squat is the king of exercises. True. As far as the upper body is concerned, chin-ups are head and shoulders above the …

8 Reasons You're Still Weak or Fat

Get set to have a lot of conventional wisdom about training and diet tossed out the window. Let the flaming and "yeah-but" arguments begin!


How Do Muscles Grow

If you are a guy using the gym chances are you’re trying to build some muscle.

Despite this being the main reason why most guys workout it is …


Teaching the Olympic Lifts in the CrossFit Group Setting: Part 1

Sometimes your clients are confused. It’s true. Some want to squat to big padded balls instead of just learning where their asses are and squatting …


Never Rip Your Hands at CrossFit

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Instagram is full of CrossFit diehards proudly displaying their blistered, torn, bloodied palms as …


Why Getting Things Done is the Best Productivity System

David Allen’s Getting Things Done book has been around for over ten years now and has totally changed the way that many knowledge workers work and …


Time stack photography: how to shoot a sunrise sequence and composite the frames (download our free Photoshop action!)

In this photo editing tutorial we’ll introduce you to time stack photography and show you how to shoot a sunrise sequence, then combine all the …

Adobe Photoshop

52 Tips for Happiness and Productivity

Original article written by Leo Babauta This is something I’ve been wanting to write for some time — a Handbook for Life. Now, is there any handbook …


17 Legal Brain Enhancing Drugs That Will Expand Your Consciousness

Interest in Nootropics has grown exponentially over recent years within the health conscious communities and is still a trend moving upwards as I …

The Brain

Elements of Visual Style: How to Build a Photo Story With Adobe Slate

As photographers, we are all engaged in the art of telling stories. When new tools like Adobe Slate come along that are ideal for visual …


How to Pick the Right Running Partner

A great running partner (or two) can keep you honest and motivated. Here's how to hook up.

It's 6 a.m. You're just coming to terms with the fact that your alarm went off, and though you're still groggy, your mind manages to race through all the reasons why you should just roll over and go back to …


To Lose Weight, Eating Less Is Far More Important Than Exercising More

One of my family’s favorite shows is “The Biggest Loser.” Although some viewers don’t appreciate how it pushes people so hard to lose weight, the show probably inspires some overweight people to regain control of their lives.

But one of the most frustrating parts of the show, at least for me, is its …

Weight Loss

Kipping Your Way Through CrossFit

To preface this, the coaching staff of CrossFit 5 Triple 9 recently came out of an amazing CrossFit Gymnastics course run by Tony Ronchi in Aruba.


Three Simple Ways to Further Boost Muscle Mass and Strength Gains

Plateaus in growth of size and strength can be very frustrating. A great strength coach will make sure to minimize them. Here are three simple ways …

15 Things Highly Focused People Don’t Do

Focus is key to success and happiness in life. The most successful people on this planet are highly focused. They pay attention to the present moment


7 Books Millennials Can Read to Rise Above Our Peers

‘Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.’ – Harry S. TrumanIf you’re anything like me, reading can feel more like a chore than a …


The fortysomething fitness guide: a workout to beat the forces of ageing

Personal trainer Scott Laidler outlines a simple workout plan to keep the dreaded middle-aged spread at bay

A little bit of knowledge can be a dangerous thing.

In the world of fitness, I find it's best to adopt a position of qualified scepticism. Whenever you hear of a new fad or an oft-touted bit of …


Lies We Tell Ourselves | Whole9

People typically don’t brag about their dedication to cocaine, or their disciplined daily alcohol consumption. These behaviors (excessive drug use or …

Healthy Eating

Should You Combine A Ketogenic Diet With Paleo?

Have you noticed that you feel better after adopting a Paleo diet?

There’s actually one more tweak to your diet that you can make to feel more …

Healthy Eating

Maximize Your Fat Burning Potential

Burn. More. Fat.

Who doesn’t like the sound of that?

Whether you have a significant amount of weight to lose, just need to tone up a little or want …

Life Sciences

Know Your Ratios, Destroy Weaknesses | T Nation

Here's what you need to know...

It's better to spend 3-6 weeks on training blocks where you address weaknesses than it is to spend the whole year …


Benefits of the EMOM (Every Minute on the Minute) Workout

June 9, 2015

What is it?
EMOM (which stands for every minute on the minute) is a type of interval workout where you perform a specific task at the …


False Grip on the Muscle-Up: To Use or Not to Use?

July 10, 2014

I get asked quite frequently whether or not it is correct to use a false grip on rings, especially when working muscle-ups. The simple …


The 1st Pull In Weightlifting: Go Fast Or Slow?

The first pull in the snatch or clean tends to either be slow or fast, so it is all about the transition when it comes to lifting heavy weight.As I

Western Canada

The First Cue for a New CF Athlete

If you do not have control of your breathing, you will struggle to achieve your athletic potential. Michael Ray breaks it down.


25 must-read books to dive into this summer

For every airplane ride, beach vacation and road trip there is a good novel that should accompany it. From classics, like F. Scott Fitzgerald, to this year’s newest Pulitzer winner, there are so many fictional worlds to fall into this summer.

All too often in our daily lives, it feels like there is …

F. Scott Fitzgerald