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How to Lower Estrogen – Getting Rid of Too Much Estrogen

Estrogens are hormones that are important for sexual and reproductive development, mainly in women, but they are also produced in males in a lot …

Estrogens

Functional Mass Gain: How to Build Real Horsepower

The goal of Functional Mass Gain is to put on size, but also get stronger, stay agile, stay fast, stay flexible, and maintain mobility.Yes, training …

Fitness

Get a Grip

Between the ergo rower, pull-up bar and Olympic barbell, chances are good that grip was a key player in your last Workout of the Day. Not that you …

Exercise

BUILDING MENTAL TOUGHNESS IN LIFE: WHY RELYING ON WILLPOWER AND MOTIVATION SOMETIMES LETS YOU DOWN - Live Limitless

Man is a creature that can get accustomed to anything, and I think that is the best definition of him. -Fydor Dostoevsky, The House of the …

Psychology

How To Increase Mental Toughness: 4 Secrets Of Navy SEALs And Olympians

Know what’s really interesting? Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations.Know what else is really interesting? …

Navy SEALs

Age Is Irrelevant When It Comes to Fitness

Last February, 59-year-old Ned Overend, aka “The Lung,” aka “Deadly Nedly,” won the first National Fatbike Championships, held in Ogden, Utah. Fat Bike Nats isn’t exactly the Tour de France, but it’s no charity ride, either. Overend had to compete against a field of much younger pros, including …

Fitness

30 Books Men Need to Read Before Turning 30

A man’s twenties ain’t what they used to be. What was once the age where a boy became a man, has now been relegated to a purgatorial state of growth …

How to Use an Erg

Have you ever encountered a rowing machine and felt completely out of your element when trying to use it? Maybe you have seen someone else using one …

The 25 Essential Books for the Well-Read Explorer

Hey, we're with you. Given half a chance, we'd much rather hit the road than the armchair. Nothing can replace the intensity of authentic experience. Yet experience needs shape and wisdom and behind every great adventure are the stories that inspired it. We read before we go; and after we arrive, …

Literature

Welcome To The Masters

Many times you’d never recognize a Masters CrossFitter just by looking at them. We have potbellies and C-section scars, gray hair and trick knees. …

Dunkin' Donuts

The Only Way to Get Results

Why do some people get awesome results in the gym while others don't? It could be a number of things, but here's the most overlooked, and most …

Bodybuilding

Back Squats Vs. Box Squats | T Nation

Here's what you need to know...

•  Teaching a lifter to quickly summon all available force from a standstill is an important training stimulus. If one …

Fitness

Louie Simmons - What a Gym REALLY Needs

Box Squatting

By: Louie Simmons

Box squatting is the most effective method to produce a first-rate squat. This is, in my opinion, the safest way to …

Bodybuilding

The Benefits of Box Squats

June 6, 2014

Everyone loves squatting. Out of the myriad of fitness movements that are reflected in everyday life, the squat is far and away the most …

How Box Squats Can Help You Gain

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Box squatting has been around since the days of the original Westside Barbell Club (Culver City, CA), when Pat Casey became the first …

Fitness

Toes-To-Bar

Every box seems to have that one guy, Toes-to-Bar Man. If he were a super villain, his power would be to effortlessly connect his feet to a chin-up …

Supervillain

Real World Overhead Mobility for Weightlifting

Matt Foreman wrote a flattering article about one of my lifters, Alyssa Sulay, last week and we received quite a few requests for more information …

Stretching

13 Little Things I Started Doing Differently To Improve The Quality Of My Every Day Life

David Lee1. Waking up 2 hours earlier than usual. I started making time for all the things I wished I had more time for – reading, exercising, …

Junk Food

Variations in Programming Technique in Olympic Weightlifting

When beginners start weightlifting, they don’t know what will or will not work for them, so it is important to start them with standard technique …

MasterChef

Pre-Workout Foam Rolling for Olympic Weightlifting

There are things that come and go quickly in training, and there are those that stick around for the long haul. The former are usually the shiny, …

Stretching

How to Perform a Perfect Turkish Get Up With a Barbell

Follow these steps to develop your total body strength like an old-time strongman.I first got into doing the get up, also known as the Turkish get

Kettlebell Exercises

A Guide to Improving Your Double-Unders

May 6, 2015

Double-unders: You either love ‘em or hate ‘em.

Perhaps some days you’ve “got them”, and other days you don’t. You may consider them a …

August Reading List: 5 Good Books to Read This Month

It’s time for another edition of my reading list.

In addition to the five books reviewed below, I maintain a complete list of the best books I’ve read …

Autism

12 Books That Will Make You Love Dogs Even More

As you’re reading this, you probably have a furry friend curled up at your feet. Maybe they’re jumping up on your lap, begging for the attention …

Why You Don't Need a Mentor | Reading List

I get a fair number of emails asking amount finding the right mentor; fellas asking if I can tell them how to get a mentor or if I can in some way …

Mentoring

5 Ways To Be A Better Crossfit Coach

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CrossFit

Mobility for Masters: Warm Up Without Breaking Down

I am always somewhat envious of my friend George, a weightlifter at my gym, Cincinnati Strength and Conditioning. George is 25 years old and he …

Workouts

The 4 Paleo Commandments All Athletes Should Follow

Eating like a caveman is tough. Without going into the Paleo Diet’s debatable historical accuracy, the movement’s emphasis on whole foods, meat-heavy meals, and rejection of grains can make dining out or grabbing a meal on the go an ordeal. But commitment-averse athletes can still learn important …

Healthy Eating

14 Horrible Situations for Book Lovers to Be in

Being a book lover doesn’t always result in happy endings. Here are 14 of the worst things that can happen to any true bibliophile!

1. When the movie …

Libraries