18 Magazines | 4,022 Articles | 79,538 Followers | 2 Likes | @rsmeehan | I am a CrossFit L1 Trainer, USAW Olympic Weightlifting Coach and Engineer. See my Blog at: http://functionalandperformancefitness.blogspot.com/
One of the biggest mistakes newbies can make before they start CrossFit is to assume it’s all about physical ability. Having the fittest body, …CrossFit
From omelets to avocado toast to bento boxes
Put down the bread, and step away from the toaster. It’s time to make a change to your morning meal—one that may even help you lose weight.
In a recent study of overweight young adults, those who ate a breakfast comprised of 350 calories and 35 grams of …Breakfast
Is it just me, or are some folks in CrossFit becoming obsessed with analyzing every breath, muscle twitch, and thread of any information even …CrossFit
Simply put, I build high-performance muscle mass on athletes. I don't care if you're a CrossFit competitor wanting more snap on his cleans, a …Exercise
Never complain; never explain.This pithy little maxim was first coined by the British politician and prime minister Benjamin Disraeli, and adopted as …Men's Style
Burpees. The word alone strikes fear, dismay and loathing into every CrossFitter’s heart. Ask any CrossFit elite athlete one movement that they dread …CrossFit
As a society, we often overvalue unimportant things and undervalue the ideas and strategies that make a real difference.Here’s my take on a few …Vince Lombardi
The road to success in Olympic weightlifting is often a complex one to navigate. There are many routes to take, some more direct than others. An …
Many lifters fail to recognize the importance of a well-designed Olympic weightlifting warm-up routine. The inability to recognize and address the …Exercise
1. Catching and Positioning the BallYou want to keep the ball as close to your body as possible during the entire movement. As with any weight, the …CrossFit
Eat, pray, read.
We recently asked subscribers of the BuzzFeed Books newsletter to tell us about a book that changed their lives. There’s something here for everyone, so take your pick — and get ready to be inspired.
1. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
This is a book that has stuck with me for a …Literature
With the right rehab expertise, it's possible to move big weight successfully - and safely.I’ve had a mountain of enquiries from people all over the …Kettlebell Exercises
Competitive fitness is blowing up among general fitness connoisseurs, thanks to Instagram stars like Paige Hathaway and Michelle Lewin. Their bods and commitment are inspiring women around the world to set the goal of one day stepping on the stage as a fitness competitor in the bikini division at …Fitness
Every minute on the minute (EMOM) and you go, I go (YGIG) training sessions reinforce the quality of movements. In this article, I discuss workouts …Fitness
If your standards are improperly high, you may never see the progress you're looking for.In today’s world, perfectionism is a popular term. It’s …Perfectionism
You arrive in England confident. Why shouldn't you be? You speak the language, you've seen Downton Abbey, and as a teenager you nurtured an inexplicable but ardent crush on Tony Blair. It will be like America, but quainter.
It's only after a few months that the strangeness begins to sink in. The way …Bill Bryson
Andrew H. Walker / GettyConflict is a part of any relationship. As a therapist once told us, you need to have conflict if you and your partner are …Relationships
You’ve been working 70 hours a week, you’re constantly on the go, and you still feel like you’re behind in your work. The problem may not be that …Productivity
Let us explain.
This story is part of our monthlong “Work Well” initiative, which focuses on thriving in the workplace. You can find more stories from this project here.
There are a zillion productivity apps out there -- things that help you organize your day, email more efficiently, remember your …Productivity
Those are the fundamentals he lives and trains by. I absolutely love that quote because there is a common misconception that speed is the answer to …Heart Rates
I’m a big proponent of the rule that you have to deserve your carbs.
Determining the right macronutrient balance has long been the source of debate. …Food
As the new year approaches, this seems like the perfect time to write about the training cycle and how to plan for the year ahead. …
This is a plea for CrossFit Coaches to “eat their own cooking.” I am here to talk about a few trends I see in the CrossFit coaching world, most …
A faster and more biomechanically efficient pull awaits.What does your deadlift look like when it gets heavy? More than likely, your hips shoot up, …
A certain portion of the WODalicious set prefer Internet research and box chatter (aka “bro science”) to fact checking and peer-reviewed scientific …
The gym doesn't have to be intimidating. We have to do everything in our power to give those around us the opportunity to succeed.With the new year …Justin Bieber
When you ice or use pain killers after a tough workout, you're actually putting the brakes on muscle growth. Here's why.Muscle
December 28, 2015
1. Not addressing your individual needs
Glancing over major weaknesses and failing to address them is a big mistake. You must address …