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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

Happy Birthday John Cheever! Where to Start With His Work

John Cheever may have been known as the “Chekhov of the suburbs” — Chekhov being an appellation applied to any superlative short story writer — but …

Mad Men

Goal Setting: If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.

By Roy Mangrum"Without a plan, you plan to fail." I overheard this being said by Louie Simmons in the warm-up room at a powerlifting meet and the …

Goal Setting

Nick Urankar: Going Back To Cali

Nick Urankar punched his ticket to the Games in exciting fashion by going 1st, 7th, and 2nd on the final three workouts at the Central Regional. This …

Exercise

The Benefits of Shooting Street Photography With a Smartphone

Paris, 2015. Galaxy S6I’ve been shooting a lot of photos on my smartphone lately (Samsung Galaxy s6). It has been so much fun and I’ve enjoyed it so …

Cameras

Over the last 5 years, I've read a book a week. Here are my favorite 174 books along with my favorite 174 pearls of wisdom I gleaned from reading them.

I recently realized that I’d been reading a book every week now for 5 years straight.

It kind of made me wonder: what did I really learn? Am I smarter …

Non-fiction

Exercise, the fitness industry, and the pursuit of skill.

Most of the people that I know work out to lose weight, to put on muscle, or to get fit. Modern ideas about exercise and athleticism pushes us in …

Fitness

5 Lessons I Have Learned After 2 Years of CrossFit

Over the last two months, I have been volunteering at my local CrossFit box on Saturday mornings. Aside from spending time with my friends, I have …

Fitness

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 …

CrossFit

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 …

Muscle

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 …

Bodybuilding

7 Reasons You're Still Weak or Fat | T Nation

Here's what you need to know...

There's no excuse for being weak after several years of lifting. Fix it by rethinking your attachment to certain …

Fitness

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 …

Exercise

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 …

CrossFit

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 …

Productivity

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's

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 …

Fitness

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.

CrossFit

Three Simple Ways to Further Boost Muscle Mass and Strength Gains

iNutritionPro - Level 1 (1 Day)

Course Presenters: Daine McDonald, Stefan Ianev Course Prerequisites There are no course prerequisites. We welcome all …

Body Fat