Richard meehan

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/

The Mental War of CrossFit

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

6 Quick High-Protein Breakfast Recipes

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

Coach's Corner: Paralysis by Analysis

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

Neural Charge Training | T Nation

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

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

5 Steps to Better Burpees

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

Overrated vs. Underrated: Common Beliefs We Get Wrong

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

20 Tips That Will Make You Better at Olympic Weightlifting

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 …

The Complete Snatch Warm Up

Many lifters fail to recognize the importance of a well-designed Olympic weightlifting warm-up routine. The inability to recognize and address the

Exercise

5 Tips to Destroy Wall Balls in Crossfit WODs

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

43 Life-Changing Books You Need To Read

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

A Safe System for Heavy Lifting After a Disc Bulge

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

16 bizarre truths I learned as a bikini fitness competitor

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

Defeat Poor CrossFit Movement With These Work-Rest Strategies

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

Is Perfectionism Holding Your Training Back?

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

'The Road To Little Dribbling' Is A (Mostly) Pleasant Journey

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

Psychologists figured out one trait that makes relationships last

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 Don't Have a Productivity Problem, You Have a Priority Problem

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

The Best Productivity App Is Already On Your Phone. You Just Don't Know It Yet.

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

Perfect your Double Unders: Speed vs Timing

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

Pros and Cons of Low Carb Eating

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

Roadmap for Training

Happy holidays!

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. …

The Disappearance of the Player/Coach

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 Simple Cue to Immediately Improve Your Deadlift

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, …

Protein Needs and Wants: Gut Empty and Muscle Full

A certain portion of the WODalicious set prefer Internet research and box chatter (aka “bro science”) to fact checking and peer-reviewed scientific …

A Gym Culture Shift: Stop Shaming and Start Welcoming

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

Tip: Avoid NSAIDS and Icing Sore Muscles

When you ice or use pain killers after a tough workout, you're actually putting the brakes on muscle growth. Here's why.

Muscle

6 Most Common Programming Errors

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 …

Aging Is B.S. - The Myth Of Missed Opportunities

Never tell me you're too old. Never tell me it's because you're aging that you're fat, sore, achy, can't recover, not as strong, not as fit, or... …

Aging