Richard meehan

21 Magazines | 4,219 Articles | 85,882 Followers | 2 Likes | @rsmeehan | I am a CrossFit L1 Trainer, USAW Olympic Weightlifting Coach and Engineer. See my Blog at: http://functionalandperformancefitness.blogspot.com/

A Guide to the Buzziest New Books of Fall

From a light-hearted and quirky read to a deeply emotional and heart-crushing novel, here are the 6 books everyone will be talking about this year.<p>Despite what Hollywood would have us believe, the failure to act can be just as dramatic as action itself. Decisions to do ­nothing—not to fight, not to …

Literature

Year's Best Crime Novels: 2016, by Bill Ott

<b>The Year’s Best Crime Novels: 2016.</b><p>Ott, Bill (author).<p>FEATURE. First published May 1, 2016 (<i>Booklist</i>).<p>Comic caper novels, psychological thrillers, …

Crime

7 Ways to Break Out of a Training Rut

<b>Wouldn’t you love to be able to bottle up your training motivation and have it on tap for whenever you need it</b>? To be able to remember all those …

Psychology

Why We Snatch

Page: 1Next »<p>Snatching at CrossFit Assault, Stuttgart, Germany (Photograph by Tammy St. Denis)<p>Last week, our CrossFit class introduced the snatch, …

The Other Side of the CrossFit Rx Fallacy

The #CrossFit Rx Fallacy<p>A friend of mine, Tyrell Mara, recently published a really good post — “The #Crossfit RX Fallacy and 30 Ways to Train Better” …

Fitness

20 AMAZING BOOKS TO READ FOR THE REST OF 2016

IT'S LIT<p>It's been a great summer, right? Full of things to do and see and places to be and explore. And you've probably spent your long days reading your fill of amazing books (beach-oriented or otherwise), all of which we're guessing were a lot less disappointing than this summer's movie duds. …

Books

Five Keys to Making Big Changes in Your Life

People often have an interest in psychology because they wish to make changes in their lives. They see that their trading could be better; they want …

Psychology

This week’s must-read books

Award winning young-adult novelist Woodson (“Brown Girl Dreaming”) delivers a gritty take for the grown-up crowd that is based on her own childhood …

Literature

My Favorite Books on Habit and Behavior Change

One of the greatest illusions I’ve had to overcome in my life is that I’m a rational human being. Sure I try to be, and sometimes I might succeed. …

Psychology

Explain Like I'm Five: What Is the Sinclair Total in Weightlifting?

For a sport that seems like it should be super simple, weightlifting sure has made itself pretty complicated. In theory, weightlifting is nothing …

Heroes of the Frontier

In the afternoon, having slept through the day, Josie felt reborn. She raised herself from the futon, feeling unaccountably strong, and noticed that her children were nowhere in sight.<p>She called to them. No answer. She leapt up, her heart in her mouth. She pictured a pair of wolves carrying them …

Outdoors

Do You Rely Too Much on Strength?

"Don't use strength” is something you hear a lot in Brazilian jiu jitsu. While it is commonly taken as a golden rule, I interpret it more as a …

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Progressive Overload: Rules and Guidelines

Page: 1Next »<p>Progressive overload is among the most basic principles in weight training, and unfortunately among those that are usually misunderstood …

Fitness

How to Improve Your Double Unders

Page: 1Next »<p>Every CrossFitter has a goat (or two) – could double-unders be yours? The answer is “yes” if your heart jumps into your throat whenever …

7 Exquisite Ways You Can Enhance Your Brain Power — Hacker Noon

Read more on my blog!<p>No matter who you are or what you do, there are so many different ways that you can enhance your brain power on a daily basis.<p>An</b> …

The Brain

Recommended Books on Self-Improvement

Since the birth of our human kind we are constantly developing ourselves, development is a constant process it never stopped before and it will never …

The Best Time of Day to Train | T Nation

People train when it's convenient or when they feel like it, letting their life or emotions dictate when they hit the gym. However, changes in …

15 Things Amazingly Productive People Do Differently

While we all have the same amount of time, we don't all use it in the same way. Here are 15 ways productive people make good on their time.<p>What if you could get more done without feeling overwhelmed, overworked, and overloaded?<p>Very productive people do it all the time. It actually has less to do …

Time Management

The secret to productivity isn’t working faster—it’s doing things in the right order

It’s not easy getting work done in outer space. Astronauts have to rotate between dozens of complex projects vying for their attention. If they mess up, an experiment years in the making could be ruined. Worse, people could die.<p>“The time spent in space is precious and the work you do is critical,” …

Productivity

24 books to read this summer that will change your life forever, according to my coworkers

Books can be incredibly powerful. They have the ability to suck us in, take us on adventures, and influence the way we think.<p>They can teach us, move us, give us new perspectives, and help shape us. And the most powerful ones change our lives forever.<p>I asked my Business Insider colleagues to share …

Books

CrossFit Athlete: We Don't All Have 'Crazy Ripped Abs and Zero Body Fat'

Jamie Hagiya can back squat 315 lbs., clean and jerk 235 lbs. over her head and flip monster truck tires like it's nothing. But the CrossFit games athlete doesn't have the ripped six-pack abs of her competitors – and she's learned to accept it.<p>Hagiya, 31, who is preparing for the grueling CrossFit …

Body fat

Pack These Pages: Three Must-Reads For Summer

In honor of summer and our hope for some leisurely reads, we've been talking to booksellers across the country — and they have a lot of suggestions.<p>So imagine your favorite summer reading spot, and get ready to "Pack These Pages." Our first guide is Harriet Logan, owner of Loganberry Books in …

18 of Summer 2016’s Hottest Novels (So Far)

Summer is officially underway, which means we’re scouring the shelves for the perfect books to read while relaxing in the shade. Need inspiration for …

Books

10 essential books on personal growth to boost your self-belief

Although it might sound cheesy, self-confidence comes from within. But sometimes we all need a little boost. So to help give you a nudge in the right …

Success

Adrenal Fatigue and the Athlete

<b>We’ve all heard of adrenal fatigue, but what the heck is it?</b> And more importantly, how do you spot it before it creates problems? These questions are …

Health

The 23 best business books to read this summer

Summer's officially begun, and that probably means you're going to need something to read on your next trip to the beach or for the long flight to your vacation destination.<p>You'll be kicking back, but might as well bring something educational to accompany that magazine you picked up at the …

Psychology

Think Less, Think Better

A FRIEND of mine has a bad habit of narrating his experiences as they are taking place. I tease him for being a bystander in his own life. To be fair, we all fail to experience life to the fullest. Typically, our minds are too occupied with thoughts to allow complete immersion even in what is right …

Psychology

The Magic Is in the (Quality) Movements

Page: 1Next »<p>Let’s be honest: working out is not a sport. Working out is a way to help you get better at sports.<p>Your mom doesn’t care that you can …

13 Soothing Books To Read When Everything Hurts

It’s hard to care for yourself in a world that insists your life doesn’t matter. These books might help.<p>1. <i>Night Sky With Exit Wounds</i> by Ocean Vuong<p>Ocean Vuong is a brilliant poet whose words cut deep but gently. His debut collection marries meditations on immigrant life, “classic” American literary …

Literature