Richard meehan

16 Magazines | 3,884 Articles | 74,420 Followers | 2 Likes | @rsmeehan | I am a CrossFit L1 Trainer, USAW Olympic Weightlifting Coach and Engineer. See my Blog at:

X-Steady Electro: a video stabilizer for GoPros, smartphones

Xsories recently introduced its new X-Steady Electro, the first electronic video stabilizer from the company. It is designed for use with small …


4 Strategies for Teaching Big Groups

Coaching groups is a tall order. It still seems to baffle trainers with only one-on-one experience as to how a CrossFit coach could teach a group, of …


The Hot 5 -- Books People Are Talking About This Week, Or Should Be

The following list first appeared in The National Book Review.


The Clasp by Sloane Crosley (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Crosley's best-selling essay collections (I Was Told There'd Be Cake and How Did You Get This Number) made her a sort of literary Lena Dunham. Her debut novel, which is being …

Rush Limbaugh

Open Your Mind and Say Yes to Your Coach

Have you ever been on the giving or the receiving end of this type of exchange? Be honest, especially if you are a giver:

Athlete: Coach, I want to …


Going Paperless: How to Automate Your Meetings

This article was written by author and paperless expert, Jamie Todd Rubin.“Meetings are places where minutes are taken and hours are lost.”I can’t …


3 Ways to Build Extreme Mental Toughness

Want to crush your next workout or fitness challenge? Unf*&K your mind. Here’s how

Our most important training philosophy at Gym Jones: The Mind Is Primary.

If your mind is strong, your body will be strong. You’ll be able to handle stress, cope with suffering, deal with adversity, make sacrifices, …


My Secret Technique for Getting Results and Breaking Records

What is the most difficult part of working out for most people? Finding the motivation to do it. It’s probably not a big issue for many people …


The 5 Most Important Words for Succeeding in Fitness

Words are the fuel behind the the endless reps, miles, and sweat. The right word has the power to transform.“Words are, of course, the most powerful …


Mental Games: Are You Ready for the CrossFit Open?

Many people will compete in the CrossFit Open, but only a few make it to the Games. So, ask yourself - is your head in line with your goals?The …


Competing in CrossFit: The Hard Reality Behind Your Goal

Having a dream is one thing, but are you ready to put in the work it takes to compete at an elite level in CrossFit?Since the end of the CrossFit


This Is Fitness: Move Beyond Instinct and Get Uncomfortable

What are you made of? Why are you here, and when it comes to your fitness, why do you do what it is you do?

These are questions we should always be …


Motivation: What Is It and How Do You Build It?

When SUNY Cortland linebacker John Stephens agreed to become a blood marrow donor, he was probably thinking about how his donation might help a …


Can You Do the Navy SEAL Workout?

3. Pull-Ups
Pull-ups are an essential part of the SEAL physical screening test (and a very iconic SEAL exercise) because they require a lot of …


Why You Should Carry a Notebook with You Everywhere

By Fiona Mares

Yes, notebooks are an easy place to capture ideas inspired by everyday life, no matter where you are. More importantly though, if you …


8 Tips to Help You Come Home with Great Travel Photos

In this article I will talk about travel photography and how you can take great images of everything when you travel. I’m not talking about camping …

Asia Travel

4 Important Reasons to Crossfit Over Forty

Can we stop the clock?

While it is true that you can’t stop the aging process entirely, recent studies demonstrate the profound effects of routine …


The Iron by Henry Rollins

I believe that the definition of definition is reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself.


When …

Henry Rollins

How to Communicate With Your Spouse

Loving relationships are the most important factor in a man’s life. And one of the most important factors in creating and sustaining these …

10 Commandments

Choose One Thing to Simplify Your Life (just one)

There is an endless list of things to do to live more simply, be happier, and improve our lives. There is always more we could be doing. Just …


How Mindfulness Improves Your Brain and Relationships

Mindfulness is the process of paying attention, in an open, nonjudgmental way, to your experience. Recent statistical review which pooled data from …

The Brain

A Simple Secret to Better Street Photography

What separates ‘standard’ street photography—the kind of photo that only holds your attention for a moment before, poof, you’re on to the next …

Street Photography

CrossFit Is a Practice

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Even as much as we love it, many of us do CrossFit without being consciously aware of our approach to it. We show up and do what we are …


Stop Doing Box Jumps Like a Jackass | T Nation

Here's what you need to know...

Box jumps potentiate the nervous system for gains in strength and size, assuming you do them correctly.
• If you're not …


Top 5 Tips for Handstand Success

Handstands are a foundational movement. A successful handstand requires a combination of body awareness, stability and strength.

For many people, the …

12 Strength Tests You Must Master

Warning: These tests might reveal things about your strength and athleticism that you're not willing to face. How do you stack up?


5 Ways to Turn Food Into Muscle, Not Fat

Instead of cutting carbs, make them work for you by boosting your insulin sensitivity. Here are five simple ways to do it.


How to Trigger Size Gains Every Workout | T Nation

Here's what you need to know...

Three things cause muscles to grow: mechanical tension, metabolic stress, and muscle damage. You need all three to …


Man Up Monday: Be the Warrior Not the Worrier

We have far more choice in this life than we realize. We can choose the effort we put in, the attitude we have, our outlook on our misfortunes. We …

Man Up Monday: Pain is Your Friend and Ally

The most necessary thing in life, is pain. Without pain we cannot develop toughness or grit. Without pain we cannot improve, learn, and grow. Pain is …

Manvotional: Spartacus to the Gladiators

Editor’s Note: Spartacus was a Thracian by birth who was taken captive by the Roman army, sold as a slave, and trained to become a gladiator at a

Roman Empire