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Perfect your Double Unders: Speed vs Timing

Double unders are a Crossfit Skill that we all want to perfect. Speed is not the answer, find out why, and how to improve your double unders here.

13 Ways to Improve Your Deadlift, Fast!

Pull Better, Pull Heavier, and Pull Safer<p>1. Perform the "Shin Box" Before Lifting<p>Many of us spend an inordinate amount of time sitting in front of a …

Kangaroo is an amazing $99 Windows 10 portable PC

InFocus today debuted the Kangaroo, a $99 Windows 10 portable PC that “goes anywhere and works with any screen.” The term “mobile desktop” may seem like an oxymoron, but that really is the best description: Picture your typical desktop PC tower shrunk down to the size of a phablet sans screen; just …

How to Do 20 Perfect Pullups

Follow these steps to correctly do this feat of upper body strength<p>We don’t do chinups at Gym Jones. We do pullups.<p>Most people say the difference between a pullup and a chinup is the direction that your hands face. (For chinups, your palms face in. For pullups, your palms face out.)<p>But we look at …

Workouts

Fingerprints from 5.6 million people were stolen in huge U.S. data breach

More than a quarter of the victims in a cyberattack on the federal government — which lost data belonging to 21 million people — also had their …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

The Miix 700 is Lenovo's Surface killer

Lenovo has arguably done more than any other PC maker to blur the line between tablets and laptops, but its new Ideapad Miix 700 convertible tablet is clearly aimed at one competitor in particular: Microsoft's Surface. Like that machine, the Miix 700 sports a kickstand with a high-tech hinge; it's …

Windows 10

ASUS unveils the Intel-powered, Windows 10 VivoStick

Intel generated a storm of interest when it launched the HDMI-based Compute Stick, but is anybody willing to buy a tiny, underpowered PC? Who knows, but ASUS has just launched its own model that trumps Intel's in nearly every way. It's a lot less clunky-looking and one-ups Intel's Atom CPU with a …

Pre-Workout Foam Rolling for Olympic Weightlifting

There are things that come and go quickly in training, and there are those that stick around for the long haul. The former are usually the shiny, …

Stretching

Real World Overhead Mobility for Weightlifting

Matt Foreman wrote a flattering article about one of my lifters, Alyssa Sulay, last week and we received quite a few requests for more information …

Workouts

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

<b>By Roy Mangrum</b>"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 …

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 …

5 Tips on How To Improve Your Muscle Ups

OK, let's face it. Muscle Ups are put into the CrossFit Open to sort the elite athletes from the average athletes. If you think you can survive …

Stop Doing Box Jumps Like a Jackass

Here's what you need to know...<p>Box jumps potentiate the nervous system for gains in strength and size, assuming you do them correctly.<br>• If you're not …

5 Exercises You Are Not Doing That Could Improve Your CrossFit

If you are an avid CrossFitter, you have heard this phrase before: “Constantly varied, functional movements performed at high intensities.” CrossFit …

Workouts

5 Steps to Work Through Your Fear of Handstands

<b>It might sound crazy, but just a few years ago I was terrified to practice handstands.</b> I remember going to CrossFit one day and seeing handstand push …

Toshiba's new laptops put Cortana on your keyboard

Save a keystroke<p>Cortana is going to be a big feature of Windows 10 when it launches next month. Toshiba is betting that it will be so important that its updated line of Satellite laptops include dedicated function key just for launching Cortana. The button, which is pretty much just a search key …

Here's Microsoft's $140 PC on a stick

Microsoft has teamed up with Indian gadget maker iBall to launch the Splendo, a dongle-sized PC that runs Windows 8.1.<p>The pocket-sized Splendo can connect to TVs and monitors via HDMI. It’s powered by an Intel Atom quad-core processor with 2GB RAM and includes 32GB of onboard storage.<p>It also …

7 Exercises Made More Popular By CrossFit

<b>Box Jumps</b>Box jumps and other plyometrics were used by Soviet strength coaches to increase explosiveness — as you squat down to jump, your muscles and …

The best multiport USB wall charger

​<i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the full article below at</i> <i>TheWirecutter.com</i>.<p>After surveying more than 1,100 Wirecutter readers and using six iPads to test 18 top models, we can safely say that Anker's 36W 4-Port USB Wall Charger is …

Gear & Gadgets

Windows 10 testers will receive the final build as a standard software update

Windows 10 Insiders – what Microsoft calls its public beta testers – have gotten early access to a lot of the upcoming operating system’s features, but with the July 29th release date approaching, many have wondered how the upgrade process to the final build of Windows 10 will happen.<p>Microsoft took …

iOS and OS X bug lets attackers steal passwords from iCloud Keychain

A group of six university researchers claim to have successfully bypassed Apple’s tight App Store approval processes to publish Mac and iOS malware apps. According to the report, the team presented the zero-day vulnerability to Apple back in October 2014 and were told to keep quiet about it for at …

Information Security

The peeing Android has forced Google to freeze its map-editing tool

Remember that Google Maps prank from a couple of weeks ago that made it look like an Android bot was peeing on the Apple logo in Pakistan?<p>Well, it turns out that’s not the only instance of users misusing Google’s editing tool, Map Maker. Things have got so bad that the company has been forced to …

The One Chest Move You Should be Doing

All of us meatheads are the same. We love to bench press and incline press. We have done these exercises so much that we may have had to take a break …

Google Releases a Tool to Launch Android Apps on Desktops

Google has opened up its App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) to developers so they can run their apps on any desktop with a Chrome browser, reports Ars Technica.<p>ARC is a project that allows Android apps to run on Chrome OS, and it was previously limited to a small group of developers who got to …

IBM And Apple Release Eight More Enterprise Apps For Healthcare, Airlines And More

Apple and IBM’s partnership that has the companies working together to produce enterprise-friendly apps has expanded yet again with the addition of eight more apps designed for iOS devices, including the iPhone and iPad, bringing the total number of MobileFirst apps up to now 22. The new apps are …

Acer's Chrome OS all-in-one is the first with a touchscreen

Intrigued by the idea of an all-in-one Chrome OS computer, but were hoping for something a little more exciting than the likes of LG's Chromebase? You've got it: Acer has just unveiled its <i>own</i> Chromebase. The system has a 21.5-inch 1080p display like its LG rival, but it's the first to include a …

Acer

Measuring Your Macros: What 50 Grams Of Carbs Looks Like

Carbs are your body's favorite energy source. Learn which carb sources are best and how you can easily measure them without using a scale!<p>Lately, …

Measuring Your Macros: What 30 Grams Of Protein Looks Like

Main | Protein | Carbohydrates | Fat<p>Protein is a molecule made of amino acids. It's an essential piece of every cell in your body. Your hair and …

Infographic: What 25 Grams of Protein Looks Like

Shares 11.1K<p>Health trends come and go, and if you’re seeing protein counts plastered more prominently on foods than ever before, it’s not just you. …