Fitness

17 Ways to Break Through a Stubborn Squat Plateau

The king of all lifts: the squat. A strong squat in strength sports is like owning a sports car in the real world. It's sought after by most, envied by many, and acts as somewhat of a social status (relatively...

Inverted Row Alternatives

In an earlier article we discuss the inverted row and everything it has to offer. While the inverted row is a valuable training exercise for nearly every goal and athlete, varying one’s training could be a great way to...

What’s the Difference Between Grass-Fed Whey Vs. Regular Whey?

If you’re even vaguely interested in healthy eating, you’ve probably come across people extolling the benefits of grass-fed whey, beef, and dairy versus the conventional (and cheaper) grain-fed kind. “Grass-fed” and “grain-fed” aren't the only kinds of dairy you can...

CrossFit Games Athlete Noah Ohlsen Shows Off Fitness Transformation

A few months ago, multi-time Reebok CrossFit Games athlete Emily Bridgers shared her seven year fitness transformation with followers on Instagram, and the photos illustrated just how far even elite athletes come when adopting new lifestyles and sports. Recently, four-time Games...

Nice Cardio: Stefi Cohen Pulls 3.3X Bodyweight for 12 Reps

If you finally broke a world deadlift record after months of dedicated training, you might think about taking a deload week. Just chill a little, get some walking in, eat a couple of those cheat meals you’ve been fantasizing...

Can You Absorb More Than 30 Grams of Protein at Once?

Ever cooked up a solid pound of steak only to have someone tut tut and say, "Hey pal, you can only absorb 30 grams of protein at once. You're wasting that meat." Don't sadly slide the rest of that beef...

20 Elite Lifters Share Their Pre 1-Rep Max and PR Thoughts

When you attempt a new PR, what goes through your head? Is it a well-crafted personal string of pump up thoughts, or a haphazard lack of certainty? Every lifter will encounter a time when they're faced with two decisions:...

Ammonia, Deadlifts, and the Splits: A Day With Jujimufu (Jon Call)

From my experience, very few folks can say they've spent a work day doing deadlifts and having Jon Call, or Jujimufu as he's known on social media, take their ammonia virginity. Call is known as the "anabolic acrobat" and has...

Fanny Josefine Ahlfors Is an Insanely Strong Real Life Ninja

Fanny Josefine Ahlfors could best be described as a real life ninja. She's a Swedish athlete that's becoming well-known for performing insane ninja feats with her crazy upper body and core strength. Ahlfors started gaining her initial recognition for...

Why This Doctor Likes to Prescribe Heavy Lifting

Lifting does a lot more than build bigger, stronger muscles. More and more research is showing it's an effective way to lower the risk of heart disease, bone fractures, depression, Alzheimer's disease, strokes, and scores of other ailments —...

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Summer Is Barefoot Lifting Season. Here Are Our Favorite Shoeless Snatches

Vasily Polovnikov does all sorts of crazy strong things in training. And in honor of the beautiful weather in Norwood, Massachusetts, he's getting summer training...

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