Fitness

Push/Pull Workouts: Everything You Need To Know

Push/pull styled workouts don’t receive nearly enough attention on the internet. When you compare them to your standard upper/lower splits and body part specific training programs, there's almost nothing.  These workouts are great for multiple reasons - this article will dissect...

The Ultimate Guide to the Trap Bar Deadlift – Exercises, Benefits, and Muscles Worked

One common variation of the conventional deadlift seen in many gyms and athletic facilities is the trap bar deadlift. This deadlift variation offers coaches and athletes a slew of benefits to fit a variety of needs and abilities, ranging from...

5 Underappreciated Benefits of Lifting Weights

One of the most damaging misconceptions out there is that lifting weights is an exercise in vanity. “All those meatheads curling dumbbells and admiring themselves in the mirror,” scoff the untrained masses. “I’m so glad I’m not a narcissist like...

Woodchopping Is the Best Strength Workout You’ve Never Tried

Swinging a bladed weapon in a fatigued state isn’t what most people would call a healthful activity, but those people don’t know the truth about woodchopping. It’s an astoundingly effective combination of strength, speed, cardio, agility, and flexibility that...

When Butt Wink Is a Problem (And When It Isn’t)

The guy who founded Squat University knows a lot about squatting. Dr. Aaron Horschig is a sports and orthopedic physical therapist, certified strength and conditioning specialist, USAW Olympic weightlifting competitor and level 1 coach, plus he’s an author – his first...

Kettlebell History Goes Back Much Further Than Russia

The problem with kettlebell history is that surprisingly few people care. “Let’s say you’re a baseball fan. You play recreationally, you know who Babe Ruth is, you know the different stadiums. But in physical fitness culture, people almost never know...

The Best and Worst Fitness Tips From Old-Timey Strongmen and Strongwomen

There's just something about old-timey strongmen and strongwomen. Their combination of physicality, mystery, showmanship, and flowery, grandiose language made their sport fresh, exciting, and romantic. In the Victorian era, the advent of photography, video, and more accessible international travel rejuvenated the role of the traveling...

Anderson Squat – How It Benefits Your Training

Squatting strength and performance is arguably one of the most vital attributes for strength, power, and functional fitness athletes. Often, athletes may find themselves and their squat performance becoming stagnant. Enter, the Anderson Squat. This squatting variation is a highly...

Davon Mahon Squats 180kg For 42 Reps

In case you need motivation to squat later, a video shared on Powerlifting Motivation's Facebook page definitely got us pumped up to train legs. The video highlights a lifter named Davon Mahon squatting a listed 180kg (396 lbs) for 42-reps. While...

“Dan Bailey Under Investigation for Performance Enhancing Hugs” (And Other Week 1 Gems)

Ahhhhh, the internet. It’s a never ending source of amusement, horror, and information — often at the same time. In more civilized sports, angry fans take out their frustration during a casual street riot, but in CrossFit, fans and...

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Here Are the Must-Know Dates for Olympic Weightlifting in 2016

Are these the ONLY important dates in weightlifting this year? Depending on who you ask, probably not, as many of us will be competing...

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