Fitness

Moving Beyond the Good, Bad, and Ugly of CrossFit

It is easy to point out the bad things that are found in gyms across America, not just at CrossFit gyms — or any gym with any methodology. If there are any methods that are possibly injurious towards the...

4 Benefits of Ring Dips

Our Ring Dip Guide is a helpful resource to help improve upper body muscle mass, strength, and shoulder integrity in the ring dip, specifically: proper progressions, benefits, and exercise demos needed to properly perform the movement. While the benefits of...

Weightlifting, GRID, and Finding the Right Size: An Interview with Tom Sroka

If you've been following American weightlifting online for the past few years, chances are you've stumbled across Tom Sroka in any number of videos from California Strength and (the now defunct) MuscleDriver USA teams. A collegiate All-American thrower in college who...

Schiek Model 2004 Lifting Belt Review

Schiek is an American based supportive strength company that makes a plethora of belts, straps, wraps, and more. Most of the equipment Schiek makes is manufactured in the USA and they boast that every product was built around a customer...

NOBULL High Top Camo Review: Do These Trainers Stack Up for Fitness?

I finally received my new high top camo basic trainers from NOBULL -- but it took some time. I was certainly one of the first to order them at the stroke of midnight on their launch date, and it took about about 3-4...

Caffeine Finds Itself Back on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Waiting List

Caffeine lovers, you may want to read on about caffeine's future with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) prohibited substance list. This isn't the first time caffeine has found itself in question, or even on the WADA's list for that matter. In...

Mona Pretorius on South African Weightlifting, CrossFit, and Sports Psychology

The psychology of an athlete plays a big role in their potential successes or lack thereof on the playing field. I remember from my own weightlifting career: If I hit a Personal Record (PR) lift in training, my coach...
Kettlebell Kitchen Review

Kettlebell Kitchen Review – Good for Paleo?

Quick, healthy, on-the-go meals have become increasingly popular in the strength athlete demographic. Kettlebell Kitchen makes an effort to provide ready-made meals for the goal oriented, health conscious individual. They're based in Brooklyn, New York, and do gym pick-ups...

Can Nick Massie’s Ice Age Meals Change Paleo Forever?

When you think of what sort of food is the best fuel for athletes, you don’t think of a strip mall in Reno, Nevada. You don’t think of frozen food, with a cellophane film and a microwave-safe container. You...

The Kettlebell Armor Complex: How, When, and Why It Should Be In Your Training

The kettlebell is a relative of the barbell, one that was used hundreds of years ago to showcase strength and physical prowess. Today, kettlebells are common among fitness athletes, strength and conditioning coaches, and even strength and power competitors...

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A Ridiculous Walkout and 1,015 Pound Raw Squat for Ray Williams!

As Ray Williams likes to say, "It's Money Time." On a recent visit to Arlington Strength, the superheavyweight Williams put on a show for the...

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