Saving the World, One Chicken Leg at a Time

My friend’s wife recently grimaced in pain while we were out to dinner. She seemed very uncomfortable, and when I asked what was wrong, she told me that she had recently started training at a gym, one of the usual suspects in globo gym chans, and that she had hurt her back.I can’t comment on the details of what happened, I wasn’t there, but from what I could figure out based on the story I heard, some personal trainer in the gym had put this woman through a series of…

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The Kettlebell 6 – Teach Yourself the Fundamentals

  There are 6 tutorial videos in the Kettelbell Basics Tutorial Series here. They will cover all the fundamentals of movement that you need to begin, reshape, or refresh your kettlebell practice. The videos are free but do require you to register to use. We suggest you follow them in the order below, but as you develop your proficiency, you will be able to return to any of these videos when you need to renew your work on a particular movement.      So, each tutorial can stand alone or…

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The Kettlebell 6 – Teach Yourself the Fundamentals

  There are 6 tutorial videos in the Kettelbell Basics Tutorial Series here. They will cover all the fundamentals of movement that you need to begin, reshape, or refresh your kettlebell practice. The videos are free but do require you to register to use. We suggest you follow them in the order below, but as you develop your proficiency, you will be able to return to any of these videos when you need to renew your work on a particular movement.     So, each tutorial can stand alone or…

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Learning the Ropes | Breaking Muscle

  Picture a solitary rope, hanging from the ceiling and terminating inches from the floor. Is this image enough to create angst and anxiety in your mind? Climbing to the top of a rope was a benchmark of a bygone era of physical education. Today, it’s an almost inconceivable feat for kids and adults alike.     The Rope Climb is a Wonderful Test of Strength I’d argue that we’ve given up something precious. While safety should be a concern when designing any fitness program, the fact remains that the…

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Learning the Ropes | Breaking Muscle

  Picture a solitary rope, hanging from the ceiling and terminating inches from the floor. Is this image enough to create angst and anxiety in your mind? Climbing to the top of a rope was a benchmark of a bygone era of physical education. Today, it’s an almost inconceivable feat for kids and adults alike.     The Rope Climb is a Wonderful Test of Strength I’d argue that we’ve given up something precious. While safety should be a concern when designing any fitness program, the fact remains that the…

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3 Cone Lateral To Forward Bound

Brandon Richey has been in the strength and fitness business for over thirteen years. He’s a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certified through the NSCA and has worked with an array of serious fitness personnel and athletes, from the age of ten all the way up to Division I and the professional level. He’s worked with athlete in a variety of sports, ranging from football, baseball, basketball, soccer, golf, rugby, and the now popular sport of MMA. Description Begin by placing 2 cones 6 to 8 feet apart just like the 2…

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3 Cone Lateral To Forward Bound

Brandon Richey has been in the strength and fitness business for over thirteen years. He’s a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certified through the NSCA and has worked with an array of serious fitness personnel and athletes, from the age of ten all the way up to Division I and the professional level. He’s worked with athlete in a variety of sports, ranging from football, baseball, basketball, soccer, golf, rugby, and the now popular sport of MMA. Description Begin by placing 2 cones 6 to 8 feet apart just like the 2…

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Get Straight to Get Strong: 3 Steps to Pre-Workout Alignment

Working out with a misaligned body will only lead to reinforcing those misalignments. The three exercises in this video are designed to improve posture by reducing rotation and neutralizing the pelvis. Do these exercises immediately before working out to get the most benefit from your workout.   Standing Elbow Curls Stay standing against the wall, and place your hands into a golfer’s grip by bending your fingers at the second knuckle, while keeping your thumbs sticking straight out. Place your knuckles at your temple with your thumbs pointing down toward…

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Get Straight to Get Strong: 3 Steps to Pre-Workout Alignment

Working out with a misaligned body will only lead to reinforcing those misalignments. The three exercises in this video are designed to improve posture by reducing rotation and neutralizing the pelvis. Do these exercises immediately before working out to get the most benefit from your workout.   Standing Elbow Curls Stay standing against the wall, and place your hands into a golfer’s grip by bending your fingers at the second knuckle, while keeping your thumbs sticking straight out. Place your knuckles at your temple with your thumbs pointing down toward…

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2 Cone Lateral Bounding (aka Heiden Jumps)

Brandon Richey has been in the strength and fitness business for over thirteen years. He’s a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certified through the NSCA and has worked with an array of serious fitness personnel and athletes, from the age of ten all the way up to Division I and the professional level. He’s worked with athlete in a variety of sports, ranging from football, baseball, basketball, soccer, golf, rugby, and the now popular sport of MMA. Description Start out by setting up 2 cones that are about 5 to 7 feet apart…

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