Understanding Proper Programming to Get Strong

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Written by: Kevin Cann October is a busy month for us. From a competition schedule perspective. We put on a meet with RPS October 8th and 9th, and that Thursday I fly out to Atlanta for USAPL Nationals. Due to these dates rapidly approaching, I have had the same conversation with a couple lifters regarding how volume and intensity affect us, how a taper works, and to relax and trust the process. What I realized was that not many coaches Read more

Why Training Your Tendons Is Important (and 11 Ways to Do It)

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Building muscle is simple. Lift heavy things, rest, make sure you eat enough food, sleep, repeat. For a beginner, progress is linear and relatively sudden. You get quick feedback: your muscles get more defined, you look a little leaner, you can lift a little more each session, friends and co-workers notice and comment on the changes. New striations pop up, clothes fit differently, you feel more capable dealing with the physical world. Read more

7 Habits of Highly Successful Primal Endurance Athletes

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Things have been busy for the Primal Endurance movement since I released the book back in December. People have been eager to learn more about this novel form of training, so we’ve been answering a lot of questions. Much like how The Primal Blueprint received a lot of attention because it bucked against Conventional Wisdom, such has been the case for Primal Endurance. Lots of head scratching, balking, but then, after learning the science Read more

7 Safe Pregnancy Exercises for Every Trimester

When you’re expecting, regular exercise can be one of the best things you can do for yourself and… The post 7 Safe Pregnancy Exercises for Every Trimester appeared first on Paleo Blog. SOURCE: Paleo Blog - Read entire story here. Read more

RHR: How to Stay Fit—And Healthy—with Mark Sisson

In this episode we cover: 3:40 Mark's early years as an endurance athlete 9:24 Mark's progression to a primal diet 13:20 How burning fat is the key to endurance 19:00 Why you should shift your exercise patterns 26:20 How weight training contributes to endurance 30:30 Maximizing high-intensity interval training 32: 41 Mark's new Paleo food offerings Links we discuss [easyazon_link identifier="1939563089" locale="US" tag="chrikres-20"]Primal Read more

Year One of Powerlifting: From Athlete to Powerlifter

Written by: Kevin Cann My second powerlifting meet was completed on April 2nd and marked my one year anniversary of taking up the sport. During this time I have learned a lot about the sport as both an athlete and a coach. When I first started I weighed 165lbs and I was still doing the mma thing 3-4 times per week. My workouts consisted of some single leg lower body work with the occasional front squat and compound upper body exercises like Read more

Should You Sleep-Low to Boost Performance?

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Thought experiment time. Say you train hard, hard enough to deplete a signifiant amount of glycogen. Your muscles are empty, sensitive to the effects of insulin, and screaming for a couple potatoes to refill glycogen. What do you do? In most circles, the answer is to eat those potatoes and refill those glycogen stores. And why not? The post-workout period is a special window of opportunity for eating a bunch of carbs and having them go to the Read more

Podcast Episode #228: All About Carbs with Christine Hronec

Topics:  Coming soon! Links: Subscribe to Real Food Liz!  Subscribe to DianeSanfilippo.com Vote for Balanced Bites and Diane at The Best Of Paleo Magazine Awards! Register for the Go With Your Gut book launch party The episodes are also available in iTunes & Stitcher.  Show sponsors:   You’re listening to the Balanced Bites podcast episode 228: All About Carbs with Christine Hronec  Coming soon! ... Read More The post Podcast Episode #228: Read more

How to Personalize Primal Blueprint Fitness

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The Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge manifests differently for everyone. Some folks are focused on improving their diets, on removing this food or adding that food. Some have committed to optimizing their sleep by getting to bed at a certain time and eliminating nighttime electronics. And many just want to look better naked. But there’s one tie that binds nearly everyone I’ve interacted with through the course of this and previous Read more

Get fitter this year in just 3½ minutes per week

So with the New Year upon us, diet and exercise resolutions typically feature prominently in many people’s lives.  However, in most cases, these resolutions fail fairly quickly and; in many cases, they have already been broken.  Despite the well-recognized beneficial impact of regular exercise on numerous health parameters, exercise participation and adherence in the general […] The post Get fitter this year in just 3½ minutes per week Read more

Adversity Training, Part 2 — Kids

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In Part 1, I went into some ways you can stop being a whiner. Now, it’s time to explore why that’s important—so you don’t raise whiny children. Remember this? (No? Did I just date myself?) Well, it’s unfortunately true in most things. Not necessarily in this straight-forward of a way, but let me explain. Just as toddlers mimic what we do, they will continue to be exposed to what we value as they grow up. As much as we Read more