tasc Performance Clothing (Product Review)
These two items by tasc Performance are comfortable, well made, and attractive.

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The A to Z of Family Fun in the Sun
Including the entire family in your fitness program may be just what you need to revitalize your training plan.

Have the dog days of summer zapped your motivation to workout? Take advantage of the lazy days of summer and rethink your approach to your workouts. Including the entire family in your fitness program may be just what you need to revitalize your training plan. So, grab your family, grab the sunscreen and a bottle of water, and get ready for some family fun in the sun.

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Should a Weightlifter Watch Other Lifters?
Watching fellow lifters perform can be problematic. Get used to being watched, but don’t watch too many failures.
Most people involved in the sport of weightlifting, whether they are athletes, coaches, officials, or administrators, like to watch other lifters perform. That is how we get inspired and that is how we learn.
 

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Why Loving Your Body Is Not Enough
In order for women (and men) to embrace their bodies, we need to look beyond accepting our physical appearance.

"Love your body” seems to be the new “strong is the new skinny.” While this is absolutely a shift in the right direction as it relates to promoting body acceptance, I think it is missing a huge piece of the puzzle on our journey for cultivating self-love. In order for women (and men) to embrace their bodies, we need to look beyond accepting our physical appearance.

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15 Practical Strategies to Increase Your Deadlift Max
This article provides you with fifteen practical strategies you can use start using right now if you’re serious about increasing your deadlift.

Throughout my time in the strength industry, I’ve found that the deadlift is often misunderstood. I love the deadlift as a test of strength. No racks, no fancy stuff, just you versus the barbell. But it seems many people end up playing not much more than a guessing game when it comes to increasing the deadlift.

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Discover the Best Meditation Type for You
For people looking to make a habit out of meditation, the challenge can be identifying the right type of practice to meet your needs and preferences.

While the scientific research on the health and wellness benefits of meditation is still in its infancy, an increasing number of people are looking to this ancient practice as a way to achieve calmness and relaxation, better manage stress, improve their mood, or just increase their quality of life.1,2

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Post-Tournament Recovery (Athlete Journal 30)
I decided to take some time off this week for recovery, self-evaluation, and planning my next steps.

After I competed last week, I took some time off for recovery and self-evaluation. It felt good to get some time off and eat a little looser than I have been the last few weeks. I normally eat clean, but the four weeks prior to competing I really dialed it in. I still have to make sure I keep my weight under control since I will be competing in the Boston Summer Open in four weeks. 

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Sarah Kolybaba: Cultivating a Connection With Real Food and BJJ
My BJJ student Kolybaba grew up on a farm and only bought groceries three times a year. I asked if she would share her story with us.

Download the Compete Conversation With Kolybaba in PDF

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Learn to Feel Your Anatomy Through Breathing (Video)
A common frustration is being unable to do an action after receiving a cue from an instructor. This is because we can’t properly feel or control our bodies.

Today I’m going to bring to you a basic module of my Feel Your Anatomy series. This lesson integrates Forrest yoga moves, along with teaching you anatomy and movement patterns, and links them all together with breathing.

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CrossFit Games 2014: The Good, Bad, and Ugly
I have proven for the third time that I am one of the twenty fittest men in the world. I’ll be damned. I’ll take that.

I ended up placing sixteenth overall at the 2014 CrossFit Masters Games, age group 50-54. In 2011, I was sixteenth. In 2013, fifteenth. This year, sixteenth. One might be tempted to be disappointed by a perpetual low-end finish, but for me it’s been quite the opposite. More on that later in this post.

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