How Success in Exercise Is Like Success in Investing
These two endeavors come down to the exact same working principles - hard work, discipline, determination, and focus on a long-term goal.

Every so often my dad used to sit us down as kids and talk about the importance of investing. I always rolled my eyes when he would start his saving lectures, but deep down, I knew he was right.

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How to Instantly Improve in Any Exercise
Having showed this technique to many people, I find about 80% see improvement immediately.
This is the fourth in a series of articles on using Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) to improve your performance in the gym. It’s important you read the previous articles to give you the foundation you need. That being said, this may be the most powerful segment in the whole series.
 

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High, Medium, and Low Protein Diets Put to the Test
How much protein do you really need to maintain or put on muscle mass?

Amino acids are of critical importance in the diet. Of course, the greatest source of dietary amino acids is protein from food sources. Protein provides the material for new muscle and the building blocks for countless other substances in the body, such as most of your enzymes, which are essential for life.

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An Introduction to Kettlebell Sport Training Methodologies
I treat kettlebell sport like a job. I’ve even practiced technique in front of mirrors in public restrooms. Here’s what it looks like to train for kettlebell sport.

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Strongman: Cycle 6, Week 2
Whether you are looking for explosive strength, the ability to lift heavy for multiple reps, or to increase your max lifts, strongman is a fun and effective training method.

Week 2, Day 1

Back squat, 20 x 1
Barbell row, 3 x 6
Back extension, 4 x 8
Leg raises, 3 x 10

Week 2, Day 2

Floor press @ 50% of max, 9 x 3 for speed
Close grip bench press, 3 x 6
Lateral dumbbell raise, 3 x 8
Face pulls, 3 x 15

Week 2, Day 3

18” deadlift, 3RM
Log clean and strict press, 1RM
Yoke carry, medium weight for 40m

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Mommy Workout: Fertility Cycle - Phase 2, Week 2
During the second 28-day phase of the Fertility Cycle, we’ll increase the frequency of your workouts without a steep increase in intensity.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Nicole Crawford is a certified personal trainer and women’s fitness specialist (NASM) and a pre- and post-natal fitness specialist (AFPA). Nicole thinks all moms should have the opportunity and support they need to stay fit. She volunteers at crisis pregnancy centers and is completing DONA International’s requirements to become a certified birth doula. Connect with Nicole: Nicole@BreakingMuscle.com

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Strength & Conditioning - Chris Doenlen: Kettlebell Sport, Week 1
This training program is designed for the beginner to intermediate kettlebell sport athlete focusing on long cycle as their competitive event.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Chris Doenlen is an athlete, coach, personal trainer, yoga instructor-in-training, and doughnut enthusiast.

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Triathlon Workout: Cycle 3 (Sprint Distance) - Week 8
This programming has been designed for the beginner to train for a sprint distance triathlon; however, anyone can use it.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Mischele Stevens has been helping beginners fulfill their dream of completing a triathlon for the past decade. A former ironman athlete, Mischele has coached athletes to the World Championship level at both the 70.3 and full Ironman distance. In addition to her work with elite athletes, Mischele also coaches in a community-based program that helps hundreds of people of all levels complete triathlons each year. 

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Strongman: Cycle 6, Week 2
Whether you are looking for explosive strength, the ability to lift heavy for multiple reps, or to increase your max lifts, strongman is a fun and effective training method.

Week 2, Day 1

Back squat, 20 x 1
Barbell row, 3 x 6
Back extension, 4 x 8
Leg raises, 3 x 10

Week 2, Day 2

Floor press @ 50% of max, 9 x 3 for speed
Close grip bench press, 3 x 6
Lateral dumbbell raise, 3 x 8
Face pulls, 3 x 15

Week 2, Day 3

18” deadlift, 3RM
Log clean and strict press, 1RM
Yoke carry, medium weight for 40m

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Women’s Workout: Cycle 14, Week 8
Cycle fourteen of the Women’s workout focuses on lower body strength and conditioning.

EDITOR’S NOTE: These workouts are designed by Breaking Muscle founder Mindith Rahmat. Mindith is an RYT 500 Certified Yoga Therapist, certified CrossFit coach, and long time fitness enthusiast with extensive experience in Russian kettlebells and bodyweight exercise.

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