You Win Some, and You Lose Some (Athlete Journal Entry 15)
Last Saturday I competed in the New York Open and lost my very first match to a guy who beat me two years ago.

Last Saturday I competed in the New York Open and lost my very first match to a guy who beat me two years ago when we were both blue belts. 

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Is Low Calorie Dieting Dangerous?
The research clearly states that low calorie dieting has the potential to negatively affect our health.

With bathing suit weather fast approaching, it is the fourth quarter of meeting our weight loss goals that we set back in January. We all know that in order to lose weight we must take in fewer calories than we expend.

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How Should an Injured Athlete Recover? William Wayland Explains
Strength and conditioning super genius, William Wayland, answers a few of my questions to help all of us stay healthy.
The past year has been rough for me. From November 2012 until probably September 2013, I had consistent pain from my lower back all the way up my spine to the base of my skull. I tried numerous therapy methods but nothing worked
 

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How to Perfect Your Pre-Race Ritual Before Race Day
How can you expect to perform your best on race day if you don’t practice everything - your nutrition, your equipment set up, and everything else?

The pre-race time is particular for a lot of people. Some eat crazy meals, use specific equipment, or repeat rituals that started when they were kids. Just like a sports fan might wear lucky socks or a jersey that hasn’t been washed in a while, athletes will always stick to their pre-race behaviors because for them it may have worked.

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The Impending Crisis in Youth Sports
If youth are not miniature adults, why do we continue to subject kids to a watered-down adult sports model?

Youth sports programs evolved from the success of adult professional leagues. This is an important distinction. The success of professional football in 1892, for example, led to the advent of youth football leagues like Pop Warner in 1929. Major League Baseball (1871) led to Little League Baseball (1939).

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5 Pieces of CrossFit Gym Etiquette You Need to Know
I once heard a comedian say, “There is a weirdo on every city bus…and if there isn’t, you’re it.”

One of my favorite movies of all time is A Christmas Story. One of the scenes involves Ralphie waiting in line at the mall to see Santa so that he can give him his wish list - a Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred shot range model air rifle - when the Wicked Witch of the West from a Wizard of Oz comes flying up and gets in his face.

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Beginner Workout: Cycle 2, Week 1, Day 2
In the second cycle of the beginner workout you will use kettlebells, free weights, and bodyweight exercises to increase your core stability.

The second cycle of the beginner workout will focus on the basics of strengthening your core. In this workout, you will use kettlebells, free weights, and bodyweight exercises to increase your overall core stability and improve strength and flexibility. Journey into a renewed healthy lifestyle as you develop a new fitness routine, get back your body confidence, and have fun.

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Sport Specific: In-Season Baseball - Week 10, Day 1
This twelve-week cycle of workouts will help you maintain your off-season gains, maximize your recovery, and reduce your risk of injury so you can have a solid baseball season.

If you’re a baseball player and you expect to maintain your off-season gains, maximize your recovery, and reduce your risk of injury, then you need to have a solid in-season training program as well. You may have been training four or five days per week during the off-season, but now that the frequency of practices and games is increasing, you may only need one or two training sessions per week.

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Women’s Workout: Cycle 12 - 90 Day Women’s Workout Challenge, Week 8, Day 2
The 90-Day Women’s Workout Challenge is comprised of total-body workouts that will challenge you and help you improve strength and conditioning.

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.

The 90-Day Workout Challenge: New Year, New You in 90 Days

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Bodyweight Workout: Cycle 10, Week 4, Day 2
The workouts in Cycle 10 will be twenty minutes or less, with plenty of time to focus on flexibility, agility, and recovery.

Cycle 10 of the bodyweight workouts will focus on flexibility, agility and recovery. All workouts in this cycle with be twenty minutes or less, allowing extra time for the pre- and post-workout mobility, flexibility, and recovery work.

Week 4, Day 2

Mobility before Workout:

Hip Circles 5 in each direction

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