Your body is many things: a mechanical device, a walking chemistry set, a sustainable life form, and an ever-changing biological phenomenon. There’s a lot to know about the body. Were you aware of these ten amazing facts?
So you can run far and lift heavy, but can you do basic bodyweight movements like pull ups, handstands, and pistols? Here are 9 articles and workout programs written by coaches to help you get stronger with no equipment.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Welcome to our 12 reps feature. In each appearance of 12 Reps, our coaches, writers, and occasional guests will be answering the same twelve questions each time. Go “into the locker-room” with them and get to know our coaches and writers a little bit better!
12 Reps with Olympic Weightlifting Referee Dresdin Archibald
1. Who was your first coach and what did they teach you?
Cycle Four of the mature athlete training incorporates a new training plan. There’s more emphasis on your favorite sport or activity, coupled with physical training to augment it. To accomplish this, four 3-week segments make up the 12-week cycle. Here’s what the second half of the cycle looks like:
The goal of these workouts is to begin the slow process of healing after a c-section. The workouts are posted three times a week and focus on three critical aspects of recovery:
EDITOR’S NOTE: Ever wonder how a world-class coach actually trains? Wonder what it’s like to train as a “mature athlete?” Welcome to the athlete journal of Charles Staley. A big believer in practicing what he preaches, Charles trains and competes just like his clients. Now, every Friday read what Charles has done this week in his workout sessions, and how he feels about it.
Welcome to the Friday Flicks! Every Friday we kick off your weekend with a fun, fitness-related video you’ve never seen before. If you’ve missed previous weeks, you can catch up on them HERE!
I’ll give you props (pun intended) if you show up to yoga prepared. It’s almost weekly that a new student shows up to my yoga class without a mat or props. Of course, I never mind lending a mat, but most of the facilities I teach at do not provide yoga mats or props. I have found that many yoga studios have yoga mats available to rent or borrow, and some gyms have mats and props available, as well. But remember - these are available to the public.
If you’re like a lot of people entering the fitness world now you’re a square peg trying desperately to smash yourself into a round hole. You’re surrounded by seemingly good advice to focus on whole body lifts like the clean and jerk, snatch, and squat; to run barefoot; and to go hard or go home.