It’s not any big revelation that the heart is the most vital organ in our body. This is true in both a literal sense and a figurative sense. It’s also true that the best way to develop the strength of your heart (also both literally and figuratively) is to use it. We cannot protect our heart from being uncomfortable and, in fact, doing so is what causes our heart to weaken.http://bit.ly/18ZrhXL
The following is a guest post by Erica Saint Clair of journalMENU:
As a coach, you likely have a multitude of plaques on your walls displaying a variety of certifications - but thin, slightly wrinkled, pieces of paper behind plastic stuck up on a wall do not make you a great coach.
They certainly make you marketable, and bring clients in the door.http://breakingmuscle.com/coaching/inspire-me-how-to-be-a-great-coach
You’re on a run through the city or a local park and you come upon a low obstacle in your path. Maybe it’s a waist-high wall, a railing, or a large log, and you realize that it’s too high to safely hurdle. What do you do? Rather than stop your forward momentum and climb over it, your best option is to perform a simple vault and continue moving.http://bit.ly/18cqMs0
The following is a guest post by Katie Chasey of RXBound:
Whether you’re an Olympic lifter, a CrossFitter, or any other type of athlete training the Olympic lifts, there are some important rules you need to obey when stepping on the platform:
Rule #1: Never touch the bar with your foot. Ever.http://bit.ly/12OYznY
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.
Cycle 5 of the bodyweight workouts will focus on developing balance and strength with the use of one limbed movements. The workouts are posted on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.http://bit.ly/14IgWMu
The following is a guest post from featured coach Nia Shanks of Lift Like a Girl:
“Um, why would I want to lift like a girl?” he asked with a smirk while pointing at my T-shirt that had “Lift Like a Girl” written across the front.
“Because I’m stronger than you,” I happily responded as I tossed more weight on the bar.http://bit.ly/17SXml0
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.http://bit.ly/14IgWw0
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:
These workouts are designed by All-American swimmer and world record holder Hannah Caldas. She swims 4,000 meters per day, 2 hours per day, 6 days a week. Hannah has designed these workouts to increase your overall strength and conditioning while also improving your swim technique and speed in the water.
Cycle 3, Week 4, Day 1
This is a 12-week sport specific program designed for rugby union players. The goal of this program is to increase the athlete’s overall strength while also enabling them to make progress in some explosive power work, which can be found at the start of each session.http://bit.ly/14IgWfy