“Fix Your Snatch” Seminar Recap 041616

Have you ever been to an all day technique seminar? How much knowledge did you retain.?How much impact did it have on your day-to-day training?

On Saturday, April 16 I ran the first session of the new clinic series that I’ve created. The working title is “Fix Your [Insert Movement Here]”. This initial clinic focused on the snatch.

What’s the concept? This is not a seminar. This is not a certification. This is not A-Z on the snatch.

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The Heroic Guide to CrossFit Open Workout 16.4

This is a post that first published on TrainHeroic.

The CrossFit Games Open Workout 16.4 is a compact chipper.

The push/pull elements combine to generate local muscular fatigue and an aerobic challenge.

If you pace well and stay smart about your rep scheme, you’ll achieve your ultimate goal: getting to the handstand pushups.
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The Heroic Guide to CrossFit Open Workout 16.5

The CrossFit Games Open Workout 16.5 is a brutal couplet of thrusters and burpees.

This workout is designed to make you suffer. Resign yourself to a simple fact: this is going to hurt.

Once you understand that, you can make smart decisions on your pacing and execution.

This article will tell you how to do your best. It’s up to you to embrace the suck.

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10-Minute Leg and Hip Mobility Practice

This post of mine originally appeared on the Whole Life Challenge.

This is a leg and hip mobility practice that I myself do regularly. In it, you will only do two drills. You will hold them for a long time, rather than moving through a variety of exercises or stretches. The focus of this practice is quality, not quantity.

Watch the video for demonstrations of beginner, intermediate, and advanced versions of each stretch. You can do all of these at home, in a hotel room, or in a gym. (And by the way, if your little one is as curious as the little on in our video, have him or her join in — get some quality time and make healthy movement a family priority.)

The two stretches are:

  1. Pigeon Variation – Focuses on the hips, glutes, and side of your leg
  2. Couch Stretch – Focuses on the quads, hip flexors, and front of your leg

Hold each stretch for 2.5 minutes per side. Hang out and explore each position. Your mind will appreciate the break, too. Give this a shot every day for just ten minutes. After a few days, I promise that you and your body are going to love this new habit.

Remember: Listen to your body when you’re stretching and don’t try to do what someone else is doing if it’s not right for you. Mobility and flexibility take daily practice and should not be rushed or forced.

6 Delicious Ways to Cook Eggs (#2 Will Surprise You)

How To Cook Eggs

Can you make a meal in 10 minutes?

Can you make it no matter what time of day – breakfast, lunch, or dinner? (And we’re talking about a real meal here, not something that you slide out of a box or shove into your microwave.)

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