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The Best Mobility Exercises & Tools for Weightlifting

It’s easy to catch a little ADDED warm-up when you get to the gym – pedal a bike, stretch that muscle a bit, then crush that muscle, then have a chat with your friends while leaning against a foam roller. (We see you.) To get the most out of your warm-up and prepare for a tough squat or deadlift workout, think about the parts of your body that you’ll be asking the most to work on that day. Then think about what they did in the hours leading up to your session. Do you sit for long periods of time… Read More »The Best Mobility Exercises & Tools for Weightlifting

Butternut Squash and Turkey Chili

Not your average chili, this butternut squash and turkey chili features red lentils and is simmered in a creamy coconut milk and tomato broth. It can be made in your pressure cooker or on the stove top! Somehow pressure cookers were all the rage a couple of years ago and are still gaining steam… and for good reason! I got a pressure cooker a few years ago and fell in love with it at the time – making rice, beans, soup, shredded chicken – but feel like I have a renewed love for my pressure cooker lately! It can cook just about… Read More »Butternut Squash and Turkey Chili

Baked Apples – Eating Bird Food

These cozy baked apples are filled with a sugar cinnamon oat crumble and super easy to make. Enjoy hot with ice cream and a drizzle of date caramel sauce for the ultimate fall dessert! I really try to enjoy every season but I love fall weather and flavors! As soon as those crispy mornings roll in, I crave anything apple-friendly (check out all of my apple recipes). I can’t wait to take Liv to an apple orchard… something I have fond memories of growing up! Whether you have an abundance of apples and don’t know what to do with them,… Read More »Baked Apples – Eating Bird Food

Breastfeeding Snacks for New Mamas

Looking for healthy breastfeeding snacks? Here you’ll find 18 easy recipe ideas, as well as, nutritious snacks you can pick up at the store. People joke about pregnancy cravings and the fact that pregnant women are eating for two, but no one warns you about the hunger that comes on with breastfeeding! The body burns around 500 extra calories a day by producing milk so it’s no wonder nursing mamas are so hungry. While nursing and/or pumping for Olivia I was ravenous 24/7, especially in those early months. I felt like I could eat a huge breakfast and need a… Read More »Breastfeeding Snacks for New Mamas

R for Sport Scientists – Fundamentals Course

Description of the course Learning language R is the best career and professional development thing I have accomplished in the past 10 years! It provided me with an environment and a tool for further development and exploration. Creating charts was easier. Writing papers, articles and books was easier. Learning statistics was easier. Simulating and understanding things just got easier. Learning R was neither easy nor short. It’s stimulating but also fun! You can’t evolve without stepping out of your comfort zone, that’s for sure. So I guess you want to embrace this trip as well. Maybe you haven’t coded in… Read More »R for Sport Scientists – Fundamentals Course

An Eating Disorder Resource Guide

According to the TH Chan School of Public Health at Harvard, 9% of the American population, or approximately 28.8 million people, will suffer from an eating disorder in their lifetime. Although this is already a horrible number, it only represents diagnosable conditions like bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa or binge eating disorder. When you bring eating disorders into the conversation – negative behaviors that often turn out to be precursors to eating disorders – the numbers soar. A survey of Self magazine in partnership with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggests that sixty-five percent of American women between… Read More »An Eating Disorder Resource Guide

Black Bean Pumpkin Burgers – Eating Bird Food

These pumpkin and black bean burgers are made with quinoa, black beans, mashed pumpkin and pepitas. They are loaded with vegetable protein and full of flavor. Vegan and gluten free. This recipe idea arose after I roasted a pumpkin and had a large container of fresh pumpkin puree in the fridge that needed to be used. I’ve made black bean burgers with sweet potatoes before, so I thought I would try a pumpkin burger. Everything tastes better with pumpkin, doesn’t it? These burgers are similar to my favorite black bean burgers, but with a touch of fall. I love spices… Read More »Black Bean Pumpkin Burgers – Eating Bird Food

Always Stay Critical – Review 6

Review 6 – Availability What’s up everyone. Here’s Dan with this month’s rant on how to best read the research. Today we’re going to take a look at this heavily underrated prospective study evaluating the extent to which training modifications due to injury and / or illness contributed to performance success or failure in international T&F athletes. . The premise of this one is so simple yet beautiful that it reminds us how crucial the basics are. be available, attend your training and thus progress in your sport. You can’t improve yourself if you don’t train. And we already have… Read More »Always Stay Critical – Review 6

The Bulgarian Split Squat: the Secret Weapon to Massive Quads & Glutes

The Bulgarian Split Squat: The Secret Weapon of Massive Quads & Glutes If you’ve ever tried high volume Bulgarian split squats, you know how awfully nasty they can be. The combination of hip joint and stabilization under load is a brutal use of your legs, glutes, and central nervous system. Master the best single leg squat variations The Bulgarian split squat has a lot of impact on healthy squat patterns. Splitting your position allows you to work on hip flexor mobility and the low position of a one-leg squat. You can drill hip stability, focus on quadruple hypertrophy, or load… Read More »The Bulgarian Split Squat: the Secret Weapon to Massive Quads & Glutes

Cinnamon Maple Roasted Kabocha Squash

This roasted maple and cinnamon kabocha squash is the perfect sweet side dish for fall and super easy to make. Kabocha squash wedges are tossed with olive oil, maple syrup, cinnamon and salt and roasted to caramelized perfection. Kabocha squash is one of my favorite winter squash. It’s sweet but salty and honestly, it’s the perfect addition to a wide variety of recipes! In the past, I have made roasted kabocha tots. They are the size of a bite and are great on salads, in cereal bowls, or just as a snack. Toddlers are tasty, but I like to add… Read More »Cinnamon Maple Roasted Kabocha Squash

Strength Training & Weight Training 101: How to Get Strong

Strength training will change your life. If you want to lose weight, gain muscle, and/or just look and feel better, strength training will do just that.[1] In this comprehensive series, we’re going to cover EVERYTHING you need to know about getting strong. By the way, hi. I’m Staci Ardison, Senior Coach for Team NF, with a 455 pound deadlift, and strength training has changed my life. Here’s that deadlift by the way (at a bodyweight of 150 lbs):  I help men and women get strong with our 1-on-1 Online Coaching Program, and in addition to this strength series, I’d love for… Read More »Strength Training & Weight Training 101: How to Get Strong

R for Sport Scientists – Fundamentals Course: Introduction

R for Sports Scientists – Basic Course Lecture 1: Introduction and course overview In this talk, I’m going to go over a lesson plan, explain why you need to learn R, how to learn it, and where to find more information after you complete this course. So let’s start with the first lecture. Ready to watch this course? Become a member and get unlimited access to all content on our website. Start your membership today Join us today And claim 2 bonuses Standard Membership regular price $ 35 NOW $ 24/ first month WHERE Go annual and get all bonuses… Read More »R for Sport Scientists – Fundamentals Course: Introduction

Single-Leg Landmine Romanian Deadlifts – For a pumped-up peach & stable hips

Without going too far into the weeds here, we’re going to focus on the main part of each lift that sets them apart: the lowering of the bar from the hips to the floor. For a conventional deadlift, your knees bend as you move the barbell toward the floor, and your back does a lot of the work. In a Romanian deadlift, your knees stay straight or have minimal bend, forcing your glutes and hamstrings to take on more load. For most people, RDLs have a slightly shorter range of motion, as it’s harder to reach the floor with only… Read More »Single-Leg Landmine Romanian Deadlifts – For a pumped-up peach & stable hips

Strength Training & Weight Training 101: How to Get Strong

Strength training will change your life. If you want to lose weight, gain muscle, and/or just look and feel better, strength training will do just that.[1] In this comprehensive series, we’re going to cover EVERYTHING you need to know about getting strong. By the way, hi. I’m Staci Ardison, Senior Coach for Team NF, with a 455 pound deadlift, and strength training has changed my life. Here’s that deadlift by the way (at a bodyweight of 150 lbs):  I help men and women get strong with our 1-on-1 Online Coaching Program, and in addition to this strength series, I’d love for… Read More »Strength Training & Weight Training 101: How to Get Strong

Is That a Squat or a Hinge?

« La clarté permet de se concentrer. »—Thomas Leonard Le débat J’ai reçu une réponse sur l’un de mes messages Instagram montrant des balançoires à un bras de 40 kg qui m’ont d’abord fait rire puis m’ont fait réfléchir. “Squattez plus qu’une charnière… Le kettlebell est trop lourd pour vous… Montez dessus, vous y arriverez.” Le swing est ce que je définis comme une charnière athlétique, pas un squat. Alors pourquoi la confusion ou la différence d’opinions ? Croyez-le ou non, la définition de ce qu’est un squat par rapport à une charnière varie et sans clarté, nous aurons du mal à… Read More »Is That a Squat or a Hinge?

Sports Vacancies in October 2021

Here is a list of the newest job vacancies at the moment. Be quick and seek your chance for an attractive job in the sports industry! Newly Added: Chelsea FC Football Coach Closes: October 7, 2021 Location: Cobham, UK Source: uksport.gov.uk Tottenham Hotspur Casual Match Day Academy Physiotherapist Closes: October 6, 2021 Location: Tottenham, UK Source: uksport.gov.uk Manchester City MCWFC First Team Sports Scientist Closes: October 6, 2021 Location: Manchester, UK Source: uksport.gov.uk Manchester City MCWFC First Team Physio Closes: October 6, 2021 Location: Manchester, UK Source: uksport.gov.uk Active: Hull City Tigers Nutritionist Closes: October 15, 2021 Location: Hull, UK… Read More »Sports Vacancies in October 2021

The Power Snatch: Improve Your Dynamic Speed & Control

Performance points To install Settle down with a loaded bar on the floor and find your position. The feet should be hip-width apart with the bar above the midfoot. Crouch down to grasp the bar with a wide snatch grip, arms straight, wrists down, and elbows facing out. Longer arms = wider grip. First draw Keep your spine neutral and make sure your chest is above the bar before you start the first pull from the floor to your knees. The hips and the chest are raised at the same time. This is considered the “slowest” of the three draws.… Read More »The Power Snatch: Improve Your Dynamic Speed & Control

Sweet Potato Bites – Eating Bird Food

These baked sweet potato bites are topped with ricotta cheese, pecans, pomegranate, honey and fresh thyme. They are the perfect mix of sweet and savory and are a quick and easy appetizer that everyone will love! How cute are these little sweet potato bites? They would make the perfect appetizer for a dinner or holiday meal or make a delicious accompaniment to a weekday dinner. Ricotta toast is very trendy right now (check out my recipe on Instagram), but for this version, I swapped the toast for sweet potato rings. Perfect for adding more veggies, nutrients and flavor! I’ve shared… Read More »Sweet Potato Bites – Eating Bird Food

Best Workouts to Improve Your Sports Performance

Practice makes perfect, but subtract the exercise component, and you might not be up to your maximum athletic potential. Contrary to popular belief, even low impact sports like golf or yoga require extensive and specific exercise programs to improve your athletic performance. Remember, your equipment only contributes a fraction of the work. And no-walking for exercise not going to cut it. If you’re looking to improve your overall shape and performance, here are some workout styles you need to incorporate into your fitness routine. High intensity interval training High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is an all-time favorite in the gym.… Read More »Best Workouts to Improve Your Sports Performance

Strength Training & Weight Training 101: How to Get Strong

Strength training will change your life. If you want to lose weight, gain muscle, and/or just look and feel better, strength training will do just that.[1] In this comprehensive series, we’re going to cover EVERYTHING you need to know about getting strong. By the way, hi. I’m Staci Ardison, Senior Coach for Team NF, with a 455 pound deadlift, and strength training has changed my life. Here’s that deadlift by the way (at a bodyweight of 150 lbs):  I help men and women get strong with our 1-on-1 Online Coaching Program, and in addition to this strength series, I’d love for… Read More »Strength Training & Weight Training 101: How to Get Strong

Vegan Potato Soup – Eating Bird Food

Cette soupe de pommes de terre végétalienne facile est crémeuse, copieuse et pleine de saveur. C’est un classique de la cuisine réconfortante qui deviendra rapidement un favori de la famille. J’ai grandi avec des soupes crémeuses et réconfortantes. Soupe de brocoli cheddar, soupe de riz sauvage au poulet et bien sûr soupe de pommes de terre. Comme pour beaucoup de mes favoris d’enfance, j’ai pris sur moi d’en faire une version allégée avec des ingrédients plus sains. Cette soupe de pommes de terre végétalienne est si simple à préparer, crémeuse mais saine et pleine de saveurs délicieuses. Je ne souhaite… Read More »Vegan Potato Soup – Eating Bird Food

Healthy Recipe: El Salvadorian Black Bean and Cheese Pupusas

From food and music to fitness, wellness and more, Hispanics and Latinxes have enriched the United States with their cultures, traditions and practices. To honor the impact and contributions of Hispanics and Latin Americans in the United States and around the world, we celebrate Latinx Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. One thing that seems to be universally true about pupusa is that they conjure up memories – memories of nights on the town, trips to faraway places, or even a grandmother’s kitchen. Yet this food that is loved by so many people is made at home by… Read More »Healthy Recipe: El Salvadorian Black Bean and Cheese Pupusas

Master the Arnold Press for Sculpted Shoulders

Arnold press Start sitting on a bench with a dumbbell in each hand. Hold them both at about the height of your upper chest, elbows down and palms facing your body (like the top of a bicep curl). This inverted-grip starting position, palms in, targets the front deltoids and upper pecs. Initiate the movement by lifting the dumbbells in front of you and rotating your arms to the side at the same time. Your elbows will gradually widen and your palms will be facing forward. In one smooth motion, press the dumbbells above your head to lock them into place.… Read More »Master the Arnold Press for Sculpted Shoulders

Healthy Fig Bread – Eating Bird Food

Fabriqué avec de la purée de figues et des bananes, du miel, du yogourt grec et de la farine de blé entier, ce pain aux figues sain est parfaitement moelleux, naturellement sucré, sans huile et une excellente recette à faire pendant la saison des figues ! Je suis tellement excitée par cette recette. J’adore préparer et manger des pains rapides et cette recette ne fait pas exception. Comme vous le savez peut-être si vous me suivez sur Instagram, nous avons un figuier dans notre jardin et Olivia et moi avons l’habitude de cueillir des figues au quotidien ! Honnêtement, nous… Read More »Healthy Fig Bread – Eating Bird Food

Bicep workouts – curls for the girls (and guys!)

We focused on using dumbbells or straight dumbbells in the exercises above, but keep in mind all the other tools and techniques available. Here are some of our favorite interchangeable equipment for bicep training: Bands Super simple finish: 100 curls and 100 tricep extensions using a light band. Step up on the band so that the loop goes around both feet and adjust the tension so that you can loop the band as you would with dumbbells or a barbell. EZ-Curl bar The short, fun, squiggly-shaped bar has a purpose. Use it for any curl variation to take the strain… Read More »Bicep workouts – curls for the girls (and guys!)

French Fitness CT80 Manual Curve Treadmill Review (New)

A treadmill with a twist (or a curve one should say), the French Fitness CT80 is a curved treadmill that uses gravity to start. An interesting concept, but ultimately more respectful of your knees and the environment. One of the newest curved models on the market, French Fitness has tapped into the sustainable lifestyle by offering a pure green energy treadmill. Zero energy consumption and zero impact on your electricity bill. But, with all that is said and done, does the CT80 give you a great workout? We explore model design features, exercise options, and customer feedback details below. Design… Read More »French Fitness CT80 Manual Curve Treadmill Review (New)

Box Jump Progression for Beginners

Box jumps are an enemy of hell for so many new athletes. The fear of missing a jump and breaking your neck is extremely common. This self-preservation is the reason why adults often avoid attempting potentially dangerous sporting feats: with age comes the experience of injury which leads to a “risk averse” attitude. If you never learned to backflip as a kid, you might just skip it as an adult with, “Hey, I don’t need to try that one.” I could break my face. But using your body against gravity to jump to a higher surface is a key characteristic… Read More »Box Jump Progression for Beginners

Incline, Decline, Flat Bench & More |

Performance points Find your plank position on the floor with your hands about shoulder width apart and the soles of your feet on the floor. Keeping your core tight, legs together, and body straight, lower yourself in control until your chest touches the floor, then press up again. Beginners can start with the knees on the floor. Coach’s tip: Look at those elbows! Keep them tucked in. Letting your elbows flare compromises your form and puts pressure on your shoulders. Not to mention that you look silly. If you feel like you could do push-ups all day, have a friend… Read More »Incline, Decline, Flat Bench & More |

Overhead Squat Points of Performance, Benefits & Challenges

Ask any trainer worth their salt what the hardest weight-bearing movement for mobility is and they’ll likely tell you aerial squats. If you want to be specific, a double kettlebell aerial squat or a close-grip aerial squat. Even experienced weightlifters struggle with these. But if you want to be a complete athlete who can really move, or someone who is super capable at CrossFit, you need a strong aerial squat. This is the lower receiving position for the snatch and it challenges the stability and mobility of every major joint in your body. Functional movements like jerks, snatches, squats, overhead… Read More »Overhead Squat Points of Performance, Benefits & Challenges

5 Advanced Plank Variations for Your Strongest Core

Core work is an easy prop to fit into almost any workout at the end or as a warm-up. Because it’s easy to do, it’s also easy to skip. But if you want stronger abs and maybe even a 6-pack, here’s a tip: Don’t skip your basic work. Even if you only do 20 sit-ups, a 30-second sit-in, or a 60-second plank before you leave the gym, do Something to emphasize your midline. Having a strong core translates into just about any athletic effort you can imagine. Over time, your basic accessory efforts will add up to some actual weightlifting… Read More »5 Advanced Plank Variations for Your Strongest Core

Fig Salad with Arugula and Goat Cheese

An easy fig salad with arugula, chopped apples, dried cranberries, pecans and goat cheese topped with a delicious balsamic vinaigrette. Perfect as a light lunch, side salad, or topped with protein for a meal-sized salad. We have a fig tree in our garden and Olivia and I venture out every day to pick fresh figs! It was so much fun to think of recipes in which to use figs. Of course, I had to start with a salad recipe but I’m also imagining a recipe for fig pizza, fig bread and fig jam… wait! This is a simple salad with… Read More »Fig Salad with Arugula and Goat Cheese

Sports Vacancies in September 2021

Here is a list of the newest job vacancies at the moment. Be quick and seek your chance for an attractive job in the sports industry! Newly Added: Bedford Blues RFC Performance Analysis Intern Closes: Open until filled Location: Bedford, UK Source: thevideoanalyst.com Ford Sports Performance Performance/Strength Coach Internship Closes: Open until filled Location: Bellevue, WA, US Source: linkedin.com UFC Strength & Conditioning Internship Closes: Open until filled Location: Las Vegas, NV, US Source: teamworkonline.com Active: Celtic FC Physiotherapist Closes: September 30, 2021 Location: Glasgow, UK Source: jobsinfootball.com Blackheath RFC Physiotherapist / Sport Therapist Closes: September 30, 2021 Location: London,… Read More »Sports Vacancies in September 2021

Super Total Program Is Here! Check Out This New Awesome Tool!

Discover this awesome new tool We bring you a whole new advantage of Complementary Training, thanks to our member Quinn Henoch, who was more than kind to share his tool with the rest of our community. The Super Total program is aimed at any athlete looking to improve their performance in the “SuperTotal”: snatch, shoulder and jerk, back squat, bench press and deadlift. This tool is also intended for any coach seeking to improve or complete their programming framework. It is created with the principles of the minimum viable program in mind. Watch the video below to find out how… Read More »Super Total Program Is Here! Check Out This New Awesome Tool!

3-Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Cookies – Eating Bird Food

Banana and oatmeal cookies made with just 3 simple ingredients. They’re vegan, gluten-free, and perfect for a quick breakfast or a healthy treat. It doesn’t get much better than cookies made with just three ingredients! You probably have everything in your pantry so you can whip up a batch whenever you need a simple breakfast or a healthy and delicious treat. This recipe certainly sounds like a bowl of oatmeal… but you eat it in cookie form, which is pretty fun! Because these have such minimal ingredients, I also give them to Liv. She loves to snack on them for… Read More »3-Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Cookies – Eating Bird Food

Healthy Apple Crisp with Oatmeal Topping

Ce croustillant aux pommes sain est légèrement sucré avec du sirop d’érable et comprend une garniture à l’avoine croustillante. Cette recette sera certainement un favori de la famille automnale! Devinez-moi ceci – que faites-vous quand vous avez quatre gros sacs de pommes fraîches dans votre cuisine après une journée amusante de cueillette de pommes ?! Vous faites un croustillant aux pommes maison ! Les pommes sont cuites à la perfection caramélisées tandis que la garniture à l’avoine donne au croustillant une texture croustillante. J’adore les pommes, mais la garniture à l’avoine et aux pacanes est totalement ce qui fait le… Read More »Healthy Apple Crisp with Oatmeal Topping

Strength Training & Weight Training 101: How to Get Strong

Strength training will change your life. If you want to lose weight, gain muscle, and/or just look and feel better, strength training will do just that.[1] In this comprehensive series, we’re going to cover EVERYTHING you need to know about getting strong. By the way, hi. I’m Staci Ardison, Senior Coach for Team NF, with a 455 pound deadlift, and strength training has changed my life. Here’s that deadlift by the way (at a bodyweight of 150 lbs):  I help men and women get strong with our 1-on-1 Online Coaching Program, and in addition to this strength series, I’d love for… Read More »Strength Training & Weight Training 101: How to Get Strong

5 Tips For Autopilot Fat Loss

Le voyage vers une meilleure santé est souvent interrompu par… Eh bien… la vie. Alors que la sagesse de la culture alimentaire conventionnelle et pop nous dit que nous avons juste besoin d’un peu d’autodiscipline à l’ancienne et (insérer la dernière mode diététique) pour mincir, il existe des moyens plus faciles, plus efficaces et plus conviviaux pour y parvenir. L’une des stratégies globales les plus efficaces pour une meilleure santé et une perte de graisse est de façonner votre environnement : organiser votre vie de manière à vous pousser dans une direction particulière. Bref, nous voulons automatiser au maximum notre… Read More »5 Tips For Autopilot Fat Loss

Crispy Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries are crispier than baked sweet potato fries and much healthier than deep fried ones! Plus, they cook in 10 minutes. I have a soft spot for sweet potato fries … fries in general, really (I have a ton of french fries recipes on the blog including jicama fries, butternut squash fries, zucchini fries and french fries turnip). I feel like it every now and then and I had a craving for fries when I was pregnant. Baked sweet potato fries vs air fryers Sometimes real fried sweet potato fries hit the spot, but honestly I’m… Read More »Crispy Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

Sports Vacancies in September 2021

Here is a list of the newest job vacancies at the moment. Be quick and seek your chance for an attractive job in the sports industry! Newly Added: Norwich City Football Club Senior Academy Physiotherapist Closes: September 27, 2021 Location: Norwich, UK Source: uksport.gov.uk Blackburn Rovers FC Part-time Academy Psychologist Closes: September 26, 2021 Location: Blackburn, UK Source: fldccareers.com Hartpury University Hartpury Sports Physiotherapist Closes: September 26, 2021 Location: Gloucestershire, UK Source: uksport.gov.uk Active: English Institute of Sport Strength and Conditioning Coach (GB Hockey Women’s Squad) Closes: September 26, 2021 Location: Bisham, UK Source: uksport.gov.uk English Institute of Sport CEO… Read More »Sports Vacancies in September 2021

Sports Vacancies in September 2021

Here is a list of the newest job vacancies at the moment. Be quick and seek your chance for an attractive job in the sports industry! Newly Added: English Institute of Sport Strength and Conditioning Coach (GB Hockey Women’s Squad) Closes: September 26, 2021 Location: Bisham, UK Source: uksport.gov.uk English Institute of Sport CEO (National Director) Closes: September 24, 2021 Location: National, UK Source: uksport.gov.uk English Institute of Sport Senior Performance Lifestyle Advisor Closes: September 24, 2021 Location: Bisham, UK Source: uksport.gov.uk English Institute of Sport Head of Olympic Performance Support Closes: September 23, 2021 Location: Flexible, UK Source: uksport.gov.uk… Read More »Sports Vacancies in September 2021

Systemizing and Planning the Warm-Up

Guest article by Scott Kuehn Introduction No matter the time of year, whether you won or lost, off-season or in-season, there is one consistency in athletics throughout it all: the warm-up. As Ryan Horn points out below in this viral social media post, by his estimates, a college basketball team will spend an average of ~56 hours warming up over the course of a year. No matter how you adjust those numbers to better reflect the sport you work with and the level you work at, the point remains intact; you spend an awfully large amount of time warming up.… Read More »Systemizing and Planning the Warm-Up

Sweet Potato Soup {Vegan} – Eating Bird Food

This vegan sweet potato soup combines sweet potatoes, fresh ginger, spices and coconut milk for a smooth, flavorful soup. It’s so rich and creamy, you won’t miss out on dairy products! Soup season is here and I couldn’t be more excited – hot soup bowls are not only heartwarming, they’re incredibly easy to cook and clean. They are the ultimate one-pot meal! If you know me you’ll know that sweet potato is one of my favorite vegetables to cook with and over the years I’ve found so many different ways to enjoy them – from sweet potato fries to sweet… Read More »Sweet Potato Soup {Vegan} – Eating Bird Food

5 Advanced Plank Variations for Your Strongest Core

Core work is an easy prop to fit into almost any workout at the end or as a warm-up. Because it’s easy to do, it’s also easy to skip. But if you want stronger abs and maybe even a 6-pack, here’s a tip: Don’t skip your basic work. Even if you only do 20 sit-ups, a 30-second sit-in, or a 60-second plank before you leave the gym, do Something to emphasize your midline. Having a strong core translates into just about any athletic effort you can imagine. Over time, your basic accessory efforts will add up to some actual weightlifting… Read More »5 Advanced Plank Variations for Your Strongest Core

Healthy Pumpkin Muffins | Eating Bird Food

Healthy pumpkin muffins made with almond and pumpkin butter. No flour, no oil and no dairy products. 9 grams of protein in each muffin! Fall is here and that means it’s time to break out the canned pumpkin (or mash pumpkin) and get in the oven! I have a ton of healthy pumpkin recipes here on EBF, so it’s hard to say which one is the best, but when it comes to healthy pumpkin muffins… These might be my favorites. They make a cozy fall breakfast (paired with a cold pumpkin cream infusion or a healthy pumpkin spiced latte) or… Read More »Healthy Pumpkin Muffins | Eating Bird Food

Strength Training & Weight Training 101: How to Get Strong

Strength training will change your life. If you want to lose weight, gain muscle, and/or just look and feel better, strength training will do just that.[1] In this comprehensive series, we’re going to cover EVERYTHING you need to know about getting strong. By the way, hi. I’m Staci Ardison, Senior Coach for Team NF, with a 455 pound deadlift, and strength training has changed my life. Here’s that deadlift by the way (at a bodyweight of 150 lbs):  I help men and women get strong with our 1-on-1 Online Coaching Program, and in addition to this strength series, I’d love for… Read More »Strength Training & Weight Training 101: How to Get Strong

Strength Training & Weight Training 101: How to Get Strong

Strength training will change your life. If you want to lose weight, gain muscle, and/or just look and feel better, strength training will do just that.[1] In this comprehensive series, we’re going to cover EVERYTHING you need to know about getting strong. By the way, hi. I’m Staci Ardison, Senior Coach for Team NF, with a 455 pound deadlift, and strength training has changed my life. Here’s that deadlift by the way (at a bodyweight of 150 lbs):  I help men and women get strong with our 1-on-1 Online Coaching Program, and in addition to this strength series, I’d love for… Read More »Strength Training & Weight Training 101: How to Get Strong

Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies {Vegan} | Eating Bird Food

These delicious oatmeal and chocolate chip pumpkin cookies are healthy, vegan, and can easily be made gluten-free. Perfect to satisfy your pumpkin cravings! It’s pumpkin season! Truth be told, I’m that girl who wants to make pumpkin candy all year round because I love her so much, but I definitely have an extra fall craving. I have a ton of pumpkin bake recipes on the blog, including these vegan pumpkin muffins and pumpkin bread, but I didn’t have any pumpkin cookie recipes… until now! Why I like these cookies These pumpkin and oatmeal cookies are vegan, have less than 90… Read More »Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies {Vegan} | Eating Bird Food

Overhead Squat Points of Performance, Benefits & Challenges

Ask any trainer worth their salt what the hardest weight-bearing movement for mobility is and they’ll likely tell you aerial squats. If you want to be specific, a double kettlebell aerial squat or a close-grip aerial squat. Even experienced weightlifters struggle with these. But if you want to be a complete athlete who can really move, or someone who is super capable at CrossFit, you need a strong aerial squat. This is the lower receiving position for the snatch and it challenges the stability and mobility of every major joint in your body. Functional movements like jerks, snatches, squats, overhead… Read More »Overhead Squat Points of Performance, Benefits & Challenges

Incline, Decline, Flat Bench & More |

Performance points Find your plank position on the floor with your hands about shoulder width apart and the soles of your feet on the floor. Keeping your core tight, legs together, and body straight, lower yourself in control until your chest touches the floor, then press up again. Beginners can start with the knees on the floor. Coach’s tip: Look at those elbows! Keep them tucked in. Letting your elbows flare compromises your form and puts pressure on your shoulders. Not to mention that you look silly. If you feel like you could do push-ups all day, have a friend… Read More »Incline, Decline, Flat Bench & More |

Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats | Eating Bird Food

Grab a pumpkin pie for breakfast with this Healthy Overnight Oatmeal Pumpkin Pie Recipe. It’s quick, easy, vegan, gluten-free and delicious! I know most people like oats at night during the summer months and start eating hot oats again in the fall, but I just had to make a pumpkin night oat recipe. And you know what, it’s actually perfect for the first few days of fall when it’s still pretty warm outside, but you’re already starting to crave pumpkin-everything. This overnight oat combo is one of my absolute favorites! Basically, I wait for it all year. Pumpkin puree, pumpkin… Read More »Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats | Eating Bird Food

Lean And Healthy Sweet And Sour Pork Tenderloin Stir Fry

This is the best lean and healthy sweet and sour pork recipe you will ever make at home. It blows away anything you would ever get at a fast food Asian take out joint, and it even matches or beats anything you would find at a high end Asian restaurant. In fact, out of all my different stir-fry recipes, this is my favorite by far. Chinese fast food take out doesn’t even appeal to me anymore and I don’t even have the desire to go to an Asian restaurant unless I just feel too lazy to cook. This sweet and… Read More »Lean And Healthy Sweet And Sour Pork Tenderloin Stir Fry

Sports Vacancies in September 2021

Here is a list of the newest job vacancies at the moment. Be quick and seek your chance for an attractive job in the sports industry! Newly Added: U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team Athletic Development Coordinator Closes: Open until filled Location: Park City, UT, US Source: linkedin.com United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee Sports Physiologist Closes: Open until filled Location: Colorado Springs, CO, US Source: recruiting.ultipro.com UFC Athlete Development Coordinator Closes: Open until filled Location: Las Vegas, NV, US Source: teamworkonline.com Active: Derby County Football Club Academy Physiotherapist Closes: September 18, 2021 Location: Derby, UK Source: fldccareers.com Fulham Football Club… Read More »Sports Vacancies in September 2021

Vegan Pumpkin Muffins | Eating Bird Food

Full of pumpkin flavor and fall spice, these healthy vegan pumpkin muffins are naturally sweet and made from simple basic pantry ingredients. They are perfectly soft and mellow! These vegan pumpkin muffins were inspired by my vegan pumpkin bread! I modified the recipe slightly to make them with less oil, less maple syrup and coconut sugar instead of brown sugar. I was a little nervous about reducing the oil so much, but the muffins turned out to be excellent! Why you’ll love these muffins They’re bursting with pumpkin flavor and fall spice! The texture is perfect… they are super chewy… Read More »Vegan Pumpkin Muffins | Eating Bird Food

Sports Vacancies in September 2021

Here is a list of the newest job vacancies at the moment. Be quick and seek your chance for an attractive job in the sports industry! Newly Added: University of Oregon Sports Dietitian Closes: Open until filled Location: Eugene, Oregon, US Source: ncaamarket.ncaa.org Emory & Henry College Assistant Coach Strength & Conditioning Closes: Open until filled Location: Emory, Virginia, US Source: ncaamarket.ncaa.org Missouri Western State University Director of Athletics Closes: Open until filled Location: St Joseph, Missouri, US Source: ncaamarket.ncaa.org Active: Derby County Football Club Academy Physiotherapist Closes: September 18, 2021 Location: Derby, UK Source: fldccareers.com Fulham Football Club First… Read More »Sports Vacancies in September 2021

Circuits, Combos, and Complexes – Part 2

To read the previous part of the article, click on HERE. Objectives and load selection Circuits got a bad rap, mainly because of (1) soccer players fucking and doing 15-30 second home runs using random exercises in the gym, and (2) because of Crossfit WODs. Both seem to be pulled straight up the ass for the sole purpose of tiring the athletes. As touched on in this article, circuits don’t need to be done just as finisher and metabolic conditioning in order to leave athletes in the sweat pond. Organizational circuits (see Part 1 are a perfect way to organize… Read More »Circuits, Combos, and Complexes – Part 2

Strict Press: A How-To Guide

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY For some reason, the world of lifting has multiple names for the exact same movement. The overhead press, strict press, military press, and shoulder press all refer to one exercise: pressing a bar or dumbbells from the front rack position (resting on the shoulders) directly above the head. using only the upper body and trunk, without leg training. As far as we can tell, there aren’t any other elevators with so many aliases. On behalf of the strength and conditioning community, TrainHeroic apologizes to anyone new to fitness who finds this… Read More »Strict Press: A How-To Guide

Young, Light, and Strong | StrongFirst

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY introduction After spending my teenage years being bullied and feeling inadequate, I decided to stop listening to all other voices and listen to my own. I wanted to pursue something no one would think possible: to be the youngest and lightest beast tamer in the world. This meant I had to do a strict one-arm overhead press, pistol squat, and tactical pull-up with the 48 kg (106 lb) kettlebell at age 20 and with a body weight of 65 kg (142.5 lb). ). On top of that, I wanted to pass… Read More »Young, Light, and Strong | StrongFirst

Buffalo Cauliflower Wings | Eating Bird Food

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Vous cherchez une collation ou un apéritif sain pour le jour du match ? Essayez ces ailes de chou-fleur de buffle avec une vinaigrette ranch crémeuse maison. Ils sont cuits au four au lieu d’être frits et parfaitement croquants et croustillants à l’extérieur. L’automne frappe à notre porte et cela signifie que la saison de football approche à grands pas. Je ne suis pas un grand observateur de football, mais je suis tout au sujet des fêtes de jour de match et des collations à gogo. Certaines de mes collations préférées pour… Read More »Buffalo Cauliflower Wings | Eating Bird Food

Strength Training & Weight Training 101: How to Get Strong

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Strength training will change your life. If you want to lose weight, gain muscle, and/or just look and feel better, strength training will do just that.[1] In this comprehensive series, we’re going to cover EVERYTHING you need to know about getting strong. By the way, hi. I’m Staci Ardison, Senior Coach for Team NF, with a 455 pound deadlift, and strength training has changed my life. Here’s that deadlift by the way (at a bodyweight of 150 lbs):  I help men and women get strong with our 1-on-1 Online Coaching Program, and… Read More »Strength Training & Weight Training 101: How to Get Strong

Sports Vacancies in September 2021

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Here is a list of the newest job vacancies at the moment. Be quick and seek your chance for an attractive job in the sports industry! Newly Added: IMG Academy Head of Strength and Conditioning Closes: Open until filled Location: Bradenton, FL, US Source: linkedin.com IMG Academy Senior Mental Conditioning Coach Closes: Open until filled Location: Bradenton, FL, US Source: linkedin.com IMG Academy Senior Leadership Coach Closes: Open until filled Location: Bradenton, FL, US Source: linkedin.com IMG Academy Senior Strength & Conditioning Coach (Soccer) Closes: Open until filled Location: Bradenton,FL, US… Read More »Sports Vacancies in September 2021

Strength Training & Weight Training 101: How to Get Strong

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Strength training will change your life. If you want to lose weight, gain muscle, and/or just look and feel better, strength training will do just that.[1] In this comprehensive series, we’re going to cover EVERYTHING you need to know about getting strong. By the way, hi. I’m Staci Ardison, Senior Coach for Team NF, with a 455 pound deadlift, and strength training has changed my life. Here’s that deadlift by the way (at a bodyweight of 150 lbs):  I help men and women get strong with our 1-on-1 Online Coaching Program, and… Read More »Strength Training & Weight Training 101: How to Get Strong

Sports Vacancies in September 2021

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Here is a list of the newest job vacancies at the moment. Be quick and seek your chance for an attractive job in the sports industry! Newly Added: University of Notre Dame Olympic Strength and Conditioning Coach (Temporary – Part-Time) Closes: Open until filled Location: Notre Dame, IN, US Source: linkedin.com Swansea City FC Head of Academy Physiotherapy Closes: Open until filled Location: Swansea, UK Source: linkedin.com Fulham Football Club Physiotherapist / Sports Therapist Closes: Open until filled Location: London, UK Source: fldccareers.com Active: Doncaster Rovers FC Head of Sports Science… Read More »Sports Vacancies in September 2021

Sports Vacancies in August 2021

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Here is a list of the newest job vacancies at the moment. Be quick and seek your chance for an attractive job in the sports industry! Newly Added: RGS Worcester Strength and Conditioning Coach Closes: September 12, 2021 Location: Worcestershire, UK Source: tes.com Chesterfield FC First Team Analyst Closes: Open until filled Location: Chesterfield, UK Source: thevideoanalyst.com Baylor University Athletics Performance Coach Closes: Open until filled Location: Texas, US Source: ncaamarket.ncaa.org Active: NSW Institute of Sport Senior Strength & Conditioning Coach Closes: September 15, 2021 Location: Sydney Olympic Park, NSW, AU… Read More »Sports Vacancies in August 2021

Sports Vacancies in August 2021

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Here is a list of the newest job vacancies at the moment. Be quick and seek your chance for an attractive job in the sports industry! Newly Added: Auckland Rugby Strength & Conditioning Coach x 2 Closes: September 8, 2021 Location: Auckland, NZ Source: sport.wales Active: Wrestling Canada Lutte High Performance Director Closes: September 10, 2021 Location: Ottawa, ON, CA Source: linkedin.com Sport Wales Institute Performance Analysis Closes: September 8, 2021 Location: Cardiff, UK Source: sport.wales Heart of Midlothian Football Club Lead Academy Physiotherapist (Girls) Closes: September 7, 2021 Location: Edinburgh,… Read More »Sports Vacancies in August 2021

Kiosk Mode is Here – New AthelteSR Feature

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY New AthelteSR feature We have some exciting news for all of you who are actively using AthleteSR, including those who are also planning to start using this incredibly useful app. We have developed a brand new app feature – kiosk mode – to reduce your effort and speed up the process of collecting data from your athletes. This mode allows you to collect the necessary information from your athletes – right after training or a match – using a single device. There is a growing global trend that some of the… Read More »Kiosk Mode is Here – New AthelteSR Feature

Strength Training & Weight Training 101: How to Get Strong

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Strength training will change your life. If you want to lose weight, gain muscle, and/or just look and feel better, strength training will do just that.[1] In this comprehensive series, we’re going to cover EVERYTHING you need to know about getting strong. By the way, hi. I’m Staci Ardison, Senior Coach for Team NF, with a 455 pound deadlift, and strength training has changed my life. Here’s that deadlift by the way (at a bodyweight of 150 lbs):  I help men and women get strong with our 1-on-1 Online Coaching Program, and… Read More »Strength Training & Weight Training 101: How to Get Strong

Strength Training & Weight Training 101: How to Get Strong

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Strength training will change your life. If you want to lose weight, gain muscle, and/or just look and feel better, strength training will do just that.[1] In this comprehensive series, we’re going to cover EVERYTHING you need to know about getting strong. By the way, hi. I’m Staci Ardison, Senior Coach for Team NF, with a 455 pound deadlift, and strength training has changed my life. Here’s that deadlift by the way (at a bodyweight of 150 lbs):  I help men and women get strong with our 1-on-1 Online Coaching Program, and… Read More »Strength Training & Weight Training 101: How to Get Strong

2 Secrets For Effortless Fat Loss

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY « Tom Venuto parle maintenant de la perte de graisse « sans effort » ? Tom n’est-il pas le coach de perte de poids qui a prêché pendant des années sur le travail acharné, la persévérance et l’autodiscipline tout en dénonçant les gadgets, les modes et les solutions « rapides et faciles » ? Ce qui donne? Venuto est-il passé du côté obscur ?”… Non, ne vous inquiétez pas, je ne prétends pas que vous pouvez faire fondre la graisse sans travail. Cependant, j’ai deux conseils pour vous aujourd’hui et je jure qu’il est vrai… Read More »2 Secrets For Effortless Fat Loss

Spotlight on Forward Movement: Physical Therapy Programs in TrainHeroic

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Omaha, Nebraska – the Silicon Prairie, the heart of farmland – is known for several things: steaks, corn ice cream, Stacie Tovar, Peyton Manning, hot sticky summers and massive sports fanatics. With so many Midwestern athletes, prehab / sports rehabilitation is a solid business for Judy Gelber (@ movement.physio), owner of Forward Movement just outside of Omaha. Forward movement sees in-office physiotherapy patients from all walks of life, but the large athlete population has allowed Judy and her team to grow. Thanks to TrainHeroic, they now offer online fitness classes, virtual… Read More »Spotlight on Forward Movement: Physical Therapy Programs in TrainHeroic

Strength Training & Weight Training 101: How to Get Strong

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Strength training will change your life. If you want to lose weight, gain muscle, and/or just look and feel better, strength training will do just that.[1] In this comprehensive series, we’re going to cover EVERYTHING you need to know about getting strong. By the way, hi. I’m Staci Ardison, Senior Coach for Team NF, with a 455 pound deadlift, and strength training has changed my life. Here’s that deadlift by the way (at a bodyweight of 150 lbs):  I help men and women get strong with our 1-on-1 Online Coaching Program, and… Read More »Strength Training & Weight Training 101: How to Get Strong

Snatch Balance Variations Explained | TrainHeroic

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The snatch is one of the most technical movements in the athletics world. It can take years to master each individual part of the lift, and even Olympians are constantly drilling bits and pieces of their technique. Just one small shift in judgment, timing, or speed can result in red lights for a snatch. Many newer lifts often fail a snatch in the landing position, which looks like an overhead squat. In a stable landing position for the snatch, you sit at the bottom of a full squat with your chest… Read More »Snatch Balance Variations Explained | TrainHeroic

Strength Training & Weight Training 101: How to Get Strong

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Strength training will change your life. If you want to lose weight, gain muscle, and/or just look and feel better, strength training will do just that.[1] In this comprehensive series, we’re going to cover EVERYTHING you need to know about getting strong. By the way, hi. I’m Staci Ardison, Senior Coach for Team NF, with a 455 pound deadlift, and strength training has changed my life. Here’s that deadlift by the way (at a bodyweight of 150 lbs):  I help men and women get strong with our 1-on-1 Online Coaching Program, and… Read More »Strength Training & Weight Training 101: How to Get Strong

Box Jump Progression for Beginners

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Box jumps are an enemy of hell for so many new athletes. The fear of missing a jump and breaking your neck is extremely common. This self-preservation is the reason why adults often avoid attempting potentially dangerous sporting feats: with age comes the experience of injury which leads to a “risk averse” attitude. If you never learned to backflip as a kid, you might just skip it as an adult with, “Hey, I don’t need to try that one.” I could break my face. But using your body against gravity to… Read More »Box Jump Progression for Beginners

Strength Training & Weight Training 101: How to Get Strong

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Strength training will change your life. If you want to lose weight, gain muscle, and/or just look and feel better, strength training will do just that.[1] In this comprehensive series, we’re going to cover EVERYTHING you need to know about getting strong. By the way, hi. I’m Staci Ardison, Senior Coach for Team NF, with a 455 pound deadlift, and strength training has changed my life. Here’s that deadlift by the way (at a bodyweight of 150 lbs):  I help men and women get strong with our 1-on-1 Online Coaching Program, and… Read More »Strength Training & Weight Training 101: How to Get Strong

how & why you should be training sumo for monster pull

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Both the sumo deadlift and the conventional will give you your money’s worth when it comes to building raw power and getting big numbers in your training log. Both lifts are about as hard as you do them and individual preference is a factor when working out your pulling capacity. Let’s say there are still negative Nancy’s when it comes to sumo compared to the conventional deadlift. If your goal is to be the strongest athlete you can be, it makes sense to work all aspects of your pulling from the… Read More »how & why you should be training sumo for monster pull

Strength Training Basics for Cyclists

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Chaque cycliste peut bénéficier d’un entraînement en force, mais beaucoup d’entre nous l’évitent ou ne savent pas par où commencer. Avec une course interrompue et beaucoup de temps pour expérimenter, il n’y a jamais eu de meilleure occasion d’ajouter un peu de travail de force à votre plan d’entraînement. Le but de l’entraînement en force Les cyclistes plus forts sont des cyclistes plus rapides. Nous savons tous que c’est vrai, et nous utilisons même le terme « plus fort » comme synonyme de « plus rapide ». Pourtant, beaucoup d’entre nous évitent l’entraînement en force,… Read More »Strength Training Basics for Cyclists

French Fitness FSR90 Smith Machine Review (Insider’s Guide)

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY If you are looking for all-in-one gym equipment, the French Fitness FSR90 Multifunctional Workout Rack and Smith System are a great option. The French Fitness Smith machine offers a range of powerful exercises, such as the leg press, push-ups, push-ups, deadlifts, squats and much more. One of the newest Smith machines on the market, you can use this versatile home gym equipment for a wide range of resistance training exercises. We explore the French Fitness FSR90’s design features, exercise options, customer reviews, and a comparison between this model and the Force… Read More »French Fitness FSR90 Smith Machine Review (Insider’s Guide)

Strength Training Basics for Cyclists

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Chaque cycliste peut bénéficier d’un entraînement en force, mais beaucoup d’entre nous l’évitent ou ne savent pas par où commencer. Avec une course interrompue et beaucoup de temps pour expérimenter, il n’y a jamais eu de meilleure occasion d’ajouter un peu de travail de force à votre plan d’entraînement. Le but de l’entraînement en force Les cyclistes plus forts sont des cyclistes plus rapides. Nous savons tous que c’est vrai, et nous utilisons même le terme « plus fort » comme synonyme de « plus rapide ». Pourtant, beaucoup d’entre nous évitent l’entraînement en force,… Read More »Strength Training Basics for Cyclists

Sports Vacancies in August 2021

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Here is a list of the newest job vacancies at the moment. Be quick and seek your chance for an attractive job in the sports industry! Newly Added: Colorado State University Athletics Director of Sports Nutrition Closes: Open until filled Location: Fort Collins, Colorado, US Source: ncaamarket.ncaa.org Norwich University Director of Athletics Closes: Open until filled Location: Northfield, Vermont, US Source: ncaamarket.ncaa.org Buena Vista University Director of Athletic Performance Closes: Open until filled Location: Storm Lake, Iowa, US Source: ncaamarket.ncaa.org Active: University of Wolverhampton Strength and Conditioning Coach Closes: August 30,… Read More »Sports Vacancies in August 2021

Circuits, Combos, and Complexes – Part 1

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY introduction Circuits are a method of organizing exercise, in which several exercises are performed one after the other with little or no rest in between. Exercises can be compound, isolated, ballistic, and involve only upper or lower body exercises or combinations (Table 1). Upper body Lower body The whole body Ballistic Pumps x10 Squat Cup x10 Back Squat x10 Step-up Jump x5 Pull-ups x5 SLRDL x10 Bench press x10 Throw Explosive MB x5 DB Press x10 Side Split Squat x10 SLRDL x10 KB Swing with strip x10 Reverse row x10 Buttock… Read More »Circuits, Combos, and Complexes – Part 1

The ultimate guide on the exercise we love to hate

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Many movements in Swedish gymnastics can be very technical, but the burpee is simple and perfect for beginners. It’s surprisingly easy to laze around such a basic exercise, so here’s a step-by-step guide on how to perform a burpee with the right technique. Step 1: Crouch on the FloorFrom a standing position, bend down at the waist and squat down to plant your hands on the floor in front of you. Step 2: Get back to the plankOnce your hands are on the ground, push your legs back behind you, ending… Read More »The ultimate guide on the exercise we love to hate

The best workout timer – TrainHeroic’s built in timers lead the pack

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The second issue we wanted to solve by creating a workout timer right in the TrainHeroic app was not getting enough rest. A while ago I started coaching a guy who liked to train hard. While I envied his motor skills and ability to work, he came to me because he had really tried, done a lot of work, and made no progress. His workout logs showed he had been stuck at the same weights and consistently missed his rep goals. He had a few things to do, but the biggest… Read More »The best workout timer – TrainHeroic’s built in timers lead the pack

Strength Training & Weight Training 101: How to Get Strong

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Strength training will change your life. If you want to lose weight, gain muscle, and/or just look and feel better, strength training will do just that.[1] In this comprehensive series, we’re going to cover EVERYTHING you need to know about getting strong. By the way, hi. I’m Staci Ardison, Senior Coach for Team NF, with a 455 pound deadlift, and strength training has changed my life. Here’s that deadlift by the way (at a bodyweight of 150 lbs):  I help men and women get strong with our 1-on-1 Online Coaching Program, and… Read More »Strength Training & Weight Training 101: How to Get Strong

Strength Training & Weight Training 101: How to Get Strong

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Strength training will change your life. If you want to lose weight, gain muscle, and/or just look and feel better, strength training will do just that.[1] In this comprehensive series, we’re going to cover EVERYTHING you need to know about getting strong. By the way, hi. I’m Staci Ardison, Senior Coach for Team NF, with a 455 pound deadlift, and strength training has changed my life. Here’s that deadlift by the way (at a bodyweight of 150 lbs):  I help men and women get strong with our 1-on-1 Online Coaching Program, and… Read More »Strength Training & Weight Training 101: How to Get Strong

Strength Training & Weight Training 101: How to Get Strong

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Strength training will change your life. If you want to lose weight, gain muscle, and/or just look and feel better, strength training will do just that.[1] In this comprehensive series, we’re going to cover EVERYTHING you need to know about getting strong. By the way, hi. I’m Staci Ardison, Senior Coach for Team NF, with a 455 pound deadlift, and strength training has changed my life. Here’s that deadlift by the way (at a bodyweight of 150 lbs):  I help men and women get strong with our 1-on-1 Online Coaching Program, and… Read More »Strength Training & Weight Training 101: How to Get Strong

Always Stay Critical – Review 5

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Review 5 – Do we really understand the intensity of plyometrics? Today we’re going to take a look at this interesting cross-sectional analysis assessing the intensity of common plyometric exercises. The interesting thing about this is that the authors didn’t look at total output, aka your GRF, like most other articles do, but a joint-by-joint approach. Or, in other words, how much stress each joint goes through during jumping activities. For us coaches, it is important to know when we want to progress in intensity over time, especially in rehabilitation. And… Read More »Always Stay Critical – Review 5

Knits Fit For Everyone: Victor Glemaud’s Second Designer Collection for Fitbit

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY For a second season, Fitbit has partnered with Victor Glemaud to create an exceptional collection of knit accessories for Fitbit Sense ™ and Versa 3 ™. Inspired by inclusiveness and a wide variety of skin tones, these chic bands nod to the beauty of diversity and elevate your daily wellness journey. You may remember Glemaud’s collection of accessory bracelets from last year, which helped evolve stylish Fitbit accessories. Fast forward to today, and these refreshing new bands distinguish between elegance and playfulness, creating a unique way for everyone to connect with… Read More »Knits Fit For Everyone: Victor Glemaud’s Second Designer Collection for Fitbit

Sports Vacancies in August 2021

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Here is a list of the newest job vacancies at the moment. Be quick and seek your chance for an attractive job in the sports industry! Newly Added: Sounders FC Head of Fitness Closes: Open until filled Location: Seattle, WA, US Source: teamworkonline.com Sounders FC Strength & Conditioning Coach Closes: Open until filled Location: Seattle, WA, US Source: teamworkonline.com Active: Robert Morris University Strength and Conditioning Internship Closes: August 23, 2021 Location: Pittsburgh, PA, US Source: cscca.org England & Wales Cricket Board Performance Analysis Lead Closes: August 22, 2021 Location: Loughborough,… Read More »Sports Vacancies in August 2021

Sports Vacancies in August 2021

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Here is a list of the newest job vacancies at the moment. Be quick and seek your chance for an attractive job in the sports industry! Newly Added: Manchester City FC 1st Team Performance Analyst Closes: August 19, 2021 Location: Manchester, UK Source: uksport.gov.uk The Executives In Sport Group Head of Sport Science – Salford City Football Club Closes: August 18, 2021 Location: Salford, UK Source: uksport.gov.uk The Executives In Sport Group Head Physiotherapist – Salford City Football Club Closes: August 18, 2021 Location: Salford, UK Source: uksport.gov.uk Active: Robert Morris… Read More »Sports Vacancies in August 2021

No Bake SunButter Energy Bites {Nut-Free}

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Made with oatmeal, sunflower butter, and a little maple syrup, these healthy no-bake sun butter energy bites are full of flavor and kid-friendly. They are also nut free, so they are safe for school! I’ve been out of school for a few years (more than I would like to admit) and Olivia isn’t quite in school yet, but I’m still enjoying back to school. I was one of those kids who loved school, so I think part of it was nostalgia. Back to school clothes shopping was always fun and I… Read More »No Bake SunButter Energy Bites {Nut-Free}

Sports Vacancies in August 2021

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Here is a list of the newest job vacancies at the moment. Be quick and seek your chance for an attractive job in the sports industry! Newly Added: University of Wolverhampton Performance Coach (Men’s Football) Closes: August 22, 2021 Location: Walsall, UK Source: uksport.gov.uk University of Wolverhampton Performance Coach (Women’s Football) Closes: August 22, 2021 Location: Walsall, UK Source: uksport.gov.uk University of Wolverhampton Performance Coach (Basketball) Closes: August 22, 2021 Location: Walsall, UK Source: uksport.gov.uk Active: Robert Morris University Strength and Conditioning Internship Closes: August 23, 2021 Location: Pittsburgh, PA, US… Read More »Sports Vacancies in August 2021

Sports Vacancies in August 2021

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Here is a list of the newest job vacancies at the moment. Be quick and seek your chance for an attractive job in the sports industry! Newly Added: Lycoming College Head Strength & Conditioning Coach Closes: Open until filled Location: Williamsport, Pennsylvania, US Source: ncaamarket.ncaa.org Florida International University Sports Nutritionist Closes: Open until filled Location: Miami, Florida, US Source: ncaamarket.ncaa.org University of Pennsylvania Athletic Trainer (PT, T&F) Closes: Open until filled Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US Source: ncaamarket.ncaa.org Active: Robert Morris University Strength and Conditioning Internship Closes: August 23, 2021 Location: Pittsburgh,… Read More »Sports Vacancies in August 2021

Sports Vacancies in August 2021

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Here is a list of the newest job vacancies at the moment. Be quick and seek your chance for an attractive job in the sports industry! Newly Added: Robert Morris University Strength and Conditioning Internship Closes: August 23, 2021 Location: Pittsburgh, PA, US Source: cscca.org NSW Police Force Strength And Conditioning Coach Closes: August 22, 2021 Location: Sydney, AU Source: iworkfor.nsw.gov.au Fresno Pacific University Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Closes: Open until filled Location: Fresno, CA, US Source: ncaamarket.ncaa.org Active: London Scottish RFC First XV Physiotherapist Closes: August 20, 2021 Location:… Read More »Sports Vacancies in August 2021

8 Best Running Sunglasses | The Beachbody Blog

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY When you exercise outdoors, having the right equipment can make a big difference. For example, if you are a runner, you are probably wearing supportive shoes, athletic wear, and maybe a ponytail holder to keep your hair out of your eyes. Sunglasses might not be on your list of “must have” outdoor exercise items, but they should be! Why do i need to wear sunglasses when exercising outdoors? Sunglasses protect your eyes from the sun’s rays which can damage your eyes and your eyesight. Optometrist Dr. Leigh Plowman explains, “More than… Read More »8 Best Running Sunglasses | The Beachbody Blog

Sports Vacancies in August 2021

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Here is a list of the newest job vacancies at the moment. Be quick and seek your chance for an attractive job in the sports industry! Newly Added: OL Reign LLC Video Analyst Closes: Open until filled Location: Tacoma, WA, US Source: teamworkonline.com California State University, Sacramento Head Athletic Trainer Closes: Open until filled Location: Sacramento, CA, US Source: ncaamarket.ncaa.org Grand Canyon University Sports Performance Specialist Closes: Open until filled Location: Phoenix, Arizona, US Source: ncaamarket.ncaa.org Active: New Mexico State University Asst Coach Strength & Condition Closes: August 18, 2021 Location:… Read More »Sports Vacancies in August 2021

Sports Vacancies in August 2021

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Here is a list of the newest job vacancies at the moment. Be quick and seek your chance for an attractive job in the sports industry! Newly Added: New Mexico State University Asst Coach Strength & Condition Closes: August 18, 2021 Location: New Mexico, US Source: jobs.nmsu.edu Western Force Strength and Conditioning Coach (Strength & Rehabilitation) Closes: Open until filled Location: Perth, AU Source: linkedin.com Stevens Institute of Technology Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Closes: Open until filled Location: Hoboken, NJ, US Source: linkedin.com Active: East Carolina University Assistant Coach –… Read More »Sports Vacancies in August 2021

No Bake Protein Cookies | Eating Bird Food

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY No-Bake Protein Cookies made with just eight simple ingredients and no butter or white sugar! They are oil-free, vegan, and gluten-free. No-bake cookies have always been my favorite and I love these because they’re healthier and high in protein. So basically it’s a snack you can eat anytime of the day… you can thank me later! No-Bake Cookies Made Healthier Traditional no-bake cookies are made with butter, milk and refined sugar and contain approximately 18 grams of sugar per cookie! This version only has 3 grams of sugar per cookie and… Read More »No Bake Protein Cookies | Eating Bird Food

Sports Vacancies in August 2021

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Here is a list of the newest job vacancies at the moment. Be quick and seek your chance for an attractive job in the sports industry! Newly Added: East Carolina University Assistant Coach – Strength and Conditioning Closes: August 16, 2021 Location: Greenville, US Source: ecu.peopleadmin.com University College Birmingham Lecturer in Sport, FE Closes: August 16, 2021 Location: Birmingham, US Source: timeshighereducation.com Southampton Football Club Assistant Academy Physiotherapist Closes: August 15, 2021 Location: Southampton, UK Source: uksport.gov.uk Active: Alabama State University Strength & Conditioning Volunteer Interns Closes: August 15, 2021 Location:… Read More »Sports Vacancies in August 2021

Strength Training & Weight Training 101: How to Get Strong

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Strength training will change your life. If you want to lose weight, gain muscle, and/or just look and feel better, strength training will do just that.[1] In this comprehensive series, we’re going to cover EVERYTHING you need to know about getting strong. By the way, hi. I’m Staci Ardison, Senior Coach for Team NF, with a 455 pound deadlift, and strength training has changed my life. Here’s that deadlift by the way (at a bodyweight of 150 lbs):  I help men and women get strong with our 1-on-1 Online Coaching Program, and… Read More »Strength Training & Weight Training 101: How to Get Strong

Sports Vacancies in August 2021

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Here is a list of the newest job vacancies at the moment. Be quick and seek your chance for an attractive job in the sports industry! Newly Added: Everton Football Club Head of Academy Recruitment Closes: August 15, 2021 Location: Liverpool, US Source: uksport.gov.uk Jacksonville State University Assistant Coach, Strength and Conditioning Closes: August 14, 2021 Location: Jacksonville, US Source: careers.jsu.edu Clarkson University Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Closes: August 11, 2021 Location: Potsdam, NY, US Source: clarkson.peopleadmin.com Active: University of Wisconsin – Superior Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Closes: August… Read More »Sports Vacancies in August 2021