You don’t have to go on an extreme diet to lose fat and perform your best. These guidelines work for elite athletes and they’ll work for you. …read more
You probably have at least one puny head of the delt. And it makes you look funny. Here’s how to tell which one’s being lazy and how to fix it. …read more
Train opposing muscle groups together, like Arnold did, and you’ll build more muscle in less time while also developing muscular balance. …read more
Strong. Fast. Agile. Crank up your awesomeness with this simple, challenging workout strategy. …read more
Most so-called “workout programs” suck. It’s time to choose a goal, pick a plan, and stick to it for at least 12 weeks. …read more
Cardio for Strong People
Forget boring, strength-sapping forms of cardio. These treadmill and bike finishers will burn fat and increase athleticism in just 4-12 minutes. …read more
There are 31 days left until the start of the open. At Fitness Pain Free we’re putting the finishing touches on our training right before the open. We’ve spent an entire year of training that is all coming to a peak at this point. What was originally purely skill and strength work in the off-season has slowly morphed into conditioning in ways that has historically turned up in the past open competitions.
These are the last 31 days until the first open workout is announced. Find out how to peak for the open without going overboard and sustaining an overuse injury.
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- Olympic lifting accessory work has changed to met-con combined with other exercises that have traditionally shown up at the open (Power snatches and Double Unders, Overhead Squats and Burpees)
- Gymnastics skill work has shifted over toward preparing yourself for the scenarios that have been occurred at the open in the past. For example we’re working more and more on building proficiency in the muscle-up in a fatigued state
- Perhaps one of the most overlooked aspect of performance is building a knowledge base of how open workouts will pan out. We’re spending a lot of time learning how we should pace workouts over the next month. (i.e How should I break up my reps during a Thruster / Pull-up ladder?)
- Met-con is now either a previous open workout or specific to what has shown up in the open in the past (With modifications to keep your athletes safer)
- Critical and non-critical workouts. Part of any good training program is knowing when to push and when not to. I’ve shown …read more
These straight-talking, common sense “commandments” ought to be emblazoned on the walls of every lifting facility in the world. …read more
Bench Press Like a Boss
Can you bench press double your bodyweight without a magical bench shirt? No? Then these workout tips are for you. …read more
Skipping meals doesn’t give you a leg up on fat loss. And skipping breakfast can make you fatter. …read more
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