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More Fun with Sleds

October 13, 2017

  More Fun with Sleds Some sports (and professions) require athletes to switch quickly between strength-based and endurance-based tasks. One way to address this demand in training is to blur the lines between strength and conditioning. This can be accomplished…

The Pullover

October 3, 2017

The “Upper-Body Squat” The Pullover was the first machine that Arthur Jones built of what would become fitness giant “Nautilus Inc” (he sold the first one in 1970). He claimed that up until the point, it was impossible to isolate…

Feel The Burn with “1.5 Reps”

September 9, 2017

It is typically human nature to seek the path of least resistance. Unfortunately, the path of least resistance usually isn’t the most effective means of generating a potent stimulus. 1.5 reps can be an effective way to make training more…

When Should You Foam Roll?

August 29, 2017

Do you foam roll before or after working out? Foam rolling can have a range of different effects on the body, which means that athletes need to consider timing in order to maximize benefits. If you only foam roll prior…

Elijah Muhammad Interview

Iron Athlete Coach August Schmidt Interviews CrossFit Games Athlete Elijah Muhammad July 29, 2017 Elijah "EZ" Muhammad CrossFit Games Individual Competitor 2015, 2017 www.ezmuhammad.com First, congratulations on qualifying for another trip to the CrossFit Games! Thank you for taking the…

Playing with Paused Reps

Paused Reps are exactly what they sound like: pick a lift, pick a position, and decide how long to pause. The addition of a brief pause is a simple and potent way to modify the stimulus created by an exercise.…

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