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Climbing Rope

October 19, 2017

Climbing Rope In functional fitness competitions, there are typically two types of rope climbing: with or without the aid of your legs. This article will address both styles of rope climbing and provide some guidance for training both. The Clamp…

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…

Iron Athlete Weightlifting And CrossFit Coach August Schmidt

The Joy of Complexes

A complex is the combination of two or more different lifts in a single set. Complexes can be used for a variety of purposes and with many different modalities. The focus of this article will primarily be the use of…

The Many Applications of EMOM’s

EMOM (Every Minute on the Minute) The EMOM Training Protocol prescribes that selected movements be performed “every minute, on the minute.” This format is one of the more effective methods for developing skill and power and for accumulating volume. Another…

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