The Number 1 Reason to Try CrossFit

Our guest author is Bronson Dant, the owner of CrossFit PCR in Ellicott City, Maryland. Shana and I will be leading a double unders seminar at Bronson's box on July 17. As an aside, I've now visited more than 75 CrossFit gyms around the country and have had a great experience 95% of the time. [...]

By |June 24th, 2016|CrossFit, functional exercise, HIIT|0 Comments

Punk Rope Salutes the Ramones

In 1976 the Ramones released their first album, Ramones, and since then rock music has never been the same. The Ramones arguably launched the punk movement and not only inspired bands like the Clash and the Sex Pistols, but also gave hope to millions of teenage wannabe rock stars worldwide. I had the good fortune to see [...]

By |June 20th, 2016|jump rope class, rock and roll|0 Comments

Being Physically Fit Can Boost Emotional Resilience

This post is based on a blog post written by Eric Barker. During my 7+ years of teaching Beastanetics, the one component of the program that has led to more anxiety than any other is the 400-meter run. Some of my students have been absolutely petrified that they couldn’t do it without stopping midway, or without vomiting (and [...]

By |May 26th, 2016|exercise anxiety, mind-body connection, running|0 Comments

Staying Mindful While Working Out

When you carry something heavy like a 40-pound cinderblock, you need to be focused so you don’t hurt yourself. If you get distracted, you could drop the block on your foot or strain your back or poke your eye out. The truth is that most of us remain mindful when attempting a high-risk feat, but [...]

By |April 20th, 2016|meditation, mind-body connection, mindfulness|0 Comments

Rediscovering the Supine Bridge

As I was lying in down in my physical therapist's office due to yet another sports injury, I was reminded of how important it is to strengthen the glutes and hamstrings and also how simple it is to do with no equipment. Just bridge! Lie on your back. Bend your knees enough so that you [...]

How to Size Your Jump Rope

There are numerous factors that influence what will be the optimal length jump rope for you including your turning mechanics, where you hold your hands, you workout objective (e.g., speed, double unders, tricks), the length of your arms, and the length of your jump rope handles, to name a few. Below are some guidelines to [...]

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