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Ask Greg: Issue 116

Mike Asks: Hi Greg, my name is Mike and I have been following your current 6-week program and love it. My form and numbers have improved greatly. I am gaining strength every week but would like to decrease my body fat. Would doing sprints after any o... Continue reading
Does Your Athletic Experience Determine Your Coaching Ability?

Weightlifting coaches are like fruits and vegetables. They come in all shapes and sizes. If you’ve been in the game for any length of time, you’ve probably seen a lot of coaches at meets, in gyms you’ve trained at, etc. Coaches ... Continue reading
Unconventional movements to add to your conditioning workouts

Those privy to the functional fitness scene are very familiar with the so-called "conventional” exercises in WODs and competitive exercise events. They include air squats, pull-ups, clean and jerks, running, and kettlebell swings. Before w... Continue reading
Coaching in a Celebratory Society

Technology has made coaching more fun and interactive than it was 10 years ago. We have apps such as Coach’s Eye, which allow us to record and give almost instant feedback to athletes on their technique for several different exercises. Coache... Continue reading
Ladies: Are Your Hormones Out of Whack? Here's How To Try To Fix 'Em

Last month, Mark Kaelin wrote a great article on maintaining peak testosterone levels as you age, citing the pervasiveness of advertising geared towards men with low testosterone. Since hormonal problems for women are ridiculously common as well, I s... Continue reading
Don’t butcher it! How to order meat like a pro

Walking into a butcher shop can be intimidating, especially if you’re more accustomed to taking an anonymous stroll through supermarket aisles. You grab a number. You anxiously wait for your digits to be called. You step up to the counter. You ... Continue reading
True or False: Ice baths are good for recovery

Last month I tackled the question of whether ice helps you recover from injuries. This time, we're back in the freezer: what about the painfully beloved (behated?) practice of taking ice baths? Similar to throwing an ice pack on an injury, dunking... Continue reading
Athlete Interview: Carissa Gordon Gump

We all love those touching stories about athletes who start at the bottom and then go all the way to the top, right? You know the ones I’m talking about. A young kid wanders into a gym one day and learns about a sport. Then years go by as the k... Continue reading
Recipes: Issue 116

Carne Asada Active time: 10 minutes • 1 lb. skirt steak or flank steak, sliced into thin strips • 1/4 cup orange juice • 2 Tbsp. lime juice • 2 Tbsp. avocado oil • 3 tsp. minced garlic • 1/2 tsp. cumin •... Continue reading
Weightlifting News: Issue 116

Upcoming National Meets   2014 National University Championships: Albuquerque, NM September 25-28   2014 American Open Championships: Washington D.C. December 12-15   Upcoming International Meets IWF Grand Prix- Russian Federa... Continue reading
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