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Quick & Dirty Plate Rack, Greg Everett
Quick & Dirty Plate Rack
Greg Everett  |  January 28 2009  |  Equipment
Plate racks are a rip-off. There, I said it. They require minimal, relatively low-quality steel, and aren't exactly remarkable feats of engineering. Instead of spend money on expensive plate racks (most of which aren't that great anyway) that could be put to better use buying... plates... we threw together some simple racks that can store both a full set of bumper plates and the metal change. The following is a simple guide to doing the same yourself. Keep in mind the thickness of our plates......
Lessons from Romania: Nicu Vlad at the Olympic Training Center, Matt Foreman
Lessons from Romania: Nicu Vlad at the Olympic Training Center
Matt Foreman  |  December 31 2008  |  Olympic Weightlifting
Nicu Vlad is one of the greatest weightlifters of all time. The Romanian legend won the Olympic gold medal at the 1984 Los Angeles games when he was only twenty-one years old, and that was only the beginning of his amazing career. Vlad went on to win the silver medal at the 1988 Olympics, the bronze at the 1996 Olympics (when he was thirty-three), and three world championships in 1984, 1986, and 1990. However, the accomplishment that Vlad is probably most famous for is his all-time world record ......
The Anterior Chain: Don't Neglect It, Greg Everett
The Anterior Chain: Don't Neglect It
Greg Everett  |  November 30 2008  |  General Training
As of late, the posterior chain gets so much attention and credit, and the loyal, reliable anterior chain seems to be regarded with disdain, or at least neglected in an undeservedly hurtful manner. Despite this poor treatment, it remains and continues working diligently. This is not to say (an expression one of my college professors used in infuriating excess while shamelessly demonstrating his vomitous infatuation with romantic era English poetry), of course, that the posterior chain is not ......
Attitude Adjustment, Greg Everett
Attitude Adjustment
Greg Everett  |  October 30 2008  |  Editorial
I do my best to fly under the radar (phrase and advice supplied by Eva T years ago)—to do my thing, do it as well as I can, and let the rest slide off my back. Unfortunately I appear to be a drama magnet and have found it impossible to escape. The particulars of my own struggle are not important for this article—the point is that even doing my best to avoid it, it surrounds me. It pervades the fitness and strength & conditioning industry, the flame oxidized by the cheapness of wo......
Why Dots: The Dot Drill, Josh Everett
Why Dots: The Dot Drill
Josh Everett  |  September 30 2008  |  General Training
My first experience with the dot drill came about in my high school football off-season strength & conditioning program. I remember one day as we went out to the track for conditioning seeing a whole gang of white dots spray-painted on the asphalt leading to the track. The football coach showed us a routine and I was hooked. Of course anything that is turned into a competition or race highly motivates me. In this article I’m going to briefly discuss how and why I use the dot drill as p......
Interview with Greg Everett: Life & Death Training and More, Jerry Hill
Interview with Greg Everett: Life & Death Training and More
Jerry Hill  |  July 31 2008  |  General Training
Jerry Hill:  Hey, this is Jerry Hill owner of CrossFit Challenge in Oldtown Alexandria Virginia. I am here with Greg Everett, the owner of Catalyst Athletics and publisher of the "Performance Menu Journal". Greg, thanks for being on 'The Call'. Do you want to give us a little bit more about you, a little bio? Greg Everett:  You pretty much covered it there. I guess I can add that I formerly owned one of the very first CrossFit affiliates way back when there were about five......
A New Way to ME Black Box, Michael Rutherford
A New Way to ME Black Box
Michael Rutherford  |  May 29 2008  |  General Training
Introduction It was 2004 when I first started integrating M.E. lifts with the CrossFit high intensity randomized protocol. I have since tried some new methods, which have proven successful. They tell me at the Performance Menu that the M.E. articles are the most popular back issues on the shelf. I still receive e-mail each week with questions on the implementation on the template. The mother ship CrossFit.com with a push from Starting Strength guru Mark Rippetoe now includes a heavy dose ......
Tumbling Warm-up, Stephane Rochet
Tumbling Warm-up
Stephane Rochet  |  April 30 2008  |  General Training
During the past six months, the University of San Diego Varsity Weight Room has experienced a modest remodeling. Equipment and power racks were moved in order to clear out a space on one side of the room. This space was then filled with 12’x 42’ of carpet bonded foam tumbling mats. A new warm-up was then introduced to USD student-athletes. With real estate at such a premium in weight rooms, why did we go to the trouble of moving so much equipment only to fill it with a tumbling ma......
Breathing and Breath Control for Olympic Weightlifting, Greg Everett
Breathing and Breath Control for Olympic Weightlifting
Greg Everett  |  April 1 2008  |  Olympic Weightlifting
Breath control is critical for increasing and maintaining the structural integrity of the torso while under heavy loads. The supporting musculature is alone inadequate—in order to adequately stabilize the spine, the abdominal and thoracic cavities must be pressurized. Additionally, we need to create as broad of a base for the torso as possible—the rationale for this should be obvious if one considers the structural integrity of a pyramid versus an upside-down pyramid. Drawing in the ......
The Protein Debate: Dr. Loren Cordain & T. Colin Campbell, Loren Cordain
The Protein Debate: Dr. Loren Cordain & T. Colin Campbell
Loren Cordain  |  March 19 2008  |  Nutrition
Introduction Protein plays a litany of roles in living systems: structural elements, peptide hormones, cell recognition, antibodies… the list is staggering and continues to grow as our understanding of biology expands. What, however, is the role of dietary protein in health and disease in humans? Is the source, type and quantity intimately and directly tied to optimal physical development and continued wellbeing? Is it causative or preventative of disease? How do we know, and how can w......
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