Browse Articles
Search Articles


Article Categories


Sort by Author


Sort by Date

Showing 265 — 274 of 279
Attitude Adjustment
Greg Everett | Editorial | October 30 2008 | Comments (5)

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 perv...... Continue reading
Why Dots: The Dot Drill
Josh Everett | General Training | September 30 2008 | Comments (4)

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 m...... Continue reading
A New Way to ME Black Box
Michael Rutherford | General Training | May 29 2008 | Comments (11)

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 mothe...... Continue reading
Tumbling Warm-up
Stephane Rochet | General Training | April 30 2008 | Comments

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 weigh...... Continue reading
Breathing and Breath Control for Olympic Weightlifting
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | April 1 2008 | Comments (11)

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 i...... Continue reading
The Protein Debate: Dr. Loren Cordain & T. Colin Campbell
Loren Cordain | Nutrition | March 19 2008 | Comments (7)

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 developmen...... Continue reading
CrossFit Criteria
Greg Everett | General Training | February 29 2008 | Comments (18)

[NOTE: I wrote this article in February 2008, at a time when CrossFit as an actual competitive sport was very young and still in its earliest phase of development. Since that time, more standards have been implemented in the CrossFit Games and those of you who were not around prior to the current era may not understand what all the fuss herein is about. You'll just have to believe me that this was...... Continue reading
Dumbbell Unilateral Training Alternatives
Michael Rutherford | General Training | January 31 2008 | Comments

If you are in the strength and conditioning game long enough you are going to encounter structural and muscular imbalances along the way. These imbalances and weakness occur naturally and by way of accident or injury. Rarely if ever will these situations correct themselves. The least offensive result is a decrease in performance. The most offensive result is a career ending injury. The old cli...... Continue reading
Kyphosis & Shoulder Mobility: Practical Correction
Robb Wolf | General Training | November 28 2007 | Comments (10)

Working as a generalist strength & conditioning coach using CrossFit methodology appears to be a case of “Jack Of All Trades, Master Of None” and in some sense this may be accurate. I teach some gymnastics, but I am not a gymnastics coach and will never develop an athlete to even an “A” level gymnast. We play with the Olympic lifts and although I am a “USAW Club C...... Continue reading
Developing the Iron Cross
Steven Low | General Training | November 1 2007 | Comments (10)

Training for the iron cross is no joke. The long-term difficulty of attaining this move is similar to the time it takes to acquire strength moves like the planche. It is very hard to see consistent progress over a couple of weeks; however, looking at the big picture the strength gains are incredible. Thus, it is recommended that iron cross development should only be undertaken by very motivated at...... Continue reading
Showing 265 — 274 of 279
Get Our Newsletter
Sign up free to get training tips, news, sale notifications and more!

Article Categories

Olympic Weightlifting
General Training
Quick Tips
Ask Greg Everett
Mobility & Training Preparation
Nutrition
Editorial
Equipment


Sort by Author


Sort by Date


Search Articles




Funny Crossfit Shirts
The largest variety of funny crossfit shirts for guys and girls.

Advertise With Us
Subscribe to the Performance Menu Magazine