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OLD TIME STRONGMAN DIETS On January 13, 2014 by Matthew Chan written by: Matthew Chan, Physical Culturist During the early 19th century (also known as the era of Physical Culture), there existed a group of strongmen who set the standard for today’s strength athletes and all lifters in general. Interestingly, most of these men stayed relatively […]

How to Win an Argument With a Nutritionist

January 2, 2014 | by Kris Gunnars on www.authoritynutrition.com I love nutrition, but I really hate the way it tends to be practiced. Many dietitians are NOT basing their nutrition advice on the latest science (1). The general guidelines are completely outdated. They have barely changed in the past few decades, even though nutrition science has advanced […]

10 Signs you are Gluten Intolerant

10 Signs you are Gluten Intolerant Gluten intolerance, also called gluten sensitivity or Celiac Disease- when it’s in its most severe form- can have symptoms that range from no symptoms to life threatening or debilitating chronic health problems and anywhere in between. Often, these symptoms are not consistent from person to person and this is […]

There Ain’t Nothing to It But to Do It!

Originally written for CrossFitInvictus.Com There Ain’t Nothing to It But to Do It! Written by Zach Erick How many times have you seen the coaches or competitors at Invictus perform complex movements with ease? As you watch your fellow Invicti gracefully walk on their hands or perform bar muscle-ups, do you ever catch yourself saying […]

16 Surprising Lessons from My First 50-Mile Ultramarathon

‘It always seems impossible until it’s done.’ ~Nelson Mandela By Leo Babauta On Saturday, I did what I thought I couldn’t do. I ran a 50-mile ultramarathon. Now, I’m certainly not the first to run a race like this — thousands of other stronger, tougher runners have done it. I’m not even one of the […]

The 7 Habits of Calmness

The 7 Habits of Calmness By Leo Babauta I have come to believe that high stress, constant anxiety over tasks and work and life, social anxiety … is all a part of the modern way of life. Most people just don’t feel a sense of peace, of calm, of serenity, throughout their day. I have to […]

Attention All Runners!

Attention All Runners! Written by Lori Crock on http://www.movestrongkbs.com November 26, 2013 Everyone is a runner nowadays. The streets where I live are busy with people running the sidewalks every day. It seems there is always a handful of races every weekend. Running is the cool thing to do, but is the rise in recreational running […]

6 Reasons Why a Calorie is NOT a Calorie

December 9, 2013 | by Kris Gunnars for Authority Nutrition There are many ridiculous myths in nutrition. The “calorie myth” is one of the most pervasive… and most damaging. It is the idea that calories are the most important part of the diet, that the sources of those calories don’t matter. “A calorie is a […]

Get Up and Move!

Get Up and Move! Written by Nick Hawkes How do you think our ancestors mobilized? Did they wake up every morning and grab a small quaky aspen to mash their quads on before tracking down a mammoth? Perhaps they grabbed the roundest cobble stone from the slow moving creek bed next to their cave to […]

Top 7 Unhealthy Foods to Avoid Like The Plague

January 7, 2013 | by Kris Gunnars | Authoritynutrition.com Eating bad foods can make you feel like crap, lead to weight gain and cause all sorts of health problems. Here are 7 unhealthy foods you should avoid like the plague. 1. Added Sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup You’re probably not surprised to see sugar […]

How much water do YOU drink?

How much water do YOU drink? Written by Melissa Hurley for www.CrossFitInvictus.com How much water do YOU drink? If you don’t know, it’s probably not enough. If you are making a guess, it’s probably not accurate. If you are not drinking enough water, your nutrition plan and fitness program will, without question, be much less […]

Barefoot Conditioning and Efficient Running

Running efficiently is a huge topic right now. How can you run faster , further, and will less injuries? Start from the ground up. Making sure your feet are in good condition gives you a stable base to build from. Barefoot conditioning is one way to build strength and flexibility in your feet. Check out […]

Proper Pull-Up Form: How to do Pull-Ups Using the Correct Technique

Proper Pull-Up Form: How to do Pull-Ups Using the Correct Technique Posted On 17 Feb, 2013 – By – With 0 Comments Using proper pull-up form and the correct technique when learning how to do pull-ups is extremely important if you are to reap the full benefits of doing pull-ups as well as keep yourself injury free. Most […]

6 Healthy Sugars That Can Kill You

Orginially on Authority Nutrtion December 2, 2013 | by Kris Gunnars “Sugar scares me.” – Dr. Lewis Cantley, Cancer Researcher Added sugar is the single worst ingredient in the modern diet. Awareness of its harmful effects has increased dramatically in the past few years. Despite what some people would have you believe, empty calories are just the tip of […]

Top 5 Articles and Record Setting Growth

This past month was a massive change for Athletic Human. In October there were 2,256 unique visitors and in November there were 194,079 unique visitors. This was also reflected in the shares, tweets, and tons of other  support. I am very thankful for the support and everyone who has shared this site with others. Much […]

Top 13 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Coffee

Originally posted on Authority Nutrition. November 25, 2013 | by Kris Gunnars | 12,884 views | 27 Comments Coffee is actually very healthy. It is loaded with antioxidants and beneficial nutrients that can improve your health. The studies show that coffee drinkers have amuch lower risk of several serious diseases. Here are the top 13 evidence-based […]

Stop Trying to Fit In, You Need to Be Different

Stop Trying to Fit In, We Need You to Be Different Posted by Heather on http://www.heathermadder.com/renegade/ Mar 8, 2013   There was once a time in our world where renegades were outlawed. Shot at. Hung. Or burned at the stake. Today, we are so much more civilized, We mostly just talk about them behind their backs and leave […]

Are You Wild, Are You Natural, Do You Thrive?

Tara Wood is the founder of Wild Fitness. She is on a quest to bring you back to your Wild and Natural self. Wild Fitness hosts retreats where you move, workout, eat natural food, and have time to rest and focus on yourself. This experience is critical to find your true nature and reconnect with […]

Coach, I Can’t Do Pull Ups: 7 Tips to Get You There

As originally appeared on Breaking Muscle: Pull ups are a basic movement in CrossFit, yet in and of themselves they are an intermediate gymnastic movement. Starting out pulling your bodyweight can seem like an insurmountable task. Don’t fall prey to the mistakes of progressing too fast, kipping before you’re ready, or skipping over the fundamentals. There are […]