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Product Review Reebok CrossFit Nano 4.0

      The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Reebok.   Product Review Reebok CrossFit Nano 4.0   Reebok crashed onto the scene with the original CrossFit Nano and started a new trend for crossfitters. Now we finally had a shoe designed for us and the unique demands of our sport. […]

Interview with Jeff Kuhland about Pull-up Training

Break Your Pull-up Training Plateau and Work Your Way up to Doing Sets of 20-30+ Pull-ups Using These Tips From Jeff “50+ Pull-ups” Kuhland Jeff Kuhland – NSCA-CSCS, MovNat Trainer, Pull-up Training Expert I got a chance to train with Jeff Kuhland at a 5-day MovNat retreat back in 2009, and have kept in touch with him […]

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 […]

Self-Reliance, Physical Fitness and Personal Responsibility

I talk about becoming who you are born to be on Athletic Human. The idea that you should develop into a fit athletic person and have strength, endurance, and agility. My goal is not to make everyone an elite athlete, rather to let everyone become happy, healthy, and free. To achieve these goals we must […]

The Safest and Smartest Progression for Building Your Overhead Lifts

Jeff Kuhland The press, push press, push jerk, snatch, and overhead squat all require a specific level of shoulder mobility before you should perform them under any significant load. If these movements are performed with an improper range of motion, then they can cause significant damage to your shoulder while simultaneously setting your back and […]

Gymcentric is not Natural

Gymcentric is not Natural I first met Ed at the MovNat expansion course in West Virginia. I was helping Erwan Le Corre set up, coach, and run these natural movement seminars. We spent 5 days running around Summersville Lake barefoot, with no shirts, playing in the outdoors, and learning to move again. I distinctly remember Ed, he […]

Learn the Deadlift and Fix it Forever

Establishing Your Drive Train: Screening and Correcting the Hip Hinge Everyone has the same basic movement patterns – we habitually pick objects up off the floor, squat, sit up, and perform countless other patterns. These patterns are manifested in many different ways from daily activity to specific training, such as deadlifting heavy loads to build strength. […]

Consistent Hard Effort Over Time: The Only Guaranteed Method of Success

I work in a unique setting. I manage and coach a CrossFit within a YMCA, so I am exposed to what is known here as “hardcore” athletes (the CrossFit athletes) and also our health seekers. A health seeker is your average person looking to get fit but really doesn’t know anything. Both crowds are extremely different […]

“Fitness is a Small World Within the Universe of Movement”

Ido Portal is an inspirational mover and teacher. Check out this video to see what is possible. We accept limitations that are imposed from our cultural norms, family traditions, friends, and family. Challenge yourself to try something new this week, and move well! [embedplusvideo height=”413″ width=”685″ editlink=”http://bit.ly/17HyQyD” standard=”http://www.youtube.com/v/aLogFAbTlDI?fs=1&hd=1″ vars=”ytid=aLogFAbTlDI&width=685&height=413&start=&stop=&rs=w&hd=1&autoplay=0&react=1&chapters=&notes=” id=”ep2421″ /]

Why Screening and Corrective Exercise Should Be the Foundation of Every Exercise Program

Functional exercise, prehabilitation, and corrective exercises are growing exponentially and being addressed in everything from Runner’s World, Men’s Health, collegiate strength and conditioning journals, and more. The industry has recognized change is needed in the way we train and address injuries. Injury statistics for new runners are staggering. In 2010, Runner’s World survey results showed 60% of runners reported chronic […]