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 […]

Hand Care – Preventing the Dreaded Callus Tear

This article was written for CrossFitters, but it applies to anyone using their hands during workouts. If you MovNat, lift, do gymnastics, or anything else involving lots of grip work you need to learn to take care of your hands. JANUARY 21, 2013 BY MITCH MEDEIROS Three things are inevitable in the life of a CrossFitter: Death […]

Simple Steps to Stop Procrastinating About Your Fitness and Nutrition

recently read a Huffington Post article entitled I Really Hate It When I Procrastinate, written by John Murphy. I recommend you read it, too. Procrastination can creep into our lives, slowing or even stopping progress. You may procrastinate for a variety of reasons but the same ill effects come of it. A successful person must first master him- […]

Product Review: Perchmount Fit

Perchmount Fit: Product Review Everyone that participates in fitness, movement, or any type of training needs proper form. It’s well known among all of the different communities if you have good form you’ll be able to train harder and put up better results. With bad form you not only feel worse, but run the risk […]

A Push to the End – State #5 Mount Rogers, Virginia

A Push to the End State #5 Mount Rogers, Virginia Elevation – 5,729ft Summit Date: 11/25/12 After driving for several hours Virginia came up fast and soon I was reading directions for the back roads up to the Appalachian Trail.  Cell phones have become indispensable. It became my gps, hotel booking service, restaurant finder, and radio […]

In the Zone – #4 Black Mountain, Kentucky

In the Zone Black Mountain Kentucky Elevation 4,145ft Summit Date: 11/25/12   I kept driving and driving, the darkness had overtaken everything and the steady hum of the car on the highway was gently lulling me to sleep. So far in one day I had driven from before sunrise to after sunset, and was still going. I stopped for […]

Americans Exercising More, But Still Getting Fatter

“More people are running, biking and walking in communities across America, but the added exercise has done little to curb the nation’s obesity epidemic, new research from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington has found. Exercise levels across the nation rose between 2001 and 2009, according to the study, […]

Time Crunch – #3 Spruce Knob, West Virginia

Time Crunch Spruce Knob, West Virginia Elevation 4,862 Summit Date 11/24/12 After the mad dash up and down Hoye-Crest, I jumped back in the car speeding off toward West Virginia’s high point Spruce Knob. This would be the highest peak yet. However the time crunch hit.  I had two hours and fifteen minutes of driving with […]

Adaptive Cooking and Opportunistic Eating

Eating is a main component of our health, but an area where people often struggle. Rather than thriving in our modern world people suffer eating highly processed, unhealthy, and unsatisfying food. In this day and age we have access to an incredible variety of healthy foods all year long, and easy way to prepare them. […]