What are goblet squats

If you do any sport that requires the application of strength and power from the legs and hips (which is to say, virtually all sports), the goblet squat is an essential tool. This clear, easy-to-follow article explores the how and…

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A neuroscientist says there’s a powerful benefit to exercise that is rarely discussed – Quartz

Excellent piece from Quartz.com on the neurological benefits of exercise, in the areas of memory, concentration, stress relief, creativity, mood, and age-related cognitive health. Okay, so you won't work out to keep your body strong...do it to keep your brain…

Men’s Health: This Marine Broke the World Pullup Record—and You’ll Be Shocked at the Strange Way He Did It

Great article about a Marine on a mission. His insight is important and often lost in our view of fitness as a personal pursuit, which it clearly is. It is also about empowerment, not just of ourselves, but of the…

Breaking Muscle: The One-Session, One-Exercise, One-Set Strength Plan

Love Chet Morjaria, who writes for Breaking Muscle. In this piece, which went up before the holiday season, he describes a brutal, all around, 1 exercise workout. He uses the front squat, but I guess this is adaptable to any…

How Being Coachable Helped Me Tame the Beast – StrongFirstStrongFirst

Are you coachable? I never thought of a person being coachable as a definable characteristic, but this article describes it nicely. As a coach myself, who has learned from countless teachers over the years, most of whom I've never met,…

What Physics Can Tell Us About Martial Arts | Inside Science

This is a very thoughtful and interesting peek into how physics apply to martial arts. I've added this young scientist's book to my Kindle reading list. A scientific approach can reveal much about combat sports, and football. The range of…

The Close Ties Between Exercise and Beer – The New York Times

An amusing and interesting look at the relationship between exercise and alcohol consumption. Phew. Glad to know that my beer-after-some-workouts strategy isn't going to kill me. Many years ago, I used to run with a group called the Hash House…

Breaking Muscle: The Simple Path to Being Your Fittest at Any Age

Love Andrew Read, who writes frequently for Breaking Muscle. This article for aging athletes (aren't we all?) is an excellent summary of the things you can look forward (?) to. It's possible to quibble over some of the details, but…