August 2013 Archives

Sport Specifics: Hockey

Posted by Brandon Harrison
August 29, 2013 10:06 PM |
The other evening, a link was passed my way. It's to a weightlifting centric blog called "Stack" and can be found here. The link details University of Minnesota Hockey's coach Cal Dietz. For those that don't know, Minnesota is the hockey state, and University of Minnesota is the hockey school in Minnesota. The article covers Cal's use of a very ... [Read]

Fit To Be Linked

Posted by Brandon Harrison
August 23, 2013 8:00 AM |
It's another Friday here in Health & Fitness . Wonder if the other blogs are on the same schedule? Anyway, here's this weeks Fit To Be Links. To elaborate on this weeks main entry: athleticism isn't neccessarily defined by strength alone. Max Shank covers this in his new article over at T-Nation. [T-Nation] I've struggled with this one myself, warming ... [Read]

Getting Specific on Sports

Plyometric training can deliver a winning competitive edge

By Brandon Harrison
August 22, 2013 7:37 AM |
When we're children, fitness is a direct result of play. We go outside, run around with friends and burn calories. As we get a bit older, some of us transition into sports. At that point, staying in shape for our specific sport is the driving force behind our fitness. For example, playing offensive line on my high school football team ... [Read]

Quick Hits: Fit Links

Posted by Brandon Harrison
August 16, 2013 7:17 PM |
Why fix what isn't broken? Maybe because it's breaking you. Reverse your grip on the bench press to help allieveate issues with your shoulders and forearms. [T-Nation] Matt "Kroc" Kroczaleski, competitive body builder and power lifter and famous for his specific row variation "Kroc Rows" took some time to answer questions from the Reddit community today. Lots of great ... [Read]

Quick Hit: Fit Links

Posted by Brandon Harrison
August 9, 2013 1:48 PM |
In the ever changing world of health and fitness, some noise is starting to rumble around on bringing your knees in a bit on the squat. This after years of unanimous coaching techniques saying to push them out and spread the floor. There is some big power behind it, as well. [iLiftHard.com] A lot of time is spent in ... [Read]

Shortcut to Really Cut

Posted by Brandon Harrison
August 9, 2013 1:22 PM |
It’s no secret -- most people want to lose fat, and lose it quickly. Crash dieting has always been a negative term, and still is. There is nothing sustainable about it, and the results, although amazing, only last for a short time. But what if you do need to drop 7 to 10 pounds quickly? For example: an athletic event ... [Read]

Top 5 Nutrition Myths

Some of your weight-loss ''rules'' might be worth revisiting

By Brandon Harrison
Photo by Todd Franson
August 8, 2013 6:54 AM |
''Quick fat loss with this one simple tip!'' ''Eat what you want and shed the weight!'' ''I lost 50 pounds in five weeks – here's how!'' Those are the sorts of quotes you see peppering the pages of health and nutrition magazines. And something nearly every article has in common? The perpetuation of very common myths to weight loss. ... [Read]