Post workout power naps are awesome. I do them after extra hard workouts after I had my post workout shake/meal. You can optimize them significantly by inhibiting light from hitting your visual and audio sensors. Therefore I use a sleeping mask and wax ear buds. That lets me completely disconnect from the world. Give it a try […]
You know how you sometimes stop doing exercises and you slowly begin to forget about them? Especially in gymnastics / bodyweight training, where there are literally hundreds thousands of exciting exercises available, this happened to me more than once before. Here is an underestimated exercise I used to do and recently rediscovered: Wall Bars Support Hold (back and […]
After reading the WSJ article about the Bulgarian method yesterday, I remembered that I had read something about it in the “Science and Practice of Strength Training” by Vladimir Zatsiorsky. Here is the excerpt: Bulgarian athletes have several workouts a day with a total duration of up to 6 h (see table 5.1). To the best of our knowledge, […]
‘You lift more, train more, you get higher results.’ – Ivan Abadjiev The Bulgarian Method of Olympic Weightlifting training is once again in mainstream media. Today the Wall Street Journal runs an article called about it. “Heavy Lifting, No Rest, Candy: the Bulgarian Method” Ivan Abadjiev is currently in US trying to get the struggling US Weightlifting team ready […]
Complete 10 min ab workout with the Pacman.
Don’t know how useful this is. But it’s fun to play around with and may get some ideas to mix up your diet. Enter how many calories you want to consume and how often you want to eat per day and Swole.Me will generate a meal plan for you. You can even get into more […]
Update: Check out this follow up post with the tips and hints I got on how to improve my the form. This is me doing a straddle press to handstand. Actually, one of the first times I ever did one. For most people this is not a hard skill to learn. Not for me… I […]
In today’s mobility WOD Kelly Starrett discusses Thoracic outlet syndrome and what you can do about it. This also comes especially handy for people who spend a lot of time hunched over their computers. Mobility WOD – 357 Thoracic outlet syndrome: