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After college, I decided to (finally) use my Exercise Science degree and join a gym. In my own weird logic, I thought I had to have a minimum level of strength before I could even join, so I trained in my bedroom with a couple pair of dumbbells my mom bought me for my birthday and, of course, my own bodyweight. Once my preconceived level of strength was reached, I headed to the local gym and signed up for a membership. As a new member, I was still intimidated by... read full story
by Zach Even-Esh
“They” say things change as you get older. They sure as heck said it to me time and again, ever since I was a young kid who refused to leave the gym.
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by Jon Bruney, Author of Neuro-Mass: The Ultimate System for Spectacular Strength
How to use Neuro-Sequencing to take your deadlift to a whole new level.
By Josh Henkin, Sr. RKC, Creator of the DVRT System, CSCS
Over a year ago I explained how to gain real efficiency from an often-underused training method—complexes. And I didn’t just discuss using complexes, but also smarter methods of using them!
By Ryan Holiday
By age twelve, Theodore Roosevelt had spent almost every day of his short life struggling with horrible asthma. Despite his privileged birth, his life hung in a precarious balance—the attacks were an almost nightly near-death experience. Tall, gangly, and frail, the slightest exertion would upset the entire balance and leave him bedridden for weeks.
by Joe Chalakee, RKC, Master DVRT with Josh Henkin, SrRKC, DVRT Creator, CSCS
Starting with the obvious, the RKC uses kettlebells, “cannonballs with handles”. The DVRT uses the Ultimate Sandbag, which is a specially designed bag with...
By Alex Zinchenko
The world we live in is an amazing, fascinating place—it already has the whole gamut of tools to help us with our strength quest. We can divide all the available implements into two distinct categories
By Josh Henkin, Senior RKC, CSCS
Whenever bodyweight training is mentioned, images of grace, athleticism, and flexibility often come to mind...
By Dr. Patrick Roth, M.D.
Considerable attention has been focused on the role of the workplace in back pain. Too much sitting—as described by Czech neurologist Vladimir Janda—can result in “lower cross syndrome” which is marked by weak gluteal muscles and tight iliopsoas muscles.
By Dr. Christopher R. Holder DP, DMQ (China), Sr.RKC, CrossFit Level 1, CSCS
This article is written to help you realize that the RKC is your only choice.
by Coach Robert dos Remedios, with Josh Henkin, Senior RKC, CSCS
What we do today looks very different from what we were doing in the early 90’s. It’s not that what we did back then was ‘bad’, it’s that we know so much more today. My philosophy has pretty much stayed the same—it’s all about building work capacity, and everything after that is easy. But, how to go about building this work capacity has changed through the years.