12 Weeks of Rhone - Declutter and Donate

We live in an age where we have tremendous amounts of "stuff." If you have ever watched one of those shows with the people that hoard belongings, you know that...
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12 Weeks of Rhone - The Ice Man Cometh

If you haven't heard of Wim Hof, envision a well-aged dutch man with dark features, in peak physical condition leaping headfirst into ice water and staying there for what seems...
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12 Weeks of Rhone - The Talk(s)

I heard something the other day on a podcast that really got my attention. The host was speaking on the distressing state of the Nation as evidenced by increasing bi-partisan nature...
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#12WeeksofRhone - Ask a Question

Despite what you may think I have found that asking questions, not answering them, leads to learning. In a world where you can pull out your phone and have an...
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#12WeeksofRhone - Just Read It

Fill in the blank, reading is ______. Based on your answer, you may fall into or between one of three categories: 1. You abhor reading - You may have been assigned...
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#12weeksofrhone - leap of faith By the rhone team

The 12 Weeks of Rhone rolls on and this week the challenge just may give you the push you need to jump out of your comfort zone. When you were...
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#12weeksofrhone - reconnect By the rhone team

The 12 Weeks of Rhone has officially begun! For those of you who don't know, the 12 weeks of Rhone is something we do every year in order to bring the...
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work smarter, not harder: the 'just do it' myth By todd stewart

In 1988, the three most iconic words in sports, “Just Do It” were born. This well-known tagline became synonymous with every athlete, competitor, and jock as a mantra to prove...
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ego vs. injury By david rachford

I’ve had some rough injuries and long rehabilitation periods. If you train hard and compete, eventually you’re going to get hurt.  Most of us have experienced torn ligaments, tendonitis, ruptured...
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30 days to lean and mean By will maloney

How often do you come to the gym and repeat the same moves, lifts and routine? If you're saying "regularly" to yourself, then you're going to love this plan I've...
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eating like a brute By ben checketts

When it comes down to it, nutrition is massive. There are no secrets here: eat right and you will see results, but no normal human can out-train a bad diet....
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the ultimate suck By adam gura

34 hours into the Ultimate Suck, my beaten body laid triumphant on a bale of hay. I managed to place second in one of livestrong.com’s ten most extreme races, two...
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the power of a positive attitude By nate chambers

Attitude is everything and our mindset, positive or negative, has a powerful influence on outcome. Regardless of whether we like to admit it or not, we are always attempting to...
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training like a brute By ben checketts

Sundays are and always will be a rest day for me. We are talking sleep, recovery and a lot of football. But recently, something has changed. Don’t get me wrong,...
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functional strength By david kingsbury

Being strong is functional. Just because a movement is advertised as functional doesn’t mean it has any relevance to everyday activities. The term functional gets thrown around a lot with...
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the pistol squat - a beginner's guide By james binder

We all know the feeling. You walk into your local gym, look eagerly at the white board and audibly gasp when we see it there in big, bold letters. The...
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optimize your workouts with 1 simple tip By jeff rizzo

Finding time for a workout can sometimes feel impossible. We have a million things to do and by the time we’re done with those million things there’s no way we...
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the turkish get-up: a beginner's guide By juan lugo

What if I told you that you could work on strength, stability, mobility and flexibility all in one movement. That you could make your body more resilient and injury proof....
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an athlete's guide to meditation By dan blewett

Fitness is as trendy as it’s ever been. We have all types of workouts, with exercises designed to train every muscle and movement we can imagine. But for our minds,...
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how to clean and jerk By paul dixon

The sport of Olympic Weightlifting begins and ends with two complicated, compound lifts: the Snatch and the Clean and Jerk. The Snatch and Clean and Jerk are complex exercises that...
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The 2016 U.S. Men's National Basketball Team Is An Average Version Of Itself

As the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro approach, American basketball fans are experiencing the now quadrennial tradition of wondering (and worrying) whether the United States men’s Olympic basketball...
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Become a Ringer: Gymnastic Ring Training 101

If you are anything like us, you have been captivated by the Olympic games and in particular the Gymnastic competition. These athletes are the equivalent of a BMW M3 as...
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best places to travel with your better half By scott stohler

Whether you swiped right, matched on eharmony, or met the old fashioned way late night in a bar with an 80's cover band blaring Journey, the best way to sweep your...
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tips to stay healthy while traveling By tigh buckles

Staying healthy while traveling can be a challenge. You can have the best of intentions to keep your fitness goals on the road, but take it from someone who once...
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the language of lifting By jeff rizzo

You know what I’m talking about here: there’s always one guy at the gym that swears by compound lifts—making fun of all of the non-deadlifters—and another that thinks compound lifts...
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a beginner's guide to running By james binder

Running: a word that either brings you joy or dread. No matter your stance, it is generally a part of life. However, if you do enjoy a nice run as...
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sweat of the week: great hotel gym workouts By chaz dawson

Hotel Gyms can certainly be disappointing but they don’t have to derail your entire program! With a little planning and resourcefulness you can still get a great workout in while...
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5 national park vacations By james binder

With the 4th of July behind us, it can seem like the summer is already over. Although this attitude seems to prevail as July moves on, it is important to...
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back to basics By jason kelly

It's all so complicated. In our quest for healthier bodies, we've shown a willingness to do and spend almost anything on an ever-increasing number of workouts and workout equipment. Over...
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sweat of the week: back and biceps on fire By kenton boutwell

In May, Rhone published my Sweat of the Week for your chest and triceps. I'm back today with a continuation for your back and biceps! To read the first workout...
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getting to know your gut By daniel peloquin

Start to think of yourself as less of a human made up entirely of human cells, and more of some sort of biological ecosystem housing a community populated by hundreds...
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how to train like an athlete By chaz dawson

"You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them" - Michael Jordan No matter your goal, If you want to be successful at something in life it...
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the truth behind caffeinating your workout By james binder

Caffeine might as well be our third presidential candidate, as it seems everyone either loves or hates this often abused legal stimulant. Whatever your stance, it is true that coffee,...
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beginner yoga for the weekend warrior By nate warden

When the team at Rhone asked me to share some tips for bringing yoga into a fitness routine, I immediately asked my brother for his two cents. The traditional All-American...
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how sleep and meditation changed my life By tigh buckles

It happened.  Not all at once, but slowly, piece by piece, over the course of two years.  A stress binge here, a restless night there.  And one day I woke...
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a 4th of july sweat of the week By ben checketts

The 4th of July is usually commemorated with an onslaught of hot dogs, patriotism and adult beverages, the combination of which will certainly lead to a few fireworks of your...
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a brief history of fireworks By sam larson

A good Independence Day celebration is not complete without some good old fashioned fireworks. But what may surprise you is the long and very colorful (no pun intended) history of fireworks....
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four 4th of july recipes By james binder

Fourth of July is tomorrow - and chances are, you are entertaining or heading to an event. Don’t be unprepared! In a time crunch, the barbecue is your best bet...
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the best summer fitness tech By jeff rizzo

Garmin Forerunner 735XT When it comes to fitness wearables, Fitbit is the top dog. However, for weekend warriors and hardcore athletes, Garmin is the hands-down industry leader. The company produces essentially...
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12 easy stretches to undo the damage of sitting By sam larson

Sitting too much will shorten your life. Sad, but true. Findings presented at the 2015 Inaugural Active Working Summit also found that sitting for large stretches of time can increase...
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5 must-have fitness applications By james binder

The technology and fitness worlds are finally starting to mesh together and in doing so, they are creating some innovative applications to shake up your workout! Considering we live in...
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on fatherhood: a sitdown with shane battier written By james binder

Shane Battier is a retired professional basketball player who played throughout college at Duke University. After graduating, he played for the Memphis Grizzlies, Houston Rockets, and Miami Heat, as well...
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beat dad bod: fit at 40 and beyond By jeffrey prejean

Many men dread turning forty but I am here to tell you that your "mature" years can be some of your best!  There is no denying that the vigor and metabolism of...
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day in the life of professional soccer player chris wingert By james binder

Chris Wingert, a professional soccer player on Real Salt Lake, has a long history of playing the beautiful game. After growing up on Long Island and competing throughout childhood, he...
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the summer of soccer By sam larson

All across the world people  worship the sport of soccer. The world cup is the single most popular sporting event known to man, yet in the United States, we tend...
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train like a soccer pro By ian jentgen

The physical demands of modern soccer are serious. It’s no longer just about who is well conditioned and can run 6+ miles throughout the course of a 90 minute game....
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the top 5 gyms in miami By andres fitness

Miami is well known for its party scene but it’s also got a thriving and growing fitness community. With the addition of new corporate gyms opening in 2016/17 and smaller...
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taking a spin around the world By tigh buckles

Over the past two years, I have experienced 27 indoor cycling studios around the world and spent more money than I care to admit (spoiler alert: it was worth every...
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