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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building your foundation from the inside out By general stan mcchrystal

“Give about two (hours) every day to exercise; for health must not be sacrificed for learning.” –Thomas Jefferson This morning, sitting on a marble step near Rudulph Evans’ 19-foot-tall bronze...
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sweat of the week: chest and triceps on fire By kenton boutwell

Looking to increase the size of your chest and triceps or maybe you just need a routine? Look no further. In the following video, I break down three basic chest movements and...
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soundtrack to a training session By red sullivan

I have had very few training partners in my life.  Many have come and gone, so I usually try to keep my dependencies limited.  The fewer the better.  One thing...
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posture and confidence: you can't have one without the other By dan blewett

I size people up for a living, and the first thing that catches my attention is a person’s shoulders. I live a dual life as a strength coach and pro...
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what our mothers taught us By the rhone team

Life seems to have an endless amount of lessons. They're often learned through experiences, which tend to range from excruciatingly painful to incredibly lucky but they are always taught and generally reinforced. In some...
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5 workouts you can do anywhere By ben checketts

Sticking to a fitness plan can be an immense challenge. Day in and day out you're hitting the gym, planning meals and showing incredible restraint when those cookies are being...
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faith and greatness By ed napper

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1 (NIV) Faith is a matter of perseverance. It really begins with...
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one simple tip to improve every training session By red sullivan

Like Bane, was born into Darkness, I was born into the Globo Gym and molded by it.  (or at least this is what I tell myself when I’m in a...
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3 reasons nice guys finish first By dr. william richardson

Success: 3 Reasons Nice Guys Finish First by Dr. William Richardson We’ve all had a friend who always got whatever they wanted- not because they earned it, but because they...
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a shortlist of the best food in the world By scott stohler

A great meal can position itself in the history book of our hearts with just a simple bite. The smells, the atmosphere, the people, and the complete sensory experience that...
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The Tempest 2 (The Grand Finale)

Having been given the good news of a clear run into Barbados, predictably our hopes were raised, and expectations set on a finish date. If we were to carry on...
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sugar: my arch nemesis By josh courage

One of the most common mistakes I see with people looking to better their lives, is placing blame on outside things for all of their shortcomings.  “I’m too old to...
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engine warning light By sun pak

It’s Monday morning and you’re driving towards the freeway entrance, as you head to work.  You have your coffee mug in one hand, while holding the steering wheel with the...
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becoming a road warrior By scott stohler

Fasten your seat belts, stow your bag, buckle in those muscles, and drink plenty of water as we review how to stay fit while on the road. In today's world,...
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The 7 Best Hikes in the U.S.

1) Cascade Canyon Trail - Jackson, Wyoming 10.0 miles return The Grand Tetons should be on every American's bucket list and the Cascade Canyon Trail is the perfect opportunity to...
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the 3 allies of creating sustainable ironman health By john huddart

BLOG 3 of 3 This 3 part series, written by John Huddart, a health coach and Ironman triathlete, explores how to best approach a goal, as big and complex, as...
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create a resilient relationship with health By john huddart

This 3 part series, written by John Huddart, a health coach and Ironman triathlete, explores how to best approach a goal, as big and complex, as getting healthy. In this...
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how much protein do you really need? By mike wolfanger

While there are many contributing factors to the high rate of obesity in the United States, including sedentary lifestyles and serious misconceptions about eating, we must take a closer look...
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becoming a 'strongman' through odd object training By ian jentgen

Functional fitness isn’t much of a fad anymore. It’s likely here to stay. With the growing popularity among people seeking a fast and effective workout, even the larger commercial gyms...
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embracing fear By josh courage

A couple weeks ago I drove down to one of the most incredible places within an hour of my house, Castle Rock. This place reminds me of some of the...
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