wellness — By tigh buckles

how sleep and meditation changed my life

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 da...
Jul 08, 2016 01 read article

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wellness | By Tigh Buckles

How Sleep and Meditation Changed My Life

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 up and realized how unhealthy I had become.  Which is sort of ironic because the thing that was causing me so much stress and unrest were the...
progress | By Jeff Rizzo

The Best Summer Fitness Tech

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 a product (and in many cases, several products) for every consumer and most major end...
performance | By Sam Larson

12 Easy Stretches To Undo the Damage of Sitting

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 the chance of lung cancer by 54 percent, uterine cancer by 66 percent, and colon cancer by 30 percent. It can al...
outliers | By James Binder

On Fatherhood: A Sitdown with Shane Battier written

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 as the US National Basketball team. Recently, Battier has started The Battier Take Charge Fo...
performance | By Jeffrey Prejean

Beat Dad Bod: Fit at 40 and Beyond

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 a 25 year old is something we’d love to bottle for our later stages of life. However, with the right attitude and some smart strategies,...
outliers | By The Rhone Team

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 played a key role on the St. John’s University soccer team. Besides his current club, Real Salt Lake, Chris has ...
performance | By Ian Jentgen

Train Like a Soccer Pro

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. The real difference maker in today’s game is a offensive player’s ability to create separation and conversely, for a defensive mind...
performance | By Andres Fitness

The Best Gyms in Miami

The Best Gyms In Miami 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 boutique studios, Miami is growing. You wouldn't expect it but Miami has grown in many ways and introdu...
progress | By Tigh Buckles

Taking a Spin Around the World

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 penny)! Simply put, I love studio fitness. This love led to owning and operating PowerCycle, Nebraska’s first and only boutique fitn...
progress | By General Stan McChrystal

Building Your Foundation From the Inside Out

“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 statue of America’s quintessential renaissance man, I contemplated the approach of dawn on the National...
performance | By Kenton Boutwell

Sweat of the Week: Chest and Triceps on Fire

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 one tricep movement. This workout is specifically geared towards adding muscle mass. First, you will perform the barbell ...
performance | By Red Sullivan

Soundtrack to a Training Session

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 that has always been a big part of my training is music.  The right song/album, at the right time, can provide just what's needed to get...
performance | By Dan Blewett

Posture and Confidence: You Can't Have One Without the Other

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 baseball player, and my eye for posture never rests. We train a predominance of baseball, softball and volleyball players in my academy, so keeping...
progress | By the Rhone Team

What Our Mothers Taught Us

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 ways these small lessons are like the countless individual musical notes in...
performance | By Ben Checketts

5 Workouts You Can Do Anywhere

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 passed around the office. So why not shake things up a bit?  With Spring here and Summer right around the corner, now is...
progress | By Ed Napper

Faith and Greatness

“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 you. A belief about you. And a goal. If You want to be successful, calculated action is a major requirement. But also, subsequent pers...
performance | By Red Sullivan

One Simple Tip to Improve Every Training Session

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 Globo Gym on a Deadlift 1RM day). I didn’t see a “box” or a “strength and conditioning facility” until I was much more experienced. Now, my work takes me furt...
wellness | By Dr. William Richardson

3 Reasons Nice Guys Finish First

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 were __________ (rich, powerful, attractive- you name it). The ostensible observation is that we should not be envious of t...
progress | By Scott Stohler

A Shortlist of the Best Food in the World

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 is involved when you taste something really special is the reason why we go out to eat.  During my travels I’ve tasted some...
progress | By The Rhone Team

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 at a good pace, we would be sipping on cocktails on the 9th February, reunited with our loved ones, and sleeping in a soft, clean bed. Op...
wellness | By Josh Courage

Sugar: My Arch Nemesis

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 be in shape”.  “I like fried foods too much to have a six pack”.  It’s not in my genetics to be stronger”.  Look at these statements...
wellness | By Sun Pak

Engine Warning Light

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 other.  As you begin to make your turn onto the freeway entrance, a red engine warning light starts glowing on your dashboard...
performance | By Scott Stohler

Becoming A Road Warrior

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, people are traveling more than ever.  With ridiculous flight prices as low as $62 for an international flight from Miami to Colombia, there ...
progress | By Chip Malt

The 7 Best Hikes in the U.S.

1) Cascade Canyon Trail - Jackson, Wyoming (10 Miles) The Grand Tetons should be on every American's bucket list and the Cascade Canyon Trail is the perfect opportunity to see everything that this amazing mountain range has to offer. The hike starts with a 15-minute boat ride across Jenny Lake ...
performance | By John Huddart

The 3 Allies of Creating Sustainable Ironman Health

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 getting healthy. In his last article, he outlined a story of resilient health, as he was able to train for 7hrs, party till 6am at a weddin...
wellness | By John Huddart

Create A Resilient Relationship With Health

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 article, Huddart shares a story of how he was safely able to let loose and party at a friends wedding before getting back onto...
wellness | By Mike Wolfanger

How Much Protein Do You Really Need?

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 at the obsession with protein consumption. So, the question is:  how much protein do we really need? The ...
performance | By Ian Jentgen

Becoming a 'Strongman' Through Odd Object Training

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 in the industry have started to accommodate for this shift, adding in functional equipment at every turn. One s...
progress | By Josh Courage

Embracing Fear

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 rockiest areas of Great Falls, MD, except it’s up in the mountains (great views) and the rocks and trees to climb range from the pretty easy and bas...
progress | By Ben Checketts

5 Books From High School You Should Actually Read

If you are like me, you may have only paid partial attention during your 5…er…4 years of high school. When your teacher assigned a book to the class you generally followed what I call the “5 Stages of Procrastination.” Denial Anger Bargaining Depression Sparknotes I don’t believe this...
wellness | By John Huddart

If You Want to Get Healthy, You’re Going to Need a Plan

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. Huddart’s ‘Ironman’ approach, relies little on willpower, and instead, teaches students to create sustainable habits that help to unlo...
progress | By The Rhone Team

The Tempest Two (Part 2 of 3)

PART II As the sun-dropped on Day 1, the enormity of what lay ahead finally descended on us. The departure was a surreal experience, no fire-works, start-guns or theatrics. Just two friends in a rowing boat, quietly rowing into the distance. The feeling Is one that will last with us forever, and...
wellness | By Joe Riggio

Meal Prep Done Right

For those of you who follow me online or know me at all, it is no secret that my biggest passion other than training is food! I love buying it, cooking it, and of course eating it. It’s the most important factor in your overall fitness. On average, I eat four meals per day plus snacks, all hom...
performance | By Dan Goodman

Owning the Foundation

Think of the first person that made a real difference in the landscape of your athletic career. Hopefully, it was someone who was positive and understood the motivation and courage necessary to just come out and compete with the team. As a person that gets to influence many people in a controll...
performance | By Philip Levi

Sweat of the Week - No Gym Required

Staying in peak physical condition is a challenge for many a man on the go. I send this workout to many of my clients who frequently travel and find their business schedule presses them for time. You’ll notice the term “Pavel” will be referenced throughout these workouts. “Pavelling” should be d...
progress | By The Rhone Team

The Tempest Two (Part 1 of 3)

THE FIRST STEPS TOWARDS THE IMPOSSIBLE Just under 2 years ago, we set ourselves a goal that many people thought was unobtainable, unreachable, impossible. We wanted to take on what is widely regarded as the toughest challenge on Earth, with no prior experience or skill-set in the discipline. We ...
performance | By Joe Yoon

The Perfect Golf Swing

For most of us winter consists of freezing temperatures, snow shoveling and lounging on the couch watching football. Fortunately, the golf season is just around the corner and now is the perfect time to get your body prepped for the upcoming season. As a trainer who has worked with golfers of al...
performance | By Josh Courage

How to Improve Your Front Squat Form

The front squat is an exercise used very commonly in training weightlifters, but besides that is unfortunately not used all that much. I personally admit to not programming this incredibly effective tool as often as I would like for my general fitness members, but that is changing now. I like the...
By The Rhone Team

A Workout Fit For the President

It is President's Day and you may want to take advantage of the long weekend to relax, spend some time with the family, but also throw down in the the gym. Here is one of my favorite workouts you can do whether you are in your local gym or are traveling for the long weekend and find the only pla...
performance | By The Rhone Team

Bobby Maximus Sweat of the Week

"The bodyweight exercises are king. We look to overcomplicate things and always gravitate towards machines. At the end of the day the most simple exercises are the most effective exercises." 5x Pull-up 10x Dip 5x Pull-up 10x Push-up Max Rounds in 30 minutes
progress | By Ben Checketts

How to Save a Life

I have lived my entire life wishing and hoping to be in better shape. As melodramatic as it sounds, I can remember looking at G.I. Joes and Batman cartoons and thinking, "One day, I am going to look exactly like that." As a teen I fought to control my weight and generally fell flat on my face. S...
performance | By Paul Roberts

Kettlebell Finisher

Kettlebells are not meant to be your primary training tool, but they can be a valuable supplemental tool, and deliver unparalleled results in terms of balance, strength, and endurance. But be warned, if this is your first go with Kettlebells, take some time to learn good form and go light before...
wellness | By Scott Stohler

Travel Time Flies When You're Fasting

After 7+ months on the road, I've discovered it's very difficult to eat healthily. With a limited choice between a paltry carb­loaded sandwich or a malnourished pre­packaged salad, staying healthy and keeping weight on is difficult. One trick I've learned while on the road is to fast. Many of yo...
performance | By Philip HM Levi

Foresthill Uphill Challenge F.U.C.1K

Auburn, CA is a quiet little town. One that played host to some of the original '49ers back in the gold rush days of the 19th century. It also accommodates the annual "Western States 100", a foot race consisting of 100 long and grueling miles. Now it is home to some of the best ultra runners and...
performance | By The Rhone Team

Sweat of the Week - The 12 Rounds of Christmas

On the first round of Christmas your punishment will be... ...1 100 m Row On the second round of Christmas your punishment will be... ...2 Manmakers (25 lb. Dumbbells) and 1 100 m Row On the third round of Christmas your punishment will be... ...3 pull-ups, 2 Manmakers (25 lb. Dumbbells) and 1 ...
wellness | By The Rhone Team

There Is No Such Thing as Overtraining

There is no such thing as overtraining. There is only under-recovery. Most people don’t put in enough time, effort, or intensity to put themselves into a state of overtraining. Most people simply don’t recover well enough. What Is Overtraining? Genuine overtraining refers to a long-term pattern ...
performance | By Rob Macdonald

Those Burpees Suck

This week's Sweat of the Week is about to real with one of our favorite circuits called "Those Burpees Suck." This is a workout for time, so we encourage you to move through the progression as quickly as you can with one giant caveat - every rep must be perfect. The second you sacrifice form for...
progress | By Jeff Rizzo

The Best Fitness Tech Out There

THE BEST IN FITNESS TECHNOLOGY You've got the best athletic apparel around (I think we all know that), but it's time to up your fit-tech game. Here are three items that you should splurge on this holiday season.   Garmin Fenix 3 This here is the absolute best GPS watch on the market and has h...
progress | By Dale Sutherland

The Nuts and Bolts of Testicular Cancer

Ever have that feeling that someone has got you by the balls? Well that may be truer than you think. If you are reading this you know that Rhone Apparel has sponsored “Rovember” to raise awareness and funds for testicular cancer research. Here are some simple facts. Testicular cancer is the most...
wellness | By Ed Napper

A Sermon on Focus

We all possess unique qualities that separate us from others. There is something about every one of us that is distinct; our own talent and purpose, which is the nucleus of our ultimate contribution to the world.  In order to cultivate and master our talents, some believe that more than 10,000 h...
wellness — By tigh buckles

how sleep and meditation changed my life

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 da...
Jul 08, 2016 01 read article
progress — By jeff rizzo

the best summer fitness tech

Garmin Forerunner 735XT When it comes to fitness wearables, Fitbit is the top dog. However, for weekend warriors and hardcore athletes, Garmin is ...
Jun 23, 2016 02 read article
performance — By sam larson

12 easy stretches to undo the damage of sitting

Sitting too much will shorten your life. Sad, but true. Findings presented at the 2015 Inaugural Active Working Summit also found that sitting for...
Jun 23, 2016 03 read article
outliers — By james binder

on fatherhood: a sitdown with shane battier written

Shane Battier is a retired professional basketball player who played throughout college at Duke University. After graduating, he played for the Me...
Jun 18, 2016 04 read article
performance | By jeffrey prejean

beat dad bod: fit at 40 and beyond

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 a 25 year old is something we’d love to bottle for our later stages of life. However, with the right attitude and some smart strategies,...
outliers | By james binder

day in the life of professional soccer player chris wingert

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 played a key role on the St. John’s University soccer team. Besides his current club, Real Salt Lake, Chris has ...
performance | By ian jentgen

train like a soccer pro

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. The real difference maker in today’s game is a offensive player’s ability to create separation and conversely, for a defensive mind...
performance | By andres fitness

the best gyms in miami

The Best Gyms In Miami 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 boutique studios, Miami is growing. You wouldn't expect it but Miami has grown in many ways and introdu...
progress | By tigh buckles

taking a spin around the world

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 penny)! Simply put, I love studio fitness. This love led to owning and operating PowerCycle, Nebraska’s first and only boutique fitn...
progress | By general stan mcchrystal

building your foundation from the inside out

“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 statue of America’s quintessential renaissance man, I contemplated the approach of dawn on the National...
performance | By kenton boutwell

sweat of the week: chest and triceps on fire

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 one tricep movement. This workout is specifically geared towards adding muscle mass. First, you will perform the barbell ...
performance | By red sullivan

soundtrack to a training session

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 that has always been a big part of my training is music.  The right song/album, at the right time, can provide just what's needed to get...
performance | By dan blewett

posture and confidence: you can't have one without the other

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 baseball player, and my eye for posture never rests. We train a predominance of baseball, softball and volleyball players in my academy, so keeping...
progress | By the rhone team

what our mothers taught us

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 ways these small lessons are like the countless individual musical notes in...
performance | By ben checketts

5 workouts you can do anywhere

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 passed around the office. So why not shake things up a bit?  With Spring here and Summer right around the corner, now is...
progress | By ed napper

faith and greatness

“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 you. A belief about you. And a goal. If You want to be successful, calculated action is a major requirement. But also, subsequent pers...
performance | By red sullivan

one simple tip to improve every training session

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 Globo Gym on a Deadlift 1RM day). I didn’t see a “box” or a “strength and conditioning facility” until I was much more experienced. Now, my work takes me furt...
wellness | By dr. william richardson

3 reasons nice guys finish first

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 were __________ (rich, powerful, attractive- you name it). The ostensible observation is that we should not be envious of t...
progress | By scott stohler

a shortlist of the best food in the world

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 is involved when you taste something really special is the reason why we go out to eat.  During my travels I’ve tasted some...
progress | By The Rhone Team

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 at a good pace, we would be sipping on cocktails on the 9th February, reunited with our loved ones, and sleeping in a soft, clean bed. Op...
wellness | By josh courage

sugar: my arch nemesis

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 be in shape”.  “I like fried foods too much to have a six pack”.  It’s not in my genetics to be stronger”.  Look at these statements...
wellness | By sun pak

engine warning light

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 other.  As you begin to make your turn onto the freeway entrance, a red engine warning light starts glowing on your dashboard...
performance | By scott stohler

becoming a road warrior

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, people are traveling more than ever.  With ridiculous flight prices as low as $62 for an international flight from Miami to Colombia, there ...
progress | By chip malt

the 7 best hikes in the u.s.

1) Cascade Canyon Trail - Jackson, Wyoming (10 Miles) The Grand Tetons should be on every American's bucket list and the Cascade Canyon Trail is the perfect opportunity to see everything that this amazing mountain range has to offer. The hike starts with a 15-minute boat ride across Jenny Lake ...
performance | By john huddart

the 3 allies of creating sustainable ironman health

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 getting healthy. In his last article, he outlined a story of resilient health, as he was able to train for 7hrs, party till 6am at a weddin...
wellness | By john huddart

create a resilient relationship with health

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 article, Huddart shares a story of how he was safely able to let loose and party at a friends wedding before getting back onto...
wellness | By mike wolfanger

how much protein do you really need?

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 at the obsession with protein consumption. So, the question is:  how much protein do we really need? The ...
performance | By ian jentgen

becoming a 'strongman' through odd object training

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 in the industry have started to accommodate for this shift, adding in functional equipment at every turn. One s...
progress | By josh courage

embracing fear

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 rockiest areas of Great Falls, MD, except it’s up in the mountains (great views) and the rocks and trees to climb range from the pretty easy and bas...
progress | By ben checketts

5 books from high school you should actually read

If you are like me, you may have only paid partial attention during your 5…er…4 years of high school. When your teacher assigned a book to the class you generally followed what I call the “5 Stages of Procrastination.” Denial Anger Bargaining Depression Sparknotes I don’t believe this...
wellness | By john huddart

if you want to get healthy, you’re going to need a plan

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. Huddart’s ‘Ironman’ approach, relies little on willpower, and instead, teaches students to create sustainable habits that help to unlo...
progress | By The Rhone Team

The Tempest Two (Part 2 of 3)

PART II As the sun-dropped on Day 1, the enormity of what lay ahead finally descended on us. The departure was a surreal experience, no fire-works, start-guns or theatrics. Just two friends in a rowing boat, quietly rowing into the distance. The feeling Is one that will last with us forever, and...
wellness | By joe riggio

meal prep done right

For those of you who follow me online or know me at all, it is no secret that my biggest passion other than training is food! I love buying it, cooking it, and of course eating it. It’s the most important factor in your overall fitness. On average, I eat four meals per day plus snacks, all hom...
performance | By dan goodman

owning the foundation

Think of the first person that made a real difference in the landscape of your athletic career. Hopefully, it was someone who was positive and understood the motivation and courage necessary to just come out and compete with the team. As a person that gets to influence many people in a controll...
performance | By philip levi

sweat of the week - no gym required

Staying in peak physical condition is a challenge for many a man on the go. I send this workout to many of my clients who frequently travel and find their business schedule presses them for time. You’ll notice the term “Pavel” will be referenced throughout these workouts. “Pavelling” should be d...
progress | By The Rhone Team

The Tempest Two (Part 1 of 3)

THE FIRST STEPS TOWARDS THE IMPOSSIBLE Just under 2 years ago, we set ourselves a goal that many people thought was unobtainable, unreachable, impossible. We wanted to take on what is widely regarded as the toughest challenge on Earth, with no prior experience or skill-set in the discipline. We ...
performance | By joe yoon

the perfect golf swing

For most of us winter consists of freezing temperatures, snow shoveling and lounging on the couch watching football. Fortunately, the golf season is just around the corner and now is the perfect time to get your body prepped for the upcoming season. As a trainer who has worked with golfers of al...
performance | By josh courage

how to improve your front squat form

The front squat is an exercise used very commonly in training weightlifters, but besides that is unfortunately not used all that much. I personally admit to not programming this incredibly effective tool as often as I would like for my general fitness members, but that is changing now. I like the...
By The Rhone Team

A Workout Fit For the President

It is President's Day and you may want to take advantage of the long weekend to relax, spend some time with the family, but also throw down in the the gym. Here is one of my favorite workouts you can do whether you are in your local gym or are traveling for the long weekend and find the only pla...
performance | By The Rhone Team

Bobby Maximus Sweat of the Week

"The bodyweight exercises are king. We look to overcomplicate things and always gravitate towards machines. At the end of the day the most simple exercises are the most effective exercises." 5x Pull-up 10x Dip 5x Pull-up 10x Push-up Max Rounds in 30 minutes
progress | By ben checketts

how to save a life

I have lived my entire life wishing and hoping to be in better shape. As melodramatic as it sounds, I can remember looking at G.I. Joes and Batman cartoons and thinking, "One day, I am going to look exactly like that." As a teen I fought to control my weight and generally fell flat on my face. S...
performance | By paul roberts

kettlebell finisher

Kettlebells are not meant to be your primary training tool, but they can be a valuable supplemental tool, and deliver unparalleled results in terms of balance, strength, and endurance. But be warned, if this is your first go with Kettlebells, take some time to learn good form and go light before...
wellness | By scott stohler

travel time flies when you're fasting

After 7+ months on the road, I've discovered it's very difficult to eat healthily. With a limited choice between a paltry carb­loaded sandwich or a malnourished pre­packaged salad, staying healthy and keeping weight on is difficult. One trick I've learned while on the road is to fast. Many of yo...
performance | By philip hm levi

foresthill uphill challenge f.u.c.1k

Auburn, CA is a quiet little town. One that played host to some of the original '49ers back in the gold rush days of the 19th century. It also accommodates the annual "Western States 100", a foot race consisting of 100 long and grueling miles. Now it is home to some of the best ultra runners and...
performance | By The Rhone Team

Sweat of the Week - The 12 Rounds of Christmas

On the first round of Christmas your punishment will be... ...1 100 m Row On the second round of Christmas your punishment will be... ...2 Manmakers (25 lb. Dumbbells) and 1 100 m Row On the third round of Christmas your punishment will be... ...3 pull-ups, 2 Manmakers (25 lb. Dumbbells) and 1 ...
wellness | By The Rhone Team

There Is No Such Thing as Overtraining

There is no such thing as overtraining. There is only under-recovery. Most people don’t put in enough time, effort, or intensity to put themselves into a state of overtraining. Most people simply don’t recover well enough. What Is Overtraining? Genuine overtraining refers to a long-term pattern ...
performance | By rob macdonald

those burpees suck

This week's Sweat of the Week is about to real with one of our favorite circuits called "Those Burpees Suck." This is a workout for time, so we encourage you to move through the progression as quickly as you can with one giant caveat - every rep must be perfect. The second you sacrifice form for...
progress | By jeff rizzo

the best fitness tech out there

THE BEST IN FITNESS TECHNOLOGY You've got the best athletic apparel around (I think we all know that), but it's time to up your fit-tech game. Here are three items that you should splurge on this holiday season.   Garmin Fenix 3 This here is the absolute best GPS watch on the market and has h...
progress | By dale sutherland

the nuts and bolts of testicular cancer

Ever have that feeling that someone has got you by the balls? Well that may be truer than you think. If you are reading this you know that Rhone Apparel has sponsored “Rovember” to raise awareness and funds for testicular cancer research. Here are some simple facts. Testicular cancer is the most...
wellness | By ed napper

a sermon on focus

We all possess unique qualities that separate us from others. There is something about every one of us that is distinct; our own talent and purpose, which is the nucleus of our ultimate contribution to the world.  In order to cultivate and master our talents, some believe that more than 10,000 h...
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