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sweat for the slopes: a pre-ski season workout

Skiing is just plain awesome. Where else can you fly down a 45-degree slope strapped to a couple chunks of wood and plastic at 30 or 40 mph? The sk...
Nov 19, 2017 01 read article

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performance | By Brock Reichert

Sweat for the Slopes: A Pre-Ski Season Workout

Skiing is just plain awesome. Where else can you fly down a 45-degree slope strapped to a couple chunks of wood and plastic at 30 or 40 mph? The skier's high is on another level of thrilling. It doesn't matter whether you're a weathered ski guide or a recreational novice, the first day on the slo...
progress | By Bebe Gene

4 Ways to Be the Most Interesting Man in the Room

Whether you’re at a networking event, business meeting or grabbing cocktails at the rooftop bar, there are many ways to shake up the dynamic-- and in your favor. Think of the most interesting man you know. Do people notice when they enter a room? When they talk, are they talking about themselves ...
wellness | By Sung Pak

A Foolproof, Daily Stretching Routine

If I ask how often you stretch, how would you answer?  Would you answer: A) Not enough. B) Should do more, or C) Not at all, and follow up your answer by telling me how you ‘just don’t have time to stretch’.  I get it.  Stretching is boring and more of a nuisance compared to a good workout.  Bu...
wellness | By Hurom

Sweet Squash Shake Recipe

Fall is coming, and with it, all of the dietary regrets from summer. Burgers, popsicles, cheat day after cheat day, and so. much. sugar.  Luckily, we've partnered with HUROM for this article to bring you a detox Sweet Squash juice recipe, bringing you that perfect balance of refreshing taste and ...
progress | By Austin Holt

Learn To Do Anything in 20 Hours

10,000 hours has been drilled into our heads as the benchmark for learning. What if we could sacrifice expertise for proficiency while saving...9,980 hours? Do you remember the Telephone Game from elementary school? One person would whisper something into someone else’s ear, that person would whi...
performance | By Ben Checketts

Perform like a Pro

Given that a fall crisp is in the air, the greatest show on turf has returned and your body is looking down the barrel of a holiday hangover, we decided to bring you 3 workouts that will give you a taste of how a pro football player trains. Disclaimer: This training regimen is meant to be a sampl...
wellness | By Ivan Dimitrijevic

4 Healthy Eating Tips from NFL Players

National Football League Players are considered to be some of the most capable athletes in the world. Although this may seem like a dream job for aspiring young people who would like to be a football star when they grow up, this career comes with many risks. In order to be on the top list of NFL ...
performance | By Ben Checketts

The Hotel HIIT Workout

Taking a vacation this summer with no access to a gym? Never fear, this workout can be done anywhere from a parking garage to a hotel room as it requires no equipment. HOTEL HIIT WORKOUT 30 seconds work / 15 seconds rest / 3 sets Complete each movement in round 1 and then start back at the top f...
performance | By Brendan Micik

Summertime Sand Sprints

The summertime is the perfect season to take your training outdoors. The beach is always a great idea on a hot and sunny day. The sand texture provides training grounds for elite competitors, from Olympic Athletes to Navy Seals. The resistance will challenge your steps and strengthen your legs an...
progress | By M.H. Shepherd

Burning the Fuse on Both Ends: An Interview with Scott Swendsen

Balancing work and hobbies is no small feat. A select few are able to make their hobby their work, but the majority of us can’t feasibly make money gardening full-time (that used to be called farming). But Scott Swendsen is a man who has been able to do both his dream, and his other dream. A man ...
progress | By Nate Checketts

What Fatherhood Means to Me

Fatherhood can be a complex word and topic, one that is often based on a wide landscape of possible experiences.  But this Father’s Day weekend I wanted to share my own personal experience and thoughts on what fatherhood means and has meant to me.  We’ve all heard the age old debate on whether o...
performance | By Tone House

8 Inspired Moves

This week we are getting a look behind the scenes of New York City's toughest workout, Tone House. Start by checking out our sit down with the founder of TH, Alonzo Wilson, found here and then get a small sampling of what this workout is like by following the routine outlined below. As always, be...
performance | By Ben Checketts

A Sit Down with Alonzo Wilson

With a litany a fitness studios in New York City it is very difficult, if not impossible, to stick out from the crowd. Tone House takes a different approach to fitness by incorporating elements of real athletic training, like plyometrics, speed work and agility drills into a class setting. I lear...
progress | By Ryan Hawk

16 Leaders Share 16 Secrets of Success

Over the past two and a half years, I’ve recorded over 200 conversations (for my podcast The Learning Leader Show) with some of the greatest leadership minds in the world: CEO’s, Entrepreneurs, Professional Athletes… I look for those who have done two things: 1) Sustained excellence over an exten...
performance | By Ben Checketts

5 Great Spots for an Outdoor Workout

With Spring quickly approaching and Summer not too far behind, we are all looking for more excuses to be outside. One of the best ways to branch out is to swap your views of sweat-drenched treadmillers for the sunshine and fresh air. In other words, take your workout outdoors. We thought long and...
wellness | By Andrew K.

Move Over Overeating

Am I going to hit my number this month? Did I send that follow up? Is the client happy? Those are the questions that run through my head on a daily basis. I’m in sales, at a startup. Needless to say, it’s a stressful gig. When I first started doing sales at startups, there were days I’d be so...
performance | By The Rhone Team

The "Not-So-Sweet" Sixteen

If you're anything like me, your bracket is busted, your ego is bruised and the only round you are looking forward to is the next pizza to show up at your door. Sure, your sister who has watched .000001% of the basketball you have is issuing a soul-crushing defeat with the fury of 1,000 suns in y...
wellness | By Tigh Buckles

30 Days, 0 Sugar

Sugar. It’s in everything. From obvious things like baked goods and ice cream to bread, cured meats and even gum and tea. It’s safe to say that Americans are addicted to sugar. Like abusive drugs, sugar causes a release of dopamine in the reward center of the brain which can lead to a full-blown ...
performance | By The Rhone Team

Pull Up Power Up

The infamous pull-up. I have a faint memory of a 5th grade gym class where most boys in my class weren't able to do more than 3 pull-ups. I mustered a healthy double and dropped down feeling ok about myself until a tiny female gymnast named Kristen climbed with ease up the rungs, gripped the bar ...
performance | By The Rhone Team

Don't Skip This Leg Day

We all know the guy that walks around the gym, happily swinging his shoulders and puffing his pecks. He probably spends most of his time walking back and forth between the incline bench, the preacher curl and the mirror to take another selfie. Don't be like this guy. Muscles are great and upper b...
performance | By Philip Levi

15 Minutes of Fitness is All You Need

Here's a myth that needs some debunking. Fitness is some secret code and you must spend at least 60 minutes a day 6 days per week if you even hope to see any type of positive result. What I say is that fitness is an ideology but the requirements much less and are subjective to the user. You can ...
progress | By Brian Kohout

My Little Brother

All you have to do is Google “Chicago Crime” and you’ll quickly see that my beloved city is in the middle of a violent crime epidemic. More than a month into 2017 and the City of Chicago has reported a staggering 60+ murders and 360+ shootings. In the calendar year of 2016 there were more than 4,...
performance | By Kenton Boutwell

Boulder Shoulders

Sure, we all want our arms to be the main attraction of the “Gun Show.” However, if you really want to steal the show, then those guns need to be connected to grenade launchers and include the shoulder and trapezius muscles. I’ve got just the trick for you to turn those peashooters into grenad...
performance | By Evan Laveist

The Mad Man's Lunch Break

“Yeah, I see a difference in my body and energy when I workout, but I never have time to get into a gym to workout.” Does this sound familiar? Most guys complain about not having time to get into the gym to fit in a workout. I am here to tell you that all you need is 30 to 45 minutes and access ...
progress | By Craig Towler

My Story

This week we learned that about a member of the Rhone community named Craig Towler when he tagged us in the following video on Instagram. We invited Craig tell his story in his own words and he graciously accepted. What follows here will change your life, if you let it. Be sure to visit Craig's G...
performance | By Philip Levi

The Key to Crushing Your Next Obstacle Course Race

I get asked a lot how I do some of the things that I do. How do I run up to the peaks of the mountains at Lake Tahoe? How could I carry a 60 pound bucket of rocks with no handle for 75 minutes without putting it down? How do I just "go"? The answer I usually provide is in the form of a question....
performance | By Ben Checketts

Get a Grip

I recently had the privilege of walking through Brooklyn Boulders, one of America's best climbing gyms, and could not help but stare in amazement as climbers easily scaled massive walls holding onto nothing but microscopic holds. If you're anything like me, these particular feats are impressive a...
wellness | By Kevin Evans

Seize the Day in 2 Simple Steps

While much is in the media about getting six-pack abs, becoming jacked, and the latest exercise trends, less attention is paid to the foundation underlying all training: the mental game. For thousands of years, human life was about not getting eaten by lions, avoiding disease, and hoping we did n...
performance | By Ben Checketts

The Treadmill Drill

You will not find a more polarizing machine in the gym than the old, yet reliable treadmill. Functional fitness enthusiasts besmirch its good qualities and focus instead on its inability to properly train the body for "real world situations." Let's focus instead on the virtues of the old fat-melt...
progress | By Ben Checketts

The New Art of Goal Setting

It’s here. 2017. Let us talk no more of Harambe (May he rest in peace), the Election or any historically-inspired, hip hop Broadway productions. And while you stare down the barrel of another year, can I propose another term that we can eliminate from our daily jargon? Self-improvement. While the...
performance | By James Binder

10 Minute Kettlebell Flow

Kettlebells are one of our favorite tools for supplementing your regular training regime. Whether you are big into strength training, yoga or even running mixing in a good kettlebell workout can lead to serious gains. Although increasing in popularity, this strength tool normally has a reserved s...
wellness | By Todd Stewart

Work Smarter, Not Harder: The 'Just Do It' Myth

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 one’s toughness and athletic talent. Nike, the originators of the tagline with help from the Wieden+Kennedy agency, posit...
wellness | By David Rachford

Ego vs. Injury

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 lumbar discs, sprains, strains, muscle spasms, broken bones, and reconstructive or corrective surgery...
performance | By Will Maloney

30 Days to Lean and Mean

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 put together. While having a routine helps, it also becomes a liability to building your body because when done long enough without eno...
wellness | By Ben Checketts

Eating Like a Brute

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. Nothing revolutionary in those two sentences and so it begs the question, why don’t more people eat properly to achieve their goals? Is it b...
performance | By Adam Gura

The Ultimate Suck

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 hours before the race typically ends. Despite the race throwing at me three miles worth of burpee broad-jumps, a 10K of five gallon bu...
wellness | By Nate Chambers

The Power of a Positive Attitude

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 influence outcome in sport, business, training, or just daily life. With this in mind, we must recognize the importance...
performance | By Ben Checketts

Training Like a Brute

Over the past year I had lost nearly 40 pounds, met many of my fitness goals and completely transformed the way that I looked. But to me, that just wasn’t enough to keep me interested.
performance | By David Kingsbury

Functional Strength

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 complex or “new” exercises. But being strong in my book is the essence of functional. I may bit a bit biased...
performance | By James Binder

The Pistol Squat - A Beginner's Guide

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 one exercise that you just cannot do. No matter how much you work for it, you just can’t seem to get the hang of it. For me that exercise was alwa...
performance | By Jeff Rizzo

Optimize Your Workouts With 1 Simple Tip

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 can convince our bodies (or minds) to get after it at the gym, even though we know we will feel better at the end. As such, the day drif...
performance | By Juan Lugo

The Turkish Get-Up: A Beginner's Guide

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. You could get your hips and shoulders stronger and more stable. I’m talking about the the Turkish Get-Up, a total body exerci...
wellness | By Dan Blewett

An Athlete's Guide to Meditation

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, there is one fundamental that everyone can use: meditation. Meditation helps us reset, relax, and quiet our over-active, over-anxiou...
performance | By Paul Dixon

How to Clean and Jerk

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 use large and small muscle groups. Athletes and amateurs have found that practicing these lifts with correct form i...
performance | By The Rhone Team

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 they pack amazing power into tiny frames. The result is (generally speaking) a breathtaking display of speed and power, but what...
progress | By Tigh Buckles

Tips to Stay Healthy While Traveling

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 found himself in London’s Heathrow airport at 7am eating gummy bears and drinking a diet coke for breakfast, plans can be derailed qui...
performance | By Jeff Rizzo

The Language of Lifting

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 make you bulky and all powerlifters are fat. Both are equally resolute in their opinion and since what you’re doin...
performance | By James Binder

A Beginner's Guide to Running

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 part of your workout routine, or are hoping to add running into your exercise line-up soon, it is important to consider all the variables that take p...
performance | By Chaz Dawson

Great Hotel Gym Workouts

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 out of town. If you’ve traveled as much as I have you know that no two hotel gyms look the same anymore. There’s no t...
progress | By James Binder

5 National Park Vacations

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 remember that there’s still plenty of time before those colder temperatures come back. With these remaining weeks, it would be fun to get outs...
performance — By brock reichert

sweat for the slopes: a pre-ski season workout

Skiing is just plain awesome. Where else can you fly down a 45-degree slope strapped to a couple chunks of wood and plastic at 30 or 40 mph? The sk...
Nov 19, 2017 01 read article
progress — By bebe gene

4 ways to be the most interesting man in the room

Whether you’re at a networking event, business meeting or grabbing cocktails at the rooftop bar, there are many ways to shake up the dynamic-- and ...
Oct 09, 2017 02 read article
wellness — By sung pak

a foolproof, daily stretching routine

If I ask how often you stretch, how would you answer?  Would you answer: A) Not enough. B) Should do more, or C) Not at all, and follow up your an...
Oct 04, 2017 03 read article
wellness — By hurom

sweet squash shake recipe

Fall is coming, and with it, all of the dietary regrets from summer. Burgers, popsicles, cheat day after cheat day, and so. much. sugar.  Luckily, ...
Oct 02, 2017 04 read article
progress | By austin holt

learn to do anything in 20 hours

10,000 hours has been drilled into our heads as the benchmark for learning. What if we could sacrifice expertise for proficiency while saving...9,980 hours? Do you remember the Telephone Game from elementary school? One person would whisper something into someone else’s ear, that person would whi...
performance | By ben checketts

perform like a pro

Given that a fall crisp is in the air, the greatest show on turf has returned and your body is looking down the barrel of a holiday hangover, we decided to bring you 3 workouts that will give you a taste of how a pro football player trains. Disclaimer: This training regimen is meant to be a sampl...
wellness | By ivan dimitrijevic

4 healthy eating tips from nfl players

National Football League Players are considered to be some of the most capable athletes in the world. Although this may seem like a dream job for aspiring young people who would like to be a football star when they grow up, this career comes with many risks. In order to be on the top list of NFL ...
performance | By ben checketts

the hotel hiit workout

Taking a vacation this summer with no access to a gym? Never fear, this workout can be done anywhere from a parking garage to a hotel room as it requires no equipment. HOTEL HIIT WORKOUT 30 seconds work / 15 seconds rest / 3 sets Complete each movement in round 1 and then start back at the top f...
performance | By brendan micik

summertime sand sprints

The summertime is the perfect season to take your training outdoors. The beach is always a great idea on a hot and sunny day. The sand texture provides training grounds for elite competitors, from Olympic Athletes to Navy Seals. The resistance will challenge your steps and strengthen your legs an...
progress | By m.h. shepherd

burning the fuse on both ends: an interview with scott swendsen

Balancing work and hobbies is no small feat. A select few are able to make their hobby their work, but the majority of us can’t feasibly make money gardening full-time (that used to be called farming). But Scott Swendsen is a man who has been able to do both his dream, and his other dream. A man ...
progress | By nate checketts

what fatherhood means to me

Fatherhood can be a complex word and topic, one that is often based on a wide landscape of possible experiences.  But this Father’s Day weekend I wanted to share my own personal experience and thoughts on what fatherhood means and has meant to me.  We’ve all heard the age old debate on whether o...
performance | By tone house

8 inspired moves

This week we are getting a look behind the scenes of New York City's toughest workout, Tone House. Start by checking out our sit down with the founder of TH, Alonzo Wilson, found here and then get a small sampling of what this workout is like by following the routine outlined below. As always, be...
performance | By ben checketts

a sit down with alonzo wilson

With a litany a fitness studios in New York City it is very difficult, if not impossible, to stick out from the crowd. Tone House takes a different approach to fitness by incorporating elements of real athletic training, like plyometrics, speed work and agility drills into a class setting. I lear...
progress | By ryan hawk

16 leaders share 16 secrets of success

Over the past two and a half years, I’ve recorded over 200 conversations (for my podcast The Learning Leader Show) with some of the greatest leadership minds in the world: CEO’s, Entrepreneurs, Professional Athletes… I look for those who have done two things: 1) Sustained excellence over an exten...
performance | By ben checketts

5 great spots for an outdoor workout

With Spring quickly approaching and Summer not too far behind, we are all looking for more excuses to be outside. One of the best ways to branch out is to swap your views of sweat-drenched treadmillers for the sunshine and fresh air. In other words, take your workout outdoors. We thought long and...
wellness | By andrew k.

move over overeating

Am I going to hit my number this month? Did I send that follow up? Is the client happy? Those are the questions that run through my head on a daily basis. I’m in sales, at a startup. Needless to say, it’s a stressful gig. When I first started doing sales at startups, there were days I’d be so...
performance | By The Rhone Team

The "Not-So-Sweet" Sixteen

If you're anything like me, your bracket is busted, your ego is bruised and the only round you are looking forward to is the next pizza to show up at your door. Sure, your sister who has watched .000001% of the basketball you have is issuing a soul-crushing defeat with the fury of 1,000 suns in y...
wellness | By tigh buckles

30 days, 0 sugar

Sugar. It’s in everything. From obvious things like baked goods and ice cream to bread, cured meats and even gum and tea. It’s safe to say that Americans are addicted to sugar. Like abusive drugs, sugar causes a release of dopamine in the reward center of the brain which can lead to a full-blown ...
performance | By The Rhone Team

Pull Up Power Up

The infamous pull-up. I have a faint memory of a 5th grade gym class where most boys in my class weren't able to do more than 3 pull-ups. I mustered a healthy double and dropped down feeling ok about myself until a tiny female gymnast named Kristen climbed with ease up the rungs, gripped the bar ...
performance | By The Rhone Team

Don't Skip This Leg Day

We all know the guy that walks around the gym, happily swinging his shoulders and puffing his pecks. He probably spends most of his time walking back and forth between the incline bench, the preacher curl and the mirror to take another selfie. Don't be like this guy. Muscles are great and upper b...
performance | By philip levi

15 minutes of fitness is all you need

Here's a myth that needs some debunking. Fitness is some secret code and you must spend at least 60 minutes a day 6 days per week if you even hope to see any type of positive result. What I say is that fitness is an ideology but the requirements much less and are subjective to the user. You can ...
progress | By brian kohout

my little brother

All you have to do is Google “Chicago Crime” and you’ll quickly see that my beloved city is in the middle of a violent crime epidemic. More than a month into 2017 and the City of Chicago has reported a staggering 60+ murders and 360+ shootings. In the calendar year of 2016 there were more than 4,...
performance | By kenton boutwell

boulder shoulders

Sure, we all want our arms to be the main attraction of the “Gun Show.” However, if you really want to steal the show, then those guns need to be connected to grenade launchers and include the shoulder and trapezius muscles. I’ve got just the trick for you to turn those peashooters into grenad...
performance | By evan laveist

the mad man's lunch break

“Yeah, I see a difference in my body and energy when I workout, but I never have time to get into a gym to workout.” Does this sound familiar? Most guys complain about not having time to get into the gym to fit in a workout. I am here to tell you that all you need is 30 to 45 minutes and access ...
progress | By craig towler

my story

This week we learned that about a member of the Rhone community named Craig Towler when he tagged us in the following video on Instagram. We invited Craig tell his story in his own words and he graciously accepted. What follows here will change your life, if you let it. Be sure to visit Craig's G...
performance | By philip levi

the key to crushing your next obstacle course race

I get asked a lot how I do some of the things that I do. How do I run up to the peaks of the mountains at Lake Tahoe? How could I carry a 60 pound bucket of rocks with no handle for 75 minutes without putting it down? How do I just "go"? The answer I usually provide is in the form of a question....
performance | By ben checketts

get a grip

I recently had the privilege of walking through Brooklyn Boulders, one of America's best climbing gyms, and could not help but stare in amazement as climbers easily scaled massive walls holding onto nothing but microscopic holds. If you're anything like me, these particular feats are impressive a...
wellness | By kevin evans

seize the day in 2 simple steps

While much is in the media about getting six-pack abs, becoming jacked, and the latest exercise trends, less attention is paid to the foundation underlying all training: the mental game. For thousands of years, human life was about not getting eaten by lions, avoiding disease, and hoping we did n...
performance | By ben checketts

the treadmill drill

You will not find a more polarizing machine in the gym than the old, yet reliable treadmill. Functional fitness enthusiasts besmirch its good qualities and focus instead on its inability to properly train the body for "real world situations." Let's focus instead on the virtues of the old fat-melt...
progress | By ben checketts

the new art of goal setting

It’s here. 2017. Let us talk no more of Harambe (May he rest in peace), the Election or any historically-inspired, hip hop Broadway productions. And while you stare down the barrel of another year, can I propose another term that we can eliminate from our daily jargon? Self-improvement. While the...
performance | By james binder

10 minute kettlebell flow

Kettlebells are one of our favorite tools for supplementing your regular training regime. Whether you are big into strength training, yoga or even running mixing in a good kettlebell workout can lead to serious gains. Although increasing in popularity, this strength tool normally has a reserved s...
wellness | By todd stewart

work smarter, not harder: the 'just do it' myth

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 one’s toughness and athletic talent. Nike, the originators of the tagline with help from the Wieden+Kennedy agency, posit...
wellness | By david rachford

ego vs. injury

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 lumbar discs, sprains, strains, muscle spasms, broken bones, and reconstructive or corrective surgery...
performance | By will maloney

30 days to lean and mean

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 put together. While having a routine helps, it also becomes a liability to building your body because when done long enough without eno...
wellness | By ben checketts

eating like a brute

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. Nothing revolutionary in those two sentences and so it begs the question, why don’t more people eat properly to achieve their goals? Is it b...
performance | By adam gura

the ultimate suck

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 hours before the race typically ends. Despite the race throwing at me three miles worth of burpee broad-jumps, a 10K of five gallon bu...
wellness | By nate chambers

the power of a positive attitude

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 influence outcome in sport, business, training, or just daily life. With this in mind, we must recognize the importance...
performance | By ben checketts

training like a brute

Over the past year I had lost nearly 40 pounds, met many of my fitness goals and completely transformed the way that I looked. But to me, that just wasn’t enough to keep me interested.
performance | By david kingsbury

functional strength

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 complex or “new” exercises. But being strong in my book is the essence of functional. I may bit a bit biased...
performance | By james binder

the pistol squat - a beginner's guide

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 one exercise that you just cannot do. No matter how much you work for it, you just can’t seem to get the hang of it. For me that exercise was alwa...
performance | By jeff rizzo

optimize your workouts with 1 simple tip

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 can convince our bodies (or minds) to get after it at the gym, even though we know we will feel better at the end. As such, the day drif...
performance | By juan lugo

the turkish get-up: a beginner's guide

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. You could get your hips and shoulders stronger and more stable. I’m talking about the the Turkish Get-Up, a total body exerci...
wellness | By dan blewett

an athlete's guide to meditation

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, there is one fundamental that everyone can use: meditation. Meditation helps us reset, relax, and quiet our over-active, over-anxiou...
performance | By paul dixon

how to clean and jerk

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 use large and small muscle groups. Athletes and amateurs have found that practicing these lifts with correct form i...
performance | By The Rhone Team

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 they pack amazing power into tiny frames. The result is (generally speaking) a breathtaking display of speed and power, but what...
progress | By tigh buckles

tips to stay healthy while traveling

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 found himself in London’s Heathrow airport at 7am eating gummy bears and drinking a diet coke for breakfast, plans can be derailed qui...
performance | By jeff rizzo

the language of lifting

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 make you bulky and all powerlifters are fat. Both are equally resolute in their opinion and since what you’re doin...
performance | By james binder

a beginner's guide to running

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 part of your workout routine, or are hoping to add running into your exercise line-up soon, it is important to consider all the variables that take p...
performance | By chaz dawson

great hotel gym workouts

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 out of town. If you’ve traveled as much as I have you know that no two hotel gyms look the same anymore. There’s no t...
progress | By james binder

5 national park vacations

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 remember that there’s still plenty of time before those colder temperatures come back. With these remaining weeks, it would be fun to get outs...

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