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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, a...
Sep 26, 2016 01 read article

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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...
wellness | By Jason Kelly

Back to Basics

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 the past few decades, we've seen Thighmasters and Stairmasters, P90X and DDP Yoga. I recently wrote a book ab...
performance | By Kenton Boutwell

Back and Biceps on Fire

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 before you proceed, click here. Day two of this workout series highlights exercises which target the muscles of the back and biceps. The...
wellness | By Daniel Peloquin

Getting to Know Your Gut

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 of trillions of bacterial organisms. The residents that populate this community outnumber your human cells 10 to 1. This means th...
performance | By Chaz Dawson

How to Train Like An Athlete

"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 will definitely  require these two things: hard-work and consistency. We have become so accustomed to immediate results in life that some time...
wellness | By James Binder

The Truth Behind Caffeinating Your Workout

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, tea, and other caffeinated beverages are fixtures in modern society. When it comes to working out, there are bot...
performance | By Nate Warden

Beginner Yoga for the Weekend Warrior

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 athlete, he’s a big guy with a history of heavy lifting and high-impact sport, he’s in chiropractic school, and also happens...
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...
wellness | By Made In Cookware

One Pan Dishes to Power Your Workout

The adage “you are what you eat” may seem a bit old-school, but it still holds a lot of truth today. Our friends at Made In, creators of American made cookware, put together a guide to help you match your food intake to your activity level. Not only does it really matter what type of foods you ea...
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 ...
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, a...
Sep 26, 2016 01 read article
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 ...
Sep 26, 2016 02 read article
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 ...
Sep 26, 2016 03 read article
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 ...
Sep 18, 2016 04 read article
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...
wellness | By jason kelly

back to basics

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 the past few decades, we've seen Thighmasters and Stairmasters, P90X and DDP Yoga. I recently wrote a book ab...
performance | By kenton boutwell

back and biceps on fire

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 before you proceed, click here. Day two of this workout series highlights exercises which target the muscles of the back and biceps. The...
wellness | By daniel peloquin

getting to know your gut

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 of trillions of bacterial organisms. The residents that populate this community outnumber your human cells 10 to 1. This means th...
performance | By chaz dawson

how to train like an athlete

"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 will definitely  require these two things: hard-work and consistency. We have become so accustomed to immediate results in life that some time...
wellness | By james binder

the truth behind caffeinating your workout

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, tea, and other caffeinated beverages are fixtures in modern society. When it comes to working out, there are bot...
performance | By nate warden

beginner yoga for the weekend warrior

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 athlete, he’s a big guy with a history of heavy lifting and high-impact sport, he’s in chiropractic school, and also happens...
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 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...
wellness | By made in cookware

one pan dishes to power your workout

The adage “you are what you eat” may seem a bit old-school, but it still holds a lot of truth today. Our friends at Made In, creators of American made cookware, put together a guide to help you match your food intake to your activity level. Not only does it really matter what type of foods you ea...
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 ...

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