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On episode twenty-three of the Kill The Quit podcast, host Mark Zinno is joined by Taylor Canfield. Not only is Canfield a former Navy SEAL, but he's also the first Navy SEAL to drive NASCAR. Canfield chats with Zinno about how he decided to join the SEALS, how lying got him wet and sandy, fear...

Your body needs energy to reach it's potential. This isn't new scientific information. Regardless of what kind of exercise you're doing, having high energy levels can prevent you from premature muscle failure or exhaustion. A good choice of pre workout can give you an energy boost and delay...

I’ll say it right now. Anyone claiming that, in general, a movement is not functional is BS. One must evaluate an individual’s needs and then decide whether something will be functional for that individual. Are Olympic lifts functional for a father who holds a desk job and wants to be able to...

Freddy Rodriguez lives in the same town as fallen Navy SEAL Lt. Michael Murphy. Murphy won the Medal of Honor for his courageous and brave act of exposing his body to a storm of gunfire in order to contact his headquarters to request assistance in a dire situation.  Though Rodriguez never served...

People wear it like a badge of honor, almost bragging about it…."Pfff, I don’t need much sleep. I function just fine on 6 hrs. I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” You are all wrong. Sleep deprivation is a serious thing and you should be taking it seriously. You’re not being lazy or less productive if...

2x CrossFit Games athlete and former college football player Sam Dancer joins host Mark Zinno for the twenty-second episode of the Kill The Quit podcast. Sam discusses his early love for art, getting bullied in high school, his college football days at Western Illinois, developing keratoconus...

I sought out The Sect. There is a type of programming that gives you that burn in your throat while you gasp for air, makes you move heavy loads of iron, and crafts your body into a machine that can operate for long periods of time. Variations of these methods exist a lot of places, but very...

Written by Connor Nellans

If I don’t have enough time to do, a warm-up, mobility, strength, conditioning, etc. then my go to is always Locomotion.

Harrison Maurus is just 18-years old and is dominating the weightlifting world. His clean & jerk at the World Weightlifting Championships in November 2018 set a new senior American record. The young record-setter is preparing himself for a 2020 Olympic run with Team USA. 

For the 21st episode of the Kill The Quit podcast, Mitch "Smashin' Frog" Aguiar joined host Mark Zinno in-studio.  Mitch discussed his hatred of bullies, his naive approach to joining the Navy SEALS, his memories of BUD/S, balancing life as a SEAL while trying to make a name in the MMA world,...

Many people work 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. They may workout or train for an hour or two during their busy work day, but there is not enough time for long bike rides, long runs, hiking big mountains, or doing anything epic or adventurous. This is what the weekends are for.

Your spine is capable of doing a lot and unfortunately many do very little with it. This lack of movement can cause your back to become very tight and immobile. Here are 3 movements to play around with to regain some of your mobility and loosen you up!

Megan Henry went from a collegiate field hockey player, to enlisting in the Army, to being a 2014 Winter Olympics hopeful in Skeleton within a few years. Her dedication to fitness and athletics makes this no shock. Her dedication to her athletic career was tested when she suffered a...

Retired Special Forces Green Beret Michael "Rod" Rodriguez is this week's guest on the 20th episode of the Kill The Quit podcast. Not only is Rod a Green Beret, but he is currently the President and CEO for the Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation and was hand selected for President George...

January is the typical month to reevaluate your exercise routine. Everyone is doing it this time of year. Especially if the inches or pounds have encroached upon your frame, we generally take this time to revisit our plan to see if there are some things that need to be revised for the upcoming...
Still not getting your muscle ups? Rarely hitting 90+% on lifts? Still can’t do a handstand? Still have tight shoulders and hips, etc...? Here are 2 Rules that I apply to all of my clients and athletes!
 
Rule #1: Maintain an 80% success rate during training.
 
If you decide...

At a young age, David Taylor envisioned himself at the top of podiums. Dreams have become  reality as Taylor has asserted himself as one of the best wrestlers in the world. His first-place finish at the 2018 World Championship's proved that to be true. 

We talked with David about his childhood...

Swim, bike, run, jiu-jitsu

Losing weight is probably one of the hardest battles that anyone can face. Not only does having excess weight impact your self-esteem but it can markedly affect your appearance and lead to depression and anxiety. Of all available weight loss methods, proper diet and nutrition are the most...

Former Navy SEAL sniper and published author Kevin Lacz joins Mark Zinno for episode 19 of the Kill The Quit podcast.  The guys chat about the impact that 9/11 had on them and how it lead Kevin to serve our country, his BUD/S experiences, his involvement in Clint Eastwood's movie "American...

It’s that time of year again, isn’t it? The crush that comes at the end of the year has us all thinking about what’s next, and how to make it happen. The good cheer and amazing food added to social engagements and a sparse amount of daylight inevitably get many of us off track with healthy...

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The World of ULTRA

by KILL CLIFF / December 13, 2018

As I sit here behind my keyboard and think back to Oct 26/27 2018 where I was behind my handlebars competing in the 6-12-24 World Time Trial Championships in Borrego Spring, CA. I attempt to bring together my thoughts on my pre-race, race, my training, my nutrition and most of all my head.  In...

Jeremy Smith was born with Dwarfism, but he hasn't let that slow him down from dominating life, especially in the weight room. One peep at his Instagram (@jsmith_fitness) and you'll not only be wowed by his talents, but you'll also be inspired how he's overcoming the hand he's been dealt. 

Video by Nick Hawkes

Hint: You can do 70% with food!

There are thousands of weight loss formulas circulating the internet right now and most are touted as the real deal. When starting a weight loss program, it’s important to keep in mind that your success (or lack thereof) may very well be determined by things like...

Former Navy SEAL medic/instructor and best selling author David Rutherford joins host Mark Zinno for another killer episode of the Kill The Quit podcast.  David chats it up with Mark about his childhood dreams of becoming an NFL quarterback, his short-lived experience as a Penn State football...

Written by Connor Nellans

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