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Written by Kirsten Ahrendt (with contribution from Tino Marini)

Caffeine is a stimulant (or drug)  that most of the world regularly uses. It comes in many forms but is mostly ingested through drinks like coffee, soda, tea, or energy drinks. 

With caffeine being so prevalent in some of the most popular drinks in the world, we thought it was worthwhile to...

Energy drinks are everywhere. They are one of the fastest growing beverage categories and have become an everyday product for many. Whether you need it to wake up in the morning, carry you through a long day or a late night, or help you amp up before a workout, the jolt of an energy drink is...

Team USA wrestler David Taylor is the 24th guest on the Kill The Quit podcast. David is a four-time Ohio state champion, won two NCAA national championships at Penn State, and has continued his success in world competition as he has three US Open championships and was the 2018 World Champion....

Written by Libby Landry & Michele Vieux

The wrist, like any joint, requires a certain amount of motion in order to properly function. A lack of mobility and strength in it can increase your risk of injury. Let’s be real though, the wrist is often neglected in most people’s training. Deficits in strength and mobility of the wrist are...

Jesse Iwuji isn't your typical NASCAR driver. It seems that most drivers have been racing from very young ages and have been dedicating their lives to racing. Jesse had two major commitments that occupied his focus before professional driving even became a reality: football and the Navy. 

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Most people train both pulling and pushing overhead and forward, but rarely address it backwards. This overtraining of shoulder flexion and undertraining of shoulder extension can lead to achy, injured shoulders. Here are some stretching and mobility exercises that can help loosen up your...

EVENTS

2019 Wodapalooza

by KILL CLIFF / January 14, 2019

Wodapalooza 2019 kicks off this weekend at Bayfront Park in sunny Miami, Florida! This four-day functional fitness festival (Jan 17-20) is the second sanctioned event of the CrossFit season and is the first event of 2019. 

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

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