DIY 3D-Printed J-Hook for Squat Racks!

Q and A With Team USA Olympian and Professional Triathlete, Gwen Jorgensen

Gwen Jorgenson should be considered somewhat of a phenom in the Triathlon world, she qualified for the 2012 USA Olympic Team after only competing for two years. An accomplished runner and swimmer at the University of Wisconsin, it would seem that triathlons were in her foreseeable future, maybe just not at the level that she has accomplished and so rapidly. We were thrilled to catch up with Gwen and learn a little more about her training and the future.

CrossFit Exercise Series ONE – Legs and Abs

Doing CrossFit exercise is a great way to get in shape with very little equipment. You can perform them at home, in a hotel room or even in a park to enjoy the great outdoors. Here are a few of the more common exercises designed for legs and abs.

Routines – Powerlifting Versus Strength Training

Weight training has been around for a long time. Primarily, people weight train to increase strength or size. Powerlifting is a form of weight lifting designed to increase strength but only as related to three specific lifts: bench press, squat and deadlift. Powerlifting is a World Games as well as a Paralympic sport (bench press only).

Sports Injuries – Kids at Risk

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) published a statement in 1993 on the prevention of sports injuries in children and adolescents. Their guidelines include training methods, the use of safety equipment, physical deficits and mental preparation.

Training Blues – Change of Pace Routines

It is totally natural for your body to adjust to a given workout routine over time so a change of pace is needed to “shock” your muscles into growing again. Changing your workout every 4 – 6 weeks will stop your body from stagnating and getting into a rhythm that prevents muscle growth.

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