Information on how to run faster, lift stronger and think deeper

Why deadlift from a deficit [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Jul 18, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Why deadlift from a deficit


Deadlifting from a deficit makes you stronger in the beginning of a pull. This is most relevant for powerlifters and weightlifters. This way of training is most suited to advanced lifters. Beginners should stick with the basic movements until proficiency is reached. Always consult with your trainer or doctor for specifics for your individual case. 

 

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Topics: Lift stronger, Deadlift, Strength

Why deadlift with a belt [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Jul 17, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Why deadlift with a belt? 

 

Deadlifting with a belt will likely increase the weight you can use by 10% - 15%. Using a belt can make you progress faster on the deadlift at the expense of long-term mastery of the movement. Overuse of a belt can lead to lesser mental toughness and dependence on the tool for performance. The impacts of a belt on injury prevention are little. You will find further details and studies on the matter in this article.

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Topics: Deadlift

Tips on How to Get a Killer Body With Dancing [Article]

Posted by Wendy Dessler

Jul 16, 2018 2:16:36 AM

 

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Tips on How to Get a Killer Body With Dancing

 

This is an article provided by Wendy Dessler from Blogfrog.com. BlogFrog identifies the top blogs for you so that you know what is good. As Wendy is a bit more into dancing than I am she contributed this well-written article for us. I did dancing lessons with my wife to prepare for our wedding in July 2017. We had a lot of fun doing it and it was worth the while to do something together. Enjoy the read and get fit.

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Topics: Fitness

Deadlift: Where to look [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Jul 11, 2018 9:25:00 AM

Deadlift: Where to look?

 

This question is one of the more debated among strength coaches and athletes. Generally speaking, you should look up to optimize performance at the cost of a higher injury risk. Head position is more important than eye positioning for this discussion. If you want to minimize injury risk look down. Keep your chin down to make it easier for your spine to be neutral. This article will outline the thought process behind this and provide further details by linking to other articles at the end.

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Topics: Deadlift, Strength

Deadlift: How to keep your back straight [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Jul 10, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Deadlift: How to keep your back straight

 

This is an article to address how to achieve to keep your back straight during the deadlift. I personally find that it is the most given, yet useless tip on the deadlift. The three actions mentioned in this article are more likely to get you in the correct position. Be prepared that form will break down the heavier you get. These tips will also help if you have challenges with your grip. If you have any kind of back pain from lifting, please consult a doctor.

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Topics: Deadlift

Focusing on Achievement: How a CrossFit Regimen Helps in Addiction Recovery [Article]

Posted by Devin Golden

Jul 10, 2018 7:55:13 AM

Focusing on Achievement: How a CrossFit Regimen Helps in Addiction Recovery

 

For this article I teamed up with the crew from The Recovery Village. This piece discussing how CrossFit can help in addiction recovery was written by Devin Golden. I never had a serious drug or alcohol addiction, but my parents were both heavy smokers. They did not exercise regularly after their teenage years. My mother took care that I learned the concept of discipline and delayed reward introducing me to Judo.I think this lead to me not taking up smoking in my teenage years. This article sets the context for exercise on a topic that matters. Thanks to Carlos team for contributing and I leave the rest to the professionals. 

 

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Topics: Think Deeper, Fitness

Deadlift: How much weight to start [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Jul 6, 2018 9:33:00 AM

 

Deadlift: How much weight to start?



This article is part of a series to explain the deadlift in simple terms. I will outline how you can start, which program to use and how you will progress. You will also learn from my mistakes to avoid them. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me at pascal@marathon-crossfit.com. Gentlemen start with 60kg, while women tend to start with 40kg for a barbell deadlift. 

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Topics: Deadlift, Kettlebell

Mentally preparing for the big race [Article]

Posted by Lucy Wyndham

Jul 6, 2018 12:33:13 AM

Mentally Preparing For The Big Race

 

You’ve done all the training, and you know that you’re physically ready. So why do the pre-race nerves kick in? And more importantly, what can you do to control them? Mentally preparing for the big race can really help you remain calm and focused. You will be able to get over your fear and anxiety, making sure that you’re performing to the absolute best of your ability.

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Topics: Run Faster, How to run a faster marathon, Fitness

3 Healthy Snacks to Satisfy Your Taste Buds for fitness

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Jul 4, 2018 9:30:00 AM

3 Healthy Snacks to Satisfy Your Taste Buds for fitness 

 

This is an article that was originally published on bookculinaryvacations.com. Here you have three healthy snacks to fend off any cravings you might have. This is the last post of a series where I collaborated with book culinaryvacations.com. I hope you try their services, as they are a nice team. I did not get any compensation apart from the content and there are no affiliate links. Enjoy the read to add three further recipes to your repertoire.

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Topics: Food & Diet, Fitness

6 Game-Changing & Delicious Vegan Substitutes for fitness [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Jul 3, 2018 9:30:00 AM

6 Game-Changing & Delicious Vegan Substitutes for fitness

 

This is an article brought to you in cooperation with BookCulinaryVacations.com. Cristina is a passionate vegan and reports what she liked most about her interesting journey. This is my attempt to make the blog a bit more interesting and dip into topics which I do not know a lot about. Thanks to Christina and BookCulinaryVacations.com for providing the valuable content. If you are a vegan or thinking of becoming one, here is some expert advice for you.

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Topics: Food & Diet, Fitness