Use Olympic Lifts to Increase Speed and Agility

Originally posted at: https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/use-olympic-lifts-to-increase-speed-and-agility

Many athletes realize that Olympic-style weightlifting is not just weightlifting

According to a series of recent posts published online by the NFHS and the NCAA, the vast majority of high school and collegiate athletes are familiar with one or more Olympic style weightlifting exercises. Lifting weights, however, is still considered just "another way" to make athletes stronger. Weightlifting – snatch, clean and jerk and their many derivatives such as pulls and extensions – however, is more than that. Here is why.

 

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Subversive Fitness: Day 254 of 360

Originally posted at: https://breakingmuscle.com/workouts/subversive-fitness-day-254-of-360

Move quickly, and properly, and add weight to challenge your full ability.
Day 254 of 360
Back squat: 3 x 5 @ 75-80% of 2RM
Double kettlebell front squat: 5 x 5 @ heaviest set from 10/22/16

 

If sets require interruption, make as minor an adjustment as needed and complete the next uninterrupted. When scheme is listed as “3 x 5″, it always refers to “Sets” x “Reps”.

 

Reminder: Position and range of motion always govern weight.

 

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Subversive Fitness: Day 253 of 360

Originally posted at: http://breakingmuscle.com/workouts/subversive-fitness-day-253-of-360

Sometimes all you can do is breathe deep and wait for the battle.
Day 253 of 360

7 rounds of:

 

5 Bench press @ (up to) 75% of 2RM
:30 sec. rest
5L, 5R Kettlebell row @ as heavy as possible in each round
1 minute rest

 

If sets at chosen weight require interruption, make a minor adjustment and perform the next uninterrupted. Reminder: Position and range of motion always govern weight.

 

Then, 5 rounds of:

 

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Balance Your Upper Body by Training Shoulder Extension

Originally posted at: http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/balance-your-upper-body-by-training-shoulder-extension

These stretches will help you get started on taking control of your shoulder health.

Most people involved in fitness train using pulling and pushing exercises in the forward and overhead positions (e.g. rowing, push ups, bench press; pull ups, military press), but rarely train the pull and push backwards. This lack of shoulder extension strength and mobility often contributes to achy shoulders. Can you relate to this? If you can, don’t worry, I’m here to get you started on making your shoulders more well rounded and pain-free.

 

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Fight Strength NSFW: Hypertrophy for Different Weight Classes

Originally posted at: http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/fight-strength-nsfw-hypertrophy-for-different-weight-classes

This episode, we cover topics included building size for different sizes, cardio that can burn fat while retaining muscle and much more.
This is a weekly show that focuses on the training strategies used to develop elite fighters. Phil Daru is the lead strength and conditioning coach at American Top Team (ATT). Some of the notable fighters he currently works with are former UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk, the aforementioned Poirier, Colby Covington, and Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal.

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Graham Cracker Toffee Squares

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This Graham Cracker Toffee Squares recipe is a Christmas cookie tray staple! Everyone will love this classic dessert and it’s the perfect quick, easy holiday treat!

This Graham Cracker Toffee Squares recipe is a Christmas cookie tray staple! Everyone will love this classic dessert and it's the perfect quick, easy holiday treat!

Hi friends!

It’s Friday! Let’s celebrate with some dessert, shall we? I’ve been making these Graham Cracker Toffee Squares for as long as I can remember. I even used to have the recipe on my blog back in the day. But the photos were so hideous that I actually unpublished it a few years ago when I was trying to clean up my site.

Well, Christmas time is here again and since this is a staple part of my annual Christmas cookie tray, I figured it was about time to get the recipe back up on the blog so all of you can enjoy it as well.

Graham Cracker Toffee Squares

Graham Cracker Toffee Squares

This dessert is really nothing new. I’m sure a lot of you have made your own versions but over the years I feel like I’ve perfected mine and it seemed like it was worth sharing! While I definitely wouldn’t call this healthy, it does use significantly less butter and sugar than most similar recipes and tastes just as good (in my opinion!

I love topping mine with Christmas m&ms to make it festive but really you could top it with whatever you want. I think when my mom used to make it she would top it with slivered almonds and extra chocolate chips.

If Squish had his way, ours would also have Christmas sprinkles on it. Speaking of Squish….this recipe is so easy even toddlers can make it! So you’ve got no excuse not to try.

Here’s how you make it:

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This Graham Cracker Toffee Squares recipe is a Christmas cookie tray staple! Everyone will love this classic dessert and it’s the perfect quick, easy holiday treat!

Ingredients 12 – 14 graham cracker squares 6 Tbsp butter 1/4 cup sugar 1 cup toffee pieces + extra for topping 2 cups dark chocolate chips m&ms for topping Instructions

Melt butter in a microwave-safe bowl. 

Add sugar and mix well. 

Line a foil-lined large rimmed baking sheet with sheets of graham crackers. 

Top with butter & sugar mixture and use a brush to coat all of the crackers. 

Sprinkle with toffee pieces

Bake at 350 for 8 mins. 

Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips all over the top. 

Return to oven for 2 minutes. 

Remove from oven and spread melted chocolate chips into an even layer over top of crackers. 

Sprinkle with extra toffee pieces and chopped m&ms. 

Let cool completely and break into squares. 

Store in the fridge.

by Lindsay

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See what I mean? So easy!

This Graham Cracker Toffee Squares recipe is a Christmas cookie tray staple! Everyone will love this classic dessert and it's the perfect quick, easy holiday treat!

I hope you guys enjoy these as much as I do. I’ve been doing a lot of baking this week and I sent a lot of the treats into the office with my hubby…But not these. These I kept all for myself 🙂

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Enjoy!
–Lindsay–

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Subversive Fitness: Day 253 of 360

Originally posted at: https://breakingmuscle.com/workouts/subversive-fitness-day-253-of-360

Sometimes all you can do is breathe deep and wait for the battle.
Day 253 of 360

7 rounds of:

 

5 Bench press @ (up to) 75% of 2RM
:30 sec. rest
5L, 5R Kettlebell row @ as heavy as possible in each round
1 minute rest

 

If sets at chosen weight require interruption, make a minor adjustment and perform the next uninterrupted. Reminder: Position and range of motion always govern weight.

 

Then, 5 rounds of:

 

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Balance Your Upper Body by Training Shoulder Extension

Originally posted at: https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/balance-your-upper-body-by-training-shoulder-extension

These stretches will help you get started on taking control of your shoulder health.

Most people involved in fitness train using pulling and pushing exercises in the forward and overhead positions (e.g. rowing, push ups, bench press; pull ups, military press), but rarely train the pull and push backwards. This lack of shoulder extension strength and mobility often contributes to achy shoulders. Can you relate to this? If you can, don’t worry, I’m here to get you started on making your shoulders more well rounded and pain-free.

 

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