Strength Mob Workouts

Pause squats for the win

Hey, hey, hey all you garage gym folks, I’ve got another Strength Mob workout for your at-home fitness pleasure. This session has some pause squats programmed into the circuit, as a variation on your basic barbell back squat. Instead of dropping down and raising back up with the same pacing, try to lower over a …

Strength Mob Workouts

End-of-summer workout

Shorter days and a fresh chill in the air – it can only mean one thing: The end of summer is almost upon us. It has been a rough few months out in the Pacific Northwest, with tons of wildfire smoke and not enough precipitation. I’m actually looking forward to the start of fall and …

Strength Mob Workouts

Bringing the heat!

I don’t know about where you are, but Portland is mad hot right now. Given the summer heat you might want to do this workout early in the morning or later in the day once the temperature drops. Have fun and be sure to stay hydrated! Adjustments: This workout shouldn’t require much scaling, as you can …

Strength Mob Workouts

Session 003

Adjustments: As an alternative to Cossack squats, try low side-to-side squats –  they don’t require the same depth or flexibility. Any type of single arm bent over row will work for the circuit – you can do it with a kettlebell vs dumbbell, or support yourself with one hand on a bench. If the L-hang feels …

Strength Mob Workouts

Return of the Mob

After a 5-year hiatus, Strength Mob is back! New workouts will drop weekly, so round up your crew and get ready to become fit-nasty. Some background notes: One goal of any fitness program is to help you be as active as you can, for as long as possible. As a result, you’ll see that much …

Strength and Conditioning

Tactics for the Well-Rounded Athlete

Being labeled a “well-rounded” athlete doesn’t sound like a massive compliment. It implies that you’re soft around the edges — okay at some activities, but not a super-star in any one. Yet for those of us who aren’t professional athletes, being well-rounded is one of the best accolades out there. A well-rounded athlete can hold …

Public Health

The Principle of 3 Fun Things

What makes a good day? Is it when you play hooky from work, and escape to the beach? Is it when the sun is out after a week of solid rain? Is it defined by going out to eat at your favorite restaurant? Perhaps it’s when you hang out with friend that you haven’t seen …

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