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Health and Fitness

  • Where should you be 25-28 April?

      By Nick Barringer   At the 2016 NSCA Tactical Strength and Conditioning Annual Training in San Diego, California. Tyler Christiansen and the NSCA are bringing the best minds in the...

  • Fighting the Military’s Inadvertent Psychological War

      By Elana Duffy Did I ever tell you the story about how the Army almost killed me? I’m not talking about the IED that really did almost kill me on...

  • Ranger Up Talks Suicide: Nutrition and Suicide – Could the Answer be at Sea?

      By Nick Barringer MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS (EIEIO) I’m sure it is no surprise to the RU readers that the mental health of Soldiers remains a growing concern as rates...

  • Stay Under the Bar

      By Nick Barringer A mixture of blood and sweat dripped from my soft callus free hands onto the hot gym floor. The aggressive knurling of the bar had torn my...

  • What is TSAC?

      By Nick Barringer MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS (EIEIO) The Tactical Strength and Conditioning (TSAC) special interest group is one of the largest special interest groups in the National Strength and...

  • How Well Do You Sleep At Night?

      By Nick Barringer An Interview With Martin Rooney Martin Rooney is a world-renowned strength and conditioning expert, author, and creator of Training for Warriors (TFW). Not only has Martin trained...

  • Are you Strong Enough? An interview with Mark Rippetoe

      By Nick Barringer Mark Rippetoe is highly sought after strength coach and author. His books Starting Strength, Strong Enough?, and Practical Programming are great resources for anyone looking to become...

  • Choke-Out Cheating

      By Nick Barringer A few weeks ago recently retired MMA fighter Mark Bocek stated that he thinks 90% of MMA fighters use Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs). RU’s very own Tim...

  • Is Crossfit the Enemy?

      By Nick Barringer The most polarizing topics known to man might be religion, politics, and…Crossfit. A quick search on the internet and you will quickly realize there are two types...

  • Fighting to Make History

      By Nick Barringer “Fighting with high blood sugar is like fighting with a cold through a fog. Your body doesn’t quite respond instinctively, you’re mentally cloudy, and you get tired...

  • 7 Tips to Being Leaner, Stronger, and Healthier In 2014

      By Nick Barringer MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS (EIEIO) Making New Year Resolutions is easy but sticking to them is a different story. Since fitness/weight loss goals are typically the most...

  • The Weigh-In

      By Nick Barringer Although it will be another 24 hours before the UFC Fight for the Troops 3 Combatants step inside the Octagon, all the competitors will indeed do battle...

  • Chillin’

      By Nick Barringer MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS (EIEIO) Be cool like Ice Man and recover faster. ICEMAN: You two really are cowboys. MAVERICK: What’s your problem, Kazanski? ICEMAN: You’re everyone’s...

  • Could Clubbing Protect Your Shoulders?

      By Nick Barringer MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS (EIEIO) Tactical Athlete’s shoulders take a beating, years of carrying heavy loads and lifting and pressing objects at sometimes awkward angles takes a...

  • Alcohol and Athletics: Why does something that feels so good hurt so bad?

      By Nick Barringer MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS (EIEIO) “In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is Freedom, in water there is bacteria.” -Ben Franklin Nothing is like that first...

  • The Tale of Tabata

      By Nick Barringer MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS (EIEIO) If you are a fitness enthusiast you may have heard the term “Tabata” thrown around referring to 20 second activity with 10...

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