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  • 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...

  • The Beauty of Burpees

      By Nick Barringer When it comes to calisthenics, there may not be an exercise both more loved and loathed than the burpee.   But what some might not know is the...

  • 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 do Mary Poppins and Tim Kennedy have in common?

      By Nick Barringer The answer is UFC heavyweight and National Guardsman Timothy Johnson. I had the pleasure of speaking with the brawling North Dakotan to discuss his training, love for...

  • 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...

  • 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...