Back to My Roots (Athlete Journal Entry 26)

I have a short break from school, and I'm taking the time to up my intensity and have fun with my training.

Why Do You Do That? A Primer on Motivation and Goal-Setting

Human behavior is a funny thing. So often our goals are detached from reality. How do we align the two?

Caveman Cookies (Product Review)

Sometimes you just need a cookie, and these are a healthy and tasty option for health-conscious cookie lovers.

How to Put Meat on Your Quads (Athlete Journal 86)

Ramping up my training volume, especially on weak areas and without sacrificing intensity, is doing me a lot of good.

Kilian Martin: Altered Route - Skateboarding (Friday Flick)

Stop for a second and marvel at this incredible infusion of skateboarding, gymnastics, and dance.

The Best Diet for Firefighters and Police

Emergency responders actually save peoples lives, so premium fuel for performance is a must.

How to Cure a "Motor Idiot"

Even for the worst affected, there is hope for these clients if you are able to help them find the joy in training.

Running: The Exercise Equivalent of Vegetables

As a good parent, do you let a kid off eating his vegetables, which you know are good for him, or do you make him eat the green stuff?

One Rep Max Tests Shown Accurate and Reliable for Military Personnel

1RM tests are common in athletic contexts. A new study tested more functional tests for military personnel.

Weekly Work-In: Week 8 - Use Visualization to Achieve Your Sports Goals

Visualization can help you achieve strength, flexibility, reduced time, or a large feat like completing a marathon.

The Trials and Tradeoffs of Being a Competitive Athlete

Valerie Worthington's journals portray the immense value and annoying struggles of competing in BJJ.

The Genie in a Bottle: Anabolic Steroids and Youth Athletes

As a parent or coach, you need to take steps to educate youth athletes about the problems of using anabolics.

Power Optimization Part I: Old Time Strongmen

In this series of articles I will attempt to answer what is best: power optimization or power efficiency? Let's start with how old-time strongmen trained.

What Does "Certification" Mean?

The public seems to demand that all instructors are certified. This seems to provide comfort, but how useful is it?

Everything You Need to Know About the Iliopsoas

Learn the importance of the iliopsoas muscle group, how to strengthen it, and how to lengthen it for those who are tight in this area.

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