What Is a Foam Roller, How Do I Use It, and Why Does It Hurt?

So you've got a foam roller, but do you know how to use it? Do you know what it's actually doing and why it hurts? Here's some info on how to do self-myofascial release (that's what it's called).

Keeping Girl Athletes in the Game

Being physically active is important for the health of young women, both physically and mentally. But more of them are dropping out of sports than ever. How can we change this?

Football Players Are Getting Bigger and Bigger

College and professional football players are getting bigger every year. In fact, the average lineman from 2011 outweighs his counterpart from 1942 by over forty pounds. Why is this?

Athlete Journal: Andrew Read, Entry 36 - My Longest Training Run

This week I ran the longest run that I will do before the Ironman. It went really well, but I'm still wondering how I'm going to manage 42km in just five short weeks.

Push Jerks Enhance Vertical Jump Performance - Maybe?

Developing jumping power is vital for many athletes, but is the push jerk a good way to do it? Science takes a look at the actual mechanics involved and says, maybe not.

Social Media and Fitness: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Technology provides amazing tools when it comes to our health and fitness, but it also promotes an unhealthy mentality of instant gratification. How can we use technology in a positive way?

Non-Hormonal Birth Control for Athletes

You're worried your birth control might be interfering with your athletic goals and your general health, but you're not ready to have a kid. What are your options? There's actually quite a few.

How to Get Stronger, Without Getting Bigger

If you compete in martial arts or any of the combat sports, then getting stronger while still being able to make your weight class is important. Learn how to get strong without getting big.

The Benefits of HMB Supplementation

There may be another supplement out there that really is worth the money and will join the ranks of protein powder and creatine. What is it? It's called HMB and here's the low-down.

Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 45

Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week: the top 10 fitness blog contest, CrossFit coaching, mobility, and more!

Prioritize and Let Prioritize: Respecting Decisions You May Not Understand

As people who take our training seriously, we sometimes meet resistance from the rest of the world. Don't our priorities matter as much as theirs? Why don't we all respect each others choices?

Athlete Journal: Julie Warren, Entry 8 - Willpower and Other Elusive Superpowers

No injuries to report this week, thank goodness. However I did face some mental battles this week and my biggest struggle has been getting outside my own head.

The Perfect Squat: 7 Articles to Help You Achieve It

Squatting: the primordial movement. Who would think you could say so much about such a basic position? Here are 7 articles about this fundamental movement - and some tips for how you can improve it.

Product Review: Next Organic Dark Chocolate Covered Snacks

Make no mistake, these are sweet snacks, but if you have a sweet tooth you can’t help but indulge from time to time, you’d be doing yourself a favor to make Next Organics your first and only stop.

Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 31 - Deadlift Lifetime PR

Despite shoulder pain I did hit a lifetime best deadlift this week, which was very gratifying. Not only was it my heaviest pull, but it was also at a lower bodyweight than previous records.

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