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.

Blood Lipid Profiles Not Improved by Decreased Milk Consumption

People with high lipid levels are often told to reduce dairy intake. Does it actually help?

You Win Some, and You Lose Some (Athlete Journal Entry 15)

Last Saturday I competed in the New York Open and lost my very first match to a guy who beat me two years ago.

Is Low Calorie Dieting Dangerous?

The research clearly states that low calorie dieting has the potential to negatively affect our health.

How Should an Injured Athlete Recover? William Wayland Explains

Strength and conditioning super genius, William Wayland, answers a few of my questions to help all of us stay healthy.

How to Perfect Your Pre-Race Ritual Before Race Day

How can you expect to perform your best on race day if you don’t practice everything - your nutrition, your equipment set up, and everything else?

The Impending Crisis in Youth Sports

If youth are not miniature adults, why do we continue to subject kids to a watered-down adult sports model?

5 Pieces of CrossFit Gym Etiquette You Need to Know

I once heard a comedian say, “There is a weirdo on every city bus…and if there isn’t, you’re it.”

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