When I was faced with back surgery, I used swimming instead to rehabilitate myself. I made a full recovery and research shows swimming is a great tool for back/spine injury rehab.
Time for a history lesson and a trip back to the early days of strength sports. Find out where your sports came from and what strange movements and rules they used to include.
As a woman in a male-dominated sport, I have experienced sexism of every stripe. Sadly, I've also handed it out. Here are 3 things I've learned and admitted about grappling, gender, and myself.
Looking to build up your posterior chain? Whether it's to improve your lifts or improve the fit of your jeans, a strong posterior chain is a good thing. Here are 6 of the best exercises.
With a goal of providing pleasing meals that are also healthy and won't sap your time, Weeknight Paleo delivers nine weeks worth of mouth-watering and unexpected paleo recipes.
We hear a lot about supplements, but here's a new one that actually works to build strength and lean body mass - phosphatidic acid. Here's the latest news on this supplement.
Even if you just started lifting, you can probably tell that small tweaks in your technique make all the difference. This week we compare a failed snatch with a successful one.
Hurricane Sandy shut down the NYC Marathon, so I created my own neighborhood marathon instead - running 2 marathons in 3 weeks. My kids even made me a medal!
Being only still, or being only active isn't the healthiest path. What works best is a triad of meditation, exercise, and yoga. Stillness, movement, and the weaving of the two.
Does training with heavy gloves or practicing punching while holding dumbbells do any good? I say it doesn't. In fact, I think it does harm to a fighter's punching skills.
Sickle cell trait kills athletes every year. As a coach you need to understand what it is, how to prevent it, and in case of emergency, how to treat it and save the life of your athlete.
Does arm position matter when you're doing an unweighted squat? Turns out it makes a big difference in overweight clientele. Learn one small thing that can make you a better coach.
My raw squat was strong this week - 826 pounds, to be exact. Also had some real success with the last of my floor presses and got in an extra day of assistance work. A solid week!
There are four main artificial sweeteners on the market today - saccharin, aspartame, sucralose, and stevia - each has their own positives and negatives you need to know about.
Mesquite isn't just for barbecue - it's actually an ancient superfood that has amazing health benefits. Learn how this desert plant can benefit your health and make your food more delicious.
This week we learn about the "support hold" - the finishing position for the muscle-up. The small details of the position are covered, as well as accessory exercises.
I was getting frustrated with my lack of weight loss in preparation for my fitness competition - and then I discovered that I'm pregnant! Time to reset my goals and my nutrition and fitness plan.
As I transition from coaching kids to coaching adults, I realize all the things I don't know. Here are 7 tips that are helping me on my journey, that I know will serve any new coach well.
At what percentage of your 1RM power clean do you output the most power? If you are training to develop power, that would be useful to know. Science can now tell you the answer.
Suddenly, out of the blue, my 'good' calf started tightening up today. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it isn't serious enough to derail my plans for my first triathlon next month.
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