Allyson Felix, Misty May-Treanor, and Kerry Walsh Jennings win gold. Other U.S. athletes are positioned to medal in boxing and decathlon. The U.S. officially passes China for the overall medal lead.
This video from Bob Takano is especially valuable for those lifters who are having difficulty “feeling” the position of the bar overhead and the effects of proper footwork.
These 3 workouts are designed specially for BJJ and MMA athletes to build strength and explosiveness for sport-specific movements. Work these into your strength and conditioning days.
Lauren Brooks has done a great service to the fitness world with her kettlebell training DVDs. Volume 1 of the series is ideal for all fitness levels.
Your current limit of flexibility is a self-imposed point. When unconscious, we are all capable of full splits. That stiffness you feel when you stretch is all in your head and totally created by you.
You want to swim faster, but your legs are too muscly and they weigh you down? Well, the REAL problem is in your head. No, you're not crazy, but your head position and technique may be.
Does breathing through an industrial strength kazoo make your lungs stronger and your performance better? Science takes a look at respiratory muscle training and whether or not it actually works.
More gymnastics medals and both the men's and women's basketball teams keep moving forward. A huge mistake in water polo is rectified by the skills of the team. Read on for the day's medal count.
Chris can't straighten his elbows, but he can deadlift 805lbs four times. How exactly does that work? Well, Chris explains in the final video of this week's training journal.
What do you picture a "powerlifting meet" to look like? Does it include senior citizens, young women, and teens? Powerlifters aren't all big guys. Read up and check out this photo gallery for proof.
Thinking of starting a gym business or becoming a personal trainer? Here are fifteen of the best business books I have personally read and go back to. They've made a big difference for me.
Sports and literature seem to fall on different ends of the spectrum - one cerebral, the other physical. But as a spectator of all sports, I find the arc of a good game as thematic as a good book.
U.S. women's soccer advances to the final round, Jenn Suhr wins gold in pole vault, and three women advance in the 100m hurdle competition. Read on for more Olympic updates.
This week a lighthearted look at some of the things I have learned since starting to train for Ironman. It's what I call The 10 Rules of Cycling. Study up so you don't mess up!
This video will help you learn to maintain and control a handstand. If you are nervous about inversions, don't worry - we start with Downward Dog and how to kick up to the handstand.
One of my favorite events is the track and field decathlon. While it would be difficult for mere humans to excel in all ten events, how about competing in a multi-event array of other tasks?
Can we, in fact, live in and partake of the awesomeness (and it is awesome) of modern society without falling victim to the inherent health-related shortcomings? How do we mesh modern and primal?
This week our essay from featured coach Paul Wade discusses the lost art of bodyweight training and the true strength that can be built on a simple program of progressive calisthenics.
A recent study compared the effect of sand and grass training surfaces during conditioning sessions in soccer athletes. Results suggest sand training can result in a greater physiological response.
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