Any serious athlete swears by the recovery properties of foam rolling. But what does the research say? Does foam rolling really DO anything? Read on to find out what science says about foam rolling.
In this video Travis talks about having a meltdown at a recent training session and how his team gets him through it, as they all prepare for competition at the CrossFit Games in July.
Sarah Wilson is a world-class athlete, business owner, jewelry designer, coach, wife, and mom-to-be. So how does she do it all?
Looking at the training plans of a world-class weightlifter and two-time Ironman champion, I can learn valuable (and eye-opening) lessons about how I need to train, as an amateur athlete.
Have you never done acupuncture and wonder what it's like? Maybe you've done it, but don't don't totally understand it? Check out this video of an actual acupuncture session.
Proper recovery from training is vital to any competitive or focused athlete. New research into electrical myostimulation shows it can help recover work capacity and muscle function.
Chris is making final preparations leading into his powerlifting meet. Getting gear ready, picking his target numbers, and most importantly fasting so that he makes his weight class.
A mystique surrounds the ideas of eating "paleo" that often confuses people, but in reality the concept is quite simple to understand and implement, for both optimal health and performance.
Dressing like a glamor girl nearly got me put in jail when I was younger, but even as a more mellow adult I still run into stereotypes and prejudice...even in the fitness world.
There are many facets of food justice, the most basic being that no one should go hungry. The current rise of food justice is about low-income communities having a right to accessible fresh foods.
Aside from brain damage and neck injury, traumatic brain injury can also affect a person's ability to learn, remember, balance, and coordinate. New research looks at brain injury and learning ability.
It's been 2 years since Ingrid had emergency open heart surgery and she is presently training for the CrossFit Games. She also just graduated last week from graduate school at the University of Texas!
Brown fat is a specialized fat in our bodies. It uses white fat as fuel and keeps us warm. Brown fat helps us get leaner. So how do we get more brown fat? Science thinks it might know how.
The journey to self-discovery can be pitted with choices and regrets. For pro-surfer turned yoga instructor Heather Tiddens, the myriad of questions are the most valuable part of life's adventure.
Jeff Martone has been doing kettlebells for so long he actually had to BUILD his first one because they didn't have them in the US. Find out how he discovered kettlebells and what they did for him.
Hypertension currently affects many Americans, and many of us cannot help what our genetics have destined for us. New research shows being active can greatly reduce your risk, however.
As CrossFit Central prepares for the CrossFit Games, Michael shares his top 10 tips for being successful in your training.
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week - kettlebells, Turkish get ups, running and rowing tips, hugs, and more!
When we enter the grappling academy, we become someone different. At least, that’s how it feels, given who we are in other contexts. Does that feel weird to you? It does to me!
This week a reader asks Willow about how to practice minimalist running in unfriendly environments, like the urban jungle full of debris.
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