Maybe you hit all your lifts in the gym, but when you get on the platform at the meet everything seems to go wrong. Why is this and what can you do to overcome this performance anxiety?
Magnesium isn't just good for your sleep. New research shows it's helpful at balancing your blood sugar and lowering insulin. That means for people trying to burn fat, magnesium is a great supplement.
Today we start with some tips for the second pull. This exercise is a simple way to fix improper extension mechanics, with the help of the vertical jump.
In preparing for the Reebok CrossFit Open, I have been taking a close look at the variables that I can control during my training. Today I'll discuss one crucial variable: the warm up.
Q5 Combat is focused on helping older athletes, like myself, stay in the game with younger competitors. I tried one of their protein supplements and was happy with my experience.
The goal in training isn’t to do the most reps or to spend a certain amount of time in the gym regardless of outcomes. The goal is to improve. If you hit a personal record then the work is done.
This generalized training program is designed to assist in passing the functional screens and strength tests and bring you to an acceptable level of core stability and strength.
The judges looked over your nominations and their selections are in! Here are the Top 10 Fitness Blogs of 2013, chosen by Nicki Violetti, Charles Staley, Nick Horton, and Jennifer Fader.
Researchers compared an essential amino acid supplement with the same supplement combined with either carbohydrate or alanine. Turns out all you really need for muscle synthesis is protein.
Popularized by bodybuilder Bob Gajda in the 1960s, PHA training has proven useful with kids. Its focus on NOT creating a pump keeps them enjoying exercise. Find out how it works and how to do it.
This week we are installing a home gym in our backyard. I'm excited because this will allow me to have more time with my daughter and still get in my training.
This week we talk through camel pose and how learning to build this pose up slowly can make your breathing more effective throughout the day. And therefore possibly you'll be more effective, too!
Everyone knows fermented foods are good for you, but a lot of people don't realize how easy they are to prepare yourself. Today we learn how to make easy homemade yogurt.
There is an epidemic destroying our nutrition and fitness goals. It's not a disease or a food - it's a mindset. It is unrealistic expectations and an obsession with perfection. Here's how to cure it.
The CrossFit Games Open begins tomorrow and there's still time for you to register. Here are four reasons I believe you should get in on the Open, even if (or rather, especially if!) you have doubts.
Is it just me or are there a million variations of the power clean? Which one should you be using in your training and why? New research examines the power output of multiple versions of the clean.
With lots of travel and projects at home this week, getting my training in was a bit of a challenge but I made it work. I also got a new app that I'm excited to use in the future.
I met a new friend during one of my training sessions and it got me thinking about my goal times for the Ironman - which is only three weeks away now.
This video explains how most women are physiologically unable to build "bulky" muscles and why research shows we ALL should be taking advantage of the metabolic benefits of resistance training.
I am going to explain adrenal chemicals one by one, so we can understand the complex mechanisms of adrenal function and how to maximize our athletic performance. First up - norepinephrine.
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