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EDITOR'S NOTE: Welcome to the Athlete Journal of world-class grappler Valerie Worthington. Follow Valerie as she trains and competes in various events over the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competition season. Val's journal will be posted every Thursday. ...
Last week’s article 25 Yoga Poses That Will Make You a Better Runner was focused on yoga and running, though many of the positions listed benefit all types of athletes and active people. In reality our clients range in the types of activity they enj ...
Until fairly recently, "More is better" was my training mantra. But low-grade injuries and a thyroid-adrenal meltdown forced me to reconsider.   I wasn’t always a training go-getter. I started out as an overweight kid (who preferred r ...
Dear Coach,   I've been lifitng heavy weights 3-4 times a week for about 3 months now, and I want to start building my cardiovascular for fitness test (7.5 beep test, mostly I struggle because running is the bane of my existence). However I don&# ...
Schedule of CrossFit Athlete Journals: Mondays - Ingrid Kantola Wednesdays - Travis Holley Sundays - Michael Winchester   Travis Holley - Athlete Journal 4/25/12 (Read Travis's Bio here or visit him at Strictly Strength)   With just days to ...
So you’ve read Born to Run and now you’re ready to become an urban Tarahumara and run barefoot effortlessly along the trails, injury free and as nature intended.   Or maybe you’ll just hurt yourself. Every year as many as eighty per ...
Extreme training in off-season football is not a rarity. In January 2011 thirteen University of Iowa football players were hospitalized with rhabdomyolysis from an off-season workout. In August 2001 Minnesota Viking Korey Stringer passed away from exertio ...
A. 3 Rounds 1 Minute Row or Run 1 Minute Kettlebell Alternating Clean and Press 1 Minute Knees to Elbows or Toes to Bar 1 Minute Rest   B1. 5 x 5 Front Squat B2. 5 x 5 Dumbbell or Kettlebell Bent Over Row Rest as needed between sets.   C. Awake ...
Welcome to our first week of workouts designed by Zach Even-Esh, leader of the Underground Strength Nation. Zach's workouts are all about hard core, old school strength and conditioning. Over the course of four weeks you will do everything from kettle ...
What does it mean to generate power with the hip? What is a "closed" hip versus an "open" hip and how does this apply to sports? In this video we go over the basics of what open versus closed means and where it shows up in a variety of ...
EDITOR'S NOTE: Julie is one of two athletes we will be featuring as they train for their Ironman events. Julie is just beginning her five months of training for Ironman Canada.   Schedule of Endurance Sports Athlete Journals: Tuesdays - Julie Wa ...
You know that scary parent moment when you realize it’s just too quiet? You know, you’re caught up in something and all of a sudden you realize it’s silent, despite the fact you have two destructive toddlers in the house? It’s one ...
You don't have twenty hours per week to spend in the gym. You don't have the ability to workout twice a day, six days a week, and once on Sunday. And yet you want fast progress and it's ticking you off that you ain't seeing it! You're ...
Welcome to our first week of workouts designed by Zach Even-Esh, leader of the Underground Strength Nation. Zach's workouts are all about hard core, old school strength and conditioning. Over the course of four weeks you will do everything from kettle ...
Photos provided by Danette "Dizzle" Rivera.   Passing by any of the three community gardens in my town is a pleasant, calming experience. The Swiss chard is now exploding from dark, wet dirt and strawberries are turning a deep red as they h ...
Schedule of CrossFit Athlete Journals: Mondays - Ingrid Kantola Wednesdays - Travis Holley Sundays - Michael Winchester   Ingrid Kantola - Athlete Journal 4/23/12 (Read Ingrid's Bio here)   When the six brutal WODs of the CrossFit Games Regi ...
Even though the drug manufacturers try to stay one step ahead of the drug testers, it looks like their bus may come to a screeching halt this fall in London. Speaking at a press briefing at the British Science Festival (published in the British Medical Jo ...