The standard training for both competitive wrestlers and football players on the collegiate level involves short high-intensity intervals followed by short periods of rest. For both sports, this is done to replicate the scenario of actual competition. Thi ...
Lifters with physical limitations and mobility issues will often find discomfort, pain, and soreness in the wrist area during and after a lifting session. A limitation, imbalance, or injury in the wrist can impact an athlete’s ability to execute a l ...
Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and another new drug resistant bacterium, carbapenem-resistant klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP), are quickly spreading in gyms, locker rooms, and athletic facilities.  Staphylococcus aureus (staph) ...
Just the other week, I wrote about the ten items you need to have to build a good home gym. Now, what about the rest of you, who are members of a gym? The question for you is – what items do you need to have in your gym bag to ensure your succe ...
When it comes to elite strength and conditioning the mechanics of squatting are critical for the development of lower body strength and power. Most coaches and athletes utilize both the front squat and the back squat in their training programs. The front ...
Intense exercise is often followed by a period of weakness and soreness that can last for days or weeks. The peak of soreness, known as delayed-onset muscle soreness or DOMS, happens in the first day or two following exercise. Numerous folk and medic ...
Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a complicated sport to watch and there are many nuances for a newcomer to the sport to learn. A couple weeks ago I introduced you to “MMA 101” and went over the three basic arts that comprise MMA: submissions, strik ...
    Over my six years of training in CrossFit I have tried out numerous types of jump ropes. I have used everything from old fashioned beaded plastic ropes, to the rubber “licorice” style to ropes, to high-tech customized competiti ...
Practitioners of yoga commonly describe feeling happier, less stressed, and more relaxed after a yoga class. Many yoga styles teach meditation and deep breathing techniques to focus the mind on the breath. Other yoga styles focus on the asana or yoga pose ...
At my gym, CrossFit Los Angeles, we require all of our students keep a workout journal. In their journal they write down in detail their warm-up routine, the workout, the “score” or results of the workout, and any thoughts or feelings they had ...
Training the abdominal muscles for a purely aesthetic goal is common in athletic training today. Traditionally, core work is often based on developing musculature for a “six-pack” rather than balanced training for strength and stabilization. O ...
Alternative modalities for health and fitness are becoming more popular in practice and research today. A recent study examined the effects of a yoga breathing practice on heart rate, systolic blood pressure, and cardiorespiratory functioning.   ...
If you have the space - and it doesn’t take much - a home gym can be a worthwhile investment. We are all busy people and most of us are pretty adept at finding reasons to not get back in the car and drive to the gym. If we only have to make it to th ...
The sport of wrestling is infamous for its weight-classes and weight-cutting. The practice has become controversial on the high school level in recent years, and despite stricter regulation by the NCAA, it is still common practice on the college level due ...
A new study published ahead of print in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research indicates that there may be a distinct advantage to using multiple bars for submaximal and maximal effort deadlifting. Researchers compared the kinematics and k ...
  Finding healthy snacks that are grain/gluten free and tasty can be a challenge for any mom. If you are gluten free or have a family member that is gluten free and you have been searching for a nutritious snack than these "granola like" s ...
Having been involved in mixed martial arts (MMA) for almost a decade, I sometimes forget it is still a new sport to most people. As such, the concept of the sport may not be very clear for people encountering the sport for the first time. What exactly doe ...