competition

Why You Shouldn't Cut Weight for BJJ

Everything thinks cutting weight for competition is a great idea. In reality, very few athletes should even try it.

The Unhealthy Competition Bug: Is Your Gym Infected?

Along came the CrossFit Games. As the sport grew, so did a noticeable caste system within many boxes.

5 Martial Arts Lessons on Peak Performance for the Non-Martial Artist

Performance is everywhere. Interviewing for a job. Competing in a fitness competition. In order to succeed, you must be prepared.

When a Single Moment Is the Difference Between Winning and Losing

Oh the heartache when a single-rep makes the difference in winning and losing. In truth, the story is much larger.

Seattle's Gift to Weightlifting and Other Sports

The Boeing Company is located in Seattle and employs thousands. But what does this have to do with weightlifting?

Stirring the Pot With Patrick McCarty: Breaking Muscle Radio, Ep 5

Pat McCarty speaks about CrossFit expansion, Grid development, and masters athlete inclusivity.

5 Lessons to Guarantee BJJ Tournament Success

James Kearns has been sharing his training log with us for the last eight months, and if you're interested in competing in BJJ you don't want to miss out.

The World's Most Athletic Sport - Weightlifting (Video)

This video will get you fired up - there's no question about that. But it's not your everyday lifting video.

It's Tournament Time (Athlete Journal 33)

This weekend I'm heading to the Boston Summer Open, and I'm feeling excited and optimistic.

A Look at Our Love-Hate Relationship With Competition

Are you inspired or deflated by competition? Is it valuable or harmful? This week's we explore those questions in sport, business, and psyche.

Should a Weightlifter Watch Other Lifters?

Watching fellow lifters perform can be problematic. Get used to being watched, but don’t watch too many failures.

Build Competitive Teamwork, Not Just Competition

The social psychologist in me always wants to point out that context is really what makes people work as a team versus stab each other in the back.

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