Training

A Flow Chart for Determining the Value of Your Training

Wondering if what you're doing is worth your time, effort, and money? Use this chart to assess the value of any exercise you may encounter.

How to Practice Perseverance in BJJ, MMA, and Life

What you believe and who you listen to will dictate your results in jiu jitsu and in life. I hope these words of champions will help you to push through tough times and fulfill your own dreams.

The Other Guys (And Why They Don’t Matter)

In 1988 Carl Lewis lost his focus and lost his shot at a gold medal. Why? Because he let Ben Johnson get in his head. If it can happen to someone like Carl Lewis, it can happen to any of us.

15 Things You’re Probably Not Doing Enough Of

Through my time as both a strength athlete and strength coach, I’ve discovered some very effective aspects of training that, for whatever reason, have not hit most people’s radars yet.

The Life-Cycle of a CrossFitter, Part 2 - Moving Into Real Fitness

CrossFitters - if you've hit a plateau, you’ve begun to get soft, or you are beginning to feel the early pangs of some sort of injury, then read on.

5 Things to Consider When Starting a New Training Program

Starting a new training program is exciting. However, it’s easy to get carried away by the potential of something new, so here are five aspects to consider when starting a new training program.

The Proper Way to Plan and Set Goals for the New Year

New Year is a good time to reflect upon things past and make plans for the future. As Mark Twain said, “Plan for the future because that's where you are going to spend the rest of your life.”

Mike Eves' Whole Body Fitness Plan, Part 2

Here are the key exercises for weeks two through four in my four-week whole body fitness program here on Breaking Muscle, complete with videos and photos.

Mike Eves' Whole Body Fitness Plan

The only thing that really matters is that you consistently strive to improve, and once you commit yourself to doing that, everything else is a done deal.

5 Training Lessons Learned From My Obnoxious Big Brother

During my younger years my brother hated the fact that I existed. But as we got older his contempt disappeared and he became a sort of mentor. Here's the most important things I learned.

The Times They Are a-Changin' - Evolutions in the Fitness Industry

Some things never change, and some things never stay the same. The fitness industry is no different. Here is what I see changing right before us, and then the things we can always rely on.

The Training Solution for the 40+ Athlete

I ask myself before every session, “Is this going to make me fitter and healthier?” The goal in the second half of life should be to move well and with strength so you can enjoy the rest of your life.

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