Worlds start today and I compete tomorrow, but I'm thinking about what I'm going to do after it's over. To spoil myself. Here are my five things I plan to do and my justification of each.
Athletes like to push hard and test their limits. Sometimes the best path to peak performance is actually by relaxing. Yoga can be an excellent tool for releasing and finding that performance.
There are few things more daunting to fitness enthusiast than having to come back from a long break. Find out how I came back and added 35kg to my back squat in two weeks.
Rhodiola rosea has long been used as a mood enhancer, but now it turns out it may enhance performance, as well. A new study examined the plant and its effects on cyclists.
One day I realized that my baby liked Cheerios more than vegetables, and I knew something had to change. Here's what worked and what didn't for our family's version of the "paleo challenge."
The ability to produce force quickly is the definition of power and it is useful in sports from martial arts to team sports. Plyometrics can help develop power, but first learn to do them safely.
You may have a seen a friend after a visit to the acupuncturist and there were big red circular bruises on his/her back. Those bruises are from a treatment known as "cupping."
You see a lot of people wearing compression gear, for both recovery and performance reasons...but does it work? New research shows the gear does indeed have an impact on performance.
Find out how Chris did at the Masters Multiply Nationals this past weekend - he talks about qualifying for the Worlds and how his shirt exploded in his last bench attempt!
The off-season is not the time to rest. It's time to get better at your sport, but not by actually practicing your sport. Learn how the pros use the off-season to improve by strength training.
Twice a week, I steal away from the sinking ship that is my job to intern for a few hours at CrossFit LA. The simplicity of my internship serves as a meditative portal to a more meaningful phase.
Athletes seem to be able to endure great amounts of pain. But do they have an actual physical difference? Do they have a naturally higher pain tolerance? Science takes a look.
Ingrid outlines her workouts in detail this week as she prepares for the CrossFit Games. She also shares the mental challenges she is encountering and the tools she uses to stay focused and confident.
To wear shoes or not to wear shoes? That is the question these days. Take a look at some of the actual scientific research and then decide for yourself whether to join in on the barefoot trend.
Former pro-surfer turned yoga instructor Heather Tiddens talks about at first she was dubious of trying yoga, and then just one class changed the course of her life.
In part two of our interview with Jeff Martone he talks about teaching progressions, breaks down the kettlebell swing, and outlines what he thinks makes a world-class coach.
Acupuncture has been part of Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries, but now Western science is looking into how and if it works. New research shows it can help prevent muscle atrophy.