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The "Upstairs-Downstairs" principle is applicable in many martial arts - MMA, BJJ, muay thai, wrestling, self-defense and more. Learn the principle as it applies to a variety of sports.
Ever heard a grappler talk about going to “gi” or “no-gi” class? What does it mean? How do they compare? Do they differ in ways that make a difference? Read on for more details.
Stretching - Should you do it before or after a workout? Should it be dynamic stretching or static stretching? Specifically, what should you do before performing sprint intervals?
As an acupuncturist, I often have to remind my patients we work out to keep ourselves fit and healthy. When exercise crosses the line one needs to step back and re-evaluate their training.
Women's Barbell Basics - Improve your strength, cardiovascular health, flexibility and reduce body fat.
In a few weeks the annual NFL Scouting Combine will take place. The same tests used every year at the combine, but are they the best tests? Researchers put the Combine itself to the test.
What if pretending you are a super hero or channeling a "power animal" could help you lift more? There's actually some science behind it! Find out how your imagination can improve reality.
Katie, of wellnessmama.com, shares how to build an exercise routine around the busy life of a modern mom! It can be done - simply, quickly, and effectively. Read on to find out how.
Have a ski trip planned, but haven't gotten back in shape yet? Here's a 3 week plan to get you from the couch to the slopes! Start now so you can truly enjoy your upcoming vacation.
Gymnastics is a daunting skill-set to take on as an adult. Our newest featured coach, Roger Harrell, specializes in teaching adults. Read on to hear more about his story and how you can learn.
When traveling and visiting a BJJ academy, one will typically find what one goes looking for - good training and new friends...or a fight. Read on for the 10 tips for surviving a visit!
Having an optimistic attitude can be essential for an athlete in competition and training. An athlete with optimism will train hard and push through the rough spots.
Have you ever reached a point in your fitness pursuits where something interfered with your progress? Starting over can be daunting, but your perspective can make a difference.
The Glute-Ham Developer (GHD) is one of the most effective training tools available. This video outlines the proper form for two popular movements, the GHD Sit Up and the GHD Hip Extension.
In order to get you off to a healthy start this new year, we are throwing a giveaway contest with Natural Vitality Sports. What can you win? Natural Calm magnesium supplement!
Considering entering a grappling tournament? Read on for some suggestions about how to make the most of your experience.
Did you read all the top stories on Breaking Muscle in 2011? Better be sure! Check out our Top Ten List of all the best news and features in fitness and exercise!
I know I’ve started the workout lifestyle a billion times, but it wasn’t until I learned a couple small lessons and made a couple small changes that I found my butt in the gym more often than not.