Video: Sean Waxman - Olympic Weightlifting Drills: Snatch Deadlift

The snatch deadlift helps to develop the muscles that are used in pulling the weight off the floor during the snatch.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 61 - Just For Fun

Sometimes people take themselves too seriously with their lifting. Why? Because it's fun. This week I decided to hit a PR on bottoms up kettlebell presses - for no good reason except I wanted to.

How to Train BJJ or MMA and Still Look Good in Everyday Life

When I walk out of BJJ, I don’t want to look as though I’ve just been in a fight. Many of us have professional jobs, so here's my advice on how to put yourself back together after training.

4 Steps to Achieve a Fast Fat Revolution

It’s not called the fast fat revolution for nothing. A combination of fasting, food quality, carb reduction, and reduction of stress can help you burn fat and set yourself up to build muscle.

Psychology in the Weightlifting Arena (Part 1 of a Series)

I have always thought that you lift as you live (and think). In the weeks to come I will put that into the context of your progress through not only your sports but perhaps of life itself.

The 6 Steps to Building Mental Toughness (or How to Stop Being a Pussy)

The best way to develop toughness is to realize it’s not an overnight process. Learning to embrace the suck when everything in your body is screaming to slow down is not a quick skill to learn.

Exercise Reduces Growth of Prostate Cancer

Studies have linked cancer growth to the hormonal effects of exercise. But what happens when you expose prostate cancer cells to complete post-exercise blood samples, and not just isolated hormones?

The Other 80%: What Coaches Can Learn From Deconditioned Clients

Most trainers will never work with elite athletes. Many of your clients will probably be out of shape and overweight. And that’s okay. In fact, those clients might end up teaching you something.

How to Properly Order Exercises in Your Weightlifting Session

I often run across coaches who slap together training programs with no thought to the issue of exercise sequence and the results can be damaging, especially with new lifters.

What All Athletes Can Learn From the 2013 CrossFit Games

The most important part of competition is learning. You can learn from victory and even more from defeat. What did you take away from the CrossFit Games this year and how you continuously improve?

Just Don't Annoy Me: How to Coach a Good Group Exercise Class

So how do you tell the legit instructors from the group-ex charlatans? How do you become excellent at coaching a group? Here are seven things to avoid and seven things you should be doing.

Prolonged Exercise? Sip on Some Carbs

Do you ever exercise for one, two, or even three hours at a time? If so, a recent study suggests you can benefit from drinking carbohydrate while you exercise.

Shimmy Shimmy: How to Do 2 Beginner Parkour Arm Traverses

Aside from getting around and over stuff, parkour is useful for getting across stuff with efficiency. Here are two types of arm traverse you can practice to move laterally across obstacles.

What Can Buddhism Teach Us About Our Fitness Journey?

As Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön said, “Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible in us be found.”

Athlete Journal: Andrew Read - Spartan Race Training, Entry 3

The last few months have been full of travel and training. I attended the Spartan SGX course and realized I'm going to have to step up my game for the race in November.

How to Train Strength for Closed Guard, Open Guard, and Passing the Guard

There are fundamentals every BJJ player needs - strength, endurance, balance, and flexibility. From there, specific exercises should be included based on the type of game each player uses.

Male Body Image and the Pressure to Use Steroids

While girls typically worry about being too fat or too big, men are preoccupied with not being muscular enough - and sometimes feel the pressure to resort to steroids.

Can the Treadmill Ruin Your Running Form?

When the weather gets rough, a lot of runners turn to the treadmill for their training. A recent study investigates what effects treadmill running has on gait patterns and form.

Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 69

Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week: pull ups, supplements, kettlebells, testosterone levels, and more!

How Our Teammates Can Mirror Our Abilities: Athletic Wisdom from an N’SYNC Alum

I like Justin Timberlake. You do too. Admit it. While listening to his newest song, I’ve been thinking about mirrors, both actual ones and how people can be mirrors for us, in training and in life.

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