Don't Crash: How to Give Useful Coaching to Your Clients

The biggest problem I find with coaching is that my explanation of the movement is too advanced for the client.

How Does Time of Day Affect Your Workout?

Is it better to hit the gym first thing in the morning or wait until evening? A new study investigates the role of time of day in workout effectiveness.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 74 - Speed Work

This week I continued working on speed and explosiveness, without going to failure on any of my core lifts. I also included video of some of the assistance work I do on a weekly basis.

The Best Supplements for Special Forces Operators Doing Training and Field Work

Nutrition in the field is hardly ideal, but there are a few supplements that can make the life of an operator much easier and boost performance as well.

Video: Body Position and Mobility in the Chest-to-Bar Pull Up

This week I'm going to address mobility, movement, and good body position in the chest-to-bar pull up. Think, "lovely and tall."

How to Be a Better Baby Carriage: Jill Miller's "Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Baby" Webinar

Jill Miller is hosting an amazing webinar with a panel of experts that includes Kelly Starrett, Katy Bowman, and Sarah Fragoso.

End Sandbag Abuse: The 3 Most Common Sandbag Training Mistakes

Why is it that people freak out over a badly performed snatch or kettlebell swing, but everyone thinks it's okay to have horrible form while using the sandbag?

Just Stop - And 8 Other Things Your Trainer Wishes to Tell You

So, here’s a little dose for all of you who haven’t had the opportunity to take a class or experience a private session with me. Here’s a little “Tough Love Becca" for you all.

The King of Hamstring Exercises

A recent study sought to discover which hamstring exercise is the most intense: glute-ham raises, Romanian deadlifts, good mornings, or leg curls.

Athlete Journal: Terry Hadlow, Entry 2 - 10/28/2013

Now that all the major aspects of my training are under control, it's time to deal with the little details like volume and mobility.

Muscle Activation Techniques: What Is It and How Can It Benefit Me?

Taking a page from Peyton Manning and several other colleagues here in Colorado who swear by the MAT results, I hired a practitioner to try it out myself.

Taking Responsibility for Your Business: If You End Up With a Bucket...

You have to be able to properly assess a problem in order to create and attack a solution. And that includes if the problem is you.

Strongman Profile: Bob Peoples Schools Us on the Deadlift

Bob Peoples deadlifted 725lbs at 181lbs bodyweight and at the age of forty. Although people have pulled more than him today, he is certainly one of the greatest of all time.

A Call to Action for CrossFitters: The Prioritization of Gymnastics Movements and Standards

Yes, I’m talking to you with the three-AbMat-scaled, snatch-width grip hand placement, butchered kipping handstand push up.

The Pause Method for Teaching Olympic Weightlifting to the Beginner

The Pause Method allows the coach to segment the lift so the athlete can develop spatial orientation and find these same positions on his own quickly, as is required for lifting heavy weights.

It's Not Just For Cooking: Baking Soda Can Improve Your Squat

Baking soda might be one of the most versatile items in your kitchen cabinet. In a recent study, ingesting baking soda improved squat numbers.

Book Review: "Paleo Cooking From Elana's Pantry" by Elana Amsterdam

"Paleo Cooking From Elana's Pantry" has some unbeatable recipes for paleo baked goods, as well as some features that make it ideal for people with food sensitivities.

Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 82

Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: female body image, why fascia matters, programming for CrossFit, and more!

Video: Counter-Tactics in Muay Thai: 3 Counters to the Jab

This week we're going to go over three counters to the jab - one close-range, mid-range, and long-range tactic - and utilize our elbows, knees, and roundhouse kick.

Athlete Journal: Jess Papi, Entry 4 - 10/26/2013

It was Hell Week at school, but I managed to still teach some classes and get in a few good training sessions with my teammates this week.

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