Is Your Cooling Vest Dangerous?

Many athletes turn to cooling vests to beat the heat and lower body temperatures during rest periods. A new study suggests they might not work and could even be dangerous.

Video: Sean Waxman - Olympic Weightlifting Drills: Snatch Deadlift From Blocks Below the Knee

The snatch deadlift from blocks below the knee helps strengthen the muscles that are involved in pulling the barbell from the floor during the snatch.

Product Review: Fighter Girls Blue Camo Boyfriend Shorts

I've never been a big fan of board shorts, but the Fighter Girls products pleasantly surprised me. Not only are they designed for women, but they're also comfortable and high-quality.

Find Your Off Button: How to Use Yoga for Better Rest and Recovery

Our bodies evolved to make us stronger and less vulnerable during times of danger. As athletes, we pump this system daily. The downside? Our bodies are not so good at turning off this system.

2 Myths About Women and Weight Lifting Debunked

It’s long been female gym folklore that to get lean you do high reps with a light load, while those looking to get bigger need to lift heavy. Let’s look at some misconceptions around this advice.

Once You’ve Used Steroids, Is It Possible to Ever Compete Clean Again?

A scientific look at the evidence that anabolic steroids permanently increase a user's sporting potential such that they can never compete evenly against drug-free athletes again.

Anatabine Not as Effective as Hoped for DOMS

If you're like most athletes, you're probably looking for ways to avoid DOMS and missed training sessions. A recent study suggests anatabine is one product that might not work.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 62 - Mace Swings for Shoulder Health

This week training I did lots of sled work, mace swings, and more bottoms up kettlebell presses. I included a video on how to do mace swings and why they are beneficial for shoulder health.

Product Review: GRID Mini Roller

I travel a lot and am always trying to figure out how to bring my foam roller with me on the road. The GRID Mini Roller solves that problem. Not only is it convenient, but it also works.

How Fruits, Veggies, and a Lack of Seasons Contribute to Overeating

We’ve developed elaborate ways to ensure we have produce ripe for us whenever we want it. But, when you think about it, we actually had almost everything we needed before our food was so globalized.

How to Train When Your ____ Hurts (Or When You Cut Your Fingertips Off)

I believe if you have an injury the best thing to do for it is move whatever you can as much as possible within pain-free range of motion. Here's how I dealt with my own food processor induced trauma.

The 2 Days That Changed My Life

My life changed on May 13, 2011. It was my first day in a treatment center for an eating disorder. It changed again on December 5, 2011 when I discovered CrossFit.

Battling Ropes: Just Another Fad?

Battling ropes might look cool and hardcore, but will they really give you an effective workout? A new study suggests they're not just another fitness fad.

What Seniors Can Teach Us About Fitness and Not Giving Up

When Elinor and Bob walked into my class, I thought, "Ugh, time to babysit." I thought this because they were in their 70s. But working with them taught me valuable lessons about my own perspective.

The Essential Checklist Before Opening a CrossFit Facility

If a career in coaching and running your own facility interests you then this video is one you need to watch. Or maybe when you look at this video you will realize that this industry is not for you.

3 Natural Libido Enhancers (Especially for You Ladies)

We recently discussed how training and a bad diet can really kill your sex drive. So, I am going to give you three recommendations for natural supplements that can light the fire under your libido.

Deadlifting With a Rounded Back: If the Best Do It, Why Can't You?

Contrary to what some spine experts say - that if your back ever rounds you're going to immediately die of the bubonic plague - the human body can move that way, and might even lift more that way.

The RunningWOD Philosophy: Creating Endurance With Strength

It's true if you want to be good at running, then you need to run. But if all you do is run, then there's a good chance you're going to get hurt. Here's how I add strength and technique to the mix.

Does Technique Suffer on a Low-Carb Diet?

We tend to think of the effect of carbohydrates on energy levels, but what about the nervous system? A new study suggests carb consumption might affect performance in highly technical sports.

3 Realities to Ponder if You're Beginning a Training Program

If you're inexperienced, starting a new program can be scary. I'll get you going down the right path. I'll begin by addressing three realities that should keep your efforts sensible and productive.

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