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