Athlete Journal: Andrew Read - Triathlon Journal, Entry 4

There have been some changes over the last couple of weeks that have significantly changed my race plans for the next few months, but I've come up with a new challenge.

Get Up That Wall! Mastering the Parkour Climb-Up

It is a fundamental skill for getting yourself on top of an overhead structure. And aside from being a challenging and fun skill to master, the climb-up could just save your life someday.

A Call to Action: If Obesity Is Contagious, Maybe Fitness Is Too?

Research shows that obesity is indeed contagious. So if we are going to win the war on fat and turn the tide of health in our nation, it is going to start small and with those closest to us.

I Want to Open a CrossFit, You Say - But, Do You Really?

"I want to open a CrossFit/training facility/studio. I’m gonna share it with everybody and I am going to be awesome." Oh, yeah? Great. So, how do you feel about working a commission-only sales job?

Strongman Profile: Hermann Goerner Teaches Us the Deadlift (and Elephant Wrestling)

Hermann Goerner could one-hand snatch 167.75lbs, could one-arm deadlift 727lbs, and regularly wrestled an elephant weighting 1,500lbs. Here's how he trained.

The Throw-Sprint-Carry Metabolic Circuit Workout Protocol

I want to share with you a metabolic conditioning protocol that I call "TSC Circuits." TSC stands for Throw-Sprint-Carry, and these are the three main components of each metabolic circuit workout.

Rest Between Sets: How Much Do You Need?

A new study takes a look at how much rest you need between sets to see gains in strength. The good news is, it looks like a longer break is most effective.

Spot Reduction: One Final Attempt to Kill the Myth

The attempt to spot-reduce body fat. It should be dead and buried, but it lives on. It’s a pursuit that just doesn’t go away. It’s time to add one more nail to the coffin.

Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 78

Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: kettlebells, eggs, knee injuries, hip mobility, and more!

Product Review: Krave Jerky

If you love jerky, you’ll be doing yourself a huge favor by checking out Krave jerky. It's definitely the best jerky I’ve had.

From Bodyweight to BJJ: 1000's of Free Workouts for All Types of Athlete

We've enlisted the world's top coaches and master programmers to create structured workouts and training cycles for you, for free. Take a look and try them out!

10 Methods to Prevent and Treat Shoulder Injuries

How do you minimize the chances of a shoulder injury? And what is the best course of action if you do incur one? Read these ten articles to help you work it all out.

Product Review: Inov-8 Fastlift 335 Weightlifting Shoes

When choosing a weightlifting shoe, you want a good blend of functionality and protection. The new Inov-8 Fastlift 335 weightlifting shoes provide both.

Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 61 - Cambered Bar Squat PR

There are just two weeks left until Worlds, and this week's training was encouraging. I set new PRs in the cambered bar squat, which has become one of my new mainstay exercises for squat training.

Friday Flicks: 40 Rep Handstand Set

Watch circus performer Yuval Ayalon perform a stunning set of 40 mixed presses and push ups on his hands.

Do Your Intervals Count? What Science Says About Work-to-Rest Ratios

It appears that training with some intervals, despite working up a sweat, makes no difference at all to how well you perform. I did some research and here's what I discovered.

Learning to Rest: Teaching Hard Chargers to Slow Down and Relax

If I were to identify one of the key differences between sports champions and athletes enjoying limited success, it is the degree to which top athletes are sensitive to the needs of their bodies.

Wave Loading: How to Do It Within the Week and Within the Session

Wave loading within a session is based on a trick called post-tetanic facilitation. One of the most famous ways to do this is with the 1-6 workout system used by Ian King and Charles Poliquin.

Older Adults Need Well-Rounded Routines

Knowing what it takes to stay fit as we age is important. In a recent study, researchers wanted to find out if running was enough to maintain general fitness in older adults.

Event Review: HACKFit Boston

As someone who follows technology and fitness closely, there was no way I was passing up the opportunity to attend HACKFit Boston. The event brings together fitness and technology in a unique way.

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