How Much Rest Do You Really Need Between Plyometric Sessions?

One day of rest between plyometric sessions is pretty standard advice. However, a new study suggests that for experienced athletes, it may not make a difference.

Video: Sean Waxman - Olympic Weightlifting Drills: Snatch Pull From Blocks Above the Knee

The snatch pull, or extension, from blocks above the knee is an exercise used to reinforce the mechanics of the second pull.

Product Review: Gameness Female Top Dog Rashguard

Not only is it named for my favorite dog breed, but the Gameness Top Dog rashguard is also comfortable, high-quality, and pretty cute.

Stick it! How to Do Precision Jumps for Distance and Accuracy

In the parkour community, broad jumps in which you land upright with minimal impact are known as “precision jumps.”

How Leptin Helps Us Avoid Getting Fat

Leptin is an important hormone that controls how much body fat we store and how much food we consume. When working properly, leptin helps us maintain a healthy weight and stops us from overeating.

CrossFit Competitions: When a Good Idea Goes Very Wrong

CrossFit throwdowns and competitions have literally exploded. And in some cases s#$% is out of control. Here's what NOT to include in your competition, and some advice on how to organize a good event.

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.

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