The Handstand Push Up: How Things Go Wrong and How to Put Them Right

On any given day, there's a 50% chance that I’m going to have a CrossFitter on my schedule. How important is the handstand push up, really?

The Bench Press Is a Pull: 5 Cues You Might Be Missing

What would you say if I told you one of the best ways to think about the bench press is actually in terms of a series of pulling motions?

Science Says YouTube Can Make You a Better Athlete

Do you spend a lot of time watching videos to help you learn new movements? A new study suggests that might be a great way to learn.

Video: Sean Waxman - Olympic Weightlifting Drills: Jumping Medicine Ball Throw

The jumping medicine ball throw is an exercise used for general physical preparation. It helps to improve overall explosiveness.

Recipe: Get Fat! From Delicious Coconut Macaroons

Without fat and protein, we expire. These two nutrients are essential to our joints, organs, and brain function. So, chew on these yummy balls.

Product Review: Submission Fight Co. Women's Ecstasy Gi

Submission Fight Co. has created the first hemp women's gi on the market. Aside from a few issues with shrinkage, I thought this was a high-quality, attractive gi.

10 Practical Daily Strategies for Reducing Your Salt Intake

The good news is it’s pretty easy to reduce your salt intake, and most people will get enough sodium simply from natural foods. Here are ten tips to employ if you need to lower your salt consumption.

How to Move Up in Weight and Use Bigger Kettlebells

To go from a 12kg kettlebell to a 16kg is a 30% jump. From 16kg to 24kg is a 50% jump. How do you train to go heavier without smaller increments? Here's the strategy I recommend.

The Sumo Deadlift High Pull Is Stupid

It’s okay to admit something isn’t working and pull it from the shelves. So then, my question is, why is the sumo deadlift high pull (SDHP) still around?

How Heat and Gender Affect Running Performance

In running, better pacing usually translates into better overall performance. A recent study investigated the role of gender and heat stress in pacing during a race.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 75 - Getting Faster

I'm continuing to use the GymAware unit to measure speed on my lifts, and noticed a few improvements this week.

Trusting the Process: 10 Reasons We Should Enjoy the Journey and Stop Worrying About the Outcome

Here is a list of why taking joy in the process is more important than the outcome. In fact, it is the best thing you can do for yourself, hands down.

The Safest and Smartest Progression for Building Your Overhead Lifts

The press, push press, push jerk, snatch, and overhead squat all require a specific level of shoulder mobility before you should perform them under any significant load.

The Police Physical Ability Test: Would You Meet the Requirements?

The physical requirements for police officers are different in each state, but every one of them will assess if you have what it takes to do this job.

Hey, Protein Powder Boy - Suck It Up and Work Harder!

Proper strength training also happens to build strength of mind, aka willpower. Do you have what it takes to build mind and body or will you stay a weeping willow?

The Neurological Benefits of Clean and Snatch Complexes

We’re going to look at motor unit recruitment, proprioception, and the central nervous system and how using complexes trains each of these to make us better lifters.

Plyometrics: How Much Is Enough?

Plyometric training is great, but is more always better? A new study shows higher volume plyometrics might not always be better than lower volume.

Athlete Journal: Terry Hadlow, Entry 3 - 11/4/2013

Now that I've assessed all my goals and weak spots, it's time to start training. Here's what my first week looked like and how I felt during and after sessions.

When You Train and What It Might Mean About You and Your Exercise

What time of the day is best to train? The key in optimizing results is to listen to your body. Our body tells us when it wants to exercise. We simply need to listen.

Video: Kettlebell Swing Therapy

This videos addresses a common problem in the kettlebell swing - a lack of hip drive. I'm also going to show you a hamstring mobilization drill that's great for swings.

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