How to Calculate Your Training and Recovery Balance Sheet

Think of training as currency. Once we spend it, there’s little chance to get it back. In the case of running, many of us overspend and wonder why we have essentially gone broke.

Using Sled Weighted Sprints to Improve Acceleration

Towing a sled while sprinting is a common trick for improving acceleration. But how heavy should the load be? A new study addresses that question.

The Athlete's Altered State (Athlete Journal Entry 15)

Serious athletes love that altered state where everything somehow comes together and works. I've definitely experienced that moment in weightlifting, CrossFit, figure, and even in training.

Weekly Work-In: Week 4 - How to Support the Energetic Body

While the study of the energetic body according to TCM and yoga is a life's worth of work to itself, here are some exercises you can do to build up your energetic health.

Coaching the 10%er: How to Deal With Problem Athletes on Your Team

Using your time and energy effectively as a youth sports coach is vital. Making sure you can communicate and deal with all of your players will make your efforts all that more effective.

Got Vertical? How to Measure for Explosive Strength

Most laypersons will bet that weightlifters have little jumping ability. They are just too big and slow, right? This is now refuted frequently, but the Soviets actually refuted it decades ago.

Xenon Wins Gold Medals - Is It The New Blood-Doping?

When a recent article suggested xenon might produce similar effects to blood-doping, WADA suddenly weighed in. And a lot of people became suspicious of Russia topping the medal table at Sochi.

Tips For Cultivating a Positive Body Image for Your Female Clients

As fitness professionals, we work with clients on a daily basis, and we are the first line of defense against perpetuating unrealistic expectations for our female clients.

Youth Athletes More Likely to Be Dehydrated

A new study suggests young athletes are more likely to be dehydrated, and won't necessarily stay hydrated even if water is available.

Athlete Journal: James Kearns, Entry 11 - 3/19/2014

Last Saturday I had my second competition of the year. My very first match went about 4.5 minutes until I submitted from injury.

Product Review: Datsusara Gear Bag Mini

I’m tired of trying to make random gear work for BJJ. Fortunately the Datsusara Gear Bag Mini came along, and it's perfect for the BJJ lifestyle.

Quiet Strength: What It Is and What We Can Learn From Those Who Have It

Have you ever seen the strong quiet person who carries him- or herself with a presence of strength and humility at the same time. Here's what I think we can learn from these people.

Your Food and Your Mood: Carbs, Depression, and Cognitive Decline

The use of antidepressants is up 400% and Alzheimer’s disease costs the US $100 billion annually. Could it be our current recommended dietary guidelines are a contributing factor to this epidemic?

DVD Review: "Desert Runners"

I’m not prone to either exaggeration or emotion, but I thought "Desert Runners" was one of the most entertaining stories I’ve seen in ages. I loved every second of it.

The Top 4 CrossFit Open 14.3 WTF Moments

From the announcement to the workout itself there were a variety of perplexing moments. Here is the definitive collection of accumulated 14.3 official "WTF?" moments.

Military-Style Training: Is Running With a Weight Vest Effective?

One way to change up your cardio training is by taking a note from the military and adding weight to your locomotion, and a new study investigated the best way to do it.

Virtuosity with Dusty Hyland - Bent Arm Press to Handstand, Vol 3: Frogstand to Shoulderstand

Season three is all about the bent arm press to handstand. In episode three, Dusty covers inversion - the frogstand and the shoulderstand.

4 Tips for Getting Your Mojo Back - Running Mojo, That Is!

One minute you are getting faster and stronger, and feeling as if you're on top of the world. Then all of a sudden something happens. What do you do? How do you get your running mojo back?

Review: "Exploring Functional Movement" Featuring Gray Cook and Erwan Le Corre

"Exploring Functional Movement" is an invaluable resource for anyone who has an interest in natural movement or wants to learn how to prevent or treat pain, dysfunction, or injury.

Understanding Periodization: A Brief Explanation for Coaches and Programmers

Periodization can be a tool to help your athletes continue to make gains and to ensure sound programming. Remember, the idea behind CrossFit is “constantly varied” - not actually random.