Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 64 - Tips for Organizing Your Training

I was traveling this week so I only had a few training sessions. In the video I've shared some advice for organizing your training while focusing on multiple goals at one time.

Book Review: "Beyond Bacon" by Stacy Toth and Matthew McCarry

If you love pork, Stacy Toth and Matthew McCarry have written a book for you. "Beyond Bacon" is a unique resource full of information and recipes featuring the pig.

From CrossFit Athlete to Physique Competitor - My Fitness Journey

When I found CrossFit in 2010 it was exactly what I needed, having only a year of sobriety under my belt. But before long I ventured on to my next challenge - competing in a physique competition.

Product Review: 110% Compression Blitz Knee Sleeve

I used to think knee sleeves were only for injured athletes, the 110% Compression Blitz Knee Sleeve changed my mind. This product aids recovery, warm up, and overall performance.

The Thing You Do Everyday That’s Setting You Up For Shoulder Injuries

Many of us internally rotate our arms all day long while we work. Sadly, this exact positioning is a set up for a shoulder impingement or rotator cuff or labrum tear down the road.

Is Gluten Free for Everyone?

Eating gluten-free is a necessity for people with celiac disease, but can it also benefit the rest of the population? Two recent studies suggest yes, it can.

Why I Don't Do "Conditioning" and You Don't Have to Either

It's too bad that running a marathon is still looked at by many as the epitome of fitness. I don't really do HIIT, Tabata intervals, or met-con workouts either - for five reasons.

The Athletic Mind, Part 2: Training Yourself to Be a Positive Thinker

How does a pessimistic or catastrophic thinker become a positive go-getter? Here are some ways to change your perspective, whether you are an athlete or not.

What Prohibition and the War on Drugs Teach Us About Our Nation's Battle of the Bulge

In looking at the war on fat and our nation's obesity epidemic, it’s helpful to look at two other closely drawn battles - the war on alcohol and the war on drugs.

Yoga for Strength Athletes: Mobilize Your IT Band and Posterior Chain

Many athletes say they have “tight hamstrings,” but the issue is more than just hamstrings. It’s the entire posterior chain clenching. Here are two yoga poses you can use to free your backside.

The Importance of Pace in Running

When you look at running in terms of optimal performance the first thing we must address is pace. Often athletes have goal times in mind, but when I ask them about their pace strategy they have none.

How Healthy Is Milk, Really? Science Is Divided

Opinions aren't the only sources of conflict about the effects of milk consumption. Studies also tend to butt heads when it comes to humans drinking cow's milk.

How to Solve the Dilemma of the 7-Day Training Week

The traditional 7-day format can hinder proper recovery, especially if you have multiple training components to schedule. Consider planning your training beyond - in a 14- or 21-day plan.

Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 72

Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week: "butt-ology," competing in BJJ, yoga poses for overhead lifting, and more!

The 3 Non-Negotiable Elements of Injury Prevention in MMA

This article focuses on three factors that can help prevent injury in MMA: strength, mobility, and flexibility. When these are in balance, you're much less likely to sustain an injury.

12 Reps With Jeff Barnett, Fitness Coach

Jeff Barnett is an former Marine with a philosophical perspective on coaching. Read about how Klokov, Wolverine, Roosevelt, and Bruce Lee fit into his outlook in our 12 Reps.

7 Approaches to Fixing Your Adrenal System

Here are seven articles about the signs and symptoms of adrenal fatigue, along with solutions and strategies for getting back on track.

Book Review: "Dumbbell Training for Strength and Fitness" by Fred Fornicola and Matt Brzycki

"Dumbbell Training for Strength and Fitness" is a comprehensive guide to the dumbbell, with exercises as well as helpful information.

Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 55 - On the Right Track

This was a quality training week, with an easy 370lb squat and also an easy 225lb x 3 bench press. Everything feels on track.

Friday Flicks: 86-Year-Old Gymnastic Granny

Watch as 86-year-old Johanna Quass stuns the TV presenters with the strength, skill, and beauty of her parallel bar routine, followed by an equally incredible floor routine.

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