How the Flat Bench Came to Be

Prior to this invention, athletes pressed from the floor. And the bench wasn't created until sometime in the 1950s.

3 Traps of Modern Day Thinking (and How to Avoid Them in Training)

Hard work, experience, and earned respect are values that are fast disappearing in the new generation of trainers and athletes.

Science Compares Solutions for Low Back Pain

A corrective exercise called the Lewit was compared to hollowing and bracing in a recent study.

Back in the Weight Room (Athlete Journal 16)

Although I've shifted my Olympic weightlifting focus, I know it helps me as a grappler and I was happy to get back to lifting this week.

BioSkin Hinged Knee Skin (Product Review)

This knee brace helped me get back on the mat quickly after an LCL injury.

Chakras Demystified: Anahata - The 4th Chakra

The fourth chakra, anahata, is all heart. It is all about you. Writing your future - your way.

Almost Magic: Why You Need to Eat More Mushrooms

Mushrooms are nutritional beasts. Could they be part of the formula for chronic disease prevention and longer life?

Masters Athletes and the Muscle Up Hullabaloo

This last week when the Masters Qualifier workouts were announced, you would have thought someone threw a bag of kittens into a river.

The Fitness Professional Manifesto

So, you’ve been a trainer for a while and want to take it to the next level? If that is you then read on.

Vitamin D Insufficiency: A Surprising Trend In Athletic Adults

New research found even young, physically active adults still tend to be lacking in vitamin D.

Commitment Is An Act (Athlete Journal 17)

I walked out of yesterday's training seriously doubting my athletic abilities, but I know I have to embrace those days and not fear them.

Love at First Bounce: The Benefits of Rebounding

Rebounding is one of the best exercises I've ever experienced. After my first few days of jumping, I couldn't believe the sore muscles I had.

How to Diagnose and Treat Endometriosis

Roughly one in ten women of childbearing age are affected by endometriosis. Learn about the symptoms and treatment.

Beyond Babywearing: Mechanical Nutrients for Babies (And Parents)

Baby carriers and jogging strollers are helpful, but we shouldn't overlook the most basic way to get a baby around.

Programming for Injury Prevention: How to Keep Your Athletes Healthy

Despite our growing understanding of physiology, the incidence of injury has increased over the last ten years. So what gives?

Small Saddle Adjustments for Cyclists Make a Big Difference

Just a half-inch difference in saddle height can significantly impact performance.

Training Within My Parameters (Athlete Journal 24)

This week I focused on listening to the messages my body is giving me and adjusting my training accordingly.

7 Minute Pre-Sweat Session Yoga Flow (Video)

These stretches will help lengthen and engage the major muscles before any intense session.

How Much Training Do You Need?

Whether you are a competitor or a recreational athlete, you can learn a lot about your body if you just listen.

To Clench or Not to Clench (Your Butt), That Is the Question

Perma-clenching is often an unconscious habit created by deep core weakness, pelvic misalignment, pelvic floor weakness, and lumbar instability.