Athlete Journal: Andrew Read - Spartan Race Training, Entry 3

The last few months have been full of travel and training. I attended the Spartan SGX course and realized I'm going to have to step up my game for the race in November.

How to Train Strength for Closed Guard, Open Guard, and Passing the Guard

There are fundamentals every BJJ player needs - strength, endurance, balance, and flexibility. From there, specific exercises should be included based on the type of game each player uses.

Male Body Image and the Pressure to Use Steroids

While girls typically worry about being too fat or too big, men are preoccupied with not being muscular enough - and sometimes feel the pressure to resort to steroids.

Can the Treadmill Ruin Your Running Form?

When the weather gets rough, a lot of runners turn to the treadmill for their training. A recent study investigates what effects treadmill running has on gait patterns and form.

Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 69

Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week: pull ups, supplements, kettlebells, testosterone levels, and more!

How Our Teammates Can Mirror Our Abilities: Athletic Wisdom from an N’SYNC Alum

I like Justin Timberlake. You do too. Admit it. While listening to his newest song, I’ve been thinking about mirrors, both actual ones and how people can be mirrors for us, in training and in life.

Pop Quiz Challenge: Test Your Nutrition and Fitness Knowledge

It's pop quiz time! The following 15-question quiz will challenge your basic knowledge of a number of fitness-related issues. Do you actually know your stuff? Take the challenge and find out.

The Ultimate Fitness Recap: Over 600 Must-Read Articles

Every Saturday we post a recap on all kinds of fitness topics. If you've missed out, here they are - over 70 recaps and 600 articles on EVERYTHING, from coaching, to gender issues, to food.

Product Review: About Time Fruit, Nuts & Protein Bars

It can be hard to find unprocessed workout recovery foods that are also convenient and tasty. The About Time Fruit, Nuts & Protein bars are great on-the-go, whole food options for busy athletes.

Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 52 - Soviet Training Cycle

Aside from a disappointing session on Friday, this was a rewarding week with a lot of hard work. I ended the week with the first session of a 6-week Soviet-style cycle.

Friday Flicks: CrossFit - Highlights from the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games

As the Reebok CrossFit Games 2013 heats up this weekend in California, here are some of last year's most memorable moments to whet your appetite.

Dear Dad: What I Wish Every Cop Could Learn From You

Dear Dad, You were twenty-plus years through your law enforcement career and you had a heart attack in front of us - your two kids - and were rushed to the hospital.

Everything Is a Plank (If You're Doing It Right, That Is)

When it comes to ab work I start with the plank. People ask why we start here and the answer is simple - because it teaches you how to find and keep neutral spine and the correct bracing sequence.

Why I Don't Teach Yoga to Athletes

A year ago, I made the mistake of joining the team at a CrossFit gym and teaching yoga to athletes. I should have been teaching yoga for athletes. There is a big distinction.

The Real Facts on Prostate Cancer and Omega-3s

Omega-3s: one day they're a gift from the health gods; the next they're a known carcinogenic. Here's a critical look at the latest study linking omega-3s to prostate cancer.

Video: Sean Waxman - Olympic Weightlifting Drills: Pressing Snatch Balance

The pressing snatch balance develops strength and mobility of the torso, along with mobility of the shoulders, hips, and ankles.

The Top 5 Benefits of Muay Thai

The other day, one of my clients asked me what benefits muay Thai has to offer. It's a great question, so I thought I'd share what I consider to be the top 5 benefits of practicing muay Thai.

The 5 Supplements That Are Worth Your Money

When it comes to supplements, what is worth your time, consideration, and hard-earned money? These are the five I believe give you the best bang for your buck and have been proven to be effective.

Cluster Training: How to Use It to Build Muscle and Strength

Cluster training is an effective tool to shock your body into new gains, as well as break up the monotony of taking a straight sets approach to your lifting. Beyond that, it's cool and different.

Why Pukie the Clown Isn’t Funny

I have never been able to get my head around Pukie the Clown - a cartoon depiction of a CrossFitter who has pushed it past the point of no return. And don't even get me started on Uncle Rhabdo.

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