How to Turn Stress Into a Strength

We are taught to ward off stress with iron crosses and glasses of tea. But it seems as if by doing this, we are holding ourselves back. The negative impact of stress might all be in our mind.

Product Review: The SmartFlex

The fitness world is filled with garbage. But every now and then something truly great either gets reborn, like kettlebells, or gets invented. Such is the case with the SmartFlex.

How Strength Level Affects Post-Activation Potentiation

Post-activation potentiation (PAP) has been demonstrated to produce short term boosts to strength. A recent study shows strength level also affects the response from PAP.

3 All-Natural, Home Remedies for Colds: Do They Work?

Have you heard about putting half an onion next to your bed? Eating garlic? Drinking apple cider vinegar? Do these home remedies actually work? Here's what I found.

10 Myths About Olympic Weightlifting That Need to Stop

Weightlifting is often misunderstood by the general public and, sadly, by people in other sports as well. Here are the top ten biggest myths about weightlifting, and why they're totally untrue.

Getting Started With Juicing: Make Your Own or Pre-Made? And Which Juicer Is Best?

So you want to get going and start experimenting with juices, but you don’t know where to start? Here are two juice machines I recommend, as well as why you may or may not want to make your own.

5 Spotting Techniques and Rules Everyone Must Know

As spotters, we can push a lifter to lift more without sacrificing form. We can be a great training tool - but we need to follow certain rules and techniques for safety.

The Times They Are a-Changin' - Evolutions in the Fitness Industry

Some things never change, and some things never stay the same. The fitness industry is no different. Here is what I see changing right before us, and then the things we can always rely on.

Can Aerobic Fitness Improve Kids’ Minds?

Fitness is not only good for children’s bodies, but also for their minds. A recent study suggest that there is a cognitive benefit to at least a base level of fitness.

Video: Sean Waxman - Olympic Weightlifting Drills: Snatch Press From the Squat

The snatch press from the squat position is an exercise used to strengthen the torso and improve mobility.

How to Prevent and Treat Cauliflower Ear (and If It Means You Might Always Be Single)

People who train combat sports are split as to how they view cauliflower ear. Some see it as a badge of honor while others see it as a guarantee of unemployment or lonely nights.

Bioenergetics and Nutrition: Creatine, Carbs, and Protein

Bioenergetics by definition means the flow of energy in a biological system. In the human body it refers primarily to the conversion of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats into usable energy.

The Overhead Squat Is a Punk: Advice From Experts on How to Make It Better

In order to get better at this lift, I assembled some highly regarded coaches from around the country and posed this question: “My overhead squat sucks. How can I fix it?”

Do This, Not That: What People With Shoulder, Wrist, Knee, or Calf Issues Should and Shouldn't Do

Reality is most of us are messed up in some way and there are just some things we shouldn’t do. But there’s always a way to work around a problem, avoid injury, and keep edging our way forward.

Betaine Found Effective for Body Composition and Performance

Betaine plays a critical role in general health and seem to be a supplement that holds potential value to athletes - especially those looking to improve their appearance and reduce fat.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 68 - Speed and Power

I'm moving into a speed and volume period. I'm going to try and get my work capacity up and my bar speed up.

Take Your Cod Liver Oil: Supplement Advice For Athletes From the Weston A. Price Foundation

Sally Fallon Morell discusses some of the common supplements taken by athletes and why they might not be the best options.

Critical Learning: How to Read and Respond to Fitness Info on the Internet

You should question everything - YouTube videos, fitness articles, and even your coach’s advice. Most of the content on the web is trying to get it right, but there is a lot of bad info out there.

Kipping and the Handstand Push Up: Is It Safe?

To do the HSPU, you must learn handstand basics. There can be harmful implications of learning to kip before doing the handstand push up strictly.

Yoga Tune Up Therapy Balls vs. Lacrosse Balls vs. Foam Rollers

I am frequently asked how the therapy balls differ from lacrosse balls or foam rollers, the two other most prevalent self-care tools. Let the debate begin!

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