Echinacea Shown Ineffective at Improving VO2 Max

Echinacea is well-known as a supplement for the immune system, but does it have other benefits as well? A recent study suggests when it comes to VO2 max, the answer is no.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 69 - My Views on Ab Training

This was a lighter week because I was fighting off a cold, so I've included a video explaining my perspective on abdominal exercises.

5 Simple Steps to Guaranteed Results in the Gym (and in Life?)

You go the gym and you’re not getting the results you want. Don't worry - achieving your goals is done one step at a time and using these tips you can make more effective progress.

Product Review: Farmaesthetics New and Nursing Mothers Set

The New and Nursing Mothers set from Farmaesthetics contains 6 products to pamper new moms. I used it during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum.

Athlete Journal: Alli Moyer, Entry 3 - 9/24/2013

In the past, competing in figure has injured me, mentally. Right now my focus is preventing that from happening again, and here's how I'm doing that.

The Shakedown on Salt: Is it Good or Bad for You?

Salt has been given a bad rap, but I often get cravings for it after a workout. I decided to take a deeper look into the research on salt to find out if it really is such a bad thing to be eating.

The CrossFit Dilemma: Why Can’t I Lift More Than THAT Person?

Many athletes may wonder why they are not able to lift more than the person next to them. Let's look at different body types and how to work with your genetic musculature to make strength gains.

Longer Strides, Faster Steps Key to Sprinting

A new study asks what technique athletes should do to get maximum acceleration from short sprints. The key seems to lie in stride length, leg strength, and a good start.

Product Review: COCABANG Jeans

“I give up! I am never wearing jeans again! Who do they make these things for? Stick people?” Sound familiar? Then you'll be happy to read about COCABANG jeans, designed especially for athletic women.

The Pitfalls of Charging Peanuts: How Coaches Set Themselves Up for Burnout

Are you a gym owner or coach who works sixty to seventy hours a week? Are you verging on burnout and barely making the money to keep going? Then you need to watch this video.

Perform, Recover, Rebuild: How Perspective Changes for the 40+ Athlete

Recovery shouldn't just become important to us when we're injured. It should be part of our permanent game. If you did "rehab" on a continuous basis, what would your life and performance look like?

Product Review: Six Pack Fitness Innovator 500 Bag

If you find yourself removing mashed up bananas from your gym bag on a regular basis, you need to check out this gym bag. It's sleek, well-designed, and holds a lot of food.

It’s All in the Hips: Hip Care 101 for BJJ Practitioners

Without proper mobility, performing some of the fundamental Brazilian jiu jitsu techniques and warm up movements will be very difficult. The focus of this article is on the hips.

3 Ways Kettlebells Make You Better at Sex

I’ve been having sex for a number of months now and have learned a thing or two. What I want to talk about today is how physical exercise with a kettlebell can make you into a better performer.

How Heat and Carbs Affect Your Performance

Mitochondria production plays a crucial role in athletic performance. A recent study explores the relation between heat, carb intake, and mitochondrial activity.

Life After the Academy: Remember Why You Workout

You have worked hard and are finally out of the academy. In the best shape of your life and ready to be a hero. Little did you know that you have just hit the peak of your physical conditioning.

Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 77

Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: the handstand push up, low back problems, olympic weightlifting myths, and more!

Video: How to Shadow Box Properly

Shadow boxing helps you warm up and also helps develop the cadence and rhythm of your fighting game. Watch this videos for tips on how to do it properly and get the most out of practice time.

12 Reps With Vanessa Bennington, Nurse Practitioner

Vanessa Bennington brings a valuable medical perspective to the worlds of fitness and nutrition. Find out her favorite sport, cheat food, and quote in our 12 reps.

10 Caffeine Articles to Pore Over

How effective is caffeine as an aid to performance? Does it have other benefits or disadvantages? Here are ten articles to answer these questions, and others.

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