Heal Your Lower Back Pain With These 5 Yoga Poses

As an athlete, our activities are prone to causing tension in our lower backs. For relief from this pain and tension, do the following poses daily or at least after your workout.

Phase One: How to Reset the Body and Awake Your Inner 6-Year-Old

Something funny happens around age six - we get sent to school. Gone are the days of moving and exploring, replaced instead by sitting and learning. Here's how to reset your body and your movement.

How My Jacket Convinced Women to Try Weight Lifting

As a coach I was blessed with a genetic predisposition for packing on muscle and sometimes inadvertently frightening female prospects. So my jacket became my tool for initiating women into the gym.

Ultramarathoners Are Older and Less Injured Than You Might Think

Think you're too old to run an ultramarathon? Think again. A new study shows the majority of ultramarathoners are what some might consider "too old" to run crazy long distances.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 59 - Working Around Pain

In an uncharacteristic move, I decided to skip squat day this week since I had some groin pain. I did get in some conventional deficit deadlifts, which I haven't done in 7 or 8 years.

Consistent Hard Effort Over Time: The Only Guaranteed Method of Success

People always look for the easy way out. If you are this person don’t even bother showing up to ask me or any other trainer the question, “How do I get results?”

Backyard Protein: An Urbanite's Guide to Raising Chickens

If you're like a lot of fitness enthusiasts, the idea of protein that replenishes itself every day might be attractive to you. Here's what I've learned about raising chickens in my own backyard.

Monthly OpEd: Why CrossFit Masters Athletes Deserve a Spot at the Regionals

It seems a shame to me there is no masters event at the regional level in the current CrossFit games competition structure. I think CFHQ would do well to invite its senior athletes to Regionals.

Free Strength and Conditioning Workouts Designed for MMA and BJJ

We love our BJJ and MMA readership, and for that reason we've created a strength and conditioning program specifically designed for your needs and your sports.

More Volume = More Strength

If you're not seeing gains from your training program, you might just need to amp up the volume a bit. Here's what a recent study found out about increasing training volume.

Join Us For a Twitter Chat With Erwan Le Corre - And Win a Free Spot at a MovNat Workshop!

On July 30, we're chatting with MovNat founder Erwan LeCorre. Learn how you can join in and win a chance to attend a free MovNat workshop!

Video: How to Properly Do GHD Sit Ups

The glute-ham developer (GHD) sit up is an oft misunderstood exercise. Watch this video to see the difference between a badly executed GHD sit up and one done properly.

Ben Stoneberg: Headed for the CrossFit Games and Having Fun

Stoneberg won the Open in the Northwest region and 2nd place at the regional competition. He competed at Games the 2011 as an individual, finishing 20th. This year he's headed back and having fun.

What You Need to Know About Hormone Testing: Which Test to Get and Why

You know you need to pay more attention to your adrenal health and hormone levels, but which test is a good test? Blood levels or saliva? Here are my suggestions for the bests tests.

Training for the World’s Most Famous Obstacle Course: American Ninja Warrior

Last year I competed in the Northwest Regional for ANW, until I dislocated my shoulder on the course. Here's how I suggest you should prepare if you want to test yourself as a ninja warrior.

The Metabolic Demands of Various Exercise Protocols

How do different strength training routines affect muscle metabolism? A recent study explored that question, and the results weren't exactly what the researchers expected.

Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 67

Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week: female athletes and the scale, squats, mobility, and more!

Are We There Yet? The Role of Anticipation in Training

No matter how long I train, every time I collect my gym bag, walk through the door, and suit up, there’s always that sense of anticipation, which, I’m not going to lie, has some anxiety mixed in.

Habits vs. Superstitions (Does it Really Matter if You Wear Different Socks?)

Many of us have superstitions about our training. We have our own habits and rituals at the gym, studio, and out on the field of play. But do these habits make a difference?

The Functional Movement Screen: 8 Articles to Help You Assess Yourself and Your Clients

The functional movement screen, or FMS, has become a popular way to screen athletes and clients. Here are 8 articles that explain what it is, how to use it, and why it's important.

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