The Fundamental Aspects of the Dip: Perfecting Your Jerk

The dip in the jerk seems straightforward enough (straight down, actually). Bend your knees, and straighten them vigorously. But like many simple things there's more than meets the eye.

My CrossFit Cherry Busted: The Good, Bad, and Ugly of CrossFit Competition

Recently I had a chance to attend a local CrossFit competition. Here is my rundown of the the good, the bad, and the ugly.

The Sumo Deadlift: Is It For You?

I’m not here to try and convince you to ditch the conventional deadlift. Rather, I’m here to help you work out if the sumo deadlift is better for you, and why.

Compression Stockings Reduce Lactate Production - With a Catch

A new study suggests compression stockings reduce lactate production, but there's a catch. They also seem to decrease performance in seasoned runners.

Video: Sean Waxman - Olympic Weightlifting Drills: Halting Explosive Push Up to Plates

The halting explosive push up to plates is used to help improve upper body strength and explosiveness.

A Statistical Analysis of Why You Need to Train Your Submission Basics

To prove my theory that BJJ is great for small fighters and women, I’ve done a statistical analysis of all fights since the inception of the all-women's MMA promotion Invicta FC.

Is Starch Dangerous? Why You Maybe Shouldn't Worry About Grain Brain

To remove an entire macronutrient group for preventative measures is unnecessary. Starch plays an important role in human function.

In Defense of Alcohol: Why Drinking is “Good for You” and How to Not Get Fat from It

Thanksgiving is approaching, so here is my advice on how to gorge and guzzle, and not get fat.

Why I Criticize CrossFit

Criticism is not tantamount to hate. I would suggest it is the opposite. I love CrossFit. If I didn’t, I simply wouldn’t care about sumo deadlift high pulls or crotch shots.

Plyometrics and Olympic Lifting: Effective Training For Kids

Many coaches and parents wonder which training methods are most effective for kids. A new study suggests plyometrics and Olympic lifting are better than traditional weight lifting.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 76 - Coaching Videos

A very solid week of training with heavy bar speed work mixed with some heavy volume work. I was also able to put together a couple extra coaching videos for the week.

10 Ways to Look After Yourself, Your Health, and Your Body by Lindsey Mathews

Lindsey Mathews is a chiropractor who specializes in biomechanics of the body. She eats a paleo diet and takes fish oil. Here are ten articles from her to help you look after yourself.

6 CrossFit Abbreviations Every Mom Needs to Know

Good CrossFit programming doesn't stop at the box. If you're a mom, here are six CrossFit abbreviations you need to know to improve efficiency and get mad mom-skills.

A Primer on Front and Back Squats: Crossed-Arm, Clean Grip, Low Bar, and High Bar

Picking which squat to do is an important question to ask when designing your workouts. Here are the strengths and weaknesses of each variation.

Is the Rebound Box Jump Suitable for Everyone?

Box jumps are a fascinating movement that can be an incredible display of athletic ability, but the rebound jump is a movement that should not be taken lightly.

Growing Bones and CrossFit Kids: The Biology Every Kids Coach Should Know

CrossFit is great for kids but it's essential that trainers understand the changes in muscles, bones, and hormones that kids undergo in order to keep them safe and healthy.

The Power of Carbs

Yet another study has affirmed the power of carbohydrates as an aid for athletic performance. However, the results may not apply to all levels of athletes.

Athlete Journal: Terry Hadlow, Entry 4 - 11/11/2013

Overall this wasn't a great week, but it was a solid one. If I keep this up I will have to say I'm training instead of working out.

The Pros and Cons of Our New-Found Obsession With Old-School Training

Old-school training is gaining popularity and might be fun, but it also has its pitfalls. Here are my thoughts on old vs. new school, and my rules for training old school safely.

Video: Box Jump Therapy

You may be jumping on boxes, but are you doing it properly and safely? Let's break down this movement so you can become efficient and more powerful at it.

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