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.

Strongman Profile: Maxick Teaches Us the Lost Art of Muscle Control

Muscle control is for the most part a lost art. Yet a hundred years ago there was one man whose name was synonymous with it. That man was Maxick.

Forging Teamwork: What I Learned From the Navy and the World's Slowest Swimmer

I'm going to share a story (and a workout) from my days in Navy dive school, and tell you how I personally got schooled on the true meaning of teamwork.

Programming for the American (Clean and Working) Weightlifter

Here are four weeks of weightlifting programming. Two weeks of a conditioning phase and two weeks of a strength cycle. This is how I program for my athletes.

New Study Suggests Energy Drinks Aren't All That Energizing

You might think that energy drink is making you faster and more energetic, but a new study begs to differ.

Product Review: Six Pack Fitness Executive 500 Briefcase

I put my new Executive 500 Briefcase to a thorough test this week during jury duty. This bag has so many amazing features for professionals who want to manage their meals while away from home.

Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 84

Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: sumo deadlift high pull, snatch, handstand push up corrections, and more!

Video: Counter-Tactics in Muay Thai: 3 Counters to the Roundhouse Kick

I'm going to explain three counters to the classic muay Thai roundhouse kick. This involves a series of sweeps that will dump your opponent on the ground.

Athlete Journal: Jess Papi, Entry 6 - 11/9/2013

I have two lessons for you this week that are helping me get better at jiu jitsu and life in general. One of them involves Dunkin' Donuts.

7 Topics for Fitness Debate: Time for You to Voice Your Opinion

Enough with the Internet arguments, I'm interested in what you think. I'm going to present some controversial topics, and then I want to hear what you have to say and what your experience has been.

Eight Articles to Help Bring Out Your Inner Winner

Here are eight articles on how to predict, prepare, learn from, and analyze what makes a winner.

Product Review: Grip4orce

Looking to improve your grip? Grip4orce is a training tool you can use during lifts or on its own to build grip strength.

Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 65 - Putting in the Work

This week was a good time to remember the old adage, “A peak, by definition, is surrounded by two valleys.” Nothing spectacular, but a solid week of training.

Friday Flicks: Super Strong 64-Year-Old Grandpa on the Bar

This is no ordinary 64-year-old. This is a man who used to be overweight and out of shape. Until, at the age of 55, he decided to do something about it.

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