7 Simple Ways to Avoid Injury in Parkour (Or Any Other Sport)

Injuries within elite athletics are a common occurrence. Does that mean that you, an amateur athlete, are at the same risk for catastrophic injury when performing similar events? No, it does not.

Video: Yoga Flow for Shoulder Opening and Core Integration

This is a great sequence for those who spend a lot of time at a desk or on a bike. Really, it’s for anyone who does any activity that causes the shoulders to sit in an internally rotated position.

3 Steps for Returning to BJJ After Injury

When returning from an injury, be smart. Your goal is to train for years. Train at the right intensity, avoid positions that feel uncomfortable, and choose the right training partners.

The 4 Most Common Issues in Coaching and Learning Gymnastics

I've coached hundreds of athletes and coaches on gymnastics. Here are some of the most common issues and misunderstandings I see in regards to gymnastic movement.

New Research Uncovers the Role of Omega-3s

We've known for some time that omega-3s impact energy production. A new study provides more insights into how they actually do it.

Video: Ben Musholt: 3 Handstand Conditioning Drills

In this video, Ben demonstrates three handstand conditioning drills - handstand kick ups, cast wall walks, and handstand wall runs.

Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 94

Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: martial arts for children, fitness questions, the kettlebell snatch, and more!

Video: Muay Thai - Martial Arts Warm Up and Mobility Sequence

Today, we are going over a sequence of mobility exercises that can help you get warmed up for you muay thai, Brazilian jiu jitsu, or wrestling practice.

Athlete Journal: Jess Papi, Entry 17 - 1/25/2014

This week wasn't my best. I injured my knee on Friday so I didn't get to train, and my diet hasn't been as clean as I'd like. However, it did give me time to work on some other BJJ-related projects.

10 Opinions on The CrossFit Games Open

It's that time of year again. Thoughts are turning to the impending CrossFit Games Open. Here are ten opinions on the Open from those who have been there before.

Product Review: PHISM Pre-Workout Energizer

This pre-workout energizer from Savin Nutrition avoids some of the common pitfalls of pre-workout drinks and gave me more energy even after my workout was over.

Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 74 - Stay Tuned

This week was short due to professional obligations, but I included some video of the kettlebell snatch work I did. Next week is test time for powerlifts!

Friday Flicks: Strongman - A Brief Introduction

There is no doubt that strongmen of old were incredibly strong, in ways that many today try to emulate. Watch this video to be taken on a journey of strength from ancient times to modern day.

The Future of Law Enforcement: The 2030 Police Physical Performance Test

Push ups, sit ups, and a 1.5-mile run were great for old-time criminals, but the year is 2030 and criminals are stronger, faster, and fitter. We bring to you the 2030 Police Physical Performance Test.

Book Review: "Survive the Unthinkable" by Tim Larkin

Most of us are civilized people - but truly bad guys are not. Tim Larkin's book will teach you what violence really is and how to defend yourself against it, both mentally and physically.

Why Are Tour de France Cyclists Outliving Everybody Else?

When you look at a sport like cycling, complete with high-speed crashes and prolific drug use, it’s hard to believe top cyclists actually outlive their countrymen by an average of five years.

High Protein Diets Correlate With Lower Rates of Frailty in the Elderly

A new study suggests high protein intake correlates with reduced frailty rates in the elderly.

Athlete Journal: Alli Moyer, Entry 11 - 1/23/2014

Does your training bring you joy? I’ve tossed this question back and forth a lot in my own mind lately, ever since my dad asked me this several months back. And now I think I know the answer.

Book Review: "Yoga Mat Companion 1: Anatomy for Vinyasa Flow and Standing Poses" by Ray Long, MD

This has been one of the primary resources to which I keep returning to develop my own yoga practice and skills as an instructor.

Learning to Recognize the Signs of a Depressed Athlete

I see many athletes who start out eager and driven, but become disenchanted with the prospect of fitness and do just enough to get by. As coaches, it is our responsibility to notice this behavior.