The Most Important Fitness Articles of the Week

What does chocolate have to do with the most important fitness articles of the week? Read on to find out!

Balancing Intelligence and Intensity (Athlete Journal 31)

I'm starting to learn how to achieve balance in my training, and it's a great feeling.

16 Ways to Work Harder and Burn Stored Body Fat

Here's a hint: think shorter and high effort, as opposed to longer and less effort

3 Steps to Improving Your Child's Eating Habits

The best way to improve a child's diet is to take it slow and make it fun. Here are three steps to get you started.

Ladera Granola (Product Review)

Granola lovers, pay attention! Ladera is the next best thing to homemade granola. In fact, it might be as good, if not better.

Bench Press Tips (Athlete Journal 88)

This week I found a way to work around my cranky shoulder during the bench press.

Fearless: Freerunning Roof Gaps (Friday Flicks)

The fearlessness of these athletes is one thing. Their precision is something else entirely.

In-Season Strength Training for Cyclists: Keeping What You’ve Gained

The cessation of strength training can result in losing the hard-fought gains in strength and power obtained during the offseason.

Coming to Terms With Being an Aging Athlete

Your joints are achier, muscles tighter, and injuries more frequent. The thought creeps into your mind, "It's not that I can't, but should I?"

The 5 Best Fitness Apps

If I told you to go find a good fitness app, how would you go about choosing? It can be overwhelming, so here are my top five to get you started.

The Carb Debate: Good, Bad, or the Devil?

Carbs aren’t the devil and there is no need to avoid them. They might even make you faster.

What Kind of Exercise Improves Inflammation the Most?

A new study examined the effects of strength training and cardio on metabolic disorder risk.

Snatch Shorts (Product Review)

I wasn't sure about these shorts at first, but after trying them I can say they are effective and even comfortable.

Just Sit: 8-Week Meditation Challenge #1

This is a great practice when you are overwhelmed and meditation seems like a tall task.

How Subtle Changes Create Big Results When Coaching Kids

Here are a few tips to make fitness more enjoyable for kids, as taken from a Montessori education perspective.

Music and Weightlifting Don't Mix (Or Do They?)

Like the music itself, this is highly subject to the tastes of its listeners. If it helps, use it. If it doesn't, don't.

The Thin Blue Line Must Be Strong

Getting stronger makes officers more effective in subject control and use of force incidents, as well as bolstering confidence and presence.

4 Reasons You're Not Getting Deep Enough in Your Squats

Whether it’s a no rep or a bro rep, it’s all the same when it comes to squats. Nobody wants to squat shallow.

Small Band Load Increases Power and Speed

In a new study, use of elastic tubing during the clean pull improved performance in competitive Olympic weightlifters.

Diet and Drilling Adjustments (Athlete Journal Entry 17)

This was one of my best training weeks of 2014. I'm dialing in my diet and have changed my approach to drilling.