5 Tips for Successfully Popping Your Triathlon Race Cherry

Triathlon is the fastest growing sport in the world. There is a better and a worse way to get started, though. Here are my 5 tips for successfully training for and competing in your first triathlon.

Motivational Coaching Increases Exercise Compliance

According to new research, clients are still motivated by their coaches even when they meet infrequently and don't actually do workouts. It's easier and less expensive, and still gets results.

Book Review: "The Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook" by Sarah Fragoso

If you are looking for ways to introduce paleo to your family without eating sweet potato fries and chicken breast every day, "The Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook" is a must-have paleo resource.

Athlete Journal: Ruth Anderson Horrell, Entry 5 - 4/4/2013

When I sat down at the end of the CrossFit Games last year I knew I needed to be stronger and better technically. I've seen some improvement and mastered new skills by pushing myself to my limit.

The 5 Critical Responsibilities of the Grappling Student

There are no rights without attendant responsibilities. As a student of BJJ you have responsibilities to yourself, your instructor, and your community. I'm going to outline them. Tell me if you agree.

How to Use Bodyweight Training to Build Bigger Muscles

It doesn't matter what tool you use, your body get bigger because you apply a stimulus. You create an overload. Learn how to manipulate angles and exercises to build muscle with just your bodyweight.

Featured Photographer: Miguel Tapia - The Tebow Factor

Photographer Miguel Tapia was inspired by Tim Tebow to put this collection together. You know prayer is sometimes useful in a workout, but have you ever struck any of these poses?

Cashew Apple Juice Helps Burn Fat

What in the world is a cashew apple? Well, it turns out drinking cashew apple juice helps you burn fat. It's chock full of vitamin C, which is needed to form carnitine, which fuels fat burning.

Video: Sean Waxman - Olympic Weightlifting Drills: Jerk From Behind Neck

Today's drill, the jerk from behind the neck, minimizes stress on the torso muscles while also reinforcing jerk mechanics.

Athlete Journal: Pat McCarty, Entry 6 - 4/3/2013

I'm currently in 11th place in the world for my age group. Today I'll tell how I met my coach and took my training up a notch. Having a coach and a training program has made all the difference for me.

Book Review: "Winning on the Ground" by AnnMaria De Mars and James Pedro Sr.

Ronda Rousey credits her mother for passing down her amazing judo skills. This book is written by her mother, AnnMaria De Mars, and world-class judo coach James Pedro Sr.

Easy Detox Recipes to Help You Break the Winter Blues

The winter weather and lack of sunshine got you down? You can help fight the winter blues by detoxing and feeding your body properly. Here are some easy, nutrient-dense recipes to try.

6 Week Training Plan for Your Obstacle Course, Tough Mudder, Spartan Race

Signed up for some crazy race and now you need to be prepared for it? Obstacle courses offer a unique challenge, so your training must be unique as well. Here's a 6 week plan to get you in gear.

How to Properly Analyze the Performance of a Weightlifter

You might think accounting and weightlifting have nothing in common, but they both come down to numbers. If you aren't analyzing all your training numbers, you're wasting time and energy.

The Surprising and Substantial Effects of Peppermint on Exercise

Researchers looked at the effect of peppermint oil on running performance. Total work performed by the test subjects was increased by a whopping 51%. Subjects went faster, and for longer.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 45 - Knowing When to Stop

During my training this week I had a few moments where I could have kept going but stopped due to pain or discomfort. The last thing I need after all the rehab work is another injury.

How to Survive Morning Sickness: 10 Tips For Active Moms

If you've ever had morning sickness you know it can be hard to function when you have it. Here are some tips that helped me survive and get back to my normal self.

Balance is My Breath: Competition, Goals, and Character

I have a felt a bit of guilt that what I want most is balance and happiness for my family. I am not the by-any-means-necessary athlete. But I am myself and I never have to compromise my character.

Made Strong Through Weakness: How CrossFit Transformed an Italian Prison

I didn't know the day I received that handwritten letter that it would lead to the transformation of many lives, including my own. It led me on a journey to bring CrossFit to men of an Italian prison.

Virtuosity with Dusty Hyland - Handstand Walking, Vol 2: Balance

Instruction for essential drills - gymnastic lunge, teeter-totter, and handstands against the wall facing either direction. All of these lead up to a perfect, free-standing handstand.

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