Ice Therapy Beneficial For Pain But Not Performance

Nobody wants to take three cold showers a day, but ice therapy is more convenient for regular use. A recent study shows icing has mixed benefit for performance and pain.

Video: Sean Waxman - Olympic Weightlifting Drills: Medicine Ball Backwards Throw

The medicine ball backwards throw improves upper body explosion and reinforces proper extension mechanics.

Product Review: The Armaid

The Armaid is a self-therapy device for anyone struggling with recurrent forearm issues. I highly recommend it for athletes with serious, consistent problems.

3 Keys to Successfully Peaking for an Event

One of the hardest subjects for people to grasp is timing their peak performance. Here is how I have prepared myself for everything from military recruit training to Ironman to the RKC.

The Peasants Are Revolting: It's Time for CrossFit Affiliates to Take Back Their Name

Shana Alverson critiqued CrossFit and had her post deleted. Why is this a big deal and why should others get involved? Let me explain.

Sprint Training: It's Not Just Anaerobic

Sprinting is often characterized as an anaerobic exercise, but does it affect the aerobic system? New research suggests sprinting intervals also have aerobic benefits.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 71 - Deload Week (Or Something Like That)

Technically this wasn't a deload week, but we'll just call it that. Aside from hitting a few PRs I took the week off, but I'm excited about some new training tools and videos I have in the works.

Book Review: "Fire Your Gym" by Andy Petranek and Roy M. Wallack

If you're looking for a well-rounded program to improve overall strength and conditioning, "Fire Your Gym" is the book for you.

Athlete Journal: Alli Moyer, Entry 4 - 10/8/2013

This week I got to thinking about why we put ourselves through the anxiety and fear we experience during competition. Here are some of my personal reasons.

4 Reasons Bodybuilding Is Important for Weightlifting

Bodybuilding has been looked at as the redheaded stepchild in terms of a training modality, but in truth it can be a potent modality to complement and aid in the development of the weightlifter.

Strong Is Still Strong, Skinny Is Still Skinny

When I first heard the saying “strong is the new skinny” I loved it, but since then, I’ve kind of grown to hate it. Let me explain.

A Scientific Look at Rhabdo and Why It's Not Exclusive to CrossFit

I am going to talk about rhabdo from a biological standpoint and how it affects the body. Then you can make an informed decision on whether or not CrossFit is the only sport that causes rhabdo.

Research Provides New Insights Into Preventing Shoulder Impingement

Approximately 36% of injuries that occur in weight training involve the shoulder. A new study examines which exercises are more common in athletes with shoulder impingement.

The Hidden Benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

BJJ is more than just a sport or martial art. It’s a way to change your life. It's benefits go beyond anything you can see - and it's these hidden benefits that can actually have the biggest impact.

An Argument Against Machines: RIP Weight Machines (1963–2013)

It’s over. The end is near. If I were in the weight machine making business, I’d start looking for a new line of work.

Opinions Are Like...Well, You Know: How to Find Solid Business Advice

If you have a business goal and the person advising you has no track record to speak of in relation to your goal, take it with a pinch of salt.

Growth Hormone: How Does It Work and Why Do Women Have More?

Do you know what GH does in the human body or when, why and how it’s produced? And did you know production varies due to gender and probably not in the way you’d expect?

The Low Down on Pull Ups: 10 Ways to Repair and Strengthen Your Pull Ups

Feeling down about getting up? Here are ten ways you can repair bad movement in your pull ups, strengthen your muscles, and get yourself over that bar.

Post-Activation Potentiation Doesn’t Always Work

What effect do back squats and knee extensions have when done right before a sprint? A new study suggests when it comes to this combo, the PAP effect is limited.

The CPAT: The Events in the Fire Department Physical Ability Test

Before you can gain entrance to the fire academy, you must first pass the infamous CPAT. Here are the eight events in the test. Even if you're a non-firefighter, you might find this test intriguing.

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