CrossFit Updates: Kevin Ogar and the Masters Level Competition

An update and clarification on what happened in the Kevin Ogar accident, as well as my assessment of the new set-up of the master's level competition for the CrossFit Games Open.

Static Stretching Decreases Running Performance Too

You might have heard static stretching before strength training can dampen performance. A new study found the same thing applies to endurance sports.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 85 - Heavy Squat Session

I managed to get in a heavy squat workout this week before I got hit with the nasty bug that's been going around in my house.

Book Review: "The Paleo Chocolate Lover's Cookbook" by Kelly V. Brozyna

Written by Kelly Brozyna, this cookbook contains eighty grain-free, legume-free, and dairy-free recipes for chocolate lovers. (Read on for two free recipes!)

Who Should Do My 4-Week Program and What It Will Do for You

If you follow this program as written, you can expect up to a 10% increase in your one rep max in deadlift and bench press. You can expect to feel stronger, more explosive, and faster.

So You Want to Be a CrossFit Judge? 7 Tips to Help You Make the Right Decisions

If you decide to judge, make sure you are fair. Be smart about how you make decisions. And ask questions of more experienced judges.

Your Achilles...Hip?

Here’s what you need to know: I am a physical therapist who works almost exclusively with athletes. And over and over again I see a common thread limiting my athletes, their Achilles heel - the hip.

Why Fascia Matters: Excerpt From My New eBook

I wrote a primer on fascia here, "The Top 5 Ways Fascia Matters to Athletes," and it was so well received that I decided to edit and expand upon it to create a free fascia resource for everyone.

How to Freshen Your Snatch

Nobody who ever went to college for the snatch, so far as I know, ever learned a thing about it. But surely the snatch can still be learned from somebody who knows his way around it, like myself.

Prevent Type 2 Diabetes With Resistance Exercise

A lot of studies have examined the role of aerobic exercise in diabetes prevention. The newest research demonstrates resistance exercise can also reduce the risk.

Athlete Journal: Terry Hadlow, Entry 13 - 1/20/2014

This week was a much-needed rest week after the competition last week and busy days training and coaching at the gym.

7 Reasons Why Your Child Should Practice Martial Arts

Whether your kid is too bossy, too shy, or perhaps a little hyper, the martial arts can help your child learn many important life lessons. (And those same lessons apply for all of us, not just kids.)

Start Your Athletic Journey With Our New Free Beginner Workouts!

Our new Beginner Workouts are perfect for anyone who wants to get stronger, improve conditioning, and move with ease.

How to Work Up to a Handstand Against the Wall

Doing a handstand against the wall is not a complicated move. It takes some coordination and balance, but with a little practice, just about anyone will be able to achieve this.

5 Tips on How to Find a Good Healthcare Practitioner

I wrote this article to guide you on how to find the HCPs out there who want to prevent disease, are open to alternative and integrative medicine, and who truly care about your health.

4-Week Intermediate Strength and Power Program

The goal of this free program is for you to increase whole-body strength and power, as measured by 1RM in deadlift, power clean, and bench press.

New Study Investigates Painkiller Use (and Abuse) Among People Who Exercise

A new study suggests people who exercise use pain killers frequently and not always as recommended by a doctor or even the label on the bottle.

Video: Ben Musholt: 4 Single Leg Exercise Variations

In this video, Ben demonstrates four single leg exercises variations, making use of kettlebells, a weight plate, a barbell, and a bench.

Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 93

Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: honoring an injured athlete, how using bands is holding you back, and more!

Athlete Journal: Jess Papi, Entry 16 - 2/18/2014

It's been a fantastic week with some positive changes for my gym, my diet, and my training.