Athlete Journal: Terry Hadlow, Entry 4 - 11/11/2013

Overall this wasn't a great week, but it was a solid one. If I keep this up I will have to say I'm training instead of working out.

The Pros and Cons of Our New-Found Obsession With Old-School Training

Old-school training is gaining popularity and might be fun, but it also has its pitfalls. Here are my thoughts on old vs. new school, and my rules for training old school safely.

Video: Box Jump Therapy

You may be jumping on boxes, but are you doing it properly and safely? Let's break down this movement so you can become efficient and more powerful at it.

Strongman Profile: Maxick Teaches Us the Lost Art of Muscle Control

Muscle control is for the most part a lost art. Yet a hundred years ago there was one man whose name was synonymous with it. That man was Maxick.

Forging Teamwork: What I Learned From the Navy and the World's Slowest Swimmer

I'm going to share a story (and a workout) from my days in Navy dive school, and tell you how I personally got schooled on the true meaning of teamwork.

Programming for the American (Clean and Working) Weightlifter

Here are four weeks of weightlifting programming. Two weeks of a conditioning phase and two weeks of a strength cycle. This is how I program for my athletes.

New Study Suggests Energy Drinks Aren't All That Energizing

You might think that energy drink is making you faster and more energetic, but a new study begs to differ.

Product Review: Six Pack Fitness Executive 500 Briefcase

I put my new Executive 500 Briefcase to a thorough test this week during jury duty. This bag has so many amazing features for professionals who want to manage their meals while away from home.

Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 84

Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: sumo deadlift high pull, snatch, handstand push up corrections, and more!

Video: Counter-Tactics in Muay Thai: 3 Counters to the Roundhouse Kick

I'm going to explain three counters to the classic muay Thai roundhouse kick. This involves a series of sweeps that will dump your opponent on the ground.

Athlete Journal: Jess Papi, Entry 6 - 11/9/2013

I have two lessons for you this week that are helping me get better at jiu jitsu and life in general. One of them involves Dunkin' Donuts.

7 Topics for Fitness Debate: Time for You to Voice Your Opinion

Enough with the Internet arguments, I'm interested in what you think. I'm going to present some controversial topics, and then I want to hear what you have to say and what your experience has been.

Eight Articles to Help Bring Out Your Inner Winner

Here are eight articles on how to predict, prepare, learn from, and analyze what makes a winner.

Product Review: Grip4orce

Looking to improve your grip? Grip4orce is a training tool you can use during lifts or on its own to build grip strength.

Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 65 - Putting in the Work

This week was a good time to remember the old adage, “A peak, by definition, is surrounded by two valleys.” Nothing spectacular, but a solid week of training.

Friday Flicks: Super Strong 64-Year-Old Grandpa on the Bar

This is no ordinary 64-year-old. This is a man who used to be overweight and out of shape. Until, at the age of 55, he decided to do something about it.

How to Improve Your Mental State Through Just 5 Minutes of Meditation

What if I told you that peace of mind is possible with consistency and discipline, and without much time? You can tap into the subconscious and unconscious minds, too, with practice and consistency.

How to Ride Faster With No Training: How the Weights of Your Bike and You Matter

Time for a little high school physics so if you can decide if that fancy cycling gear that saves you a few grams of weight is actually worth your money or not.

Andrew Is Busy: How a Trainer Stays Fit Despite Working 30 Straight Days

I don't have a single day off this month, and every weekend is taken up with courses. I know I’m not the only one to face such difficulties, so I'm sharing how I plan my week.

How Muscle Size Affects Power

Bigger muscles are usually stronger muscles, but are they more powerful? A new study examines the relationship between muscular size and power.

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