Body Composition Trends in Collegiate Female Athletes

How does participation in college athletics affect body composition in women? A recent study compared body composition in collegiate female athletes across five different sports.

What the Heck Is Restorative Yoga and Why Should I Do It?

Recently I had my first experience with restorative yoga. I don’t think I’ve ever tried an exercise class where my body was less challenged and my mind more challenged.

Do I Need to Take Vitamin B12 Shots?

B12 injections are purported to enhance mood, increase energy levels, and enhance fat loss. But, do they really work? Here's the skinny on why you might need them and how much to take.

The 4 Biggest Mistakes Competitors Make at a BJJ Tournament

While some jiu jitsu tournaments are more organized than others, for every competitor it is important to enter a tournament fully prepared both mentally and physically. Here are the biggest mistakes.

5 Ways to Build Explosive Power Without Olympic Lifting and Plyo Boxes

So your gym owner doesn’t believe in the importance of Olympic lifting or plyo boxes. Don’t worry there are still great ways to build explosiveness using bodyweight and things every gym has available.

PEG Creatine Effective in Small Doses Without Exercise

Creatine monohydrate is well known as a beneficial supplement, but there are other forms of creatine available. A new study suggests PEG creatine improves performance even if you don't exercise.

Butt-ology 101: How to Enhance Your Gluteal Muscles

Your butt - a.k.a. tush, ass, pooper, derriere, caboose, unit, booty, moneymaker, hiney, bum, arse, and fanny. We all have one, so how can you care for it and develop it?

Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 71

Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week: women's weight lifting myths, bodybuilding, CrossFit, yoga, and more!

Video: How to Do a Muay Thai Roundhouse Kick

The muay Thai roundhouse kick is one of the most powerful a person can deliver. Unlike kicks from other arts that rely on the quads to produce power, this kick utilizes the entire body.

The ABCs of Vitamins: Vitamin B7 (Biotin)

This week, in part seven of my series on the ins and outs of vitamins, we will look at the cosmetically added ingredient in many hair and nail products known as vitamin B7 or biotin.

See How It's Done: 6 Lessons on Visualization

Mental imagery can be a powerful tool for achieving your goals. Here are six lessons on improving your performance through visualization.

Product Review: LPG Muscle Haulin' Hooks

Straps are just about the most foundational piece of gym equipment you can find. If you're looking for a product that will help you move a lot of weight, Haulin' Hooks are the best I've tried.

Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 54 - Taking it Easy

I’ve been feeling a bit under-recovered this week, so my volume was lower than normal. Despite that, I nearly hit a 340lb high bar squat, and my bench program is going well also.

Friday Flicks: American Weightlifting - An Olympic Lifting Documentary

This week, watch iconic Olympic weightlifting coach Mike Burgener explain how Mike's Gym was born, in a clip from Greg Everett's upcoming feature-length documentary, American Weightlifting.

You Can't Manage What You Don't Measure

You can't determine if your nutrition and training are on track if you're not measuring important numbers. Here's what you need to measure and three workouts to try, too.

The First 50%: What It Means to Call Yourself a Personal Trainer

Coaching athletes is easy. Being a personal trainer is a true challenge. We help people live out their dreams and we are the front line defense in tackling obesity.

More Reps and Less Weight: A Better Approach for Older Adults?

As we get older our training needs change, and programming should reflect that. A new study examined the best way to train older adults and found a power protocol to be most effective.

Book Review: "The 30 Day Guide to Paleo Cooking," by Hayley Mason and George Staley

"The 30 Day Guide to Paleo Cooking," by Hayley Mason and George Staley, is a perfect beginner’s guide to getting your feet wet with paleo eating or re-inspire your paleo habits.

Psychology in the Weightlifting Arena, Part 2 - Fighting External Noise

I remember my first tournament back in my amateur boxing days. I was eleven at the time. During the round I couldn't hear the crowd. What is this sensation and how does it help us as athletes?

The CrossFit Games Open Is Broken

Over the next four weeks, my articles will take an honest look at the CrossFit Open. How it works, how it doesn’t work, and ultimately, some suggestions as to how it can be fixed.

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