A well-planned and well-executed weight loss of between 1.5 to 2% of body weight should have no negative influence on competition results. How is this to be done, and done safely?
Here is my breakdown of the types of maxes we all encounter throughout our strength journey, and how to makes sense of them.
I remember sitting in the back seat of the family car. It was 1985 and shorts were short then. I looked down at my thighs as they spread across the prickling fabric, as they expanded while at rest.
Sprinting speed is an important factor in many sports, but in contact sports sprinting momentum might be a better way to gauge performance.
Traver is a strength and conditioning coach, a performance nutrition specialist, and a licensed acupuncturist. Here are ten of Traver's articles on all of the above, and more.
I missed my most important training day again this week due to weather, but finished off the week strong with some good weight lifting and BJJ sessions.
Oh, no! Your alarm didn’t go off! What do you do for breakfast? If you’d prepared some overnight oats the evening before, you’d be good to go.
In my eyes, having a yoga practice is more about how we live our life. It is a sacred time and opportunity to work in magical ways to rise up and become more than our stories of misfortune.
When I think about having a baby, I wonder how I can build a family and stay involved in BJJ. I recently spoke to Emily about her experience and she offered a lot of insight.
How do you progress when the load is bodyweight? And in particular how do you progress when the exercise has a large skill component such as handstands?
We have a man down. Burying our heads in the sand dishonors him. Digging deep to locate the weak link in the chain honors not only him, but protects those who aspire to be like him.
It's a classic gym question: "Should I do cardio or weight lifting first?" A new study weighs in on the topic.
Today I've included a video of my extra training day I do every week - also known as "Stupid, Random S**t Day."
If you’re looking for a paleo resource to spice up your mornings and afternoons, "Paleo Breakfasts and Lunches on the Go" will not let you down.
Looking to opening up your own gym business? Help is at hand, not just from me but from those who have done it before. Here are a few things I would look at if I was in your shoes.
If you wait until the first day of basic training to start preparing you will fight an uphill battle. Going in physically and mentally strong will provide you with the confidence you need.
Why does heavy resistance training get better results than riding a bike? This video breaks it down through science.
It wasn’t until I attended the current CrossFit Gymnastics certification that I realized bands are not essential, and can even be a crutch to an athlete’s progression.
I have allowed BJJ to influence my choices throughout my life. So nobody found it more unexpected than I when I spent the final months of 2013 not giving a flying f*ck about it.
Fast food is often demonized as the root cause of the obesity epidemic, but a new study suggests the Western diet is more to blame.
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