Caffeine Decreases Muscle Soreness

We all know caffeine provides an energy boost, but a new study reveals yet another perk you get from your cup of joe: decreased muscle soreness.

Product Review: Progenex Cocoon

Progenex Cocoon is a protein powder that claims to help you sleep. Too good to be true, right? I tried it recently and also tested it on my husband, and it works.

Lessons From the Fall: Turn Over a New Leaf and Switch Up Your Program

Most likely, after summer, you fit into one of two camps - you have been exercising a lot or you have been exercising very little. Either way, fall is the time for a change.

The Truth About Conditioning for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

To answer the question of how to get in shape for BJJ, we must first look at the requirements of the sport. What does a BJJ athlete need to perform in competition and how is it best developed?

The Rx Factor: 3 Reasons Why You Must Scale Your WODs

For many that having "Rx" written next to their name on the whiteboard is more important than skill, form, or ability. But it should never be your number one goal in any given workout and here's why.

Athlete Journal: Alli Moyer, Entry 2 - 9/9/2013

This past weekend I competed at 2013 IFBB North Americans. I went in with a full heart and a whole lot of hope. I felt my best. I felt I looked my best. But then I was third callout.

How Restricting Calories and Nutrients Affects Your Health

A lot of people follow diets that restrict added sugars, saturated fat, and calories. A new study asks whether any other nutrients might go missing by restricting nutrient and calorie intake.

Book Review: "Everyday Paleo Around the World: Italian Cuisine" by Sarah Fragoso

The newest in the series of paleo cookbooks from Sarah Fragoso, this one takes the genre in a new direction - specifically, to Italy and traditional Italian food.

Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 75

Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: coaching, CrossFit, pull ups, sleep, grip strength, and more!

The Wai Kru: What That Funny Dance Muay Thai Fighters Do Really Means

If you've ever watched a traditional muay Thai match then you've seen the dance the fighters do before the bout begins. It's known as the wai kru and it has deep meaning and history in Thai culture.

The Inverse Relationship Between Max Effort, Short-Term Complex Skills and Multiple Repetitions

What does that mean? That means you can't do highly technical stuff for long without getting fatigued and injured.

10 Links to Give Life to Your Deadlift

Are your deadlift numbers stuck to the ground? Here are ten articles to help you pick them up.

Product Review: Kill Cliff Recovery Drinks

Finding a recovery drink that is convenient, tasty, and relatively healthy can be a challenge. I recently got to try two products by Kill Cliff and found they provide all three.

Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 58 - Another Solid Week

Another solid week in the books, including a 455lb pull on a very thick bar. This should be equivalent to about 500lbs on a normal bar. My bench press is also coming along nicely.

Friday Flicks: Highline Slacklining

Welcome to highlining - an extreme sport in which athletes travese a length of webbing that is suspended high above the ground. Take a deep breath before you press play!

MIL/LEO/FF or Anyone Else Short on Time: 3 Fast Workouts to Switch It Up

Aside from the physical and mental stress of your job, your schedule can make it hard to stick with a fitness routine. Here are workouts I use and suggest for a high payoff in a short time.

Beyond the 2-Handed Swing: 5 Effective Kettlebell Movements You May Be Neglecting

There’s a lot more to the world of kettlebells than just the two-handed swing. Here are five of the most effective movements that you may be accidentally leaving out of your workouts.

Flexibility Is Like Any Other Discipline - It Takes Discipline

Flexibility is called by experts "the last frontier of human performance." And like any other aspect of performance, it takes time, practice, and discipline.

The Effects of Weights on Anaerobic Power

Is weight training using a high-intensity, slow-cadence protocol better for anaerobic power than more traditional weight training? A new study suggests that there is little difference between the two.

Psychology in the Weightlifting Arena, Part 6 - Discharging

After you relax, center your mind, visualize the lift, ground your body, and charge up your lungs, you are ready to lift. During that lift you have one other process to consider - discharging.

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