Training in Paradise: Take a Fitness Vacation to Thailand

Imagine coming home from vacation with six-pack abs and a squat record to go along with your camera full of exotic photos. "Fitness vacations" make it easier than ever to have the best of both worlds.

The Importance of Gym Cleanliness: A Microbiology Approach

Cleanliness is essential to a gym. To explain why, we're going to look at the science of microbiology and you'll learn what microbes lurk in your establishment when you don't clean properly.

Getting the Most Out of Assistive Gear: A Motor Patterning Perspective

Assistance is cheating. There. I said it. But cheating is not always a bad thing. The utility and benefit of “cheating” is directly related to your goals and the context.

Why Are You Eating That Way? How to Be a Visionary About Your Nutrition

Creating a vision using proven techniques, rather than trudging along like Conan on the mill wheel, can help you achieve a new level of determination in regards to eating.

Power Production in the Push Press and Squat Jump

Everybody wants power, but how do you obtain it? A new study sheds some light on how to train power with the push press and jump squat.

Athlete Journal: Terry Hadlow, Entry 20 - 3/9/2014

My next competition is in a little less than three weeks. I had some pain in my elbow and groin this week, but my clean is coming along fine and my legs have gotten stronger.

Cleanses, Detoxes, and Juice Fasts: Do They Work?

These types of diets are popular, but do they work? And what are good reasons to do them? Let's take a look at the pros and cons of cleanses, detoxes, and juice fasts.

Super D Video: How to Increase Ankle Flexion (and Save Your Knees)

If you don't have enough mobility in the ankle, you are going to struggle in the squat. But don't worry! We're going to use a band around the heel to put things right.

Learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Online: The Dark Side of Technology

When used properly, technology is a great addition to the BJJ learning process. When abused, it will lead to holes in your game that will show up down the road.

What Kind of Deadlift Is the Right Kind of Deadlift?

Since there are so many deadlift variations, it can be overwhelming to think about which one is the best one to train. In my mind, though, it is a rather easy question to answer.

The 2014 Top 10 Fitness Blog Contest Winners Announced!

You nominated twenty blogs. Our judges looked them over and evaluated them. And now, the Top 10 Fitness Blogs of 2014 have been chosen!

New Study Suggests Subjective Factors Impact Performance

Aside from physiological markers, coaches might want to take their clients' preferences and tolerance of exercise into mind when designing exercise programs.

Athlete Journal: Brandon Hofer, Entry 3 - 3/9/2014

Over the last two weeks I've made focused on the basic kettlebell exercises I'll need for the certification. I've also started the 300 swings a day challenge to supplement my training.

Video: Ben Musholt - 4 Exercises for Shoulder Rehabilitation

In this video, Ben Musholt demonstrates four shoulder rehabilitation exercises. These exercises will help you with rotator cuff strengthening and scapular stability.

Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 100

Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: the 10 x 3 protocol, the best exercises for muay Thai, and more!

Muay Thai Workout: How to Train the Roundhouse Kick

Here is as complete workout - including warm up, drills, and sparring focus - for practicing and refining the all-important roundhouse kick.

Athlete Journal: Jess Papi, Entry 23 - 3/8/2014

As tournament time approaches, I've been training hard and learning some freestyle judo tehcniques to prepare for the big day.

Training Activities for Athletes: The Logical Steps to Determine Their Value, Part 1

So many new gadgets, contraptions, and programs - coupled with the current popularity of boot camps, cross training, and the personal training field - can make training decisions a head-scratcher.

10 Articles to Improve the Performance of Your Hamstrings

For athletes of many sports, the hamstrings tend to be a problematic area. Here are ten articles to guide you through how to improve hamstring strength and performance.

Book Review: "Quick Strength for Runners" by Jeff Horowitz

"Quick Strength for Runners" is an easy-to-follow program that aims to help runners improve performance and prevent injury.