Size Does Matter - Managing Weight Cutting in Weightlifting

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?

Why Your "Max" Isn't Your Max - The 6 Types of Actual Maxes

Here is my breakdown of the types of maxes we all encounter throughout our strength journey, and how to makes sense of them.

Since I Was Nine, I've Hated My Thighs

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.

The Importance of Sprint Momentum for Contact Sports

Sprinting speed is an important factor in many sports, but in contact sports sprinting momentum might be a better way to gauge performance.

10 Articles on Fitness and Wellness by Traver H. Boehm

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.

Athlete Journal: James Kearns, Entry 2 - 1/15/2014

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.

Recipe: Power Breakfast - Overnight Oats

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.

Becoming Our Heart-Felt Best: How Yoga Is Practice for Life

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.

Emily Kwok on Navigating Pregnancy in the BJJ World

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.

Advancing Bodyweight Skills: Proper Handstand Progressions

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?

How Do We Honor Kevin Ogar?

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.

Weights or Cardio First? Does it Even Matter?

It's a classic gym question: "Should I do cardio or weight lifting first?" A new study weighs in on the topic.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 84 - Extra Training Day

Today I've included a video of my extra training day I do every week - also known as "Stupid, Random S**t Day."

Book Review: "Paleo Lunches and Breakfasts on the Go" by Diana Rodgers

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.

4 Ideas to Consider When Opening Up Your Gym Business

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.

How to Prepare Your Mind and Body for Basic Training

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 a Little Resistance Training Gets Better Results Than a Lot of Conventional Exercise

Why does heavy resistance training get better results than riding a bike? This video breaks it down through science.

How Bands Are Actually Holding You Back

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.

On Not Giving a S%&# About BJJ: Don’t Judge

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 Only Part of the Picture

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.