The 5 Benefits of Massage Therapy for the Serious Weightlifter

Massage therapy can be an important part of the recovery process for weightlifters. (You are taking recovery time, right?) Here are all the ways a massage can help you lift more.

I Don't Want To Eat That: 6 Tips on Making Healthy Eating for Kids Not So Difficult

In Kid Speak, words like “vegetable,” “healthy,” “nutritious,” and “balanced” are equivalent to words that just can’t be printed on this website. What can a parent do?

How to Breathe for Efficiency, Longevity, and Stress Relief

Good breathing habits make your body more effective, both in and out of your workouts, and have the additional benefit of reducing the stress response.

The Advantages of Knee Sleeves: What They Are and When to Wear Them

You are likely to run into someone wearing knee sleeves at almost any gym. Let's discuss what they are, what they do, and when to wear them.

It's Not CrossFit's Fault, It's the Reinforcement System

When we are trying to get in as many reps as possible or get the lowest time, we may lose sight of our goals of getting fit, looking better, and continuing a healthy lifestyle.

Is There a Correlation Between Sprint Times and Vertical Jump?

A new study investigated the correlation between sprinting and vertical jump performance, and found that athletes who are good at one tend to be pretty good at the other.

Super D Video: Performance Therapy Protocol to Conquer Low Back Pain

Follow this protocol and you too will conquer the most common injury to the upright walking man - low back pain.

Athlete Journal: James Kearns, Entry 5 - 2/5/2014

My first competition of 2014 didn't go as well as I had hoped, but I gave it my best. I also got a sponsorship this week, which was great news!

Beginning BJJ: Solutions for First Year Problems

How are you supposed to know what kind of gi to get? What about tying the belt? And where do you buy those awesome Meerkatsu rash guards? Don’t worry boys and girls. I have the answers.

Why Simply Adding Fish Oil Doesn’t Work

Diets high in omega-6 fatty acids can limit the conversion of omega-3 to EPA/DHA. Therefore, if we don't decrease our omega-6, we may not get the anti-inflammatory benefits.

Low Back Pain: A Guide for Coaches and Athletes on Anatomy, Types, and Treatment

In order to best help your clientele, it’s important for coaches to understand the muscles of the back, what can cause back pain, and treatments (after physical therapy, of course.)

CrossFitters Shouldn’t Do Isabel (And Other Blasphemies)

I challenge every box reading this to program workouts for one month without high-rep Olympic lifts or touch-and-go deadlifts. There are so many workout options not being utilized.

How to Run Faster and Lift More (While Training GPP)

What if you have to train many skills at once, like a CrossFit competitor? What if you’re only interested in GPP, but you’d still like to lift heavier or get faster?

Evidence Mounts Against Energy Drinks

One week energy drinks are an athlete's best friend, and the next week they're just a waste of money. A new study suggests they don't make a significant effect on performance.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 87 - Cycling Down

After the last couple weeks of heavy volume it was time to cycle it down a little. The timing worked well as I had to take a day off from training anyway.

Vanessa's Valentine's Day Gift Guide for Fit Females

Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Do you know what you're buying for the athletic lady in your life? If not, don't panic - I've got you covered with these ten gift ideas!

Calorie Restriction for Endurance Athletes: Why It's Not Always A Good Idea

A focus on reducing calories is common with triathletes who focus on weight as a metric of progress. What a lot of people forget is that your results are based on one simple metric: your time.

How to Prepare Kids for Weightlifting Without Weightlifting

If you can make training more enjoyable, children are more likely to accept it. The priority is keeping the child engaged, moving well, and wanting to come back and do more.

It's All in the Hip: 5 Steps to Fixing Movement Dysfunction

In my last article I revealed that hip instability is the common source of many problems and sub-par performances. Now, I'm going to share the five steps to fix your hips.

300 Swings a Day for Faster Fat Loss

Would you like a simple way to cut fat? If so, then let me tell you about the kettlebell swing, and specifically, about doing 300 swings per day, everyday, and without exception.