Product Review: enso Muscle Roller

Do you waste a lot of time trying to find the perfect roller for the perfect spot? Well, all that is a thing of the past if you’re using the enso Muscle Roller from Evofit.

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Avoid Eating Beans

Paleo cautions against eating beans, but to me, the concept of omitting beans from your diet, with the exception of those with digestive problems or diseases, doesn’t make much sense.

The Story of the Endomorph: How to Work With What You Have

Do you feel that your body type works against you? You are in control of what you put in your mouth and the amount of exercise you do. The body you earn is a result of those two things combined.

Nutrition and Genetics: Is Nutrigenetics The Future of Nutrition?

The area of nutrigenetics is fairly new and this article will give you a general idea of how the study of genetics and nutrition has come together, and how that affects the everyday person.

The Scapula: How It Can Make or Break You

Some things just go together. Peanut butter and jelly. Jordan and Pippen. Cheech and Chong. In the body, the biggest power couple is the ball and socket. But what about the shoulder blade?

The Role of Leg Strength in Plyometrics

A new study suggests leg strength carries over into plyometrics, particularly while doing drop jumps. Female rugby players could also sustain their jumps for a longer period of time.

Athlete Journal: Terry Hadlow, Entry 17 - 2/17/2014

Despite a few days off, my training went well this week, with some progress in my back squat and front squat. My overall fitness also seems to be improving.

5 Lessons the Olympics Teach Us about Sport and Life

While the Olympics might also seem over the top, one thing is also certain - the Olympics captivate our attention. They do so because the Olympics teach us many lessons about sport and life.

Block Lunges: Release the Quadriceps and Lengthen the Hamstrings

The quadriceps and hamstrings are stubborn partners that resist change, but a little bit of love from block lunges can go a long way towards healing the divide.

How to Hold a Freestanding Handstand

If you've built a solid base with lead-up stunts, then practice your kick-up, you’ll find the balancing isn’t too bad. By following this smart progression you’ll cut your learning curve in half.

Mobility’s Dark Side: Why Being Super Bendy Isn't All That

Are the people who are flopping their torsos down onto the floor in a spread leg forward fold actually experiencing less pain and discomfort in their bodies? Usually not. What we want is balance.

A Program Based on Health: Free 4-Week Workout Plan

My focus is health, so the four weeks of programming I have provided is an example of what I would give to a client who is quite highly skilled, but has a later stage of adrenal burnout.

More Oxygen Means Better Recovery

Theoretically, more oxygen should equate with better performance. A recent study backs up this theory, but we're still not sure why it worked.

Video: Ben Musholt: 3 Ways to Build Grip Strength for Bouldering and Parkour

In this video, Ben Musholt demonstrates three ways for you to build grip strength to help with bouldering and the climbing involved in parkour.

Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 97

Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: food issues, spine stabilization, the rules of strength training, and more!

Athlete Journal: Jess Papi, Entry 20 - 2/15/2014

This week was packed full of fun BJJ stuff. I did a lot of coaching, learned several new techniques, and helped one of our teammates at a tournament.

Resolution Check-In: How to Get Back on Track

How are you doing with your New Year's resolution? For those of us who have broken down, here's a chance to reconsider your approach and make a new plan for success.

Walk This Way: 8 Articles on Looking After Your Feet

Our feet are important. They are the base for almost everything we do, yet most of us pay little attention to them. Here are eight articles to help you look after and treat your feet.

Product Review: Mercola Protein Bars

A lot of companies add long lists of additives to their protein bars in an effort to make them taste better. These protein bars from Mercola are tasty and contain quality, organic ingredients.

Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 77 - Two Training Principles

Today I'll discuss two important principles that inform my training, especially in my recent programming.