A Different Version of CrossFit: How I Made My Training Sustainable and Injury Free

After years of doing CrossFit, my body was plagued with nagging injuries. Maybe a different version of the CrossFit Kool-Aid was something to consider?

Why I Stopped Hating My Butt and Learned to Love Being a Woman

For years I struggled to get my butt exactly the way I wanted it to be. But now that has changed. I'm happy with my butt - and my body - just the way it is right now and in the future, and here's why.

Feedback From a Coach Can Improve Your Performance

Imagine having the ability to improve your performance by 6%. A new study suggests you can do it easily by finding a good coach.

Ground Control: How to Move Efficiently on All Fours

Aside from being a way to build coordination, efficiency, and whole body strength, ground movements are nice additions to the warm-up portion of a workout.

Why Rock Climbing Is a Lot Like Boxing, and Both Are a Lot Like Life

I recently became friends with an avid rock climber and decided to give it a go myself - both in the gym and doing the real thing. I discovered I loved it for many of the same reason I love boxing.

How Sleep Deprivation Fries Your Hormones, Your Immune System, and Your Brain

People wear their lack of sleep like a badge of honor. But skipping sleep really isn’t getting any of us ahead. It’s making us sick, depressed, fat, and aging us at an accelerated rate.

3 Tips for Maximizing Your BJJ Training When Life Gets in the Way

The key to getting the most out of training is what goes on when you’re not at the academy, dojo, or gym. If you have not recovered from a previous training session your current one will suffer.

The Myth of Groupon: 6 Critical Things to Consider Before Offering an Email Deal

Let's look at what really happens when you do a heavily discounted email offer like Groupon, including the potential for insulting your current clients and the tiny amount you actually earn.

Is the Valsalva Maneuver Safe and Effective?

Using the Valsalva maneuver is a standard practice in weight lifting. But is it effective and safe? A recent study addresses those questions.

Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 73

Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week: pull ups, the athlete's manifesto, the adrenal system, and more!

Video: How to Defend the Rear-Leg Roundhouse Kick

In this video we examine how to properly block the rear-leg roundhouse kick. We cover three important details that make or break this technique.

6 Forgotten or Misunderstood Facts of Physical Training

I know reality sucks, but you need to be aware of the nonsense out there so you can implement a training program that is realistic and practical to your genetic endowment.

Post-Workout Nutrition: 10 Articles To Help You Fuel Your Training

Fueling your training doesn't just take place before your workout. Read these ten articles to learn the ins and outs of how you should eat after you train.

Product Review: Skins A400 Men’s Half Tights

I was excited to try my new Skins compression gear for running and martial arts. Although I didn't magically transform into Hercules on the mat, I was impressed with the comfort and quality.

Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 56 - Seven Weeks Out

Despite a 515 miss on the deadlift this week, I had a solid bench press and squat session. Overall, I'm feeling confident about Worlds, which are just seven weeks away now.

Friday Flicks: Street Trial Rider Danny MacAskill's Imaginate

Sit back and enjoy this journey through the mind of street trial rider Danny MacAskill. The video took two years to make - but we think you'll agree it was worth it!

A Soldier's Creed - In the Gym

A lot of us can learn from the Army's “Soldier's Creed.” Let’s take a look at what defines a soldier in the context of our time in the gym.

A Comparison of Carb Back-Loading and the Renegade Diet

You may have heard of both these diets. Well, I decided to give them both a go. Here's my experience, the theories behind the diets, and what each plan is best for.

Get Bigger Guns With Kettlebell Cleans

If you hit this workout twice a week for a month I guarantee you’ll be surprised - not just at how your arms grow, but at how many factors like your pull ups and your conditioning grow too.

Creatine: Timing May Make a Difference

Nutrient timing is a hot topic in sports nutrition. A recent study investigates whether it's better to take creatine before or after your workout.

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