Video: Sean Waxman - Olympic Weightlifting Drills: Clean Deadlift From Blocks Above the Knee

This week begins a series of four videos to help with the clean pull. This week's drill builds strength during the initial part of the clean, using blocks to assist the pull.

Product Review: Redstar Stamp Gi

Redstar is a Canadian manufacturer located in Toronto, Ontario that has designed its gis for the taller, slimmer athlete.

Athlete Journal: Pat McCarty, Entry 15 - 6/5/2013

When Chris Spealler didn't make it to the 2013 Games, the crowd went wild with accusations about the judging. I'm inclined to think the fault lies more with the choice of programming.

4 Questions Every Yoga Newbie Asks

What kind of yoga is best for me? What level class should I take? How often should I go? Have these questions about yoga? Read on and get started on your practice.

3 Training Lessons Learned While Chatting With Dan John

While I was visiting the U.S., I happened to get an invite from Dan John to train at his place. We spoke a lot and here are some of the things we discussed that are good lessons for all of us.

What Your Deadlift to Squat Ratio Can Tell You About Your Olympic Lifts

We've talked about the ratios of the deadlift and squat in relationship to your Olympic lifts, but what about in relation to each other? If you can squat X, how much should you be able to deadlift?

Science Examines the Relationship Between Rest Periods and Rate of Perceived Exertion

Rate of perceived exertion, or RPE, is a good tool for measuring effort during a workout. New studies suggest it actually has more to do with rest periods than sets or reps.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 53 - Always Sick But Still Going Strong

I got sick again this week but that wasn't going to stop me. I made progress with my hook grip work and noticed improvement in my shoulder mobility.

An Interview With Jason Seib, the Paleo Coach

It's refreshing to talk to a fitness expert who truly loves what they do. I had that opportunity when I spoke to Jason Seib, author of "The Paleo Coach" and owner of Clackamas Physical Conditioning.

12 Reps with Mike Mahler, Kettlebell Coach

Mike Mahler has been training and teaching kettlebells for far longer than most people. Who does he admire as a coach and what inspired him? Find out in our 12 Reps.

How to Create Constant Variance and Not Randomness at Your CrossFit Box

Constant variance does not mean pure randomness. Constant variation can become a "rut" too. Here's what you need to look for in a good CrossFit training program.

Monthly OpEd: Reconnect to the Nature in You, Become Powerful, and Create the Reality You Want

We are not designed, nor destined, to be weak, sick, depressed, and confined. Yet, we have domesticated ourselves into "zoo humans." What can we do to repair this?

How to Stretch Before Your Workout: Use Science AND Common Sense

The newest study suggests pre-workout static stretching decreases performance in adolescents. So should you ditch it altogether, or does it still have a place in your warmup?

Shadow Boxing: The Art and Purpose of the Warm Up Ritual

Do guys just shadow box to try to look cool? No, there's a real purpose and a practice to it, and you can see it echoed in all other sports as well.

The Top 3 Supplements for Improved Adrenal Health

My focus today will be on the top three supplements that can help nearly everyone, including myself, heal or maintain their adrenal health.

Increase Strength by Integrating Yoga: 10 Essential Postures for Strength Athletes

The following ten postures will assist any strength athlete in addressing their physical limitations and increasing their performance.

How Do You Roll: Gymnastics vs. Parkour?

Learning how to fall properly is a valuable skill. It’s inevitable that during your training you will fall. While a traditional gymnastics roll could be dangerous, a parkour roll could keep you safe.

How to Lift Like a Girl, Build a Better Body, and Be More Awesome

Now you know WHAT it means to lift like a girl, but HOW do you actually do it? I've got four simple guidelines you need to follow, which I'll explain in detail.

The Amazing Benefits of the Mysterious Vitamin P

In the first part of the 20th century, vitamin P was known to reduce blood sugar and improve insulin resistance. What is it? It's now known as flavonoids and you need to eat them.

Understanding and Growing the "Wings" of Your Upper Body

Some readers recently asked how to further develop their "wings," so we're going to take a closer look at our lats and exactly how to build and strengthen them.

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