What Seniors Can Teach Us About Fitness and Not Giving Up

When Elinor and Bob walked into my class, I thought, "Ugh, time to babysit." I thought this because they were in their 70s. But working with them taught me valuable lessons about my own perspective.

The Essential Checklist Before Opening a CrossFit Facility

If a career in coaching and running your own facility interests you then this video is one you need to watch. Or maybe when you look at this video you will realize that this industry is not for you.

3 Natural Libido Enhancers (Especially for You Ladies)

We recently discussed how training and a bad diet can really kill your sex drive. So, I am going to give you three recommendations for natural supplements that can light the fire under your libido.

Deadlifting With a Rounded Back: If the Best Do It, Why Can't You?

Contrary to what some spine experts say - that if your back ever rounds you're going to immediately die of the bubonic plague - the human body can move that way, and might even lift more that way.

The RunningWOD Philosophy: Creating Endurance With Strength

It's true if you want to be good at running, then you need to run. But if all you do is run, then there's a good chance you're going to get hurt. Here's how I add strength and technique to the mix.

Does Technique Suffer on a Low-Carb Diet?

We tend to think of the effect of carbohydrates on energy levels, but what about the nervous system? A new study suggests carb consumption might affect performance in highly technical sports.

3 Realities to Ponder if You're Beginning a Training Program

If you're inexperienced, starting a new program can be scary. I'll get you going down the right path. I'll begin by addressing three realities that should keep your efforts sensible and productive.

Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 70

Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week: longevity, mental toughness, yoga, CrossFit, core training, and more!

Making Weight: Why Fighters Cut Weight and 3 Tips for Doing It

There is an area of combative sports that all competitors have to face and none look forward to. I am speaking about cutting weight. Here are my three tips for making weight for an amateur fight.

12 Reps With Sally Arsenault, BJJ Coach and Competitor

Sally Arsenault did not begin fitness training until the age of 26. Find out what drew her to the world of BJJ, and what superhero power she would have. (Hint: It involves candy.)

Chin Up! 5 Pieces to Progress Your Pull Up

Struggling to get the hang of pull ups? Whether it's strict or kipping pull ups you're working on, here are five articles to give you a helping hand.

Book Review: The Affiliate Yearbook

Information is one of the best tools for growing your business. If you own a CrossFit affiliate or want to open one, "The Affiliate Yearbook" is an invaluable resource for growing your business.

#Real Knowledge Twitter Chat Highlights: Erwan Le Corre

Earlier this week we were honored to have MovNat founder Erwan LeCorre join us for our #RealKnowledge Twitter chat. Here are some highlights from the discussion in case you missed it!

Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 53 - Sore But Not Sorry

I'm more sore than I've been in awhile, but overall it was a gratifying week, with an easy 355lb low bar squat, a 475lb pull after a ton of squats, and lots of hard upper-body work.

Friday Flicks: Giants Live British Open Strongman Championships

This weekend's Giants Live British Open Championships marks the final chance for qualification into World's Strongest Man. Here is an adrenaline-fueled clip of these powerful strongmen in action.

An Athlete’s Guide to Hydration: When, What, and How Much

We know hydration is important and can directly affect our performance, but here's what you need to know about exactly how much to drink and when to keep you going at your best.

3 Key Yoga Poses for Better Overhead Squats

Teaching at a CrossFit gym, I've become familiar with the mobility challenges of overhead squats. These poses will target the muscles and connective tissues that must be mobile to do this lift.

Barefoot Running Shoes and Choosing the Right Shoe for You

One of the questions I get asked most frequently is, "What kind of shoes do I need for running?” Here is my advice, based on my experience and the simple math behind the physics of running.

Strength Training for Runners...Doesn't Work?

More and more runners are embracing strength training, but is it really effective? A recent study questions its effectiveness, but we have our own doubts about the study design.

Tech Review: Instant Heart Rate App by Azumio

Considering a heart rate monitor to see how fast that big old muscle is really beating? The instant heart rate app by Azumio is a great tool for tracking heart rate throughout your day.

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