Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 91

Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: Olympic weightlifting, nutrition, kettlebells, and more!

Video: Muay Thai - 3 Techniques to Improve the Timing of Your Knee Strike

In this video, we're going to use three heavy bag drills to develop the timing of your knee strike.

Athlete Journal: Jess Papi, Entry 14 - 1/4/2014

I made it to 2014 alive and had a great year for competing and training. Here are my goals for 2014, as well as the long-term goals that I'm striving towards.

Interview with Fitness Specialist Fred Fornicola

Fred Fornicola is a fitness specialist. He has been involved in the field of strength and fitness since 1976 and has authored hundreds of articles in numerous publications.

12 Sets of Great Advice on Goal Setting

Setting suitable, effective, and challenging goals is not easy, but is definitely worth doing properly from the start. Here are twelve pieces of advice on how to set great goals.

Book Review: "Neuro-Mass" by Jon Bruney

If you want to gain strength and mass while also fighting gym boredom, check out "Neuro-Mass" by Jon Bruney.

Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 71 - In Full Gear for the New Year

With New Year’s in sight and competitions looming, I’m starting to bear down on my workouts a bit more after a few weeks of abbreviated and low-effort sessions.

Friday Flicks: Eric Lilliebridge - 2,254lbs Raw Powerlifting Total (With Wraps)

This week, get inspired by watching powerlifter Eric Lilliebridge get within a fingertip's length of breaking the all-time world record total!

How to Set Goals With Vision, Possibility, and Balance

I know lululemon has received some bad press lately, but I attribute much of my success in my career to their support and goal-setting techniques.

4 Training Tips From the Godhand - Mas Oyama

Mas Oyama was a true modern warrior, but he didn't begin as one. Here are four tips taken from his life that can help you to become a powerhouse in your own training.

Running Cadence and the Muscle-Shortening Reflex

It's a common misconception that a higher cadence requires more energy, but in reality the opposite is true - a higher cadence is more efficient due to the muscle-shortening reflex.

2 Fundamental Mistakes to Avoid When Setting Your Goals for 2014

I think many people make two fundamental mistakes with their goal setting, and the reason they never succeed can be traced back to one of these two things.

Running Performance: Is Smaller Better?

Body composition impacts many aspects of athletic performance. A new study investigates its relation to respiratory compensation point, or RCP.

Book Review: "Paleo Sweets and Treats" by Heather Connell

Although it might seem counterintuitive to create a paleo book filled with desserts,"Paleo Sweets and Treats" is successful in its intentions.

Arm Balancing: Improve Your Strength Through Alignment

Learning alignment for arm balances helps you find alignment in every strength posture, including lifts, and reduces the chance of injury. Here are three fun ones for you to experiment with.

The Expression of Strength, Part 3 – Strength Endurance

While strength endurance training is a requirement for strongman competitors, does it have value to Olympic lifters and powerlifters? I would say "yes," but not for the reason you might consider.

5 Things to Consider When Starting a New Training Program

Starting a new training program is exciting. However, it’s easy to get carried away by the potential of something new, so here are five aspects to consider when starting a new training program.

Kettlebells as a Cardio Tool: Yay or Nay?

For some strange reason, people who use kettlebells often seem to only want to use kettlebells. A new study asks how kettlebells compare to traditional types of cardio workouts.

Super D Video: Chest and Shoulder Mobility (Plus a Tip for Elbow Pain)

Today we are taking a look at three parts of the body that often need attention if you're lifting regularly.

How to Create Your Vision (Board) for 2014

We go out from the old in celebration and into the new year contemplating what we want to do and who we want to be. Make a vision board (or as I like to call it, a “make sh#t happen” board).