Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 86

Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: pull up tips, steroid use within CrossFit, hamstring flexibility, and more!

Video: Ben Musholt - Basic Parallette Bar Skills

Here are four basic bodyweight exercises for you to do on a set of parallettes: the incline push up, the bodyweight dip, the tuck hold, and the tuck planche.

Athlete Journal: Jess Papi, Entry 8 - 11/23/2013

I always envied people on the West Coast because I thought they had more competitions, seminars, and open mats, but this week I found out I might have been looking in the wrong places.

20 Ways to Burn 500 Calories

Knowing that calorie intake is paramount for fat loss, what type and amount of exercise can you add? Here are activity suggestions that burn 500 calories based on your body weight.

Training Through Adversity: 8 Stories of Finding Strength Through Sport

Read how these inspirational men and women conquer the adversity in their lives through their sports.

Product Review: BlenderBottle ProStak

If you’re looking for a multi-purpose sports bottle that can hold all of your nutritional needs in one convenient place, keep your eye out for the release of the BlenderBottle ProStak.

Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 67 - Tactical Strength Challenge

In addition to my powerlifting schedule, I’ve decided to compete in Strong First’s Tactical Strength Challenge on April 12th, so I've added a few things to my training.

Friday Flicks: Female Warriors - BJJ Submission Highlights

Stop whatever you are doing, and spend a few minutes watching this no-holds-barred highlight reel of female BJJ submissions.

The Accumulation of Marginal Gains: Gear Tips for Cycling Faster

Based on a number of studies, I set about searching for cycle equipment and clothing that would be easy to purchase without breaking the bank - and would improve performance.

The 2 Fundamental Roles of Footwork in the Jerk

Jerks are often lost in front, and much of the time this can be attributed to improper actions of the legs and feet.

3 Stretches to Help Achy Wrists and Prevent Carpal Tunnel

A lot of people have wrist pain during yoga or lifting. This pain can impact a your ability to complete a workout. Here are three poses to stretch achy wrists, as well as tips for safety.

Why 70% Can Make You Stronger, Faster, and Healthier

One of the benefits about getting older is you start to see how things are connected. Those subtle relationships can be the key to unlocking amazing returns on training.

More Protein Isn't Always Better

If you already get a lot of protein in your diet, a new study suggests you can keep your protein powder money in your piggy bank, because you probably don't need any more.

Tech Review: Impetus Interval Timer App

With the wealth of preset timers loaded into the Impetus Interval Timer app, it’s easy to use for yourself or for classes right from installation.

Athlete Journal: Alli Moyer, Entry 7 - 11/21/2013

It aggravates me when people base the “success” of their life on the successes of others, and yet I’m guilty myself of being far too concerned with what others think of me and my progress.

The Necessity of Class Size Caps and Booking Systems for the Small Gym Owner

As a gym business grows, class size can become a problem for many business owners. But if you incorporate a class cap, you also have to figure out how to enforce it.

How Much Overhead Are You Carrying?

Every firm has a certain amount of overhead. In the human body, we can think of our body fat as overhead. How does this overhead affect us as weightlifters?

The Best Paleo Cookbooks 2013: Which Ones to Buy and Why

Reading through the many reviews I’ve done over the last couple years would take a lot of time. So, I’ve put together a guide to all my favorite paleo cookbooks.

Why Athletes Need to Understand the Concept of Torque

The concept of torque is a foundation of human movement and is a core principle in physical therapy, personal training, and weightlifting.

The Best Way to Develop Active Range of Motion

In a recent study, researchers wanted to see which type of stretching improved active range of motion in dancers.