How to Move Up in Weight and Use Bigger Kettlebells

To go from a 12kg kettlebell to a 16kg is a 30% jump. From 16kg to 24kg is a 50% jump. How do you train to go heavier without smaller increments? Here's the strategy I recommend.

The Sumo Deadlift High Pull Is Stupid

It’s okay to admit something isn’t working and pull it from the shelves. So then, my question is, why is the sumo deadlift high pull (SDHP) still around?

How Heat and Gender Affect Running Performance

In running, better pacing usually translates into better overall performance. A recent study investigated the role of gender and heat stress in pacing during a race.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 75 - Getting Faster

I'm continuing to use the GymAware unit to measure speed on my lifts, and noticed a few improvements this week.

Trusting the Process: 10 Reasons We Should Enjoy the Journey and Stop Worrying About the Outcome

Here is a list of why taking joy in the process is more important than the outcome. In fact, it is the best thing you can do for yourself, hands down.

The Safest and Smartest Progression for Building Your Overhead Lifts

The press, push press, push jerk, snatch, and overhead squat all require a specific level of shoulder mobility before you should perform them under any significant load.

The Police Physical Ability Test: Would You Meet the Requirements?

The physical requirements for police officers are different in each state, but every one of them will assess if you have what it takes to do this job.

Hey, Protein Powder Boy - Suck It Up and Work Harder!

Proper strength training also happens to build strength of mind, aka willpower. Do you have what it takes to build mind and body or will you stay a weeping willow?

The Neurological Benefits of Clean and Snatch Complexes

We’re going to look at motor unit recruitment, proprioception, and the central nervous system and how using complexes trains each of these to make us better lifters.

Plyometrics: How Much Is Enough?

Plyometric training is great, but is more always better? A new study shows higher volume plyometrics might not always be better than lower volume.

Athlete Journal: Terry Hadlow, Entry 3 - 11/4/2013

Now that I've assessed all my goals and weak spots, it's time to start training. Here's what my first week looked like and how I felt during and after sessions.

When You Train and What It Might Mean About You and Your Exercise

What time of the day is best to train? The key in optimizing results is to listen to your body. Our body tells us when it wants to exercise. We simply need to listen.

Video: Kettlebell Swing Therapy

This videos addresses a common problem in the kettlebell swing - a lack of hip drive. I'm also going to show you a hamstring mobilization drill that's great for swings.

How Bad Posture Can Ruin Your BJJ Game and 3 Drills to Fix It

Posture is key to maintaining your base, yet few BJJ athletes take time to work on their posture. Hours are spent learning techniques and sparring. Hardly anyone is working on proper spine mechanics.

What Really Causes Irregular Menstrual Cycles in Female Athletes?

New science says it isn't just body fat levels that cause women to lose their periods. Here are three other factors that may be coming into play and you should know about if you are a female athlete.

No Sex Before Competition? The Medicine Behind the Myth

When I was an MMA fighter I had to sit my wife down and tell her I would be abstaining from our regular “adult time” activities for the month and half prior to my fight. This did not go over well.

How Timing and Temperature Affect Your Warm Up

In a recent study, researchers asked how cold temperatures and long pauses between your warmup and workout affect performance.

Book Review: "Paleo Happy Hour" by Kelly Milton

As a foodie and a mostly-paleo eater, I love that the world of paleo cookbooks is expanding. So I was happy to see the newest addition: "Paleo Happy Hour," by Kelly Milton.

Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 83

Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: "tough love" coaching, CrossFit competitions, Olympic weightlifting, and more!

Video: Counter-Tactics in Muay Thai: 3 Counters to the Hook

We've gone over counters to the cross and the jab. This week we go into detail on three different counters to the hook.