Why Proper Sleep and Melatonin Are Absolutely Essential

We know sleep is important for us, but do you know why? New research examines the amazing antioxidant effects of melatonin. It's so powerful it can combat deadly cancer drugs.

Athlete Journal: Andrew Read, Entry 32 - Picking Up Speed

I managed to train throughout the holidays, even on Christmas morning and during my vacation in Vanuatu. I've also come away with a good feeling about my 70.3, even though my time wasn't my best.

Video: Athletic vs Aesthetic, Part 1

In the first video of this series we look at moving our training paradigm towards one of performance, rather than one for better looks. This will increase your opportunities for success.

The 3 Most Common Endurance Sports Injuries and How to Treat Them

As a chiropractor in an area where endurance sports are popular, I see a lot of injuries that are related to distance runners. Here are the 3 most common injuries I come across and how I treat them.

Featured Coach: Mike Mahler, Part 2 - Live Life Aggressively

Mike Mahler always stuck out in the strength world due to being a vegan. Now he's on another unique mission - to get you to optimize your hormones and your happiness.

The Multiplier: Your Personal Superpower

I learned a brand new term this week: multiplier. Everyone has one, and knowing it and using it can make all the difference in your success. What is it? I'll explain what it is and how to apply it.

Periodization Is a Thing of the Past

We hear a lot about "periodization" - but what is it exactly? Is still useful, or is it simply outdated? Science takes a look by comparing different blocks of training time. Find out what was learned.

Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 41

Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week: lessons from the Marines, coaching tips, letting go of excuses, and more!

When Trust Is Broken: How to Pick Up the Pieces

Recently a female grappler was allegedly raped by her teammates. This tragedy challenges us to question the role we play in shaping our community and preventing these atrocities.

Athlete Journal: Julie Warren, Entry 4 - Training For the Great Wall

I took some time off of training due to injury and life changes, but now that I'm settled I have my eye on my next challenge - the 2013 Great Wall of China Marathon!

7 Articles to Help You Build Your Business

Running your own gym might sound great in theory, but there are some tricks to actually getting your business off the ground. Here are 7 articles will help you build your gym business effectively.

Book Review: "Convict Conditioning" by Paul Wade

While Paul Wade remains a secretive and elusive character, the techniques he divulges in Convict Conditioning are simple, effective, and useful for athletes of all experience and strength levels.

Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 27 - Nutrition Plan Details

Here's a bit of detail about the nutrition changes I've been making in order to maintain strength while moving to a lower weight class. I also noticed significant improvement in my presses this week.

Friday Flicks: Kettlebell Juggling - WKC Rising Star Sergei Derevenets

If you've seen kettlebell juggling, you may wonder how they learn the skill. This video shows an expert during a practice session.

Why and How You Absolutely Must Manage Your Cortisol

You've been training hard and eating right, but still have belly fat. What gives? Could be your cortisol levels and all the stress in your life. Find out why and how you need to manage your cortisol.

Taming the Fire: Adapting Training Programs to Your Needs

You read about training programs all the time, but how do you adapt them into what's useful for you? Read along while I break down how I adapted Wendler's 5/3/1 to fit my endurance training goals.

How Much Should You Work Out? Science Takes a Look

How much exercise is the right amount of exercise? Researchers used the preacher curl to test out how volume impacted strength gain and hypertrophy. It turns out more just might be better.

Product Review: WOD Toys - Barbell Mini and Kettle Kid

WOD Toys provide a unique opportunity for parents and coaches to teach young children about fitness - and get a good laugh in the mean time.

Book Review: "The Science of Skinny" by Dee McCaffrey

The author of this book grew up like many Americans, eating processed foods and using food as a source of comfort. Later as a chemist, she realized the true horrors of the standard American diet.

5 Misconceptions About the Globo Gym

Although I am a die-hard CrossFitter, I spent some time recently working out at a globo gym. My experience wasn't what I expected at all, and I was pleasantly surprised at what I learned.

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