Women and Pull Ups: 3 Secrets for Success You've Probably Never Tried

In my work with females trying to get their first pull up, I’ve spotted three main areas of weakness. I'm going to explain and offer a fix for each of these.

Foot Strike Does Not Affect Performance in Trail Runners

Foot strike may be the most hotly contested aspects of running. Should you strike with your heel, ball of the foot, or mid-foot? A new study suggests when it comes to performance, it might not matter.

Join Us for a Twitter Chat with Running and Strength Coach Richard Airey!

On August 6th we're chatting with runner, strength coach, and RunningWOD founder Richard Airey. Learn how to join in and become a stronger, faster runner.

Product Review: Farmaesthetics Deep Lavender Rub

My daughter calls Deep Lavender Rub the "magic sleepy lotion," and for good reason. This all-natural rub soothes muscles, decreases inflammation, and eases stress.

Defining My "Perfect Client" - An Essential How-To for Trainers

My business manager keeps telling me I need to write up who my perfect client is. If you describe your perfect client, I am told, "They will come." So, here it is and how to make your own list, too.

The NO BS, No Holds-Barred, Minimalist Strength Program FROM HELL(?)…NO(!), WORSE, WISCONSIN!

I did, in fact, write this program up in Wisconsin. But I don’t remember what I was doing there.

3 Simple Steps to Properly Fuel Your Performance

What should you eat in order to fuel your performance? While the answer depends on your sport and training, there are a few basics that all athletes should follow for the best possible results.

To Get Your First Double Under, Ditch the Singles

Trying to get those double unders, but not making much progress? A new study suggests the best way to master them is to stop drilling the singles.

The History, Science, and How-To of Visualization

You can improve your performance by improving your visualization skills. And if you've never done visualization, I'm going to walk you through how to do it, step by step.

The Scrawny Male: The Journey of an Ectomorph

Don’t you dare call me petite, or skinny for that matter. I never liked hearing I was (or am) skinny. Skinny is for girls and lattes, not manly men.

Get Your Sexy Back: How Your Workouts Are Crushing Your Libido

Why, when you should be feeling like jumping your man’s (or lady’s) bones, is all you really want to do is zone out to some Netflix and go to bed? Could it be your workouts killing your desires?

Consistent Diversity: The Importance of Integrating Various Training Methodologies

Cross-training may be “constantly varied” but it cannot do what swimming, track, or even bodybuilding can do. Just think how much better you’d be as an athlete with a library full of methodologies.

How to Train a Powerful Athlete for Muscle Endurance

Featured coach James FitzGerald shares with us how he prepares a powerful athlete for CrossFit-style competitions.

Longer Isn't Always Better - In Training, That Is

Are longer training programs always better? A recent study suggests no - at least not when it comes to hitting plateaus in VO2 max and other cardio markers.

Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 68

Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week: female body image, masters athletes, lower back pain, yoga and more!

A Systematic Approach to Improving Your Kettlebell Swing

The kettlebell swing is a display of skill and strength. In order to improve your proficiency, you need to work on all three vital areas - skilll, strength, and endurance. Here's how to do it.

12 Reps With Eric C. Stevens, Fitness and Martial Arts Coach

Eric C. Stevens is a fitness coach, martial arts coach, writer, television personality, and actor. Read our 12 reps to find out what keeps him going.

6 Athlete Perspectives on the CrossFit Games

The 2013 CrossFit Games are right around the corner. Here are six unique athlete perspectives on the details of the Games.

Product Review: Cattaneo Brothers Beef Jerky

I love jerky. Not only is it high in protein, but it's also delicious. Recently I got to try a few varieties from Cattaneo Brothers, a company that specializes in traditional jerky.

Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 51 - A Reassuring Week

My training this week reassured me that I'll be ready for Worlds in twelve weeks. I hit an easy 315lb squat and 455lb deadlift with minimal shoulder pain.

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