Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 44 - Calf Training

I pushed myself pretty hard on the squat and deadlift this week, and also worked on chins and arms. I'm seeing some improvement on my bench press and also added some calf training.

Friday Flicks: The 5 Most Insane High Bar Connections

These high bar connections redefine the meaning of "grip strength." Watch this short video to see some amazing men's gymnastics work and maybe learn some new gymnastics terminology too.

The Truth About Yoga: You Don't Need to Be Flexible

I can’t tell you how many people tell me they can’t do yoga because they are not flexible, so they don’t try it. So here's the reality of getting started in yoga.

4 Killer Workouts for While You're on Holiday or Vacation

Here are four workouts you can do, despite having only a hotel gym or no equipment at all. They're a little different, but you might surprise yourself.

The Double Kettlebell Clean Training Program

The following is a three day per week routine for strength and size based only around the double clean. It's simple, well-rounded, and most importantly - effective.

Watching TV Makes Kids Fat

Children who never watch TV during lunch or dinner are less likely to be overweight. And kids who skip meals are more likely to be overweight. New research points to our kids needing better habits.

DVD Review: "Power Up Yoga" with Rodney Yee

Rodney Yee's "Power Up Yoga" is a short but effective practice that aids recovery and mobility and builds strength and stamina. For these reasons, it's also ideal for athletes.

The Trials and Tribulations of Muay Thai: How to Treat and Prevent 6 Common Injuries

I've been training muay Thai for over a decade now, and although I love it, it's definitely not easy on the body. Here are some of the common injuries I've encountered and how I've dealt with them.

Facing My Coaching Insecurities: This Looks Like a Job for Me

When I'm in anticipation of coaching a seminar I go to a very dark and insecure place. At least I did until a realization I had this past weekend about myself and what I have to offer.

The ABCs of Vitamins: Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)

Vitamin B5, also called pantothenic acid, is the fourth of eight B vitamins. It is essential for the creation of fats in the body, which is a good thing.

How to Deal with a Bad Training Session

It happens to all of us. We all have bad days in the gym. How do we deal with a bad training session? What makes training good or bad? Let's take a more detailed look.

Variable Resistance Training Increases Power Development

Variable resistance training is what you see when a lifter adds elastic bands or chains to a lift. Science takes a look at its effectiveness and the role it plays in power development.

Video: Sean Waxman - Olympic Weightlifting Drills: Heaving Snatch Balance

The heaving snatch balance improves mechanics for the top and bottom of the snatch and also develops the muscles in the calves and torso.

Athlete Journal: Pat McCarty, Entry 13 - 5/22/2013

Shortly after I started CrossFit, I decided to stop avoiding pain during workouts and take myself to my limit. After that everything improved. It all reminds me of a Star Trek episode I saw once.

How a Serious Athlete Should Handle Fatigue

We've all felt great one day and then sucked the next, and peaking for competition is one of the most challenging things in training. Here are aspects of recovery you may not have considered.

How to Do the Perfect DOUBLE Kettlebell Clean

You may find your body and injuries just don't agree with the barbell anymore. The double kettlebell clean is a perfect place to start using kettlebells to replace the bar.

What Your Pulling Height Tells You About Your Olympic Lifts

The height to which you pull the bar when performing Olympic lifts reveals some interesting information about your training and your ability. Learn how to measure it and how it applies to your goals.

Creatine Supplementation Is Not Bad for Your Kidneys

Creatine is one of the best and most basic supplements you can take, but some worry about it's long-term effects on the kidneys. New research gives creatine the green light.

Product Review: Q5 Warrior Green

I’ve tried other greens products that smelled and tasted awful, but it turns out drinking Warrior Green is like having a treat. A super nutritious treat.

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