The Effects of Weights on Anaerobic Power

Is weight training using a high-intensity, slow-cadence protocol better for anaerobic power than more traditional weight training? A new study suggests that there is little difference between the two.

Psychology in the Weightlifting Arena, Part 6 - Discharging

After you relax, center your mind, visualize the lift, ground your body, and charge up your lungs, you are ready to lift. During that lift you have one other process to consider - discharging.

Deloading 101: What Is a Deload and How Do You Do It?

Plain and simple, a deload is a short planned period of recovery. Here are four ways to do it and why you absolutely must include it in your training.

6 Ways You Might Be Over-Coaching Your Clients

Over-coaching is the use of excessive input by the coach in any given situation. The input becomes detrimental to the athlete’s development. Here are six ways you might not realize you're doing it.

The CrossFit L1 Cert Doesn't Make You a Coach

The idea you can take an L1 course just a CrossFitter on a Saturday morning and emerge Sunday afternoon a coach is pure fantasy. I know this because I was the world’s worst CrossFit coach for 2 years.

Muscular Endurance and Strength Training: An Ideal Combo for Endurance Athletes

There's been a lot of buzz about strength training for endurance athletes. A new study suggests a good concurrent training program can improve performance up to 5 weeks after it ends.

Video: Sean Waxman - Olympic Weightlifting Drills: Clean Pull to the Knee

The clean pull to the knee helps improve strength and mechanics for the first pull.

Interview with Jesse Bellevance of Killer Bee Kimonos

Recently I had the chance to speak to the owner of Killer Bee Kimonos about how he got his start in martial arts. Turns out, an unprovoked attack inspired his first steps into the martial arts world.

How to Safely Lift and Do Yoga When You Have a Bulging Disc

Once your doctor has cleared you for activity there are some simple modifications you can make to your movement to allow you to continue lifting and practicing yoga.

Product Review: BioForce HRV

Serious athletes who care about performance know that small details matter. One of the newest things you can track is your heart rate variability, and the BioForce HRV is a great tool to measure it.

Is CrossFit Going the Way of the Globo Gym?

If the future is that affiliates are going to build bigger and fancier boxes, filled with various types of machines, aren’t they just the same thing as before, just with slightly different exercises?

Hydrotherapy vs. Active Recovery: Which Is More Effective?

Despite recent studies that have questioned the effectiveness of ice baths, a new study shows that hydrotheraphy is a more effective recovery method than active recovery.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 66 - Hook Grip Development

This week I set a new PR on my hook grip hold - 500lbs for one minute. I've included a video with tips for improving your hook grip without doing too much damage to your hands.

Product Review: Gaiam 18" Muscle Therapy Foam Roller

As someone who often neglects foam rolling, the Muscle Therapy Foam Roller from Gaiam is a great tool to have hanging around the house.

Fast and Female: Empowering Girls Through Sport

By age fourteen, girls are dropping out of sports at two times the rate of boys. Fast and Female was founded to expose girls to sports-related activities and provide female athletes as role models.

Featured Photographer: Robert Sturman - Yoga

Robert's work highlights the beauty of yoga poses, but for Robert it goes deeper than a physical presentation. He hopes that his photos can help people transcend how they see themselves as well.

3 Unusual Accessory Exercise to Bust Through Your Deadlift Plateau

Powerlifters and Olympic lifters have used variations of their lifts to improve their specific weaknesses for decades. We can use the same strategy with the deadlift with these variations.

Does Screen Time Make Babies Obese?

A research review found 95% of kids under age 3 look at screens for an average of 2 hours a day, and also revealed a correlation between obesity and screen time.

Adventure Racing, Obstacle Course Racing, and Triathlons - Where Does It Stop?

The adventure and obstacle-racing phenomenon is without question one of the shining and rising stars in fitness in recent years. What's behind this popularity?