It's important we eat enough fruits and veggies. Here are the reasons why, and here are some of the best (and tastiest!) ways to get them in every day.
Surprising research shows longer races might be safer and less damaging to athletes.
While you're spending years perfecting your snatch, I'm busy getting fit and having fun. Drop the high-level stuff and actually get in shape.
Burpees, wall balls, double unders, handstand push ups - what makes CrossFitters do what they do? A new study takes a look at what motivates the CrossFit athlete.
Karl Buchholtz is inspired by the grace of swimming and the grunge of CrossFit. Capturing these dynamics on camera is his talent, as you can see in this gallery of images.
Here is an analysis of the current world records across all age categories. I wanted to see how consistent percentages of snatch to clean and jerk were across weight and sex categories.
This week's session focused on overhead mobility, which I find is one of the toughest positions for strength athletes to achieve.
A few years ago I made a big mistake. I got a lot of attention, but at a big expense. And it was the Incredible Hulk Sean Waxman who helped set me straight.
Part of my job as a weightlifting coach is to simplify the complexities of the sport, and provide you with a framework of concepts from which you can hang your lifts and experiences.
One day of rest between plyometric sessions is pretty standard advice. However, a new study suggests that for experienced athletes, it may not make a difference.
The snatch pull, or extension, from blocks above the knee is an exercise used to reinforce the mechanics of the second pull.
Not only is it named for my favorite dog breed, but the Gameness Top Dog rashguard is also comfortable, high-quality, and pretty cute.
In the parkour community, broad jumps in which you land upright with minimal impact are known as “precision jumps.”
Leptin is an important hormone that controls how much body fat we store and how much food we consume. When working properly, leptin helps us maintain a healthy weight and stops us from overeating.
Fitness throwdowns and competitions have literally exploded. And in some cases s#$% is out of control. Here's what NOT to include in your competition, and some advice on how to organize a good event.
The biggest problem I find with coaching is that my explanation of the movement is too advanced for the client.
Is it better to hit the gym first thing in the morning or wait until evening? A new study investigates the role of time of day in workout effectiveness.
This week I continued working on speed and explosiveness, without going to failure on any of my core lifts. I also included video of some of the assistance work I do on a weekly basis.
Nutrition in the field is hardly ideal, but there are a few supplements that can make the life of an operator much easier and boost performance as well.
This week I'm going to address mobility, movement, and good body position in the chest-to-bar pull up. Think, "lovely and tall."
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