Featured coach James FitzGerald shares with us how he prepares a powerful athlete for CrossFit-style competitions.
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.
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!
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.
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.
The 2013 CrossFit Games are right around the corner. Here are six unique athlete perspectives on the details of the Games.
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.
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.
As the new season of American Ninja Warrior begins on NBC, here is a highlight video from Brent Steffensen, taking on the 4-stage Sasuke obstacle course as one of the finalists.
I f*ck up. And sometimes when I f*ck up I am unable to maintain perspective. I denigrate myself and grow my mistakes in my mind to be so big that they displace all the good things I am and have done.
In my own experience as a coach, many people could benefit from some simple exercises to improve activation of the diaphragm. This would improve breathing, and therefore also performance.
After an injury the hard part is teaching yourself a new norm, deciding what you need to give up and how you will continue to train.
Although it might not be as common in conventional gyms, ankle wrapping is a typical practice in a sports setting. But how does taping affect range of motion, and is it really effective?
Headgear is one of the most important piece of equipment for fighters. Here are some important factors to consider when you buy it, and some reviews of 6 gear companies.
MyFitnessPal is a popular food tracking app, but in my experience a lot of people aren't aware of some of its more advanced features. Here are a few tools to make your tracking better.
As with my discussion last week about the press-jerk confusion there is also much of the same with the pull-type lifts, especially with those who are self-coached or poorly coached.
Today is the big day! We're going to put all the skills we've been practicing together, and then we're going to handstand walk UP and DOWN a set of stairs.
A decrease in scapular control places the glenohumeral joint at a mechanical disadvantage, and bigger muscles start to compensate for the smaller ones getting no love. Result? Shoulder pain.
It can be advantageous to round your back when lifting heavy in your training. Because life doesn't always conveniently look like a barbell and sometimes we can't help but round our backs.
You've probably seen people hyperventilate before lifting weights, or maybe you've even done it yourself. A new study suggests it can also help improve sprint performance.
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