Join Us for a Twitter Chat with Olympic Weightlifting Coach Nick Horton!

On Tuesday, September 10, don't miss the chance to chat with Nick Horton, Olympic weightlifting coach and blogger at the Iron Samurai.

Product Review: Pony Club Grappling Gear The Yang Spats

Pony Club Grappling Gear's spats brought me back to the days of waking up early on Saturday morning to see what was up with the Smurfs and My Little Pony. Plus, they're really comfortable.

The CrossFit Games Open is Broken, Part 4: Judging of Video Submissions

So what are the rules when it comes to video submissions and the judging of same? The official rulebook is silent on this and it seems like there is no governance of the video submissions at all.

Fit at Forty: 3 Keys for Guys Like Me

Getting older doesn’t mean you have to quit working hard, but it does mean you need to be smarter about how you go about it. Here's what I've learned and what I recommend.

Passive Stretching Makes Experienced Lifters Weaker

Studies have shown static stretching decreases performance in novice weightlifters, and now new research suggests it's also true for advanced athletes. What do you think?

Product Review: LPG Muscle Delt Belt

The Delt Belt is a rowing exercise attachment you can use with dumbbells, barbells, and kettlebells. It's a serious tool for accessory exercises and is rated for 450lbs.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 65 - Circuit Training

I had some PRP treatment done on my adductor this week and also cut out carbs, so I lifted less than usual. In the video I've included some footage of the circuit training I do when not competing.

Paleo Sweets: They Might Be "Healthy" But They Still Might Be a Bad Idea

The paleo jury is still out on paleo sweets. While for some they’re a healthy treat, the key word is "treat." These food items definitely need to be approached with caution depending on your goals.

Your Mind Is Your Gym: Your Brain Is All the Equipment You Need

Don’t let the usual excuses hold you back from doing something truly fun and truly effective. Change your workouts and you’ll change your results. Have fun this week!

A Different Version of CrossFit: How I Made My Training Sustainable and Injury Free

After years of doing CrossFit, my body was plagued with nagging injuries. Maybe a different version of the CrossFit Kool-Aid was something to consider?

Why I Stopped Hating My Butt and Learned to Love Being a Woman

For years I struggled to get my butt exactly the way I wanted it to be. But now that has changed. I'm happy with my butt - and my body - just the way it is right now and in the future, and here's why.

Feedback From a Coach Can Improve Your Performance

Imagine having the ability to improve your performance by 6%. A new study suggests you can do it easily by finding a good coach.

Ground Control: How to Move Efficiently on All Fours

Aside from being a way to build coordination, efficiency, and whole body strength, ground movements are nice additions to the warm-up portion of a workout.

Why Rock Climbing Is a Lot Like Boxing, and Both Are a Lot Like Life

I recently became friends with an avid rock climber and decided to give it a go myself - both in the gym and doing the real thing. I discovered I loved it for many of the same reason I love boxing.

How Sleep Deprivation Fries Your Hormones, Your Immune System, and Your Brain

People wear their lack of sleep like a badge of honor. But skipping sleep really isn’t getting any of us ahead. It’s making us sick, depressed, fat, and aging us at an accelerated rate.

3 Tips for Maximizing Your BJJ Training When Life Gets in the Way

The key to getting the most out of training is what goes on when you’re not at the academy, dojo, or gym. If you have not recovered from a previous training session your current one will suffer.

The Myth of Groupon: 6 Critical Things to Consider Before Offering an Email Deal

Let's look at what really happens when you do a heavily discounted email offer like Groupon, including the potential for insulting your current clients and the tiny amount you actually earn.

Is the Valsalva Maneuver Safe and Effective?

Using the Valsalva maneuver is a standard practice in weight lifting. But is it effective and safe? A recent study addresses those questions.

Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 73

Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week: pull ups, the athlete's manifesto, the adrenal system, and more!

Video: How to Defend the Rear-Leg Roundhouse Kick

In this video we examine how to properly block the rear-leg roundhouse kick. We cover three important details that make or break this technique.