Book Review: "Beautiful Babies" by Kristen Michaelis

"Beautiful Babies" is one of my new favorite nutrition books for the reproductive years. The book is a primer in traditional nutrition for fertility, pregnancy, and feeding babies.

The Importance of Ownership and Initiative in Your Training

If you want to achieve your fitness goals, then you need to take ownership of your training. Take the initiative instead of asking your coach the same questions day in and day out.

Telltale Signs You’re Dealing with a Grappler

I’ve noticed a few idiosyncrasies in my behavior that have the potential to out me as a grappler among people who don’t already know I am one. Read on to see if any of this sounds familiar.

The ABCs of Vitamins: Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)

Vitamin B1, also known as thiamine, plays a large role in maintaining healthy skin, hair, eyes, and liver. It can also cause some strange diseases if you don't get enough of it.

Mastering the Chin-Up: 7 Variations to Beat Gym Boredom

As awesome as regular chin-ups are, why just stick to one variation? To really get the most bang for your buck, you should be doing different types of chin-ups.

You Need to Do More Than Play Your Sport to Be Better at Your Sport

It's common to hear coaches say the best way to get conditioned for a sport is to play that sport. New science proves that idea false and shows a need for structured training.

Product Review: Gawakoto Kalabaw Rashguard

I've been eyeing the Kalabaw rashguard since Bong posted a photo of it on Facebook in May 2012. I finally got one and it's the most comfortable I've ever rolled in.

Athlete Journal: Pat McCarty, Entry 8 - 4/17/2013

Now that the Open is over and the dust has settled, it’s time to start setting goals for for the Games. My goal for next week is to string together 3 no-false grip muscle-ups.

Finger and Wrist Stretches to Combat Your Modern Lifestyle

This series of stretches relieves tension in the fingers, wrists, forearms, and elbows. Great for athletes, massage therapists, techies, bartenders, and people with carpal tunnel syndrome.

Do Cartwheels: Why You Need Learning and Fun in Your Training

I've discovered training is much more enjoyable when I'm outdoors and when I'm learning new things. How do you keep challenging yourself, and are you still having fun?

Video: Sean Waxman - Olympic Weightlifting Exercises: Clean Grip Overhead Squat

The clean grip overhead squat improves mobility in the shoulder girdle as well as torso strength. Combine this drill with the clean grip snatch exercise from last week.

Proper Force Transfer in Weight Training: Grounding, Contacting, and Tightening

In any kind of weight training there are three vital contact points: the floor, the barbell, and the body. The relationships between these points define your ability to transfer force.

Is Hydrotherapy Actually Effective? (You Know, Ice Baths and Hot Water)

The pain of a post-workout ice bath has achieved a mythical status amongst athletes, but is it actually doing anything? And what about those dreadful contrast showers?

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 47 - Staying Focused

My gym has grown rapidly, which is great but also makes it harder to focus on my workouts, so I'll share how I'm counteracting that. This week's training went well and my quad is feeling better.

What Processed Food Is Doing To Kids and How We Can Change It

By now you've probably heard to avoid feeding your kids a lot of processed food. Here are a few reasons why and also some tips for weaning children off highly processed, low nutrient foods.

Virtuosity with Dusty Hyland - Handstand Walking, Vol 3: Shrug and Shift

This week the focus is two different drills that help you develop movement in your handstand, as you need to be able to move to do handstand walking.

Join Us For a Twitter Chat and Giveaway With Pat Flynn!

This month our readers get a chance to chat live with kettlebell expert Pat Flynn! Read on for details about the chat and to learn how to win Pat's amazing kettlebell program, "Birth of a Hero."

Nootropics: What Are They and How Can They Help Me?

You may have heard of nootropics in terms of being a study aid, but they are far more powerful than just that. They can help you become a better athlete and healthier person.

Bulletproof Coffee: The Vegan Version

I've been intrigued by the concept of "Bulletproof" coffee, but as a vegan I don't eat butter. So, I decided to try it with coconut oil instead and see what benefits I gained.

How Long Does It Take to Get Hydrated?

Hydration is important, but it's easier to restore than you think. New science shows all it takes is a couple glasses a water, not even an hour before your workout.

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