Top 10 Exotic Superfoods

Last week we looked at superfoods you could find in any grocery store. This week we go on an adventure at look at ten exotic, but incredibly powerful superfoods you might want to hunt down.

5 Week Sandbag Workout Program: Week 4 - Play Time

We've talked about a lot of serious training with the sandbag the last few weeks. Now it's time for fun. Really. Now it's time to incorporate some play and adventure into our sandbag training.

Learning Sucks, But You Should Do It Anyway

When I was 4 years old I could read at a 4th grade level, but I couldn’t tie my shoes so they weren’t going to let me into kindergarten. Find out what this has to do with your athletic performance.

Fruit Restriction Doesn’t Help Diabetes

Eating fruit provides beneficial nutrients, but eating fruit can also increase the amount of dangerous sugar in a diabetic's diet. Science looked at what happens when diabetics eat more or less fruit.

Video: Sean Waxman - Olympic Weightlifting Common Error #7: Improper Arm Use

The seventh video of this series discusses the role of your arms in the Olympic lifts and gives you an exercise to improve your arm use.

Athlete Journal: Patrick McCarty, Entry 4 - 3/20/2013

After week two of the CrossFit Games Open, I sit in sixteenth place in the 50-54 age group. I'm hoping to maintain that position so I receive an invitation to the Games in July.

Advice for BJJ Beginners - From MMA and BJJ Pros

Emily Kwok, Seymour Yang, Braulio Estima, the Miyao Brothers, Mackenzie Dern, and Alan Belcher give advice to beginner BJJ students. They share what they would have done differently in their training.

A Little Laughter Goes a Long Way: Yoga Pose for Joy

Too often we lose track of what can be our greatest healing method: humor. Being disciplined is necessary for success, but sometimes we go to far. Try this yoga pose for joy and see what results!

3-Day Strength Program for Kickboxers, MMA Fighters, and Grapplers

If you train in a sport where you weight matters - MMA, BJJ, or kickboxing - you want to get stronger, without adding an extra mass. Here is simple 3-day/week program you can easily integrate.

The Truth Behind 'No Pain, No Gain' in Weight Lifting

Does the old adage "No pain, no gain" have any validity? The answer is that it depends. It really depends on the type of pain and the type of gain you are talking about.

How Length of Round, Period, or Play Can Change a Sport

Ever wonder how soccer would be different if periods were shorter? Or what if an MMA fight were two rounds longer? How does this affect both the athlete and the game?

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 43 - Killer Band Work

I got in some solid training this week, including some band work that proved to be quite the ass kicker. Next week I'll probably deload judging by how I felt Friday.

5 First Foods for Paleo Babies and Toddlers

When it comes to good nutrition, it helps to start 'em young. Here are my five favorite first foods for babies and toddlers. And by the way, rice cereal is not on the list.

My Athlete Child Is Going to College – How to Keep Her Active

My daughter is graduating high school and leaving for college this fall. She'll be in charge of her own fitness and nutrition. And frankly, I don’t think I’ve prepared her enough for this transition.

7 Essential Elements of Rest and Recovery

Rest and recovery consists of a lot more than just not working out. There are better ways to rest and there are recovery tools you need to be implementing. These are the seven things I recommend.

Para-Athlete Cleuton Nunes Attacks CrossFit Workout 13.2

Cleuton Nunes was determined to do CrossFit Open workout 13.2 as prescribed. Cleuton is also a double amputee, having lost his legs above the knees. Learn and watch how this man lets nothing stop him.

The People You Think Are Naturally Good Are Actually Just Practicing

Do you know someone who is just naturally good at something? They just get it? Well, that’s completely ridiculous, and today science is helping dispel the myth some people get something for nothing.

Athlete Journal: Andrew Read, Entry 40 - The Last Week

Just one week until Ironman. After months of training twice daily it’s a bit of a shock to find yourself sitting around, but I've actually had some promising training sessions this week.

Take Out the Trash: Why Athletes Should Stop Talking Smack

Today I'm going to look at the psychology of trash talking. While it is entertaining, it's my belief it's unnecessary and even harmful to the sport in question. What are your thoughts on trash talk?

Weight Training Basics for Runners

Weight training is essential for increasing running ability and decreasing chance of injury. I know from experience that it is possible to strength train without bulking. Here's what I recommend.

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