Video: Sean Waxman - Olympic Weightlifting Common Error #2: Improper Start Position

Last week's video demonstrated proper torso placement for the Olympic lifts. This week we discuss the optimal start position for control and power.

Sally’s 8 Week BJJ Tournament Training Program: Tournament Results

After 8 weeks of tournament preparation, I finally competed at the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu Jitsu Championship in Montreal, Quebec. Here's the photos, videos, and how it all went down.

Downward Dog at the Wall - Releasing Neck Tension

Many of us struggle with tension in our necks and jaws. Today we will practice releasing neck tension during this pose so we can carry that practice through our day.

Tactical Periodization: What It Is and How to Do It

We've all heard about periodization, but who can arrange their entire life around training? Here is a method Pavel Tsatsouline called "tactical periodization" that anyone can use to create growth.

The Black Athlete in Weightlifting

The observance of the MLK holiday got me thinking about the history and future of black athletes in the sport of Olympic weightlifting. While small in number, they have been great in impact.

Does Kettlebell Training Benefit Other Exercises?

Do the gains you make training with kettlebells transfer to other activities? Researchers tested kettlebell training to see if it aided bench press, clean and jerk, back extension, or vertical jump.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 38 - Body Fat Testing

I had some body fat tests done this week and also got some supplementation advice. The training week was great, but it ended with a mean case of the stomach flu.

Teen Athletes: Getting Ready for In-Season Competition

This is a 12-week conditioning program designed to get adolescent athletes ready for their sport. By being in better shape, they will play their sport better and be more likely to remain injury free.

Training For Two: Exercise and Raging Hormones

Hormones play a critical role in achieving and maintaining pregnancy. Here are some hormonal changes that take place and how they affect your exercise.

What Is a Foam Roller, How Do I Use It, and Why Does It Hurt?

So you've got a foam roller, but do you know how to use it? Do you know what it's actually doing and why it hurts? Here's some info on how to do self-myofascial release (that's what it's called).

Keeping Girl Athletes in the Game

Being physically active is important for the health of young women, both physically and mentally. But more of them are dropping out of sports than ever. How can we change this?

Football Players Are Getting Bigger and Bigger

College and professional football players are getting bigger every year. In fact, the average lineman from 2011 outweighs his counterpart from 1942 by over forty pounds. Why is this?

Athlete Journal: Andrew Read, Entry 36 - My Longest Training Run

This week I ran the longest run that I will do before the Ironman. It went really well, but I'm still wondering how I'm going to manage 42km in just five short weeks.

Push Jerks Enhance Vertical Jump Performance - Maybe?

Developing jumping power is vital for many athletes, but is the push jerk a good way to do it? Science takes a look at the actual mechanics involved and says, maybe not.

Social Media and Fitness: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Technology provides amazing tools when it comes to our health and fitness, but it also promotes an unhealthy mentality of instant gratification. How can we use technology in a positive way?

Non-Hormonal Birth Control for Athletes

You're worried your birth control might be interfering with your athletic goals and your general health, but you're not ready to have a kid. What are your options? There's actually quite a few.

How to Get Stronger, Without Getting Bigger

If you compete in martial arts or any of the combat sports, then getting stronger while still being able to make your weight class is important. Learn how to get strong without getting big.

The Benefits of HMB Supplementation

There may be another supplement out there that really is worth the money and will join the ranks of protein powder and creatine. What is it? It's called HMB and here's the low-down.

Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 45

Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week: the top 10 fitness blog contest, CrossFit coaching, mobility, and more!

Prioritize and Let Prioritize: Respecting Decisions You May Not Understand

As people who take our training seriously, we sometimes meet resistance from the rest of the world. Don't our priorities matter as much as theirs? Why don't we all respect each others choices?

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