How to Train a Powerful Athlete for Muscle Endurance

Featured coach James FitzGerald shares with us how he prepares a powerful athlete for CrossFit-style competitions.

Longer Isn't Always Better - In Training, That Is

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.

Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 68

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!

A Systematic Approach to Improving Your Kettlebell Swing

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.

12 Reps With Eric C. Stevens, Fitness and Martial Arts Coach

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.

6 Athlete Perspectives on the CrossFit Games

The 2013 CrossFit Games are right around the corner. Here are six unique athlete perspectives on the details of the Games.

Product Review: Cattaneo Brothers Beef Jerky

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.

Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 51 - A Reassuring Week

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.

Friday Flicks: American Ninja Warrior - Brent Steffensen's Showreel

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.

On %$#@ing Up and Then Moving On: The Importance of Perspective in Athletics and Life

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.

How to Activate Your Diaphragm to Improve Breathing and Performance

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.

How to Adapt Your Training to Injury (Or Not Get Hurt to Begin With)

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.

Effects of Ankle Taping on Performance and Safety

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?

Protect Your Dome: 6 Headgear Reviews for Martial Artists

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.

Tech Tutorial: MyFitnessPal

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.

The Pull Is Not an Upright Row: Misconceptions in Weightlifting

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.

Virtuosity with Dusty Hyland - Handstand Walking, Vol 9: Handstand Walk Up Stairs

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.

I've Jacked Up My Shoulder: What Did I Damage and What Do I Do Now?

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.

Why It's Sometimes Totally Okay to Lift With a Rounded Back

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.

Using Hyperventilation to Improve Cardiovascular Performance

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.