The Hidden Benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

BJJ is more than just a sport or martial art. It’s a way to change your life. It's benefits go beyond anything you can see - and it's these hidden benefits that can actually have the biggest impact.

An Argument Against Machines: RIP Weight Machines (1963–2013)

It’s over. The end is near. If I were in the weight machine making business, I’d start looking for a new line of work.

Opinions Are Like...Well, You Know: How to Find Solid Business Advice

If you have a business goal and the person advising you has no track record to speak of in relation to your goal, take it with a pinch of salt.

Growth Hormone: How Does It Work and Why Do Women Have More?

Do you know what GH does in the human body or when, why and how it’s produced? And did you know production varies due to gender and probably not in the way you’d expect?

The Low Down on Pull Ups: 10 Ways to Repair and Strengthen Your Pull Ups

Feeling down about getting up? Here are ten ways you can repair bad movement in your pull ups, strengthen your muscles, and get yourself over that bar.

Post-Activation Potentiation Doesn’t Always Work

What effect do back squats and knee extensions have when done right before a sprint? A new study suggests when it comes to this combo, the PAP effect is limited.

The CPAT: The Events in the Fire Department Physical Ability Test

Before you can gain entrance to the fire academy, you must first pass the infamous CPAT. Here are the eight events in the test. Even if you're a non-firefighter, you might find this test intriguing.

Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 79

Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: mind training strategies, the CrossFit community, shoulder injuries, and more!

Improvised Fitness: For When You Find Yourself in the Boonies With No Equipment

Consistency is important in training, but having to travel can throw a frustrating wrench in your routine. Here are five calisthenic workouts I created for my recent trip to the middle of nowhere.

Athlete Journal: Jess Papi, Entry 1 - 10/5/2013

In my first journal entry, I'm going to discuss a recent experience I had doing my favorite thing about BJJ - competing. It wasn't a typical competition, though.

12 Reps With Jeff Kuhland, Fitness Coach

Jeff Kuhland is a fitness professional with a love for the outdoors and endurance sports. Find out what gets him excited in our 12 reps.

Virtuosity with Dusty Hyland: The Entire 8-Part Muscle-Up Series

Welcome to our Virtuosity video series, featuring gymnastics expert Coach Dusty Hyland. This set of eight videos is all you need to build up to the coveted muscle-up.

Book Review: "Prehab Exercise Book for Runners" by Michael Rosengart

Michael Rosengart's book, "Prehab Exercise Book for Runners," is an excellent resource for any athlete who wants to improve mobility and prevent injury.

Friday Flicks: Amazing Martial Arts Athlete Chloe Bruce - Scorpion Chick

Super speed, well-honed fighting skills, insane flexibility, and power to match - this woman has it all.

How to Grow a Pair

The title says it all. Here’s how you grow a pair of biceps, hamstrings, shoulders, and quads, as well as a good hefty pair of mental muscles, too.

Understanding Glycolysis: What It Is and How to Feed It

If you participate in sports or gym activities that require high energy outputs for two to three minutes, you need to make sure you are ingesting plenty of carbohydrates.

Your GPP Is Broken: Why You Need 90+ Minute Sessions

GPP is a term that gets thrown around an awful lot these days. But I find people, trainers included, are confused about what "fitness" is and what they should really be capable of doing.

Science Investigates How to Rest For Power

Training for power isn't the same as training for strength. A recent study found optimal rest between sets is different for athletes who want to improve power.

Catching the Bounce, Part 2: The Jerk

Just as in the clean, we now have another opportunity to take advantage of the springiness of the bar in order to complete the lift. Here's how you do it.

Book Review: "Against All Grain" by Danielle Walker

With its delicious recipes, "Against All Grain," by Danielle Walker, just might be my new favorite general-purpose paleo cookbook. Here's why - and a recipe too!