New Research Reveals Recent Trends in Ultra-Endurance Events

New research tells us a bit about the participants in two of the world's most infamous ultra-endurance events: the Spartathlon in Greece and Badwater race in Death Valley.

Product Review: The Superhero Bar

The newest product from the GoodOnYa bar packs a healthy punch of fats, carbs, and protein without any gluten, GMO ingredients, grain, soy, or dairy.

Strength Training For the Fighter

One of the biggest mistakes combat athletes make is how they apply strength training. Here's why you need a good strength training program, plus a few workouts I've done with my fighters.

Why Just Do It? The Inspirational and Daunting Impact of the Mundial

Another BJJ Mundial has passed and once again I feel both exhilarated and depressed. And I just watched this time. Here's what the Mundial means to me. What does it do for you?

Tech Review: "Zombies, Run! 5K Training" Fitness Game

Are you one of those people who won't run unless someone is chasing you? What if zombies were chasing you? Check out this new fitness game and get motivated to run.

10 Strength Training Principles That Will Make All the Difference

Here are ten elements you may or may not have considered in your strength training. While some may seem out of the box, I guarantee they will get you closer to your goals.

The Questionable Effects of Tongkat Ali on Exercise-Induced Stress

Traditional herbs: some people swear by them, others are skeptics. A recent study on the effects of tongkat ali shows it might not be a dependable aid for stress relief.

Video: Sean Waxman - Olympic Weightlifting Drills: Clean Deadlift From Blocks Above the Knee

This week begins a series of four videos to help with the clean pull. This week's drill builds strength during the initial part of the clean, using blocks to assist the pull.

Product Review: Redstar Stamp Gi

Redstar is a Canadian manufacturer located in Toronto, Ontario that has designed its gis for the taller, slimmer athlete.

Athlete Journal: Pat McCarty, Entry 15 - 6/5/2013

When Chris Spealler didn't make it to the 2013 Games, the crowd went wild with accusations about the judging. I'm inclined to think the fault lies more with the choice of programming.

4 Questions Every Yoga Newbie Asks

What kind of yoga is best for me? What level class should I take? How often should I go? Have these questions about yoga? Read on and get started on your practice.

3 Training Lessons Learned While Chatting With Dan John

While I was visiting the U.S., I happened to get an invite from Dan John to train at his place. We spoke a lot and here are some of the things we discussed that are good lessons for all of us.

What Your Deadlift to Squat Ratio Can Tell You About Your Olympic Lifts

We've talked about the ratios of the deadlift and squat in relationship to your Olympic lifts, but what about in relation to each other? If you can squat X, how much should you be able to deadlift?

Science Examines the Relationship Between Rest Periods and Rate of Perceived Exertion

Rate of perceived exertion, or RPE, is a good tool for measuring effort during a workout. New studies suggest it actually has more to do with rest periods than sets or reps.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 53 - Always Sick But Still Going Strong

I got sick again this week but that wasn't going to stop me. I made progress with my hook grip work and noticed improvement in my shoulder mobility.

An Interview With Jason Seib, the Paleo Coach

It's refreshing to talk to a fitness expert who truly loves what they do. I had that opportunity when I spoke to Jason Seib, author of "The Paleo Coach" and owner of Clackamas Physical Conditioning.

12 Reps with Mike Mahler, Kettlebell Coach

Mike Mahler has been training and teaching kettlebells for far longer than most people. Who does he admire as a coach and what inspired him? Find out in our 12 Reps.

How to Create Constant Variance and Not Randomness at Your CrossFit Box

Constant variance does not mean pure randomness. Constant variation can become a "rut" too. Here's what you need to look for in a good CrossFit training program.

Monthly OpEd: Reconnect to the Nature in You, Become Powerful, and Create the Reality You Want

We are not designed, nor destined, to be weak, sick, depressed, and confined. Yet, we have domesticated ourselves into "zoo humans." What can we do to repair this?

How to Stretch Before Your Workout: Use Science AND Common Sense

The newest study suggests pre-workout static stretching decreases performance in adolescents. So should you ditch it altogether, or does it still have a place in your warmup?