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.

Virtuosity with Dusty Hyland - Handstand Walking, Vol 1: Position

Season 2 of Virtuosity is about handstands and handstand walking. By the end of this series, you'll be handstand walking up stairs! This week Dusty starts with basic handstand position.

Understanding Our Adrenal System: Dopamine

Dopamine is related to both positive feelings and drug addiction. Its proper synthesis and function in the body are crucial for mental and physical health on numerous levels. Learn how and why.

Injury-Proofing Your Body With the Functional Movement Screen

The NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, and Special Ops military personnel all use it to keep themselves injury-free. What is it - this functional movement screen? Here's what it is and why you should use it.

A Scientific Analysis of the Benefits of Bikram Yoga

Yoga fans believe the practice does the body good, but scientists decided to break down exactly how it improves your fitness. They looked at deadlift, cardio, flexibility, grip strength, and more.

Interview with Mature Athlete Bill Vick: How I’m Beating IPF Disease

At the age of 74, Bill was diagnosed with a deadly disease, but he still runs, swims, lifts, and enters races. He credits being active and eating paleo for being able to stop his prescription drugs.

Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 50

Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week: foam rolling, the shoulder, Kill Cliff, CrossFit, & more!

A Love Letter to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

We’re facing some difficulties and doubts lately, and I wanted to reaffirm my belief in you and your power for good. And even though I probably don’t say it enough, I’m in it for the long haul.

Athlete Journal: Julie Warren, Entry 12 - Taper Week

This week I'm finishing up my taper week for the LA marathon. I've never done a short taper like this before, so I'm curious to see what the results will be on Sunday.

The Science of Sleep: 8 Articles To Help You Get Some Shut-Eye

Do you have a hard time falling asleep at night? Maybe you have the opposite problem and can't stay awake during the day. Here are 8 articles to help.

Product Review: Rex's Grip

Rex's Grips are a kind of weight lifting strap I've never seen before. They are much easier to use than traditional straps and just as effective.

Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 36 - Still Going Strong

It seems my weight loss has not impacted my strength levels. I had some big lifts this week and also started pressing again, since my shoulder hasn't acted up all week.

Athlete Journal: Ruth Anderson Horrell, Entry 3 - 3/15/2013

This week I made the bitterweet trip home to New Zealand. Although I'll miss my training partners, it was great to share the Open with my community at home.

Friday Flicks: 2012 John Lucas Middle School Combine

Could you dunk a basketball when you were in seventh grade? Check out the moves on the best middle school basketball players there are in this amazing highlight video.

My Experience at the Wanderlust Oahu Festival

I recently attended the Wanderlust yoga festival for the first time. And it was in Oahu! I learned a lot - not just about yoga. Here's a rundown of my experience and tips for attending these events.

Featured Photographer: Savannah Wishart - CrossFit, Food, and Yoga

As a photographer, Savannah loves capturing the Zen of yoga, the pain of CrossFit, and the beauty of food. Through her profession she dreams of changing lives by sharing images of a healthy lifestyle.

Book Review: "Foundation One" and "Handstand One" by Christopher Sommer

Christopher Sommer's amazing new courses, Foundation One and Handstand One, break down complicated gymnastics techniques for the beginner. They also incorporate much needed mobility drills.

Compression Garments May Have Limited Benefits

A lot of athletes are wearing compression gear these days. Are the benefits real or are they due to the placebo effect? Scientists examined performance between sock-wearers and non-sock-wearers.

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