3 of the Best: This Week's Top Articles, Vol. 6

These pieces have caught your attention throughout the week. So here they are in one place for you to consume, digest, and enjoy.

The Mental Side of Injury: How to Adapt and Overcome

Injury can be like a mental bomb going off in your head. Here are some strategies to work through it, get better, and stay sane.

Better Than Takeout: A Sweet and Sour Cauliflower Recipe

This dish will satisfy your craving for Asian food without sacrificing your clean eating habits.

Kettlebells Work: But Can You Endure the Chain of Pain?

There aren't many kettlebell workouts around that are as gruesome as the Chain of Pain - but it works.

Will Online Programming Make or Break Your Training?

If you are a novice lifter or looking for quick results, save both your time and your money and wait until you’re ready to focus.

The Real Reason Your Hard Work Isn't Paying Off

The most important piece you're missing from your training might not have to do with diet or exercise.

Say Yes to Banded Pull Ups (But Not for Assistance)

Struggle at the top of regular or weighted pull ups? This movement will force you to become more explosive.

A Complete System for Training Clients

A complete system has elements of performance, but it must also address injury prevention and whole body integration.

Is Your Diet Dirty? 7 Tips To Clean It Up

You're eating well, but the scale isn't budging. Here are a few tips to clean up your already healthy diet.

Regain Your Training Focus: Ask Yourself This

Here’s a fundamental question to ask when you’re trying to improve your results, but aren’t sure where you should focus your efforts.

Gender Equality Is Broken: In CrossFit, Sex Sells

Female athletes often feel pressure from sponsors to market their sexuality online. It's time to change the cultural landscape of self-objectification.

Feats of Strength: How to Bend a Nail in Half

Lifting weights is cool, but turning nails into a heap of useless metal at your feet is badass.

6 Plank Variations to Test Your Core Strength

Planks don't have to be static. This classic exercise gets an upgrade with these six creative options.

5 Lessons You Don't Learn in PT School

There is so much more to it. Here are five lessons I’ve learned during my four years of working as a physical therapist.

3 Strategies to Conquer the Pain Cave

If you want serious performance, the pain cave has to become territory that you can dominate, not simply navigate.

The Power of 5-Minute Practice Snacks

No time to train? Take small, frequent breaks and before you know it you'll be practicing ninety minutes a day.

Does Processed Meat Cause Cancer?

Before you swear off processed and red meat altogether, remember to be skeptical and use common sense.

Are You Ready for Your Athletic Comeback?

What advice can I give you, the athlete making your return? Consider these questions in order to tackle the job intelligently.

3 of the Best: This Week's Top Articles, Vol. 5

These pieces have caught your attention throughout the week. So here they are in one place for you to consume, digest, and enjoy.

Keep It Simple: Classic Tools for Smart Training

These tools are classics - timeless gems in the ever-changing, overcomplicated world of strength and fitness.