Why All Swim Coaches Should Coach a Kids Camp

It’s amazing what just four hours with these kids has taught me as a coach. While the idea of swimming doesn’t change, the difference is in how you teach.

Fight for the Right to Recess: 3 Reasons Kids Need Break Time

Many schools are shortening recess or even eliminating it altogether. Here are some reasons that's a bad idea.

How to Recycle and Progress Your Nutrition (Just Like Your Lifting)

Why do we jump into crazy diets? That’s like saying “I want to deadlift, so I’m going to deadlift as heavy as I can every day.”

Unstable Surface Training Is Only for the Injured or Deconditioned

A new study suggests if you're going to use stability balls for the bench press, you should ditch the barbell in favor of dumbbells.

It's Tournament Time (Athlete Journal 33)

This weekend I'm heading to the Boston Summer Open, and I'm feeling excited and optimistic.

Combat Skin Samurai in Combat Rashguard (Product Review)

I’ve had more people stop me in class to take a closer look at the graphics on this rashguard than any other. It's attractive, comfortable, and high quality.

GRID at the Garden: My Thoughts on a New Sport

If you dig competitive exercise, are into local throwdowns, or watch to the CrossFit Games, the new GRID league is more than worth your time.

Finding Your Ideal Weight: How Getting Leaner Kills Performance

I've been concerned about my weight for three decades. And I have learned everyone has a weight that is right for him or her.

CrossFit Should Not Be Based on a Dare

Mixing and matching from boxes and CrossFit celebs is a prescription for failure. Seeking out the most heinous crush-fest is just plain reckless.

The 7 Best Apps for Changing Your Fitness Habits

There are a lot of fitness apps out there. A new study explored which ones were the most likely to actually cause changes in behavior.

Balini Active Sportswear (Product Review)

This tank top and sports bra are ideal for active women who want something cute, but also functional and comfortable.

Follow the Client: Applying Montessori Principles in the Gym

"Following the child" is a common phrase in Montessori. Here's how to apply it to coaching clients of all ages.

Why Dieting Is Harmful to Your Health

Diets, while well-intended, are just distractions from the larger issues that lurk beneath the surface. And they are likely making you fatter and less healthy.

5 Short Drills to Make the Secret Places Stronger (Video)

People often forget about the secret places - in particular the shoulders, midsection, glutes, and ankles. Here's are some drills to strengthen these areas.

Why Your CrossFit Gym Needs an On-Ramp Program

An on-ramp teaches foundational movements, but it also teaches the language of CrossFit, lowers injury rates, and welcomes clients into your culture.

7 Reasons Your Injury Is Not Getting Any Better

Why is your injury just not healing? It could be for reasons you never thought of. Fix these and you will be well on the way to fixing yourself.

Pregnancy Diet Affects Fat Levels in Babies

A new study reiterates the importance of a quality diet during pregnancy, especially when it comes to newborn size.

First Week of Prep for World Championships (Athlete Journal 37)

Between the nagging pain in my left wrist and discomfort in my groin, this wasn't my best week of training.

Could Spinning Be the Best Cross-Training for Runners?

On a recent run, a new girl to our group kicked all of our butts on the final hill. Turns out she's a spin instructor and she credits it for her running success.

Unilateral Leg Training, Part 2: Challenging the Overreaction

I encourage everyone to analyze the true contribution of a new trend to your training before committing to long-term implementation.

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