Is Your Sport Killing Your Athletic Potential?

Specialization is for insects - true athletes should be able to run, jump, lift, climb, and swim.

No More Bicycle Crunches: 5 Smart Exercises to Work Your Core

Let’s start treating the core like the three-dimensional piece of armor that it is.

11 Signs of a Great CrossFit Gym

Use this checklist to determine the quality of your current CrossFit gym (and if you need to make a change).

Stop Blaming the Rotator Cuff: The Mechanism of Shoulder Injuries

With a few exceptions, most shoulder injuries are not the rotator cuff’s fault. It is just a victim.

How to Crawl Your Way Back to Shoulder Health

The shoulder is a complex area of the body, but maintaining it's strength and mobility doesn't have to be.

The BJJ Blue Belt: A Belt of Frustration and Opportunity

The blue belt is often the longest, most challenging, yet most rewarding rank in your BJJ career.

An 8-Week Mobility Program for Masters Olympic Weightlifting

Many masters athletes come into the game already somewhat beat up and immobile from life. This program is designed to mobilize and improve performance.

Minimalist Running, With a Twist: The New Airia Ones

These shoes are a good middle ground between traditional running shoes and minimalist shoes.

The CrossFit Open and the Average Athlete: Is It Worth It?

A study of three average CrossFitters revels the mental and physical toll of training for the CrossFit Open.

A Winner's Guide to Obstacle Course Racing

Planning to run an obstacle course race? We've got training plans and advice from people who have been there.

WiFi Weightlifting and the Problem With Online Coaching

You can learn anything in the world at the click of a mouse, but weightlifting should not be one of those things.

Smoothies For Everyone: 6 Muscle-Building Recipes to Try

Here are six recipes from Breaking Muscle coaches for all kinds of athletes and dietary needs.

Use Your X Wife to Prep Your Core for Serious Lifting

Donnie Thompson shows how his powerful mobility tool, the X Wife, can strengthen and injury-proof your core.

Increase Your Fast-Twitch Potential With Isometrics

Sometimes, standing still can be the best way to train for speed.

12 Reps - The Breaking Muscle Digest - Vol. 1, Issue 14

Twelve reader favorites from the past week and from the archives, curated to save you time and bring you happiness.

4 Office Exercises Nobody Will Know You Are Doing

Desk sitters, taking a moment to even do one of these sneaky, sitting exercises will rejuvenate your focus.

Foam Roller vs. PNF Purgatory: Which One Will Save You?

Is all that time on the foam roller actually working? A recent study compared foam rolling to PNF stretching.

Are Your Weak Neck Muscles Making Your Hamstrings Tight?

The neck is one part of the body's deep core stabilizing system, and weakness can create problems down the chain.

How to Be an Expert: Knowing You Know Nothing is Everything

The first rule of being an expert is to never think you are an expert.

I Want a Flat Stomach: Smart Strength With Charles Staley

Strength training veteran Charles Staley is here to answer our readers' questions about life and lifting.