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.

Giving Back: 12 Ways to Pay It Forward in Fitness

When you first start your fitness journey, you focus on yourself and that's okay. But at a certain point, it's time to give back to the community.

My Secret Technique for Getting Results and Breaking Records

I call this technique the PR Amplifier because I found that by doing it every time I trained I more easily hit personal records.

Personal Trainers: To Hire One or Not to Hire One?

You probably already know the answer to that question, but it's nice to be affirmed every now and then.

Survivor's Bias: How We Miss the Mark With Our Athletes

UCL injuries in baseball players have skyrocketed in the last decade. Finding the solution requires that we ask the right questions.

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