How to Succeed in Your First CrossFit Open

This year’s scaled division makes the CrossFit Open especially inviting for beginners. Here's how to make the most of it.

The 5 Deadliest Kettlebell Sins

The body will respond to anything you throw at it, but the kettlebell is a unique beast that requires high technique and low complexity.

12 Reps - The Breaking Muscle Email Digest

Twelve great articles from the past week and from the archives, delivered to your inbox each Sunday.

Your Yoga Crystal Ball: Stop Injuries Before They Happen

What if we quit thinking of why people get yoga injuries and started thinking about the road signs that tell us we are moving into pain?

Chemically Defining Sugars: Is All Sugar Simply “Sugar”?

Everyone craves a little something sweet now and then. Here's what you need to know about four common sweeteners.

Active Release Techniques: Putting Tension on Injuries

Chiropractors such as Dr. Brian Gervais are changing how we deal with recovery in clinical settings.

How Deadlifts Saved My Life

Being able to rip 400 pounds off the floor at any time has done more for my confidence than anything else.

How to Make the 5:2 Fast Diet Work for You

The basic premise of this diet is to fast two days per week. Here's what else you need to know.

Simple Hamstring Exercises to Develop Superhuman Speed

Of all physical abilities an athlete can possess, speed is the most valuable.

Beyond Crawling: Cross Patterning for Athletes

My concern is that people only recognize cross patterning when it comes to ground-based activities.

You Don't Need Medication to Maintain a Healthy Low Back

Age, workout timing, and hip mobility are key factors in staying pain and injury-free.

Oatmega Bars (Product Review)

Oatmega is the best tasting bar I’ve ever had. It's also a company committed to a greater good.

Learn to Land a Back Handspring

If you want to improve agility, mobility, and athleticism, learn the back handspring.

3 Reasons You Don’t Squat More (And What to Do About It)

You’re about to identify which muscles are working against you, and how to get them fired up for a bigger squat.

Don't Get Stranded On Your Training Plateau

Push past sticky points in your training with this bit of helpful perspective.

Improve Your Front Squat With the Forearm Stand

Don't let a lack of wrist and forearm mobility stunt your front squat.

1 Voice Bluetooth Beanie and Headband (Product Review)

With these products, you won't have to worry about tangled wires or spotty sound quality.

DOMS: Why You're So Sore and How to Make It Better

DOMS can keep you out of the gym if you don't know how it works and how to keep it at bay.

On-the-Go Mason Jar Meals for Busy Athletes

Packing healthy meals can be a challenge, but I've found a compact, convenient, and affordable solution.

The Beauty of the Body: Mike Cadotte (Featured Photographer)

From bodybuilding to yoga, photographer Mike Cadotte captures a sense of power and emotion with each of his images.