The BM Podcast Un-cut: What's Your Favorite Cheat Meal?

Behind the scenes at the Breaking Muscle podcast, we asked our coaches to share their favorite ways to splurge on calories.

3 Factors Affecting Bar Placement in the Snatch

I’ve identified a problem many beginners have with learning the snatch, and I hope it will help other coaches, too.

An Easy, Effective Hip Flexor Stretch You Can Do Anywhere

As a physical therapist, one of the top five most common things I see is tight hip flexors. Here's my favorite stretch to fix them.

Build Functional Strength With the Shovel Lift

This lift uses the length of the barbell to add even more challenge to our bodies.

Coach, How Do I Know if My Program Is Effective?

Finding a good coach, organizing your training volume, and periodically assessing your results will help you keep your progress rolling.

Cardio Doesn't Kill Gains (and You Should Be Doing It)

Aerobic endurance will carry over to better performance in the weight room.

Master the L-Sit for Core Strength and Bodyweight Control

Body control is an essential athletic skill, and the L-sit is an excellent tool to build it. Follow Timothy Bell's guide to holding a perfect L-sit.

3 Fat Loss Workouts for When You're in a Time Crunch

Effective fat loss only requires consistency and effort.

12 Reps - The Breaking Muscle Digest - Vol. 1, Issue 19

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

The Myth of Stress:The Struggle Between Stress and Weight Loss

Find out how to redirect your food choices to better ones in times of stress.

Blood Lactate Tests: Do You Really Need One?

Blood lactate testing is a growing trend, but it only works if you know what to look for.

Whither Goest Weightlifting? Exciting Times for a Growing Sport

Here's a look at where Olympic weightlifting has been and where it is going - from the perspectiveof an old-timer.

5 Champion Breakfast Recipes to Start Your Day Right

It can be hard to find healthy and tasty options to start your day, which is where these recipes come in.

Cats and Dogs to Balance Shoulders and Hips - Say What?

If you're feeling a bit out of whack, these simple exercises will help get you coordinated.

Qigong: The New (Ancient) Way of Improving Health and Performance

Qigong is an ancient practice that has tremendous benefit for the modern athlete.

How to Avoid Cargo Cult Science in Fitness Literature

Much of what we ready in fitness publications looks like science and feels like science, but it is missing something.

Avoid a Diet Derailment: Nutrition for Travelers

Plan ahead to make sure your time on the road doesn't equal a caloric meltdown.

3 Steps to Assessing Pain: Are You Hurt or Are You Injured?

Getting in tune with your body and progressing with your routine safely is the key to staying injury-free.

Increasing Pull Ups: Smart Strength With Charles Staley

This week, the answers to questions about pull ups, food labels, and how to grow big traps.

Life After Kids: 4 Weeks to Get Your Fitness Back

Having a family can be a roadblock or an opportunity. It's up to you.