What to Do (and Not Do) on Competition Day

Complacency and lack of consideration of all aspects of competition can cost you many kilos on your total.

Why You Should Drop the Marathons for 5K Races

Seeing yourself get faster, fitter, and leaner by doing shorter, higher-intensity runs might be just what you need.

4 Kettlebell Brands: Which Is Best for You?

Which kettlebell is best for which purpose? Which one is the best deal? Which one is most durable? Here are the answers to all those questions and more.

Why Do We Train? Finding Purpose in Movement

I propose that we, as generalists with no specific attachment to any one competitive discipline, adopt a new mindset.

Warm Up With Bands Improves Back Squat Performance

A recent study asks whether band resistance can improve your back squat 1RM.

Tournament and Training Success (Athlete Journal 25)

Last weekend I had a successful tournament, and I'm feeling more prepared for the New York Open in July.

Top 6 Reasons You Should Join a Swim Club

Ask any Olympic swimmer what his or her swimming secret is and 99% of the time you will get the same answer.

How Sucralose Can Make You Fat

Should we be consuming sucralose? According to the research, the answer is not so black and white.

Interview with MacKenzie Arrington of Grappler Gourmet

Tired in BJJ class, sore, or just have no pop? Follow MacKenzie's performance meal plan.

5 Athletes to Watch in CrossFit and the NPFL

There was a time when Lindsey Valenzuela was not a household name in the world of functional fitness. But in 2011, she was simply “one to watch.”

Running Is the Killer App of the Human Body

Modern cavemen are all the rage. Paleo-eating guys with beards trying to reconnect with their inner savage. But are they missing the most important step?

CLA Does Not Improve Cardio, Endurance, or Power

CLA didn't perform so well in the latest study. After an eight-week trial there was no difference in any performance markers.

6 Cheap Ways to Turn Couch Potato Kids Into Ninja Warriors

If your kids are stir crazy this summer, send them on an adventure with ogres, forest nymphs, and heavy rocks.

Free the Zoo Humans: Workouts and Wisdom From Erwan Le Corre

Are you a wolf, or a chihuahua? Erwan Le Corre thinks you're a wolf, and he wants to help you feel like one, too.

How Do You Place a Value on Expertise?

It was Dr. Phil who observed, “We teach people how to treat us,” and whether you like him or not, I see it all the time.

The Role of Testosterone for the Female Athlete

How does testosterone level affect women in terms of exercise and fitness? Learn how this hormone impacts women both physically and psychologically.

Does Having More Fat Help You Burn More Fat?

People who have lost a lot of weight often note it gets harder the more fat they lose. A new study asks why this is so.

3 Reasons Americans Should Love Soccer and 3 Reasons They Don't

Major League Soccer is becoming more popular in the United States, but it faces an uphill battle in winning over the hearts of Americans. Here's why.

Sole Sisters: Forming Lasting Bonds Through Running

Recognize and cherish these relationships. I guarantee they change your life.

5 Workout Remedies for When You Feel Weak

What happens when your training schedule says it’s a big workout today, but you’re just not feeling it?

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