Why All Coaches Need Courage

Personal trainers may not need to run into burning buildings or work in a combat zone, but working with clients requires a certain kind of courage.

Hey CrossFit: You Created the Culture, So Own It

Cry, bleed, vomit, but don’t stop. And, yes, if you find the idea of breaking your neck a problem, we don’t care to associate with your kind.

Capturing the Zone - David Paterson (Featured Photographer)

From a young age, David Paterson has been intrigued with photography's ability to capture the peak of performance.

The Distinct and Spicy Benefits of Capsaicin

Do you know the chemistry of capsaicin, its involvement in gene activation and calorie burning, and how it can actually make you feel full?

Squats Now, Facebook Later: Stop Dreaming and Start Doing

It's the CrossFit New Year. Here's how to stop dreaming about being better and start doing it every day.

5 Tips for Getting Back to Running After a Hiatus

Why is it that some runners have no trouble getting back to a regular routine, and others eventually resist the thought of running altogether?

Why in the World Would You Sit While Exercising?

Do you sit on a spin bike or even a bench when you work out? Sitting, even when it's in the middle of a workout, is ruining your body.

EMG Analysis of the Bench Press and Push Up

A new study investigated the effectiveness of push ups versus the bench press, and found they have a lot in common.

Pushing My Limits (Athlete Journal 35)

This week I had to work around some groin, neck, and wrist issues, but I was still able to train.

The New Swimming Workouts Start Today!

Whether you're trying to improve your swim performance, triathlon times, or general fitness, our new swim workouts are a great tool to have in your arsenal.

Getting Personal: Working Out the Way Your DNA Intended

Epigenetics is all about how genes are expressed in the body. We can use this to create a training program based on body structure and epigenetic demands.

The Case for Swimming

Running served me well for years - until it didn't. After injury upon injury, my body was sending a message. It was time for a change. Time to swim.

How to Use EFT to Overcome Challenges in the Gym

Learn this little-known technique to overcome your psychological barriers to better physical performance in the gym.

10 Signs Your Scale Is Telling You Lies

It can be hard to accept you’re doing the right things, if the scale isn’t backing you up. Here’s a list of signs that you're on the right track, even if the scale isn’t budging.

Is High-Fiber Bread Actually Better?

How does high-fiber bread stack up against regular old wheat bread? A new study aimed to find out.

How Foam Rolling Relieves the Pain of Working a Desk

Sitting can leave you feeling exhausted, sore, and unmotivated at the end of a long day at the office, but it can do much worse.

5 Ways to Train for the One-Arm Push Up (Video)

There are a lot of different ways to train for the one-arm push up. Here are five of Al's favorites

A Look at Our Love-Hate Relationship With Competition

Are you inspired or deflated by competition? Is it valuable or harmful? This week's we explore those questions in sport, business, and psyche.

Back to the Grind (Athlete Journal 44)

I jumped right back into training this week, and I'm glad I did. I've also been having success with setting small daily goals for my training.

Neck and Head Training to Maximize Athletic Performance

What do head and neck training have to do with improving athletic performance, breathing, and blood flow?

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