The Future of Law Enforcement: The 2030 Police Physical Performance Test

Push ups, sit ups, and a 1.5-mile run were great for old-time criminals, but the year is 2030 and criminals are stronger, faster, and fitter. We bring to you the 2030 Police Physical Performance Test.

Book Review: "Survive the Unthinkable" by Tim Larkin

Most of us are civilized people - but truly bad guys are not. Tim Larkin's book will teach you what violence really is and how to defend yourself against it, both mentally and physically.

Why Are Tour de France Cyclists Outliving Everybody Else?

When you look at a sport like cycling, complete with high-speed crashes and prolific drug use, it’s hard to believe top cyclists actually outlive their countrymen by an average of five years.

High Protein Diets Correlate With Lower Rates of Frailty in the Elderly

A new study suggests high protein intake correlates with reduced frailty rates in the elderly.

Athlete Journal: Alli Moyer, Entry 11 - 1/23/2014

Does your training bring you joy? I’ve tossed this question back and forth a lot in my own mind lately, ever since my dad asked me this several months back. And now I think I know the answer.

Book Review: "Yoga Mat Companion 1: Anatomy for Vinyasa Flow and Standing Poses" by Ray Long, MD

This has been one of the primary resources to which I keep returning to develop my own yoga practice and skills as an instructor.

Learning to Recognize the Signs of a Depressed Athlete

I see many athletes who start out eager and driven, but become disenchanted with the prospect of fitness and do just enough to get by. As coaches, it is our responsibility to notice this behavior.

Got Hookworms? Gut Bacteria and Your Health

While I only heard about helminthic therapy - or treatment via hookworm infection - a few months ago, it has apparently been circling the scientific community for years.

Partial Movements: Globo Gym Fail or Useful Training Tool?

It's one thing to intentionally restrict range of motion for a specific purpose. It is quite another to add too much weight to handle properly and then to restrict your ROM due to your bad choices.

3 Questions to Confirm if Your Child Is Ready to Start a Sport

How do you assess if your child is ready for a particular sport? Here are three categories to evaluate your child against, along with four guidelines for implementing a new sport or skill.

Integrity in Competition: A Manifesto for Athletes, Coaches, and Judges

Competition can do strange things to people. So here are some guidelines to help remind us how integrity can manifest itself within our behaviors, as athletes, coaches, or judges.

Strength Training Improves Change of Direction

Change of direction (COD) is a major component of performance in many sports, and a new study shows strength training can make athletes much better at it.

Super D Video: Ankle Mobility Secrets

This exercise is great for lateral movement, and all you need is a band. Stay diligent and see results in a week's time. Increase your poundages without getting stronger!

Athlete Journal: James Kearns, Entry 3 - 1/22/2014

My training schedule in 2014 continues to challenge and frustrate me. This was a good week for my weightlifting but not so much for BJJ.

Product Review: Gawakoto x David Mack "Kabuki" Women’s Rashguard

I've often wondered what design I’d like to see on a women’s rashguard but I could never come up with anything. Fortunately Gawakoto Clothing Co. did it for me with their new Kabuki women's rashguard.

What Our Dietary Guidelines Should Be

If we believe that the USDA’s dietary guidelines are not what is right for us, then what is? Let us take a look at the science and attempt to figure this out for ourselves.

4 Exercises to Cure the Dreaded Imaginary Lat Syndrome

Here are four awesome lat-building moves that will get your training mojo working overtime, strengthen your back, and give you some lats you can actually be proud of for the first time.

The 5 Most Annoying Fitness Questions I Get Asked at Parties

Here’s my list of the things I get asked the most and what I do to deflect the conversation (without just telling people I’m smarter than them, because that never seems to go down so well).

CrossFit Updates: Kevin Ogar and the Masters Level Competition

An update and clarification on what happened in the Kevin Ogar accident, as well as my assessment of the new set-up of the master's level competition for the CrossFit Games Open.

Static Stretching Decreases Running Performance Too

You might have heard static stretching before strength training can dampen performance. A new study found the same thing applies to endurance sports.

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