Plyometric Exercises Improve Athleticism in Youth Soccer Players

A new study found adding plyometrics into an adolescent soccer program improved the players' performance in general physical fitness assessments.

12 Articles by Dresdin Archibald - Weightlifter, Accountant, and International Referee

Dresdin Archibald is a 63-year-old weightlifter, accountant, and international referee. Here are twelve of his articles to educate and fascinate you.

Athlete Journal: James Kearns, Entry 7 - 2/19/2014

Now that competition season is in full swing, I've started to focus on tightening up my diet, strength and conditioning, bodyweight, and my overall BJJ game.

Roasted Squash Soup (Recipe)

Cold winter days are when I want to bundle up in a pile of blankets with a good book, cup o’ tea, a furry friend, and - you guessed it - a creamy bowl of piping hot soup.

Interview With UFC Fighter Dan Hardy: One Door Closes, Another Opens

The diagnosis of Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome left Hardy with an uncertain future, but now he's aiming his skill-set toward coaching and helping new fighters navigate all aspects of the MMA scene.

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night (Or How to Grow Older Disgracefully)

I am going to rage against the dying of the light. Pick up the bar. Grab the rings. Squat heavy, and often. Look aging in the face and laugh. I will not go gentle into that dark night.

How to Build a Super Solid Kettlebell Snatch (and Avoid the Dreaded Smack)

When it comes to kettlebells, the snatch is often the first lift that many people want to learn. But let’s start at the start and figure out what the snatch is, and how best to build it.

2 Skills You Need For a Better Vertical Jump

Power is certainly a prerequisite for a high vertical jump, but so is skill work. A new study identified two skills to work on if you're looking for a higher jump.

How We Can Apply the Olympics to Our Own Training

Olympians are glorified and their success is celebrated worldwide. But at what cost? And what does it have to do with each of us and the time we spend in the gym?

Product Review: enso Muscle Roller

Do you waste a lot of time trying to find the perfect roller for the perfect spot? Well, all that is a thing of the past if you’re using the enso Muscle Roller from Evofit.

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Avoid Eating Beans

Paleo cautions against eating beans, but to me, the concept of omitting beans from your diet, with the exception of those with digestive problems or diseases, doesn’t make much sense.

The Story of the Endomorph: How to Work With What You Have

Do you feel that your body type works against you? You are in control of what you put in your mouth and the amount of exercise you do. The body you earn is a result of those two things combined.

Nutrition and Genetics: Is Nutrigenetics The Future of Nutrition?

The area of nutrigenetics is fairly new and this article will give you a general idea of how the study of genetics and nutrition has come together, and how that affects the everyday person.

The Scapula: How It Can Make or Break You

Some things just go together. Peanut butter and jelly. Jordan and Pippen. Cheech and Chong. In the body, the biggest power couple is the ball and socket. But what about the shoulder blade?

The Role of Leg Strength in Plyometrics

A new study suggests leg strength carries over into plyometrics, particularly while doing drop jumps. Female rugby players could also sustain their jumps for a longer period of time.

Athlete Journal: Terry Hadlow, Entry 17 - 2/17/2014

Despite a few days off, my training went well this week, with some progress in my back squat and front squat. My overall fitness also seems to be improving.

5 Lessons the Olympics Teach Us about Sport and Life

While the Olympics might also seem over the top, one thing is also certain - the Olympics captivate our attention. They do so because the Olympics teach us many lessons about sport and life.

Block Lunges: Release the Quadriceps and Lengthen the Hamstrings

The quadriceps and hamstrings are stubborn partners that resist change, but a little bit of love from block lunges can go a long way towards healing the divide.

How to Hold a Freestanding Handstand

If you've built a solid base with lead-up stunts, then practice your kick-up, you’ll find the balancing isn’t too bad. By following this smart progression you’ll cut your learning curve in half.

Mobility’s Dark Side: Why Being Super Bendy Isn't All That

Are the people who are flopping their torsos down onto the floor in a spread leg forward fold actually experiencing less pain and discomfort in their bodies? Usually not. What we want is balance.

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