4 Supplements That Are Good for Your Life, as Well as Your Lifting

Nitrate, creatine, pycnogenol, and acetyl-L-carnitine are good examples of supplements with well-documented effects, but also great potential for more health-oriented discoveries.

The Concept of Balancing Development: How to Coach a Beginner Weightlifter

The purpose of this article is to provide some helpful direction to the novice coach who might be perplexed at how to assess and progress a new athlete.

Your IT Band is Not the Enemy (But Maybe Your Foam Roller Is)

Chances are high that if you’ve ever used a roller, you’ve used it to roll out your iliotibial band. Stop abusing your IT band. It is your friend, and you haven’t been treating it like one.

Combining Bodyweight Exercise and Weight Training for Maximum Benefit

Which is better, bodyweight exercise or weight training? The answer is neither is better. In fact, often you will get more benefit if you use both approaches together.

Blood Type Diet Debunked

The blood type diet has garnered quite a following since its introduction, but a new study suggests it might not actually work. In fact, it seems maybe we should all eat similar diets.

Athlete Journal: Terry Hadlow, Entry 14 - 1/27/2014

I woke up on Thursday morning with a swollen knee, so I was cautious with my workouts for the second part of the week to avoid aggravating the problem.

The Good, The Bad, and the Bottom Line of the Fitness Gadget Craze

Is all this technology a good thing? Data can help you pinpoint your weak spots and, therefore, help you progress. But getting bogged down in the data has its downsides, too.

7 Simple Ways to Avoid Injury in Parkour (Or Any Other Sport)

Injuries within elite athletics are a common occurrence. Does that mean that you, an amateur athlete, are at the same risk for catastrophic injury when performing similar events? No, it does not.

Video: Yoga Flow for Shoulder Opening and Core Integration

This is a great sequence for those who spend a lot of time at a desk or on a bike. Really, it’s for anyone who does any activity that causes the shoulders to sit in an internally rotated position.

3 Steps for Returning to BJJ After Injury

When returning from an injury, be smart. Your goal is to train for years. Train at the right intensity, avoid positions that feel uncomfortable, and choose the right training partners.

The 4 Most Common Issues in Coaching and Learning Gymnastics

I've coached hundreds of athletes and coaches on gymnastics. Here are some of the most common issues and misunderstandings I see in regards to gymnastic movement.

New Research Uncovers the Role of Omega-3s

We've known for some time that omega-3s impact energy production. A new study provides more insights into how they actually do it.

Video: Ben Musholt: 3 Handstand Conditioning Drills

In this video, Ben demonstrates three handstand conditioning drills - handstand kick ups, cast wall walks, and handstand wall runs.

Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 94

Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: martial arts for children, fitness questions, the kettlebell snatch, and more!

Video: Muay Thai - Martial Arts Warm Up and Mobility Sequence

Today, we are going over a sequence of mobility exercises that can help you get warmed up for you muay thai, Brazilian jiu jitsu, or wrestling practice.

Athlete Journal: Jess Papi, Entry 17 - 1/25/2014

This week wasn't my best. I injured my knee on Friday so I didn't get to train, and my diet hasn't been as clean as I'd like. However, it did give me time to work on some other BJJ-related projects.

10 Opinions on The CrossFit Games Open

It's that time of year again. Thoughts are turning to the impending CrossFit Games Open. Here are ten opinions on the Open from those who have been there before.

Product Review: PHISM Pre-Workout Energizer

This pre-workout energizer from Savin Nutrition avoids some of the common pitfalls of pre-workout drinks and gave me more energy even after my workout was over.

Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 74 - Stay Tuned

This week was short due to professional obligations, but I included some video of the kettlebell snatch work I did. Next week is test time for powerlifts!

Friday Flicks: Strongman - A Brief Introduction

There is no doubt that strongmen of old were incredibly strong, in ways that many today try to emulate. Watch this video to be taken on a journey of strength from ancient times to modern day.

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