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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We've known for some time that omega-3s impact energy production. A new study provides more insights into how they actually do it.
In this video, Ben demonstrates three handstand conditioning drills - handstand kick ups, cast wall walks, and handstand wall runs.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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