How Much Training Do You Need?

Whether you are a competitor or a recreational athlete, you can learn a lot about your body if you just listen.

To Clench or Not to Clench (Your Butt), That Is the Question

Perma-clenching is often an unconscious habit created by deep core weakness, pelvic misalignment, pelvic floor weakness, and lumbar instability.

The Key to Conquering the Elusive Muscle Up

You’ve spent hours doing technique work, playing with bands, and watching progressions. So what are you missing?

Science Investigates the Cause of Muscle Cramps

If you've ever experienced a muscle cramp while training, you know what a pain it can be. But can you prevent it?

Tactical Strength Challenge Results (Athlete Journal 6)

I competed in the Elite class for the recent Tactical Strength Challenge, and now I'm ready for SFG 2 next week.

4 Bodyweight Squat Variations (Video)

In this video Ben shows you four squat variations: the prisoner squat, the single leg squat, the BOSU get up, and the Cocorinha.

You Are Responsible for What Goes in Your Mouth

How discerning are you when it comes to what you eat? Do you really read all the labels? Do you actually know how your supplements were made?

Back to My Roots (Athlete Journal Entry 26)

I have a short break from school, and I'm taking the time to up my intensity and have fun with my training.

Why Do You Do That? A Primer on Motivation and Goal-Setting

Human behavior is a funny thing. So often our goals are detached from reality. How do we align the two?

Caveman Cookies (Product Review)

Sometimes you just need a cookie, and these are a healthy and tasty option for health-conscious cookie lovers.

How to Put Meat on Your Quads (Athlete Journal 86)

Ramping up my training volume, especially on weak areas and without sacrificing intensity, is doing me a lot of good.

Kilian Martin: Altered Route - Skateboarding (Friday Flick)

Stop for a second and marvel at this incredible infusion of skateboarding, gymnastics, and dance.

The Best Diet for Firefighters and Police

Emergency responders actually save peoples lives, so premium fuel for performance is a must.

How to Cure a "Motor Idiot"

Even for the worst affected, there is hope for these clients if you are able to help them find the joy in training.

Running: The Exercise Equivalent of Vegetables

As a good parent, do you let a kid off eating his vegetables, which you know are good for him, or do you make him eat the green stuff?

One Rep Max Tests Shown Accurate and Reliable for Military Personnel

1RM tests are common in athletic contexts. A new study tested more functional tests for military personnel.

Weekly Work-In: Week 8 - Use Visualization to Achieve Your Sports Goals

Visualization can help you achieve strength, flexibility, reduced time, or a large feat like completing a marathon.

The Trials and Tradeoffs of Being a Competitive Athlete

Valerie Worthington's journals portray the immense value and annoying struggles of competing in BJJ.

The Genie in a Bottle: Anabolic Steroids and Youth Athletes

As a parent or coach, you need to take steps to educate youth athletes about the problems of using anabolics.

Power Optimization Part I: Old Time Strongmen

In this series of articles I will attempt to answer what is best: power optimization or power efficiency? Let's start with how old-time strongmen trained.