In Defense of the Kipping Pull Up

I won't disagree that the kipping pull up looks silly and isn’t a real pull up, but I’m tired of reading criticisms based on shoulder mechanics that have zero basis in reality.

To Get Stronger, Variety Is Key

A new study explored four different methods of varying intensity and exercise to build size and strength.

Training for Long-Term Success With Eva Twardokens - Breaking Muscle Radio, Ep 2

In this episode, we talk to Eva T. about being an athlete, being healthy, and having fun.

The Fitness Customer Is Always Wrong

In fitness, what the customer wants is not necessarily what the customer needs. I'm going to outline what they want, versus what trainers need to provide.

What Kids Can Learn From a BJJ Lifestyle

Most parents turn to martial arts to teach their kids discipline. I would argue it is the least important lesson of them all.

Why Your Excuse About "Not Having Time" Is Just Wrong

Did you know that when you sign up to do an Ironman event you are sent a voucher for an extra twenty hours a week?

Burpees or Cycling Intervals: Which Is the Best Cardio Exercise?

A new study compared the effectiveness of burpees and cycling intervals. Suprisingly, people would rather do burpees.

Our New Firefighter Training Program Launches Today!

If you are a firefighter or aspiring to be one, this new training program is for you. Here's what you should know before you begin.

My First Workout After Achilles Tendon Surgery (Athlete Journal 2)

I did my first workout post-surgery, and am finding I feel better if I'm moving, even if I need to modify exercises.

7 Steps to the Freestanding Handstand Push Up (Video)

Take your time to go through these inversion drills. Display control throughout the whole movement.

Do You Have a Healthy Relationship With Your Workouts?

Sometimes our workouts are our best friends, and sometimes we feel like the jilted ex. This week's articles are about the different ways we relate to our training.

Hard Work Is Worth the Sacrifice (Athlete Journal 39)

Even though it’s challenging to train as much as I am right now, it’ll all pay off at my next meet.

The Incremental (But Intense) Circuit Workout

Why am I promoting this workout? It's simple to understand, easy to implement, and it will work if you work.

Use Play to Become Fitter and Stronger for Longer

Serious athletes may see play as a waste of valuable training time, but is it really?

VolcaNO Pre-Workout Supplement (Product Review)

Nitric oxide is growing in popularity, and this product makes it easy to reap the benefits during your workouts.

Training vs. Testing (Athlete Journal 96)

If you’re a competitive athlete, the time for testing your maximum capacity is in competition, not in training.

The Strength of Wimbledon Tennis - Andy Murray (Video)

What is behind Andy Murray's rise? What has driven him forward and upward, year upon year?

What Firefighters Know About Asking for Help That You Don't

When you need help, call on the Rapid Intervention Team in your life, whether it’s your mind, your coach, or your partner.

Why It's Not All About the Weight You Are Lifting

Weight is important. But speed of movement is an informative index to evaluate efficacy of training.

The 3 Elements of Training and How to Order Them

I believe proper training is made up of three things. And only when the previous step is locked in place will the next one be achievable.

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