Focus On Effort, Not Results (Athlete Journal 104)

Sometimes we get so caught up in measuring results that we forget to focus on the quality and quantity of our efforts.

The World's Most Athletic Sport - Weightlifting (Video)

This video will get you fired up - there's no question about that. But it's not your everyday lifting video.

Nitrates and Nitrites: Should We Stop Eating Bacon?

Do you know where the majority of your nitrates and nitrites come from? The answer may surprise you.

17 Tips for Getting Better at Rowing

Follow this list of tips and you'll be a more efficient, less injured, and happier rower. You'll have more left for the other elements in your workouts, too.

Curls Get the Girls: How to Build a Better Arm Workout

Despite what the anti-bodybuilding crowd says, isolated arm training can be functional, too. Here's how to do it the right way.

WilkWear Padded Collarbone Compression Shirt (Product Review)

Tired of sporting ugly bruises from clean and jerks or front squats? This shirt will take the beating for you.

How to Analyze Which of Your Lifts Need Attention

You have to do a certain amount of every lift to ensure strength and skill development. But how do you know which is weakest and how to adapt your training?

Why All Swim Coaches Should Coach a Kids Camp

It’s amazing what just four hours with these kids has taught me as a coach. While the idea of swimming doesn’t change, the difference is in how you teach.

Fight for the Right to Recess: 3 Reasons Kids Need Break Time

Many schools are shortening recess or even eliminating it altogether. Here are some reasons that's a bad idea.

How to Recycle and Progress Your Nutrition (Just Like Your Lifting)

Why do we jump into crazy diets? That’s like saying “I want to deadlift, so I’m going to deadlift as heavy as I can every day.”

Unstable Surface Training Is Only for the Injured or Deconditioned

A new study suggests if you're going to use stability balls for the bench press, you should ditch the barbell in favor of dumbbells.

It's Tournament Time (Athlete Journal 33)

This weekend I'm heading to the Boston Summer Open, and I'm feeling excited and optimistic.

Combat Skin Samurai in Combat Rashguard (Product Review)

I’ve had more people stop me in class to take a closer look at the graphics on this rashguard than any other. It's attractive, comfortable, and high quality.

GRID at the Garden: My Thoughts on a New Sport

If you dig competitive exercise, are into local throwdowns, or watch to the CrossFit Games, the new GRID league is more than worth your time.

Finding Your Ideal Weight: How Getting Leaner Kills Performance

I've been concerned about my weight for three decades. And I have learned everyone has a weight that is right for him or her.

CrossFit Should Not Be Based on a Dare

Mixing and matching from boxes and CrossFit celebs is a prescription for failure. Seeking out the most heinous crush-fest is just plain reckless.

The 7 Best Apps for Changing Your Fitness Habits

There are a lot of fitness apps out there. A new study explored which ones were the most likely to actually cause changes in behavior.

Balini Active Sportswear (Product Review)

This tank top and sports bra are ideal for active women who want something cute, but also functional and comfortable.

Follow the Client: Applying Montessori Principles in the Gym

"Following the child" is a common phrase in Montessori. Here's how to apply it to coaching clients of all ages.

Why Dieting Is Harmful to Your Health

Diets, while well-intended, are just distractions from the larger issues that lurk beneath the surface. And they are likely making you fatter and less healthy.

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