Starting Out at 40: A Plan for Greater Health and Fitness

If you’re starting on your fitness journey later in life this is for you. What I hope to provide in this series is a logical plan to get you safely on the path towards greater health and fitness.

Why Successful People Don't Set Goals and You Shouldn't Either

It's popular to push the setting of goals, but what if setting goals could actually be a negative thing? And is it something that successful people actually even do? Evidence shows otherwise.

Sprinting With a Weighted Vest: Help or Hindrance?

The weight vest is frequently used as a progression tool. A new study asks whether using a weight vest can improve sprint times.

Athlete Journal: Alli Moyer, Entry 10 - 1/9/2014

I celebrated Christmas with the 12 Days of Christmas WOD and rang in the New Year with a solid nine hours of sleep and 10lb clean PR. People might think I'm weird, but I've learned that's okay.

Video: Hip-Opening Yoga for People Who Sit, Run, or Bike

This hip-opener flow is absolutely one of my favorite sequences. It releases tension in the hip flexors, outer hips, and glutes, and is great for everyBODY.

What Strongman Training Can Teach Weightlifters and Workers

How does functional training affect us outside the gym, particularly at work? We might learn a few of the strongmen’s tricks that will make an industrial labor job a bit easier.

Are Handstands Good For You? A Yoga Teacher's Perspective

As a yoga teacher, the upside of the handstand craze is it draws hundreds of new yogis to the practice. The downside is an overemphasis on strength in just a few parts of the body.

What's Preventing You From Doing Pistol Squats? How to Progress Pistols

Consider this article to be a user’s manual of sorts for the pistol, complete with a step-by-step progression as well as a troubleshooting guide.

15 Things You’re Probably Not Doing Enough Of

Through my time as both a strength athlete and strength coach, I’ve discovered some very effective aspects of training that, for whatever reason, have not hit most people’s radars yet.

You Can't Out-Train a Bad Diet, But Exercise Sure Does Help

While it's true that you can't out-exercise a bad diet, that doesn't mean exercise doesn't help. A new study explored the effects of high-intensity exercise on your lipid profile.

Athlete Journal: James Kearns, Entry 1 - 1/8/2014

Due to sickness and the New Year, my first athlete journal entry is a bit sparse, but I'm planning to get into action to prepare for my first competition of the year.

Interview with Emily Kwok: On Babies and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

I recently spoke with BJJ black belt about her new role as mother and asked her to shed some light on what happens to female athletes after they have babies.

What Is Healthy Eating? Turning the Food Pyramid Upside Down

Did you know that the official USDA food pyramid is actually the opposite of the food pyramid proposed by the USDA nutritionists?

The Life-Cycle of a CrossFitter, Part 2 - Moving Into Real Fitness

CrossFitters - if you've hit a plateau, you’ve begun to get soft, or you are beginning to feel the early pangs of some sort of injury, then read on.

Training Worthy of a Lifetime

If you told me you decided to spend the rest of your life figuring out the leg press, I’d feel bad for you. But if you told me you decided to spend your life learning a martial art, I’d be impressed.

Rehydration After Weight Cutting: Water Doesn't Cut It

Cutting weight to get into a lower weight class often results in dehydration. A new study asks whether drinking a liter of water can help rehydrate athletes.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 83 - Ringing in the New Year with 800lb Squats

Between moving to a new gym facility and squatting heavy - 800lbs, to be exact - for the first time in months, I think 2014 is off to a good start.

Product Review: HumanX Kettlebell Arm Guards

It is inevitable that until your kettlebell snatch technique is good you will whack yourself a number of times. The HumanX Kettlebell Arm Guard is perfect for this learning phase.

Working with Special Populations Part 3: Diabetes Mellitus

As coaches, we will likely have someone with diabetes come through our doors. Type 1 diabetes care will differ from type 2 diabetes care, and it's important for coaches to know the difference.

10 Videos on Mobility, Therapy, and Performing Movements Properly by Dave Ayres

By his own admission, CrossFit coach Dave Ayres was not born with natural ability. This is why he finds himself always learning. Here Dave shares his learnings with you through ten of his best videos.

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