Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 81

Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: push ups, weightlifting shoes, anatomy, eggs, sports etiquette, and more!

Video: Counter-Tactics in Muay Thai: 3 Counters to the Cross

This week I'm teaching you three counters to the cross. I'll go over a close-range, mid-range, and long-range tactic in great detail.

Athlete Journal: Jess Papi, Entry 3 - 10/19/2013

With school and transitions at my academy, I'm in a bit of a training slump. I'm still teaching at my academy but I'm looking forward to a normalized training schedule and some hard training sessions.

The Villainous 45-Pound Bar Upper Body Workout

This workout is simple to understand but difficult to do. Take the challenge and throw it into your routine sometime. You’ll be pleasantly surprised.

8 Glimpses Into the World of Convict Conditioning

Paul Wade learned about bodyweight exercises and calisthenics from hardcore convicts without access to equipment. Here are eight glimpses into his world of Convict Conditioning.

Product Review: APS Complete 100% Grass Fed Whey Protein and PreCharge

Combine a good protein powder with a solid pre-workout supplement and you have the recipe for athletic success. If you're looking for solid products, APS has two items you should try.

Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 62 - 2013 World Championships

Here's a report of this year's Raw! Federation World Powerlifting Championships, as well as my goals for the future in light of my performance at the meet.

Friday Flicks: Daredevil Mustang Wanted on a 150-Meter Crane

There's fearless - and then there's hanging of the edge of a 150-meter crane and claiming "fear does not exist." This is the motto of 26-year-old Ukrainian Mustang Wanted.

Workouts to Prepare You for the CPAT: The Fire Department Physical Ability Test

This workout plan is comprised of four sessions per week, and you should give yourself a minimum of six weeks training before test day.

9 Perspectives on Coaching and Weightlifting by Bob Takano

Bob Takano is a highly regarded weightlifting coach with experience in coaching all levels of lifter from beginners to national champion. Here are nine of his articles and videos for you.

Off-Season Strength Training for Cyclists: A Well-Planned Transition Phase

Part of prepping for next year's cycling season includes an effective transitional phase to start off-season training. The proper design of this phase of training pays big dividends later.

Super Sets: What They Are and 4 Ways to Do Them

Joe Weider was the founder of bodybuilding as we know it today. He also created the "Super Set Principle," and think what you want about bodybuilding, but these are great for building strength.

Multiple Studies Agree: Occlusion Training Works

Isn't it nice when scientific research seems to agree about something? According to a recent review, there's universal agreement that occlusion training helps build muscle strength and size.

How to Determine Your Jerk Grip Width

Last week we talked about the snatch grip width, so naturally this week we are going to move on to the clean and jerk.

Mobility and Movement, Session 2: Yoga and Mobility for Front Rack Flexibility

Here are some tips to help learn external rotation and mobilize key parts of the body required for the front rack position.

The Cost of Eating Well: How to Eat Better for Less Money

A lot of people thinking eating well has to be expensive, but I'm here to tell you that's not true. The cost can be a lot less than you think, and here's how to do it.

The Rabbit Hole of Back Pain: What Your Doctor Doesn't Want You to Know

Doctors don’t want you to understand your problem for fear they will lose money and your relatives that they told you to bring to them. Here's what you need to know to educate yourself on the matter.

Weightlifting Shoes: Why You Need a Pair, What to Look For, and When to Wear Them

If I had a pound for every time I’m asked about Olympic weightlifting shoes, well, I’d be able to afford plenty more pairs of shoes. Here's everything you need to know about weightlifting shoes

Big Heavy Squats Can Help Treat and Prevent Osteoporosis

A new study shows squats might have yet another health benefit - improved bone health in women with osteoporosis and osteopenia.

Video: Sean Waxman - Olympic Weightlifting Drills: Snatch Pull

The snatch pull is an exercise used to strengthen the pulling muscles, or reinforce pulling mechanics.

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