Another Slam Dunk for Outdoor Exercise

In a recent study, cyclists who exercised outdoors not only enjoyed themselves more, but also performed better than indoor cyclists.

Athlete Journal: Terry Hadlow, Entry 15 - 2/3/2014

Between two rest days this week and a rough snatch workout, I wasn't at 100 percent. Fortunately a good front squat session on Sunday saved my training week.

My Desert Island Exercise: Core Twist (Jathara Parivartanasana)

This core twist is simply a beast of an exercise. I’m going to give you two variations and four different props that you can use to make things easier.

Do We All Squat the Same? 3 Movement Principles For Every Body

For all the thousands of different people I have worked with, one thing has remained the same. You can’t change movement principles. Here are three things that means in terms of the squat.

How to Work Up to a Freestanding Handstand

In this article you’ll learn to balance on your hands out in the open. Just about anyone who is willing to put in the work will be able to accomplish this goal in time.

What Strength Training Means to Me: How a Bookish Girl Became a Lifter and Coach

I have a degree in English Literature from Cambridge University and if you’d told me twenty years ago that I would end up building a career in strength training, I’d have thought you were mad.

The 2014 Top 10 Fitness Blog Contest - Nominate Your Favorite Blog to Win!

Have a favorite fitness website? Nominate it here! The twenty sites with the most nominations will go before our judges for consideration for 2014 ten best blogs!

Higher Exercise Intensity Correlates With Suppressed Immunity

As beneficial as exercise might be, more isn't always better. A new study compared the effects of high- and low-intensity exercise on the body's immune response.

Video: Ben Musholt: 4 Alternative Bodyweight Warm Up Exercises

In this video, Ben Musholt demonstrates four alternative warm up exercises to the standard jumping jack or running in place motions.

Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 95

Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: the iliotibial band, common squat mistakes, the AbMat, and more!

Athlete Journal: Jess Papi, Entry 18 - 2/1/2014

Despite my injured knee, I slowly eased back into training this week, and am looking forward to competing in a tournament on February 8th.

Video: Post Run Yoga Flow for Flexibility and Strength

This segment I’m sharing today is my go-to for post run flexibility work. This flow will help to keep you injury free - particularly from knee problems, IT band syndrome, and hamstring issues.

Back to Basics: 11 Articles and Videos on Breathing Better

Becoming better at breathing is advantageous for everything from relaxation to performance. Here are eleven pieces to take you through the ins and outs of mastering this seemingly basic task.

Product Review: SEAL Multivitamin

Tired of paying tons of money for huge multivitamins that you can barely swallow? The SEAL Multi from Kill Cliff is full of high-quality ingredients to fuel performance, and it won't break the bank.

Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 75 - Testing Week

This week was a testing week and also turned out to be a recovery week. Check out the videos I've included this week to see some of the results!

Friday Flicks: Squat Contest - Powerlifter, Weightlifter, Strongman, and Bodybuilder

Four strength athletes, one challenge - to squat the most reps with bodyweight on the bar in five minutes. Who will be champion?

How to Build a Better Pedal Stroke, Part 2

After two weeks I have undertaken ten training sessions, and during these I have attempted to ride more in a circle during both the effort and rest phases. Here is a detailed analysis of my results.

Off-Season Strength Training for Cyclists: The Strength Phase

For the past three months we’ve progressively prepared for the more intense work this month. It’s now time get serious about developing strength.

The Other Guys (And Why They Don’t Matter)

In 1988 Carl Lewis lost his focus and lost his shot at a gold medal. Why? Because he let Ben Johnson get in his head. If it can happen to someone like Carl Lewis, it can happen to any of us.

Know Thyself (And You'll Know How to Train)

The tricky part of training is when people try to ride two horses with one ass. You can't specialize in more than one thing. Know yourself and what you want well enough and you'll know how to train.

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