How Stress Makes You Crave Food and Store Fat

When we are stressed we actually need more nutrients. So why would we crave something that is lacking nutrients?

Real Yogis Use Props (And You Should, Too)

I cannot count the number of times I have gotten blocks for a student who was struggling to touch the floor - and he or she refused to use them.

7 Things I've Learned About BJJ From Joe Rogan

Recently, I’ve enjoyed hearing Joe talk about strength and conditioning for jiu jitsu, learning new techniques, and training while injured.

Is CrossFit's Definition of Fitness Flawed?

Are we truly crowned the Fittest on Earth or do we merely have the winner of a contest with a bunch of arbitrary variables?

What the Hollywood Stars Know About Fitness That You Don't

Hollywood know something about fitness that many of us don't practice, despite seeking similar goals.

HMB + ATP = More Strength and Less Overtraining

A new study examined the use of HMB and ATP supplements, with promising results.

What Male Athletes Need to Know About Testosterone

Today, we examine a few studies that may pique your interest in how certain movements can peak your testosterone more than others.

C-Section or Vaginal Birth? Considerations for a Strong, Informed Birth Experience

Here are a few differences between the two birth options, from personal experience.

A Beginner's Guide to Running Gear

As long as you have a pair of running shoes, you can run! But how much of the other stuff is worth investing in?

Open Your Mind and Say Yes to Your Coach

Before you ask your coach for advice, make sure you are truly willing to change your behavior.

Are You Addicted to Exercise? The Tell-Tale Signs

Is there such a thing of too much exercise? And if so, what are the signs that you are taking it too far? Check this list.

Hormonal Response to Kettlebell Swings: A Scientific Analysis

A new study analyzed the kettlebell swing's effects on hormones and heart rate.

Quality Time in the Weight Room (Athlete Journal 29)

The PanAmerican Championships are right around the corner, so I am trying to get in more alone time in the gym.

How You Can Use Comparison, Instead of Letting It Abuse You

The key to keeping our sanity and loving the lives we lead depends on the comparisons we allow ourselves to make.

2 Drills to Injury Proof Your Ankles

It’s never fun to get hurt. But the truth is your ankles can become a lot more indestructible than most people would imagine.

Body Composition or Skill: Which Is More Important for Jumping?

A new study explores the athletic traits needed for jump performance.

Introducing the Special Forces Workouts (and a Must-Read FAQ)

The Special Forces workouts for current and aspiring operators start today. This FAQ will help you get the most out of the program.

4 Bodyweight Deadlift Alternatives (Video)

In the first of a new calisthenics series, Al Kavadlo shares four exercises for the posterior chain.

It's Time to Face the Hard Reality of Fitness

Facing the truth was a common and important theme from this past week's writing, so here are my picks for your must-read articles.

7 Insane Leg Workouts That May Make You Take Up Basket Weaving

Many avoid working the legs even though there is a huge upside to it. Are you willing to get after it?