Rowkeeper App (Tech Review)

I fell in love with rowing a long time ago, and now I've found a rowing app that I'm also in love with.

Weekly Work-In: Week 5 - Use Meditation to Calm Mental Conflict

You go to the gym to work your body, but do you also take time to focus on developing a stronger, clearer mind space?

How Not to Be “That” Sport Parent: 6 Positive Actions You Can Take

Through positive role modeling of appropriate sports behavior, we can make good sportsmanship contagious.

Soak It Up: 3 Superfoods You Should Be Eating (and Soaking!)

Many of us might know the incredible benefits of sprouting seeds and nuts, but how familiar are you with soaking them?

4 Ways to Develop Willpower for Weightlifting

Willpower is the ability to regulate your actions, to direct yourself to achieve goals, and to overcome obstacles.

Strongman Series: The Farmer's Walk

This exercise is one of my favorite events for a reason - it has serious impact on your strength and major carryover into your lifting.

Men More Prone to Achilles Injuries Than Women - But Why?

We've known for some time that men are more prone to Achilles injuries than women, and a new study sheds light on the reasons why.

Bulged Discs, Pulled Muscles, and Staph Infections - Oh My! (Athlete Journal Entry 12)

2014 has gotten off to a rocky start, but that's not going to stop me from competing in BJJ and Olympic weightlifting.

"Foraging and Feasting" by Dina Falconi (Book Review)

One man's weeds are another man's salad, and this book is a foraging feast for the table and the eyes.

Chakras Demystified: Ajna - The 6th Chakra

Intuition, our visceral detective, is a sense of knowing. We often refer to this as having an unexplainable or “sixth” sense.

How to Care for Your Hair While Training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Let me share with you what I’ve learned both about how to style and how to care for your hair so it survives your BJJ training.

Dear Video Judges: This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Fourteen judges clicked good on a video submission that had the world-record score, which means, clearly, they did not watch this video.

Go Big or Don't Bother: 3 Steps to Fulfilling Lifelong Dreams

Of all the lessons I’ve learned, there is one that stands far above the rest as the most important: If you don’t aim big, you may as well not bother.

The Role of the Menstrual Cycle in Exercise Recovery

Estrogen levels appear to have a significant impact on exercise recovery, so women can optimize their workouts by taking their cycle into consideration.

Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy: How to Fuel Your Performance

Nutritionist Brad Sly gives you a better understanding of how food and supplements affect your health and athletic performance.

"High Protein, No Powder" by Tiffany Terczak (Book Review)

If you need to mix up your smoothie or protein bar routine, this book provides fun recipes for both grain-free and vegan diets.

How to Learn From Both Success and Failure

While we may indeed learn through failure, we can also learn through our successes. In a recent paper, some scientists examined exactly how.

Breaking Down the Headstand or Handstand Push Up, Part 1: The Handstand

Here are several progressions that will help you on your way to a strict headstand push up.

Why Does the Front of My Shoulder Hurt?

Anterior shoulder pain is often a sign of some degree of shoulder impingement. Here are three steps to deal with it.

The Science of BJJ: How Grappling Makes Its Own Natural Laws

I’ve come to realize that there are many examples of how the unique ecosystem known as Brazilian jiu jitsu follows its own physical and natural laws.