See It Happen to Make It Happen: How Visualization Makes Athletes More Successful

What's the best way to psych up before a lift, sprint, or other athletic attempt? A new study found visualization blows other methods out of the water.

Athlete Journal: Brandon Hofer, Entry 1 - 2/9/2014

In a few months I will be testing for the StrongFirst Level 2 Kettlebell certification. Here's how I've been programming my training for the big day.

Video: Ben Musholt: 4 Basic Capoeira Movements

In this video, Ben demonstrates four basic Capoeira movements. These are the ginga, the macaco stretch, a cartwheel kick-over, and the queda de rins.

Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 96

Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: CrossFit programming, kettlebell swings for fat loss, and more!

The Purpose of Sparring and When (and When Not) to Spar Hard

The purpose of sparring is to make both you and your partner better. But more often than not, I see egos get in the way of getting something out of the session.

Athlete Journal: Jess Papi, Entry 19 - 2/8/2014

School is back in session starting this week, and it's going to be a challenge trying to balance classes, training, and coaching. I'm trying to stay positive while I figure out how to manage it all!

12 Sets of Advice on the Kettlebell Swing

Welcome to our collection of articles and videos on the humble kettlebells swing. Whether you want strength, speed, endurance, or fat loss, you are in the right place.

Product Review: Battle Balm

Battle Balm is much more than a topical analgesic. It has a wide range of applications and contains high-quality, organic ingredients.

Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 76 - High Volume Phase

This week I entered a high-volume phase in hopes I can maintain or increase maximal strength and also improve body composition.

Friday Flicks: From 0 to 600lb in 30 Seconds

Watch this short video of Max Aita squatting his way up from an empty bar to 600lbs in the space of thirty seconds while the bar remains on his back.

Paleo Zucchini Frittata (Recipe)

Steph from Stupid Easy Paleo here! Hope you're hungry, 'cause I'm going to provide you with a monthly recipe for simple, delicious dishes without a lot of fuss - perfect for busy athletes!

Should Kids "Participate" or "Compete" in Sports?

Would Michael Jordan have become so great if he weren’t dropped from his high school basketball team? What would have happened if he was kept on the team simply because he was entitled to it?

The Rules of Strength Training (Part 1): 25 Things I Have Learned

I think part of the reason I love lifting is the fact that it is a lifetime journey of learning and strength. Here are 25 things I've learned so far along the way.

Drug Use in Sports: Can We Ignore It Any Longer?

Since the earliest records there have always been people who pushed the boundaries and sought an edge. Cycling may have the worst reputation of all sports. But is it really the worst?

Sugary Drinks Worsen Performance

You've probably heard people say you need to consume sugar before a long workout to avoid glycogen depletion. A recent study suggests it depends on what kind of sugar it is.

Athlete Journal: Alli Moyer, Entry 12 - 2/6/2014

It’s easy to get weighed down in the trap of defining our successes by comparison to others. But what's even more important are the small, everyday self-victories.

Book Review: "Mediterranean Paleo Cooking" by Caitlin Weeks and Nabil Boumrar

If you’re a foodie looking for an enjoyable tour of the Mediterranean, then "Mediterranean Paleo Cooking" is most definitely for you.

The 5 Benefits of Massage Therapy for the Serious Weightlifter

Massage therapy can be an important part of the recovery process for weightlifters. (You are taking recovery time, right?) Here are all the ways a massage can help you lift more.

I Don't Want To Eat That: 6 Tips on Making Healthy Eating for Kids Not So Difficult

In Kid Speak, words like “vegetable,” “healthy,” “nutritious,” and “balanced” are equivalent to words that just can’t be printed on this website. What can a parent do?

How to Breathe for Efficiency, Longevity, and Stress Relief

Good breathing habits make your body more effective, both in and out of your workouts, and have the additional benefit of reducing the stress response.

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