4 Training Tips From the Godhand - Mas Oyama

Mas Oyama was a true modern warrior, but he didn't begin as one. Here are four tips taken from his life that can help you to become a powerhouse in your own training.

Running Cadence and the Muscle-Shortening Reflex

It's a common misconception that a higher cadence requires more energy, but in reality the opposite is true - a higher cadence is more efficient due to the muscle-shortening reflex.

2 Fundamental Mistakes to Avoid When Setting Your Goals for 2014

I think many people make two fundamental mistakes with their goal setting, and the reason they never succeed can be traced back to one of these two things.

Running Performance: Is Smaller Better?

Body composition impacts many aspects of athletic performance. A new study investigates its relation to respiratory compensation point, or RCP.

Book Review: "Paleo Sweets and Treats" by Heather Connell

Although it might seem counterintuitive to create a paleo book filled with desserts,"Paleo Sweets and Treats" is successful in its intentions.

Arm Balancing: Improve Your Strength Through Alignment

Learning alignment for arm balances helps you find alignment in every strength posture, including lifts, and reduces the chance of injury. Here are three fun ones for you to experiment with.

The Expression of Strength, Part 3 – Strength Endurance

While strength endurance training is a requirement for strongman competitors, does it have value to Olympic lifters and powerlifters? I would say "yes," but not for the reason you might consider.

5 Things to Consider When Starting a New Training Program

Starting a new training program is exciting. However, it’s easy to get carried away by the potential of something new, so here are five aspects to consider when starting a new training program.

Kettlebells as a Cardio Tool: Yay or Nay?

For some strange reason, people who use kettlebells often seem to only want to use kettlebells. A new study asks how kettlebells compare to traditional types of cardio workouts.

Super D Video: Chest and Shoulder Mobility (Plus a Tip for Elbow Pain)

Today we are taking a look at three parts of the body that often need attention if you're lifting regularly.

How to Create Your Vision (Board) for 2014

We go out from the old in celebration and into the new year contemplating what we want to do and who we want to be. Make a vision board (or as I like to call it, a “make sh#t happen” board).

Breaking Muscle Top 10 Articles of 2013

If you were stranded on an island with just ten articles to read, we think this would be a good list. We looked at all the numbers from 2013 and these ten articles came out on top.

IMT: Weight Training For Your Lungs

IMT is thought to build and strengthen the respiratory muscles. A recent study asks whether it works better on its own or when combined with other types of training.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 82 - Onward and Upward

I finished off the year with some heavy 665lb speed squats and my last week training at our old gym location before we move to our new facilities. A good way to wrap up the year!

Top 10 Health and Fitness Books of 2013

2013 was a great year for fitness geeks who like to curl up with a good book. Here are the top ten fitness, nutrition, and health books that we reviewed this year. Have you read them all?

Tracking Progress in Endurance Sports: Old School Methods Still Work

There are a lot of fancy ways to measure progress in endurance sports, but a new study suggests all you really need is a heart rate monitor and GPS - or a watch and map if you're really old school.

Top 10 Kettlebell Articles of 2013

This year's top ten articles cover a whole spectrum of training tips and applications for kettlebells, including how to combine kettlebells and sandbags, an interview with Valery Fedorenko, and more!

Unleash the Power of Neuro-Sets (Book Excerpt)

The time has come for a different kind of mass training. A different kind of strength training. It's time for something revolutionary. Enter the Neuro-Set.

Video: Ben Musholt - How to Make and Use Your Own Ab Roller

In this video, Ben demonstrates how you can make, and use, a homemade ab wheel or ab roller for core strengthening.

Top 10 Olympic Weightlifting Articles of 2013

Year upon year, it seems that more people step into the world of weightlifting. Luckily, we have a selection of weightlifting experts on hand to keep you stepping in the right direction.

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