The Reasons Why You Should or Shouldn't Be a Trainer

I’ve had many individuals approach me with questions about being a trainer and whether to become one. Here’s the advice I've told them.

Coaching Education Approaches: Some Thoughts on the Instruction of Weightlifting

As a lifelong follower of weightlifting, I can say interest in the sport is at an all-time high. So there will continue to be a need for competent instruction.

Why Stretching and Warming Up Are Not the Same

It appears that stretching before activity is not going to help prevent injuries. So what is the answer?

Ultimate Guide for Lean Gains, Part 1: Carb Cycling

By maximizing the anabolic power of insulin with carb cycling, it’s possible to shred fat and build muscle simultaneously.

The Origins and Application of the Max Effort Black Box Concept

Years ago, i began implementing dedicated strength training along with the CrossFit template design. As a result, I noticed that my clients’ loading moved closer to what was prescribed.

Antioxidants Have Mixed Effects on Performance

We know antioxidants are good for our health, but do they affect athletic performance? A new research review shows mixed results.

Just Call Me Hofer McTwisty (Journal Entry 4)

This week I share a video of one of my favorite stretches to do after a workout or yoga session.

Ben Musholt - 5 Kneeling Get Up Variations (Video)

In this video, Ben demonstrates the basic kneeling get up along with five challenging variations: prisoner, weight plate, kettlebell, barbell, and dumbbells.

Blood Doping, Deal Breakers, and WTF Moments

As a female, I can't help but be fascinated by the images of women in the fitness world. For that reason, two particular articles made my picks this week, as well as five others you shouldn't miss.

Tournament Season Begins (Athlete Journal Entry 25)

My first tournament of the year didn't go quite as well as I had hoped. But I still enjoyed it and am happy that competition season is in full swing!

Training Activities for Athletes: Skill Training Research and How to Apply It, Part 3

Skill training continues to be misunderstood by the masses, and is thus in dire need of further discussion.

9 Sets of Strength Training Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Mistakes are an inevitable fact of life and strength training. Here are nine articles to pass you the benefit of learning from the errors of others.

Nuzest Clean Lean Protein (Product Review)

If you’re on the lookout for a complete vegan protein supplement that’s also soy-free, look no further.

Weekly Volume: 70,515 lbs (Athlete Journal Entry 82)

My training volume this week was the highest it's been in a while, so I may have to take a deload week.

Core Training, Chicken Legs, and Cannons: 12 Articles by Tom Kelso

Here are twelve of Tom's articles to teach you how best to train with minimal time, minimal injuries, and for maximum benefit.

Rise and Shine: Find Your Greatness - Nike Commercial (Friday Flick)

Have you ever woken up knowing that you need to get up, get going, and get training, but all you really want to do is stay in bed? Then treat this video as your wake-up call.

5-Phase Adolescent Strength Program for Creating Good Movers

This program is for developing movement in adolescents, first and foremost. Learning proper weight lifting will increase coordination and strength, and therefore create a better athlete in any sport.

3 Unhealthy Habits of Police and Fire Shift Work (and How to Break Them)

Here are three of the most unhealthy habits for shift workers and how you can start making healthy changes today.

How to Calculate Your Training and Recovery Balance Sheet

Think of training as currency. Once we spend it, there’s little chance to get it back. In the case of running, many of us overspend and wonder why we have essentially gone broke.

Using Sled Weighted Sprints to Improve Acceleration

Towing a sled while sprinting is a common trick for improving acceleration. But how heavy should the load be? A new study addresses that question.