A Programming Plan for Injury Free CrossFit

Your mission as a CrossFit coach is to challenge the client in your gym, get them stronger, and lead them on the path to mastery and competence.

For Hypertrophy, Longer Rest Periods Are Key

Traditional hypertrophy programs often use short rest periods, but a new study suggests this might not be the best idea.

Changing Up My Training (Athlete Journal 32)

Injuries, illness, tournament struggles, and all the other obstacles I faced earlier this year seem like a distant memory now.

Don't Stink and Wash Often: Hygiene for BJJ Gyms and Athletes

Did you know that if you show up to class with a cold sore, you could infect everyone you roll with?

The Violence Conundrum: 11 Lessons Learned Through Fighting

Man is wolf to man, and violence results. What can we learn from it?

The Mistake That's Costing You Pounds in Your Cleans

There is a phenomenon in CrossFit that is remarkably consistent across all time zones, borders, and accents. It’s the hitch and bounce.

Function vs. Performance for the 40+ Athlete

How do we put all health and fitness needs together for a middle-aged athlete who wants to be able to cope with most of what life throws at him?

Why You Should Include Burpees and Battle Ropes in Your Metcons

Metabolic conditioning workouts are becoming more popular all the time. A recent study asked which components are most effective.

What Is Brown Adipose Tissue and Why Would We Want It?

What if I told you adipose tissue could actually increase your metabolic function and lower your overall body weight index?

8 Keys to Back-to-School Fitness Success

It's time for packing lunches, carpool, and homework. Here are some tips for surviving the hectic school season with your fitness intact.

Become Cooler and Calmer Through Sitali Breathing (Video)

Through this exercise you will feel your breath travel through your body and observe the deep calming effect it has.

How to Protect Your Customers from Identity Theft

As big companies devote more money and personnel to security, criminals are increasingly turning to small businesses that present a softer target.

When Good Cues Go Bad

Are you simply repeating the words other coaches use or are you using your cues to address an athlete’s specific physiological challenges?

When It Comes to Static Stretching, Timing Is Everything

Two new studies broke the trend of negative research on the effects of static stretching.

PanAmerican Championships (Athlete Journal 36)

My achy wrist reared its ugly head during the PanAms last week, but at least I still have Worlds in September.

Can Exercise Make You Happy?

Money makes you happier - but according to science, only to a certain point. Is exercise the same? Is there a a perfect amount that creates happiness?

Injury Prevention in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: Put the Odds in Your Favor

When you're suddenly not able to train due to injury, it can be devastating. Here's how to prevent that from happening.

Unilateral Leg Training, Part 1: Historical Perspectives

Everywhere you look in the training world today you see single leg exercises. But it wasn’t always this way.

How to Scale CrossFit WODs for Measurable Improvements

Structuring the benchmark Girls as time-constrained tests provides a method to help your athletes mature into accomplished CrossFitters.

Science Compares Exercise DVDs to Live Coaching

Exercise DVDs may be convenient, but a new study showed they were less effective than having a coach.