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.

Athlete Journal: Jess Papi, Entry 13 - 12/28/2013

I trained a lot this week and was also excited when several women came in asking about BJJ. Most of the women at our gym do kickboxing or boxing, so it will be nice to have more women to train with.

10 Pointers for Making More Powerful Resolutions

As we approach the end of another year, the thought of New Year's resolutions are on most people's minds. Here are ten articles to help you approach this year's resolutions in a better way.

3 Delicious Happy Holiday Workouts

A gazillion calories consumed at this time of year means somehow you need to counter it. Here are three high-demand, optimal calorie-burning workouts.

Top 10 Sports Psychology Articles of 2013

Here at Breaking Muscle we want to help you become better at every aspect of training, including the mental side. These ten articles cover visualization, self-image, goal-setting, and more.

Friday Flicks: Kettlebell Training in the Snow

It's the perfect time to get out and play, with little planning or preparation. Grab a kettlebell and indulge in some fun.

Parkour Plyometrics: 3 Drills to Developing Explosive Leg Strength

Working to develop explosive leg strength is the most surefire way to increase your jumping ability. Here are three skills derived from parkour that are also great for building explosive leg strength:

Top 10 Nutrition Articles of 2013

We have assembled a team of nutrition experts, each with different specialities, to present you with a wide range of topics and opinions on the subject of nutrition.

Enough Is Enough: Stop Picking on Mutivitamins

Recently an article stirred some debate about multivitamins. Are they really worth the money? The best way to find out is to read the studies ourselves and decide.

The Sport of Weightlifting Versus Weightlifting for Other Sports

With the rise in popularity of weightlifting as a sport and for improving performance, there has been a rise in misinterpretation.

Globo Gym Warning: How to Protect Yourself, Your Money, and Your Goals

I have witnessed far too much and I feel there is a desperate need to warn the general public about globo gym-style training, as it encompasses everything in strength training gone wrong.

Top 10 Mobility Articles of 2013

Whether you're a powerlifter, martial artist, or CrossFit athlete, you can probably use a little help with mobility. These articles cover everything from screening, to squats, to foam rollers.

Stress Shown to Impair Recovery From Workouts

A new study examined the effects of psychological stress on exercise recovery, and the results were pretty conclusive: stress makes it harder to recover.

Video: Muay Thai - 4 Ways to Improve the Timing of Your Roundhouse Kick

In this video, we're going to look at four heavy bag drills to improve the timing of your roundhouse kick.

Top 10 Women's Fitness Articles of 2013

This top ten list of articles is for the female athletes out there who want to get stronger, feel better, and celebrate the female form in athletics and otherwise.

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