How HIIT Affects Power Endurance in Skiers

‘Tis the season for winter sports, and that means many of the skiers I coach have disappeared to focus on skill work. A recent study examined the effects of HIIT on skiing performance.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 80 - High Volume Bench Week

Last week I did some decent benching, so I decided to bump up the volume this week before the holiday craziness kicks in.

The Top 5 Pregnancy News Stories of 2013

I think you could say I’m a bit of a geek when it comes to pregnancy stuff, and 2013 was chock full of exciting research, controversy, and even a new invention.

Chet Morjaria's Powerlifting Holiday Wish List

Here are ten thoughtful gift options you may not have heard of for those who like to squat, bench, and deadlift.

Working with Special Populations Part I: Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a muscular disorder. It’s important for coaches to understand what it is and the symptoms it can bring in a person with the condition.

Video: Freestanding Handstand Therapy

Let's take a look at the mobility and progressions involved in kicking up into a freestanding handstand.

How to Scale "Diane" and Tame the WODs

Here are the four rules for scaling all benchmark CrossFit WODs, plus specifics on how to scale "Diane" to where you are at as an athlete.

New Study Pits Barbell Squats Against Leg Press Machine

In the ultimate fitness face-off, researchers pitted barbell squats against leg presses to see which would elicit the greatest hormonal response.

Athlete Journal: Terry Hadlow, Entry 8 - 12/9/2013

Week two of phase two was a success. The chubby guy in the mirror is fading away, I’m starting to see abs again, and although my nutrition isn't quite perfect, I'm getting there.

A Holiday Wish for the Health and Fitness World

I didn't get the snazzy items on my list last year, but I figured out they weren't what I wanted. All I really want for Christmas is for all of us to get healthier.

How to Get Started with Kettlebell Juggling

When it comes to the kettlebell, most of the great benefits come from doing ballistic exercises. As far as these go, kettlebell juggling is simply the next evolution.

Moderating the Knees In Versus Knees Out Squat Debate

Do you push your knees out when squatting or do you let them come in a little at the very bottom? Is either of these a bad idea? Or is one a better idea?

What's The Best Diet and What's Bunk? (And the Real Deal on Fasting)

A sugar pill that would otherwise exercise no physiological effects, when called by another name, has shown to cure man of all his sorrows. Diets work the same way.

Mike Eves' Whole Body Fitness Plan, Part 2

Here are the key exercises for weeks two through four in my four-week whole body fitness program here on Breaking Muscle, complete with videos and photos.

What Causes Fatigue In High-Intensity Endurance Sports?

For endurance athletes, fatigue is perhaps the single most important performance factor to understand. A new study explores the role of metabolic factors and temperature in fatigue onset.

Video: Ben Musholt - Simple Progression For a One-Armed Push Up

In this video, Ben describes and demonstrates a simple progression for learning from a one-armed push up.

Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 88

Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: signs that you're badass, injury in CrossFit, DOMS and more!

How to Train Muay Thai on Your Own

While training with partners is beneficial, training by yourself should not be overlooked by any martial artist. Here's a great muay Thai workout you can do on your own and with little equipment.

Athlete Journal: Jess Papi, Entry 10 - 12/7/2013

Finals are right around the corner, but I've still managed to get in my training. The schedule at Scranton MMA finally changed, so I can teach and train every day.

A Strength Training Session Without Conventional Equipment

Here's a good story about someone obsessed with strength training. If you're creative, you can train hard using items around your home.

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