The 3 Building Blocks to Performing a Proper Dip

The dip is not as simple as it looks. It requires strength, stability, and range of motion. Here are some guidelines for safely and effectively building yourself up to dips and ring dips.

Is the Anabolic Window a Myth?

A new research review suggests you probably don't need to eat a whole salmon immediately after your workout. The anabolic window for protein intake might just be bro-science.

Athlete Journal: Terry Hadlow, Entry 9 - 12/16/2013

This week was all about knowing my limits and when to take a break. I took a few rest days but was better off because of it, and I saw significant improvements on my training days.

Points to Consider When Choosing a Business Partner or Investor for Your Gym

Make sure both you and any potential business partner or investor are comfortable with the answers to all of these questions before joining forces.

How to Calculate Your Fitness Age (Though Your True Age Is an Attitude)

In my experience, being "young" is a decision. So, if you’re stuck in a rut and feeling older than you are, here are a few tips to get you moving towards feeling young.

Using Your BJJ Performance to Gauge Your Nutrition

When the body is properly fueled, performance will go up. When the body is starving, performance will drop. The goal of this article is to teach you how to gauge and fuel your performance.

It's Not Your Metabolism, It's Your "NEAT" That's Stopping Your Fat Loss

The vast majority of people who complain about their slow metabolisms don’t have a metabolism problem at all. They have a movement problem. A lack of movement, that is.

Fixing Common Squat and Deadlift Problems with Bands

I prefer to fix common squat and deadlift problems with a a loaded bar on my back or in my hands. You can use resistance bands to accomplish this, as long as you have a little imagination.

To Deadlift From the Floor or Not To?

I recently worked with a client who improved his deadlift by starting with the eccentric portion of the lift. A recent study supports this practice as well.

Video: Ben Musholt - Beginner Precision Trainer Skills

In this video, Ben shares some beginner agility and balance drills for parkour, using homemade precision trainers.

Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 89

Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: the knees in versus knees out debate, squats versus leg press, and more!

Video: Muay Thai - 3 Ways to Improve Your Teep (Push Kick)

In this video, we're going to be looking at three drill ideas to improve the level of your teep.

Athlete Journal: Jess Papi, Entry 11 - 12/14/2013

This week I had finals, so I had to take a few days off of my training. In other news, one of the founders of Scranton MMA received his black belt this week from Royce Gracie.

5 Common Training Mistakes and How to Fix Them

We're human and not infallible. We all screw up from time to time. Here is a short list of what I believe are the common training transgressions.

Competition Preparation: 6 Articles to Get You Ready For Battle

Preparing for a competition can be a daunting task. Take advantage of the collective experience in these six articles to help prepare yourself for battle.

Product Review: Radius Wraps

If you're a serious combat athlete, you've probably experienced hand pain from time to time. The Radius wraps are an effective product to minimize hand pain issues.

Friday Flicks: In Klokov We Trust - A Journey of Strength

This week, we are taken through a strength journey. The journey is that of Dmitry Klokov - Russian Olympic weightlifter, a weightlifting world champion, and an Olympic silver medalist.

Mindith Rahmat's Yoga Holiday Wish List

Looking for gifts for the yogi in your life? Here are some great suggestions from long-time yoga practitioner and RYT 500 Certified Yoga Therapist Mindith Rahmat.

Strong, Healthy, and Vegan? (Yes, It Can Be Done)

If the only thing standing between you and going vegan is the fear that your health or strength will suffer, then allow me to allay your fears. What should a vegan strength athlete eat?

Book Review: "Paleo Workouts for Dummies" by Pat Flynn

Although the title leaves much to be desired, I highly recommend Pat Flynn's new book for beginners who are looking for a simple, efficient approach to fitness.

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