Use Scientific Method to Do Handstand Straddle in 3 Practice Stages

Upon blundering through the handstand straddle one day, I realized my approach was chaotic and unfocused. I was practicing consistently, but I was getting inconsistent results.

Test and Retest: How to Use Race Results to Prepare for Your Next Obstacle Course

Using a Spartan Race as an example, let’s look to see what can be changed from my last race to ensure better performance next time around.

SkinnyFit: CrossFit’s Other Dirty Little Secret

Why is there a subculture of skinny-hawking bikini-body programming starting to creep up at CrossFit boxes? I happened upon a box’s website the other day and found this: 2013 BIKINI CHALLENGE.

Science Tests the Effectiveness of the TRX

TRX exercises have become increasingly popular over the years. A recent study investigated the effects of TRX on pressing exercises, compared to stable surface training.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 73 - Recovery Mode

Considering I was recovering from a heavy volume workout last week and fighting off a cold, I spent most of this week in recovery mode, but still got in some training.

DVD Review: "Yoga for Energy and Stress Relief" by Rodney Yee

Taking time to relax should be easy, but it's also easy to make excuses and skimp on your unwind time. Rodney Yee's new DVD is a great relaxation resource if you're fatigued from workouts or life.

Video: Squat Therapy - How to Get Your Bum Moving Properly

This video will teach you how to move your bum properly, as well as an important drill for improving all aspects of your squat.

Is There A Connection Between Poultry and Prostate Cancer?

Men have a 1-in-6 chance of being diagnosed with prostate cancer. Research shows there are two foods that potentially have a negative impact on this cancer progression and growth. Are you eating them?

6 Things You Need to Think About When Writing CrossFit Programming

What do programmers think about before writing a training plan for an individual or group? I spoke with two experts and here's what they had to say about creating workouts and a long-term plan.

Heavy Squats Improve Vertical Jump

Imagine your vertical jump is just about to be tested. Suddenly, you tell the test administrator, “Hold up, I gotta do some heavy squats first.” Sound ridiculous? A new study suggests it might not be.

Athlete Journal: Terry Hadlow, Entry 1 - 10/21/2013

There are so many aspects to my training approach that it will take some time to organize it so it makes sense. In my first entry I'll tell you a bit about my training schedule and nutrition.

Why You Should Pre-Qualify Clients and Refuse to Work With Just Anybody

I urge everyone involved in this industry to look at how you recruit and what processes you use to screen and qualify potential customers.

5 Essential Qualities to Look for in a Good Trainer

The booming fitness industry is seeing a lot of people just trying to make a quick buck. How do you know the good trainers from the bad? Here are five traits I recommend you look for.

What Women Need to Know About Growth Hormone (and How to Maximize It)

The more estrogen we have, the more growth hormone we produce. So, what does this mean? Can we capitalize on our production of GH? What happens when we aren’t making as much estrogen?

Making Weight in the Real World: How to Cut Weight When Life is Busy

The goal for this article is to provide you with some tips on safe weight cutting - not just for the full-time competitor but for the competitor who has to deal with work, family, or school.

The Top 5 Ways Fascia Matters to Athletes

Turns out we're kinda like oranges. Here's some info about fascia and how you can use it to maximize not just your performance, but also just your ability to feel good in your body.

Intermittent Cryotherapy Improves Performance in Baseball Pitchers

Ice therapy seems to have a lot of potential for recovery in the athletic world, and a new study suggests it might even benefit performance when used during a game or during rest periods.

Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 81

Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: push ups, weightlifting shoes, anatomy, eggs, sports etiquette, and more!

Video: Counter-Tactics in Muay Thai: 3 Counters to the Cross

This week I'm teaching you three counters to the cross. I'll go over a close-range, mid-range, and long-range tactic in great detail.

Athlete Journal: Jess Papi, Entry 3 - 10/19/2013

With school and transitions at my academy, I'm in a bit of a training slump. I'm still teaching at my academy but I'm looking forward to a normalized training schedule and some hard training sessions.

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