Athlete Journal: Terry Hadlow, Entry 19 - 3/3/2014

This week I switched up my normal training routine a bit to accommodate my work schedule, with good results.

4 Reasons Why Everyone Should Participate in the Tactical Strength Challenge

The StrongFirst Tactical Strength Challenge is based on functional and varied exercises that challenge an athlete's strength and endurance. Are you signed up?

How to Work Up to a Full Range of Motion Handstand Push Up

Here are two ways to change handstand push ups in order to make them exactly as difficult as you need it to be. These two ideas will allow you to create useful progressions for yourself.

Embracing the Flexed Lumbar Spine in Lifting

Watch any professional sport, you will see flexed, loaded lumbar spines. Watch wrestlers and world record deadlifts - spinal flexion is used and it is loaded. Why do people not understand this?

Does Your Trainer Know the Difference Between a Ferrari and a Nova?

Consider who you really are. If you are training as a paid athlete, you take risks - you are expected to. If you're the average person, you should be contemplating the cost-benefit of your training.

20 Finalists Announced: 2014 Top 10 Fitness Blog Contest

The nominations are in, the votes are counted, and twenty websites made the finals! Now the judges decide who wins this year's Top 10 Fitness Blog awards. Did your favorite make it?

Adrenaline Is the Early Bird's Best Friend

A new study provides insight into why people are able to wake up at the crack of dawn and actually get a good workout.

Video: Ben Musholt - 2 Movements to Build Strength for MMA and Parkour

In this video, Ben Musholt demonstrates two inverted exercises to develop shoulder and back strength. These skills are great for mixed martial artists and parkour traceurs.

Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 99

Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: squats and hip dysfunction, training the core, 300 swings a day, and more!

The 5 Most Effective Strength and Conditioning Exercises for Muay Thai

If you practice martial arts, then you need to strength train in order to maximize your performance. Here are the top five bang-for-your-buck exercises for fighters.

Athlete Journal: Jess Papi, Entry 22 - 3/1/2014

This was a crazy week, but a good one as far as training goes. I'm working on my lower body submissions to prepare for the upcoming tournament.

10 Pieces on Kids' Nutrition and Childhood Obesity

It is important that we give our children the best start in life. Because we all know what kids would eat if it was up to them! Here are ten pieces on kids nutrition to inform and guide you.

Product Review: HumanX AbX

The HumanX AbX improves the quality of your core work and also serves as a mobility device for the thoracic spine.

Join the 300 Swings a Day Kettlebell Challenge and Burn an Extra 947 Calories a Day

Introducing the 300 Swings a Day, 30-Day Kettlebell Challenge for those who want to blast fat, boost muscle, and build 'kettlebooty.' Are you in?

Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 79 - Turning Up the Volume

The high-rep kettlebell work I've been doing to prepare for the Tactical Strength Challenge has lowered my overall volume, so I plan to bring it back up in coming weeks.

Friday Flicks: Human Loop the Loop with Damien Walters

Damien Walters is a freerunner and stunt double. And this is one insane stunt. Find out what it takes for him to shift his mindset to the do-or-die mentality required to complete this challenge.

Tabata Intervals: A Simple and Effective Protocol For Cyclists and Endurance Athletes

Did you know that one of the original Tabata studies was performed on a bicycle? If you are emerging from your winter training, this might be a simple and effective protocol for you.

Is Gluten Free as Healthy as You Think? 4 Aspects to Consider

Going gluten free is increasingly common these days. But like most trends, marketing seems to take over. Here are four aspects to consider regarding what you’re actually consuming.

The Value of the Get Up: Broken Down Into 6 Pieces

Here's a list of reasons why you should be doing the get up, broken down by section - as in, the various sections of the movement itself. And no, it's not just simply standing up with a bell.

Does Police Training Need a Facelift?

A new study indicates that some police academy training programs might not emphasize the right physical qualities.