10 Articles on Fitness and Wellness by Traver H. Boehm

Traver is a strength and conditioning coach, a performance nutrition specialist, and a licensed acupuncturist. Here are ten of Traver's articles on all of the above, and more.

Athlete Journal: James Kearns, Entry 2 - 1/15/2014

I missed my most important training day again this week due to weather, but finished off the week strong with some good weight lifting and BJJ sessions.

Recipe: Power Breakfast - Overnight Oats

Oh, no! Your alarm didn’t go off! What do you do for breakfast? If you’d prepared some overnight oats the evening before, you’d be good to go.

Becoming Our Heart-Felt Best: How Yoga Is Practice for Life

In my eyes, having a yoga practice is more about how we live our life. It is a sacred time and opportunity to work in magical ways to rise up and become more than our stories of misfortune.

Emily Kwok on Navigating Pregnancy in the BJJ World

When I think about having a baby, I wonder how I can build a family and stay involved in BJJ. I recently spoke to Emily about her experience and she offered a lot of insight.

Advancing Bodyweight Skills: Proper Handstand Progressions

How do you progress when the load is bodyweight? And in particular how do you progress when the exercise has a large skill component such as handstands?

How Do We Honor Kevin Ogar?

We have a man down. Burying our heads in the sand dishonors him. Digging deep to locate the weak link in the chain honors not only him, but protects those who aspire to be like him.

Weights or Cardio First? Does it Even Matter?

It's a classic gym question: "Should I do cardio or weight lifting first?" A new study weighs in on the topic.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 84 - Extra Training Day

Today I've included a video of my extra training day I do every week - also known as "Stupid, Random S**t Day."

Book Review: "Paleo Lunches and Breakfasts on the Go" by Diana Rodgers

If you’re looking for a paleo resource to spice up your mornings and afternoons, "Paleo Breakfasts and Lunches on the Go" will not let you down.

4 Ideas to Consider When Opening Up Your Gym Business

Looking to opening up your own gym business? Help is at hand, not just from me but from those who have done it before. Here are a few things I would look at if I was in your shoes.

How to Prepare Your Mind and Body for Basic Training

If you wait until the first day of basic training to start preparing you will fight an uphill battle. Going in physically and mentally strong will provide you with the confidence you need.

Why a Little Resistance Training Gets Better Results Than a Lot of Conventional Exercise

Why does heavy resistance training get better results than riding a bike? This video breaks it down through science.

How Bands Are Actually Holding You Back

It wasn’t until I attended the current CrossFit Gymnastics certification that I realized bands are not essential, and can even be a crutch to an athlete’s progression.

On Not Giving a S%&# About BJJ: Don’t Judge

I have allowed BJJ to influence my choices throughout my life. So nobody found it more unexpected than I when I spent the final months of 2013 not giving a flying f*ck about it.

Fast Food Is Only Part of the Picture

Fast food is often demonized as the root cause of the obesity epidemic, but a new study suggests the Western diet is more to blame.

Athlete Journal: Terry Hadlow, Entry 12 - 1/13/2014

This week was my first competition, so I changed my schedule around a bit to prepare for it. The event went well and gave me a good idea of where I need to go in my training.

Book Review: "Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights?" by Alex Hutchinson

In an attempt to set the record straight and dispel many of the myths in and around fitness, author and scientist Alex Hutchinson wrote his latest book, "Which Comes First, Cardio Or Weights?"

The Whole Life Challenge: Changing the World Whole Lives at a Time

The WLC is an eight-week game that involves a baseline workout, recruiting friends and family to be on your team, and logging daily points for practicing good habits.

Unlock the Door to Your Athletic Potential

Your body is like a locker stored with tremendous athletic potential. Fortunately, there is a way to crack your neuromuscular code and open the door to amazing athleticism by building smart muscle.

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