Myths About Disc Bulges: They Are Not Forever - But Training Is

Let me shine a light for you in the darkness of the back pain night. Disc bulges and injuries are not forever, but there are some important things to know about treatment.

Being a Dissenting Voice in CrossFit: 3 Thing I'd Love CF Coaches to Hear

I'm a yoga teacher who teaches mobility at a CrossFit box. I love the community, but have some issues with the program. We all need some honest feedback from the outside from time to time.

6 Common Deadlift Questions Answered

Conventional or sumo? Mixed grip or overhand grip? And what about hook grip? Or straps? So many questions about deadlift variations! Here are my answers to the most common deadlift dilemmas.

Plyometric Training – Which Volume and Surfaces to Choose

Plyometric training is practiced by many athletes to improve explosive power. A recent study explored the best surface and volume for maximum effectiveness.

Video: Sean Waxman - Olympic Weightlifting Drills: Power Clean From Blocks Below the Knee

The power clean from blocks below the knee helps to improve the speed of the barbell, and the power of the athlete.

Authentic MMA: What Makes the U of MMA a Different Kind of Fight Show

The brainchild of two MMA business veterans, the U of MMA strives to create a positive community environment for both the fighters and the spectators.

Aikido in Brief: A Short Introduction to a Large Art

I’m currently preparing for my third-degree black belt in aikido. A lot of people might not know what aikido is or what makes it different. This article is an attempt to answer that question.

It's Never About Rhabdo - It's About CrossFit Hate

There's been a lot of ruckus surrounding CrossFit and rhabdo lately. But it is even about rhabdo? Or is it more about our attitude as CrossFitters?

Single Kettlebell Ballistic Complexes: How to Save Your Shoulders and Still Work Overhead

While there is a large chance many of us will need to stop pressing due to the shoulders issues, there is no need to stop overhead work all together.

Mobility: It's All In the Hips - Or Is It?

Tight hip flexors are a common problem in athletes. A new study aimed to discover whether increased flexibility transferred over to improved mobility.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 70 - Consistent Practice

This week was a straightforward week working on some of the key movements I've been focusing on in my training. I also hosted a powerlifting meet at the gym.

Military Special Operations: Do You Have the Mental Fortitude to Make It?

For those of you interested in Special Forces, if you think it's just about being physically ready, think again. It’s about psychological fitness on top of physical fitness.

3 Reasons to Lift Weights During Pregnancy

The recent controversy about weightlifting during pregnancy is nothing new, but it did make me think about why I personally benefited from prenatal strength training.

Overcoming Self-Imposed Limitations: Mind Training Strategies From Gym Jones

Our potential is limited by our own expectations. How do you get rid of your limits? It certainly isn't easy but there are ways to do it.

Ice Bath Better than Contrast Bath for Recovery

Ice baths are cemented in sporting custom as a way to speed recovery after training or competition. A new study asks whether they are more effective than contrast baths.

Athlete Journal: Andrew Read - Triathlon Journal, Entry 4

There have been some changes over the last couple of weeks that have significantly changed my race plans for the next few months, but I've come up with a new challenge.

Get Up That Wall! Mastering the Parkour Climb-Up

It is a fundamental skill for getting yourself on top of an overhead structure. And aside from being a challenging and fun skill to master, the climb-up could just save your life someday.

A Call to Action: If Obesity Is Contagious, Maybe Fitness Is Too?

Research shows that obesity is indeed contagious. So if we are going to win the war on fat and turn the tide of health in our nation, it is going to start small and with those closest to us.

I Want to Open a CrossFit, You Say - But, Do You Really?

"I want to open a CrossFit/training facility/studio. I’m gonna share it with everybody and I am going to be awesome." Oh, yeah? Great. So, how do you feel about working a commission-only sales job?

Strongman Profile: Hermann Goerner Teaches Us the Deadlift (and Elephant Wrestling)

Hermann Goerner could one-hand snatch 167.75lbs, could one-arm deadlift 727lbs, and regularly wrestled an elephant weighting 1,500lbs. Here's how he trained.

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