Years ago I was lured into "corrective exercise" and "functional training" by a back injury. I can tell you what I learned from that experience - and what I do now (and it's not standing on a Bosu).
Join us on this easy-to-follow plan as we get you started toward successfully completing your very first sprint-length triathlon.
Plenty of studies have shown the PAP effect in regards to weight training. A new study asks whether it also improves sprinting performance.
In this video, Ben demonstrates four dynamic core stability exercises from the plank family - plank splits, side planks, plank side crunches, and side plank leg swings.
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: the CrossFit process, missing links in your training, pistol squats, and more!
I always tell my students, “You will always revert to the most basic when put under pressure.” But if your basic foundation is strong as hell, then no matter comes at you, you’ll keep kicking ass.
2014 is off to a good start! I’ve been enjoying my time off from school, my gym is getting a lot of new students who are eager to learn, and I’ve been getting a ton of great training.
I recently conducted a poll to find out which exercises you hate but know are good for you. Here are the top eight exercises, based on 76 responses and listed from least to most reviled.
At the turn of the year, it's nice to sit back and take a look at the top articles of the year gone by. Here they are along with an overall Breaking Muscle top 10 and "Editors Picks."
ProBar Bolt fruit chews provide a delicious, energy-boosting, organic pre-workout snack in four different flavors.
This week I set a new 5-minute snatch PR. My job now is to gradually increase both quantitative and qualitative measures of progress from week to week.
We're willing to bet you've not seen anything like this video before. Watch Aaron "Wheelz" Fotheringham take to the ramps in his customized wheelchair.
If you're new to a gluten-free way of living, "Gluten Is My Bitch" is just for you, and you may want to have your friends and family members read it as well.
If you’re starting on your fitness journey later in life this is for you. What I hope to provide in this series is a logical plan to get you safely on the path towards greater health and fitness.
It's popular to push the setting of goals, but what if setting goals could actually be a negative thing? And is it something that successful people actually even do? Evidence shows otherwise.
The weight vest is frequently used as a progression tool. A new study asks whether using a weight vest can improve sprint times.
I celebrated Christmas with the 12 Days of Christmas WOD and rang in the New Year with a solid nine hours of sleep and 10lb clean PR. People might think I'm weird, but I've learned that's okay.
This hip-opener flow is absolutely one of my favorite sequences. It releases tension in the hip flexors, outer hips, and glutes, and is great for everyBODY.
How does functional training affect us outside the gym, particularly at work? We might learn a few of the strongmen’s tricks that will make an industrial labor job a bit easier.
As a yoga teacher, the upside of the handstand craze is it draws hundreds of new yogis to the practice. The downside is an overemphasis on strength in just a few parts of the body.
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