Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 74

Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week: sustainable training, fitness excuses, CrossFit, mature athletes, and more!

5 Tips for a More Effective Fighting Stance

The fighting stance is the most fundamental position that you will ever learn in any type of martial art. You can not fight effectively if you don't start from a good and sound place.

We Are Breaking Muscle: Meet Our Coaches - The Best In The World

Who are Breaking Muscle? The best coaches in the world. Inspirational, passionate people. Articles, workouts, videos, news, and reviews. Real coaches, real work, real knowledge.

The Gloves Are Off: 10 Insights Into Muay Thai

Here are ten articles from experienced fighters, competitors, and coaches to give you a top class insight into the world of muay Thai.

Book Review: "Get-Fit Guy's Guide to Achieving Your Ideal Body" by Ben Greenfield

I've always been a little skeptical of somatotyping, but Ben Greenfield's book was pretty dead on when it came to my training needs. I recommend this book especially for beginners.

Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 57 - Instinctive Training

This was a solid, productive training week with a 3RM PR on the high bar squat and a 1RM PR on the bench press. As competition looms nearer, I find myself training more and more on instinct.

Friday Flicks: Zombies Versus Parkour

If the zombies decide to pay us a visit, which physical skills would keep you from being breakfast? After watching this video we think parkour skills are top of the list!

Functional Kettlebells for the Serious Cyclist

Kettlebells are particularly great for workouts for cyclists. But to design a functional workout, we first have to look at the motions that take place while cycling.

Yoga for Jetlagged and Weary Travelers

August is the month when many of us take holidays, which means potentially a lot of flying and dealing with time changes. Here are five yoga poses to help you make a healthy adjustment.

The Training Solution for the 40+ Athlete

I ask myself before every session, “Is this going to make me fitter and healthier?” The goal in the second half of life should be to move well and with strength so you can enjoy the rest of your life.

Heavy Lifting Improves Running Economy in Masters Athletes

A new study explored the best way to improve running economy in masters athletes, and it looks like heavy lifting is the way to go.

Psychology in the Weightlifting Arena, Part 5 - Charging Up

We've learned to relax and center ourselves. Now it's right before the lift and it's time to charge ourselves up. There is a right and a wrong way to do this, and a right and a wrong amount to do.

Tech Review: Locavore App

I often hear people say they don't know where to find locally sourced food. The Locavore app helps you find farms, markets, and CSAs in your area.

Fuzzy Science: 3 Claims About Yoga That Just Aren't True

Have you ever been in yoga class and heard, "The organs are like a dirty sponge, and we are ringing them out to detoxify the body?" Then you wonder, "Are we really? Does that really work?"

A Pain in the Groin: Types of Groin Injuries and When to Seek Treatment

Groin injuries related to soft tissue, while annoying, have the ability to progress into a more sinister pathology due to the altered movement and mechanics that ensue to protect the area.

An Olympic Weightlifting Training Glossary: Terms All Good Coaches Must Understand

There is a reason for standardized terminology, and that is so confusion is minimized. To help newer coaches, here is a list of useful weightlifting terms and exactly what they mean.

21 Reasons Not to Join a Gym

Yes, that’s right. Here are 21 reasons not to get off the treadmill, office chair, or sofa and join your local strength and conditioning facility.

Research Sheds Light on Strength Levels in Autistic Clients

Just like any other athletes, autistic individuals have unique strengths and weaknesses. A recent study suggests strength training may be particularly beneficial for children with autism.

Video: Sean Waxman - Olympic Weightlifting Drills: Clean Pull

The clean pull helps improve the strength and power in the muscles involved in pulling the barbell off the floor during the clean.

Join Us for a Twitter Chat with Olympic Weightlifting Coach Nick Horton!

On Tuesday, September 10, don't miss the chance to chat with Nick Horton, Olympic weightlifting coach and blogger at the Iron Samurai.

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