Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 68 - Training Objectives

Good solid week this week, with good results in the low bar squat, deadlift, and tactical pull ups. Today I'll discuss how I determine my objectives each week.

Friday Flicks: Andrey Malanichev Squats 440kg x 3 Reps

Watch Russian powerlifter Andrey Malanichev squat 440kg for three reps, with only knee wraps as support.

Basic Training Breakdown: What to Expect When You Join the Military

The workouts in basic training for the military are not meant to find the physical specimens of the group, but rather to take people on a journey from civilian to soldier.

John F. Kennedy’s Legacy of Physical Fitness

Kennedy’s legacy didn’t just involve politics; he also influenced the world of physical fitness. Let's look at what exactly JFK's legacy is in regard to our various sporting activities.

Diagnosing and Treating Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

For some people, the lack of sunlight during the fall and winter can lead to feeling seriously blue and even depressed. This is known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

Will Athletics Protect Your Bones?

You've probably heard being an athlete builds stronger bones. At first glance, a recent study appears to cast doubt on that claim, so let's have a look at the details.

Creative Sight: Improving Your Parkour Vision

Let's talk about the cultivation of your parkour vision. What happens when you cut across a lawn, zigzag through the bushes, hop over a bench, or tiptoe along a planter?

How to Stay Healthy and Lean During the Holidays

If we know we will be indulging in some less than perfect eating habits, it makes it even more important to take control of the other aspects of our health.

Video: Pistol (Single-Leg Squat) Therapy

Pistol squats are the bane of my existance. So I put this video together to help all those who struggle with this challenging, but fun movement.

Lunges Are for Sissies - Or Are They?

Lunges have long been maligned as being an exercise for sissies. I’m not sure why or how this gym myth has been kept up for so long, but it’s time to stop it.

Sally Arsenault's MMA Holiday Wish List

Don't know what to buy for the MMA fan in your life? This wish list from Sally Arsenault has got you covered.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 78 - The Revenge of the Safety Squat Bar

Despite spending half the week cramped up in little aircrafts, I was able to get most of my training in. On Thursday I did some SSB work and am still feeling the burn almost a week later.

Join Us for a Twitter Chat with Ultimate Sandbag Creator Josh Henkin!

On Tuesday, December 10, you can ask Josh Henkin all your questions about sandbags during our #RealKnowledge Twitter chat.

The Gift of Gratitude: How to Have a Truly Happy Thanksgiving

There is nothing wrong with a pre-Thanksgiving meal workout. Maybe this year it can have an intention of gratitude.

Jeff Kuhland's Mobility Holiday Wish List

Money can't buy mobility, but it can buy these gift ideas from corrective exercise specialist and FMS-certified trainer Jeff Kuhland.

Lululemon, Fat Shaming, and Turning a Profit in the Yoga Market

My Facebook wall has lit up with criticism over lululemon athletica's founder Chip Wilson's comments about the company's trademark luon pants not being suitable for every size and shape.

Are Pseudo-Military Challenges and Programs Disrespectful to Real Operators?

Are these new military-style events and programs popping up in the world of fitness a slap in the face to those who are currently in the field?

Alternate Day Fasting Reduces Body Fat and Cholesterol

A recent study was a slam dunk for alternate day fasting. Read on to learn how this method of fasting helped everyday athletes manage weight and cholesterol.

Athlete Journal: Terry Hadlow, Entry 6 - 11/25/2013

Rest week, the necessary evil. I’ve just begun the kick-start process, and took some time this week to evaluate the first phase so I can be better in the next.

Off-Season Strength Training for Cyclists: Building a Strong Foundation

This month’s article deals with creating a foundation of strength, preparing the body for more intense strength and power training later.

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