Deeper Squats Win Again

In a recent study researchers wondered whether quarter or parallel squats would activate PAP most. Once again, deeper squats seem to be the winner.

Athlete Journal: Terry Hadlow, Entry 5 - 11/18/2013

This was the final loading week of my first phase of training. When it was all said and done, I felt positive about my progress. I'm looking forward to seeing what the future weeks hold.

Super D Video: Double Overhand Blob Lift for Grip Strength

I'm going to show you one of the ways I build grip strength. You grip the bar with both your hands in the overhand grip, and you use a fat bar.

Why Fighting Is Like Chess, and Both Are Like Life

There a reason fighting is compared to chess. It takes real smarts to succeed - street smarts, book smarts, and self-awareness. And both are a lot like life.

The Jigsaw Puzzle of Recovery

People think proper recovery is having a protein shake after they workout. Your post workout meal is only one piece to a complex puzzle.

Curcumin for Athletes: Why You and Your Joints Might Like It

Curcumin has some amazing benefits when it comes to inflammation, joint pain, and disease prevention. But it's important you get the right kind and take it in the right amounts.

Help for Your Shortie Hamstrings

My hamstrings and I have had a long and troubled relationship. Here’s what I’ve discovered on the road to functional hamstrings, along with a video of my very favorite hamstrings lengthening stretch.

An Analysis of Cardiovascular Response in Water and on Land

A new study asks whether cardio training is more effective when conducted on land or in the water.

Product Review: Nikki's Coconut Butter

You don’t have to be a paleo eater to know that coconut products are good for you. And that's a good thing, because it means you can eat yummy products like Nikki's Coconut Butter.

Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 85

Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: CrossFit, Thanksgiving, the rebound box jump and more!

Video: Counter-Tactics in Muay Thai: 3 Counters to the Teep

Here are three different counters to the teep or push kick. Since the teep is the longest strike in muay Thai, all three of these will be from long range.

Athlete Journal: Jess Papi, Entry 7 - 11/16/2013

I had an eventful week this week, both in my personal life and in training. In jiu jitsu news, I'm looking forward to meeting Royce Gracie in person next week!

Don't Be That Guy With Chicken Legs

So you've "gotta get that upper-body pump in." Wonderful. Go for it, but what about your lower body development?

7 Articles to Simplify the Vitamin B Complex

The B vitamins are a family of nutrients that work to produce positive effects from maintaining healthy skin to maintaining a positive mood.

Product Review: VentureHeat Portable Back Heat Therapy Wrap

Heating pads are frequently used by athletes to alleviate aches and pains. VentureHeat's portable, comfortable pad takes heat therapy to a new level.

Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 66 - Short Week

Some weeks you just have to make the training brief, and this was one of those times. It was a light week due to work and travel, but I'll be back full swing next week.

Friday Flicks: Brittany Pryor - Super Strong Natural Strength Athlete

Meet Brittany Pryor - a natural female strength athlete with a 497lb squat, a 534lb deadlift, and a 303lb bench.

A Simple Breathing Exercise for a Balanced Mind

Sometimes life has us feel stressed and unbalanced. This leads to issues of anxiety and a lack of sleep. Try this simple exercise that only takes a couple minutes, and will balance your mood and mind.

The Breaking Muscle Manifesto

This is who we are and what we aim to achieve. These are our values, and why we value you. This is what Breaking Muscle is all about.

Workouts to Prepare You for the Police Department Physical Ability Test

In order to pass the PQT or PAT, you’ll need to train with a workout plan tailored to the demands of the test.

Forums - Discuss, Learn, Advise