Your Mental State vs. Your Success

Exercise is healthy. But sometimes our approach to it is not. Our mentality when we walk into the gym can do more damage than junk food ever could.

Jiu Jitsu Is Awesome (Athlete Journal 35)

Jiu jitsu is the one thing I feel completely comfortable doing. I don’t have to worry about being judged or criticized. I just do it.

Why You Can't Compare Resistance and Repetition Efforts

Use all tools available to get stronger. But understand the devices you train with cannot be compared with each other.

Grip Strength for Lifters, Climbers, and Fighters

There are three types of grip - crush grip, pinch grip, and support grip. But how do you train these?

Athletic Greens (Product Review)

Athletic Greens has a well-rounded ingredients list that might fill some of the gaps in your diet.

It's the Effort That Counts (Athlete Journal 92)

New studies are suggesting the numbers of repetitions per set matters much less than how hard you push yourself.

Opedix CORE-Tec Compression Shorts (Product Review)

These shorts offer the benefits of compression as well as kinetic support.

9-Year-Old Skateboarder Lands a 540 (Video)

We love the raw excitement nine-year-old Sabre displays when she finally nails this trick - on her 75th attempt.

Nitric Oxide Supplementation for Increased Endurance

Increasing NO in your food intake will increase blood flow and oxygen to the skeletal muscles, which then increases strength and endurance.

The Best Exercises for Firefighters

If you want a long healthy career as a firefighter, do movements that matter, the ones that will keep you alive longer.

What Makes a Great Weightlifting Gym?

Great bars and bumpers are a given. But what other factors should be considered when opening your own weightlifting gym?

5 Bodybuilding Practices That Can Help Anyone Build Muscle

New research provided some valuable insights into building muscle naturally, whether you are a bodybuilder or not.

You're Not Ronnie Coleman - Don't Be Afraid to Tweak

It doesn’t matter if Ronnie Coleman works his legs for two hours. You’re not him, and that's okay.

Vipassana: 8-Week Meditation Challenge #5

The first time I tried vipassana meditation I thought, "Oh goodness, this can't be it!" But now it brings my deepest and most profound sits.

A Brief History of Humor in Weightlifting

Recently, I came across a joke specific to our sport that will get a nervous laugh, especially for those of masters age.

Lessons From a Modern Strongman: Dave "Iron Tamer" Whitley

Dave's upcoming book is on the bent press, an old technique which allows more weight overhead than most every other movement.

Tennis Elbow: What Is It, Do You Have It, and How Do You Treat It?

As an orthopedic surgeon, I have been treating this problem with greater frequency, especially in the cross-training and CrossFit athletic communities.

What If We Thought About Movement Like Nutrition?

First, we will talk about frequency. Second, we will discuss quality. We will wrap things up by discussing strategies.

More Protein Doesn't Make a Difference

In a new study, researchers found a dramatic increase in protein intake didn't have much of an effect.

Another Staph Infection Bites the Dust (Athlete Journal 21)

A staph infection derailed my training this week, but I managed to catch it early and keep up with my training schedule.