Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 59 - Business as Usual

A very good week of training. There’s not much you can do to improve your fitness right before a meet, but there’s a lot you can do to screw things up. So my goal right now is just business as usual.

Friday Flicks: The Beauty of Power - Female MMA, CrossFit, BJJ, and Muay Thai Training

Challenge your perceptions of beauty and grace though this passion-filled film of female fighters.

How to Use a Power Meter in a Team Time Trial

One of the key parameters to a successful team event is making sure that when each rider goes to the front they know how much effort (power) they need to produce and for how long.

Football’s Big Men: Fit, or Fat?

Being big is not necessarily unhealthy. But studies of retired NFL linemen have found they are 52% more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than comparable members of the general public.

The 3 Pillars of Coaching: Legacy, Mastery, and Freedom

There is a world of difference between enjoying your job and being someone lit up from within, bursting with excitement to share your knowledge. These three pillars are essential for all coaches.

Static Stretching Before, During, and After Lifting

According to a new study, static stretching chronically weakened the muscles when performed both before and during exercise. However, it many well be the better choice for post-exercise.

3 Unexpected Keys to Crushing Goals

Here are three keys I've found absolutely critical to creating the life I want. And yes, I learned them in yoga class.

Product Review: JayBird BlueBuds X Headphones

The fit of these is amazing, and if you can use these ear buds for more than just tunes on a jog, then I can’t recommend them enough. I couldn’t live without them at this point.

Energy Bars Are Not Snacks

We are constantly bombarded with energy bars, protein bars, energy drinks, and other supplements. But there is a huge misunderstanding of what an energy bar actually is and when we should eat it.

What Do You Really Want? When What You Want and How You Train Don't Match

What is your goal? What do you really want, as opposed to what you say you want, and are you doing everything that needs to be done to support that goal?

When in Doubt, Do Front Squats: 25 Tips for Better Front Squats

When in doubt, do front squats. This is one of my favorite strength training mottos (along with "perfect practice makes perfect" and "fast sh*t is still sh*t"). Read this and then go do some.

Fructose Is Bad for Your Body and Your Mind

Scientists took a close look at the impact of fructose, specifically high fructose corn syrup, on the bodies and minds of people - and found nothing good.

Video: Sean Waxman - Olympic Weightlifting Drills: Clean Pull to Above the Knee

The clean pull to above the knee helps to improve strength for the first pull.

Product Review: 93 Brand x Gawakoto Gentle Chief Rashguard

Consistent with all of the 93 Brand gear, the Gentle Chief is flawlessly constructed. 93 Brand also now offer an XS sizing option, so small people like me no longer have to go without.

Intermediate Vigorous Yoga Series: Revolved Half Moon

Not only does yoga offer therapeutic benefits, but it can also offer you a challenging physical practice to ignite your nervous system and strengthen joint stability for other activities.

Relax and Enjoy the Ride: Advice for the New and Passionate Athlete

So you’ve found a new passion and now want to go all in? Congrats, but remember that doesn't mean everyone else feels the same way or that you have to buy a whole bunch of expensive stuff either.

Dear CrossFit: Talayna Deserves Better

CrossFit Media knows a good picture when they see it. They know what translates into likes, shares, and page views. What they don’t know is the emotional response at the other end of the photo.

Getting Started With Juicing: What You Need to Know

Juicing has become popular over the past few years, in part due to the popularity of the 2010 documentary "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead." If you want to try it, here are essential things to know.

How Sleep Deprivation Affects Athletic Performance

New research looked the impact of sleep deprivation on the performance of judo players in competition. Less sleep meant less power and worse cardio.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 67 - Time to Refocus

Sometimes, things just don’t work as planned. At this point I think I need to wrap up my competitive season, even though I never competed.

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