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.

The Deload: The Path to Bigger, Faster and Stronger

Deload weeks are a necessary component for looking good naked, maximizing performance, and long-term training.

Science Compares Hill Running to Level-Grade

Hills are always one of the hardest segments of a running route, but some studies have questioned their usefulness as a training tool. A new study takes a look.

8 Natural Ways to Fuel Your Energy Level Through the Day

Do you look after your body as well as you look after your car? Here are eight strategies to help you take things up a gear.

Video: Breathing and Abdominal Bracing For Strength

Breathing and abdominal bracing are probably the most important aspects of successful lifts. This video will show you how to breathe properly so you can pick up heavy stuff.

The Fundamental Aspects of the Dip: Perfecting Your Jerk

The dip in the jerk seems straightforward enough (straight down, actually). Bend your knees, and straighten them vigorously. But like many simple things there's more than meets the eye.

My CrossFit Cherry Busted: The Good, Bad, and Ugly of CrossFit Competition

Recently I had a chance to attend a local CrossFit competition. Here is my rundown of the the good, the bad, and the ugly.

The Sumo Deadlift: Is It For You?

I’m not here to try and convince you to ditch the conventional deadlift. Rather, I’m here to help you work out if the sumo deadlift is better for you, and why.

Compression Stockings Reduce Lactate Production - With a Catch

A new study suggests compression stockings reduce lactate production, but there's a catch. They also seem to decrease performance in seasoned runners.

Video: Sean Waxman - Olympic Weightlifting Drills: Halting Explosive Push Up to Plates

The halting explosive push up to plates is used to help improve upper body strength and explosiveness.

A Statistical Analysis of Why You Need to Train Your Submission Basics

To prove my theory that BJJ is great for small fighters and women, I’ve done a statistical analysis of all fights since the inception of the all-women's MMA promotion Invicta FC.

Is Starch Dangerous? Why You Maybe Shouldn't Worry About Grain Brain

To remove an entire macronutrient group for preventative measures is unnecessary. Starch plays an important role in human function.

In Defense of Alcohol: Why Drinking is “Good for You” and How to Not Get Fat from It

Thanksgiving is approaching, so here is my advice on how to gorge and guzzle, and not get fat.

Why I Criticize CrossFit

Criticism is not tantamount to hate. I would suggest it is the opposite. I love CrossFit. If I didn’t, I simply wouldn’t care about sumo deadlift high pulls or crotch shots.

Plyometrics and Olympic Lifting: Effective Training For Kids

Many coaches and parents wonder which training methods are most effective for kids. A new study suggests plyometrics and Olympic lifting are better than traditional weight lifting.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 76 - Coaching Videos

A very solid week of training with heavy bar speed work mixed with some heavy volume work. I was also able to put together a couple extra coaching videos for the week.

10 Ways to Look After Yourself, Your Health, and Your Body by Lindsey Mathews

Lindsey Mathews is a chiropractor who specializes in biomechanics of the body. She eats a paleo diet and takes fish oil. Here are ten articles from her to help you look after yourself.

6 CrossFit Abbreviations Every Mom Needs to Know

Good CrossFit programming doesn't stop at the box. If you're a mom, here are six CrossFit abbreviations you need to know to improve efficiency and get mad mom-skills.

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