Cleanses, Detoxes, and Juice Fasts: Do They Work?

These types of diets are popular, but do they work? And what are good reasons to do them? Let's take a look at the pros and cons of cleanses, detoxes, and juice fasts.

Super D Video: How to Increase Ankle Flexion (and Save Your Knees)

If you don't have enough mobility in the ankle, you are going to struggle in the squat. But don't worry! We're going to use a band around the heel to put things right.

Learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Online: The Dark Side of Technology

When used properly, technology is a great addition to the BJJ learning process. When abused, it will lead to holes in your game that will show up down the road.

What Kind of Deadlift Is the Right Kind of Deadlift?

Since there are so many deadlift variations, it can be overwhelming to think about which one is the best one to train. In my mind, though, it is a rather easy question to answer.

The 2014 Top 10 Fitness Blog Contest Winners Announced!

You nominated twenty blogs. Our judges looked them over and evaluated them. And now, the Top 10 Fitness Blogs of 2014 have been chosen!

New Study Suggests Subjective Factors Impact Performance

Aside from physiological markers, coaches might want to take their clients' preferences and tolerance of exercise into mind when designing exercise programs.

Athlete Journal: Brandon Hofer, Entry 3 - 3/9/2014

Over the last two weeks I've made focused on the basic kettlebell exercises I'll need for the certification. I've also started the 300 swings a day challenge to supplement my training.

Video: Ben Musholt - 4 Exercises for Shoulder Rehabilitation

In this video, Ben Musholt demonstrates four shoulder rehabilitation exercises. These exercises will help you with rotator cuff strengthening and scapular stability.

Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 100

Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: the 10 x 3 protocol, the best exercises for muay Thai, and more!

Muay Thai Workout: How to Train the Roundhouse Kick

Here is as complete workout - including warm up, drills, and sparring focus - for practicing and refining the all-important roundhouse kick.

Athlete Journal: Jess Papi, Entry 23 - 3/8/2014

As tournament time approaches, I've been training hard and learning some freestyle judo tehcniques to prepare for the big day.

Training Activities for Athletes: The Logical Steps to Determine Their Value, Part 1

So many new gadgets, contraptions, and programs - coupled with the current popularity of boot camps, cross training, and the personal training field - can make training decisions a head-scratcher.

10 Articles to Improve the Performance of Your Hamstrings

For athletes of many sports, the hamstrings tend to be a problematic area. Here are ten articles to guide you through how to improve hamstring strength and performance.

Book Review: "Quick Strength for Runners" by Jeff Horowitz

"Quick Strength for Runners" is an easy-to-follow program that aims to help runners improve performance and prevent injury.

Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 80 - How Close Are You to Perfect?

if you could somehow know, with certainly, what the fully-realized you looked, felt, and performed like, how different would that be from the current you?

Friday Flicks: Lydia Valentin 140kg Clean Slow Motion

This is Lydia Valentin, a Spanish weightlifter. It is simply the best example we have seen of keeping the bar close throughout the entire lift.

9 Military Strategies to Improve Your Gym and Reduce the Chaos

I have an idea for how you can run your gym better. Here are nine tools inspired by the military that you can implement to improve your gym business and reduce the chaos.

Plantain Protein Pancakes (Recipe)

Sweet potatoes are probably the most famous paleo source of nutrient-dense carbs, but one of my favorites is the lesser-known plantain.

How to Progress Weightlifting in Children and Adolescents

It is increasingly common to see children beginning a serious sport career. However, the age a child can start weightlifting is not a function of chronological years, but one of biological years.

Training to Increase Your VO2 Max

VO2 may be largely genetic, but it can be influenced by training - by as much 15%. That would take me from a 57 to an incredible 65.5 and potentially drop more than twenty minutes off my marathon.