Athlete Journal: Alli Moyer, Entry 8 - 12/6/2013

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about staying where things are safe - in love, in life, and in fitness. Change is hard, but embracing it can take you places you never thought you could go.

A Healthy Approach to Holiday Eating

Staying healthy both in body and mind while enjoying the holiday season can be a challenge. Here are a few guidelines for planning your celebration days.

Nicole Crawford's Active Kids Holiday Wish List

Fitness gifts for adults are great, but let's not forget the kids! Here are ten holiday gift ideas for the younger athletes in your life.

4 Common Foot Injuries in the Athlete

In this article, I’ll highlight some of the most common overuse foot conditions that I treat. Additionally, we’ll discuss appropriate ways to manage the dysfunction.

Lose Weight, Not Bone: How Strength Training Benefits Weight Loss

Weight loss is commonly considered a good thing, but it can be detrimental to bone health. A recent study suggests you need strength training to optimize bone health while trying to lose weight.

Take a Deep Breath: A Meditation for the Holidays

The age old saying “take a deep breath” is a wise one. Think of your holiday meditation as your daily hibernation to bring you back into balance.

Premium Nutrition to Cycle Even Faster

In my previous two articles, I covered some simple ways to improve performance. But now what happens when we tune up the body a bit with some premium fuel?

Amber Lee's Kettlebell Holiday Wish List

If kettlebells are vying for the attention of your friend or significant other, win back their heart with one of these holiday gift ideas from RKC Amber Lee.

4 Under-the-Radar Natural Performance-Boosting Foods

If I were to tell you that you could include things in your diet to markedly augment your performance and the only side effect would be to smell a little like maple syrup, would you do it?

So You Think You're Badass? 12 Tell-Tale Signs

Have a read through the list. Have you got what it takes? Are you truly hardcore? Here are twelve dead giveaways that you are one seriously badass mofo.

Mouthpieces Are for Protection, not Performance

Using mouthpieces to improve performance is becoming more common and commercial products are available now for the purpose of enhancing performance. Do they really work?

Featured Photographer: Shaun Cleary - CrossFit and Surfing

Shaun Cleary has always been the guy with the camera. As a professional photographer, Shaun strives to capture the passion and intensity of athletic events.

Super D Video: Arching the Back for Greatness

Let's talk about maintaining back integrity. Stop looking like a turtle when you deadlift. Lock, load, and maintain that arched back position throughout the lift.

Sally Arsenault's BJJ Holiday Wish List

If you have a friend or family member who has gotten the BJJ bug, here's a list of gifts from BJJ practitioner Sally Arsenault.

How Barbell Knurling Differs and How This Impacts Different Lifters

Let's talk about barbell knurling. How does it differ between barbells? How does it affect different lifters? How do you prep your hands to deal with it?

Doctor Your Skull, Protect Your Brain: How to Heal Yourself From Impacts

If you are an active person, then it's likely you've experienced trauma to your precious head and brain. Here's what you can do to heal symptoms from impact to your skull.

Let's Twist Again: Why You Need Twists in Your Training

When people come to see me and say they want to improve their running, I often will work with them on crawling and rolling. I always look for the easiest fix, and here's my logic behind this.

The Great Injury Debate: Is CrossFit Dangerous? We May Never Know

Rather than say there is no problem, I would much rather see a conversation around long-term fitness that allows CrossFit participants to remain injury free.

DOMS: The Good, the Bad, and What It Really Means to Your Training

Despite the inconvenience of DOMS, a common belief is this soreness translates to progress, a job well done, and your ticket to inevitable Gainz™. Is this correct?

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 79 - Thanksgiving Training

This week was Thanksgiving, so I put all those extra calories and carbs to good use during my holiday training.

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