Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 80

Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: female body image, CrossFit censorship, avoiding burn out, hypertrophy, and more!

Video: How to Throw Muay Thai Knee Strikes

We'll start with exactly what part of the knee you should be striking with and then discuss how to throw the most powerful knee strike possible.

Athlete Journal: Jess Papi, Entry 2 - 10/12/2013

Today I share my experience at the No Gi Pan Ams, which happened three weeks ago. It was probably the most important competition I’ve done so far.

The Overhead Press: The Actual Difference Between Seated, Standing, Dumbbell, and Barbell

A study compared a seated and standing barbell overhead press with a seated and standing dumbbell overhead press.

From Grok to Groupon: 12 Articles to Debunk Common Fitness Myths

Here are twelve articles to dispel common fitness myths, and set you back on the straight and narrow.

Product Review: BlenderBottle SportMixer

The SportMixer from BlenderBottle is easy to clean, free of harmful chemicals, and it doesn't get smelly like other bottles I've tried.

Friday Flicks: 2013 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships

It's difficult to describe the beauty, grace, and fluidity of these male gymnasts at the 2013 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships.

A Glossary of Cycling Events: Road, Off-Road, and Track Racing

Criteriums? Omniums? Cyclo-cross? Downhill? What are these things? Here is my short guide to cycling-related sports that you may like to try, maybe as a challenge or just a bit of a change.

Want to Cut Down Recovery Time? Eat More Plants

When it comes to recovery, oxidative stress and inflammation are important things to fight. And it turns out the most powerful tools to do that can be found in the produce aisle of the grocery store.

Good Movement Is Corrective: Why the Squat Might Be Better Than Screening

How can you hide corrective exercise within regular training so clients do what they need, rather than just what they want? Here's how.

The Strength to Survive: Cancer's Nothin' - I Do CrossFit

I love my CrossFit Murdock family. I know the strength and endurance I achieved from the six solid months I was going there saved my life through this journey known as breast cancer.

Heart Rate Variability a Good Intensity Measure

Heart rate variability can be measured by some heart rate monitors, and a new study suggests tracking it might be a good way to evaluate workout intensity.

Examining the "Why" - Why Do You Exercise and Is It Working for You?

Are you working out because it's beneficial and enjoyable? Or are you doing it because you're trying to fix something from the past?

Tech Review: Withings Pulse

The Withings Pulse is one of the newest activity trackers on the market. I recommend it for anyone who wants to track heart rate, activity level, and sleep patterns.

5 Training Lessons Learned From My Obnoxious Big Brother

During my younger years my brother hated the fact that I existed. But as we got older his contempt disappeared and he became a sort of mentor. Here's the most important things I learned.

Mobility and Movement, Session 1: Yoga and Self-Massage for Squats

I'm currently taking a course based on the CrossFit Mobility certification. I'm going to share what I'm learning, and also how I would combine it with yoga for better overall movement and mobility.

How to Determine Your Snatch Grip Width

One question that most people have when they first start to learn the snatch is, "How wide should the grip be?" Here are the differences between the grips and how to determine the best width for you.

10 Ways to Plateau, Burn Out, and Avoid Getting Strong

If you want to stop your strength gains right in their tracks, there are plenty of ways you can do so. Here are my ten top tips on how to plateau, burn out, and avoid getting strong.

Ice Therapy Beneficial For Pain But Not Performance

Nobody wants to take three cold showers a day, but ice therapy is more convenient for regular use. A recent study shows icing has mixed benefit for performance and pain.

Video: Sean Waxman - Olympic Weightlifting Drills: Medicine Ball Backwards Throw

The medicine ball backwards throw improves upper body explosion and reinforces proper extension mechanics.

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