Video: Ben Musholt: 3 Handstand Conditioning Drills

In this video, Ben demonstrates three handstand conditioning drills - handstand kick ups, cast wall walks, and handstand wall runs.

Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 94

Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: martial arts for children, fitness questions, the kettlebell snatch, and more!

Video: Muay Thai - Martial Arts Warm Up and Mobility Sequence

Today, we are going over a sequence of mobility exercises that can help you get warmed up for you muay thai, Brazilian jiu jitsu, or wrestling practice.

Athlete Journal: Jess Papi, Entry 17 - 1/25/2014

This week wasn't my best. I injured my knee on Friday so I didn't get to train, and my diet hasn't been as clean as I'd like. However, it did give me time to work on some other BJJ-related projects.

10 Opinions on The CrossFit Games Open

It's that time of year again. Thoughts are turning to the impending CrossFit Games Open. Here are ten opinions on the Open from those who have been there before.

Product Review: PHISM Pre-Workout Energizer

This pre-workout energizer from Savin Nutrition avoids some of the common pitfalls of pre-workout drinks and gave me more energy even after my workout was over.

Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 74 - Stay Tuned

This week was short due to professional obligations, but I included some video of the kettlebell snatch work I did. Next week is test time for powerlifts!

Friday Flicks: Strongman - A Brief Introduction

There is no doubt that strongmen of old were incredibly strong, in ways that many today try to emulate. Watch this video to be taken on a journey of strength from ancient times to modern day.

The Future of Law Enforcement: The 2030 Police Physical Performance Test

Push ups, sit ups, and a 1.5-mile run were great for old-time criminals, but the year is 2030 and criminals are stronger, faster, and fitter. We bring to you the 2030 Police Physical Performance Test.

Book Review: "Survive the Unthinkable" by Tim Larkin

Most of us are civilized people - but truly bad guys are not. Tim Larkin's book will teach you what violence really is and how to defend yourself against it, both mentally and physically.

Why Are Tour de France Cyclists Outliving Everybody Else?

When you look at a sport like cycling, complete with high-speed crashes and prolific drug use, it’s hard to believe top cyclists actually outlive their countrymen by an average of five years.

High Protein Diets Correlate With Lower Rates of Frailty in the Elderly

A new study suggests high protein intake correlates with reduced frailty rates in the elderly.

Athlete Journal: Alli Moyer, Entry 11 - 1/23/2014

Does your training bring you joy? I’ve tossed this question back and forth a lot in my own mind lately, ever since my dad asked me this several months back. And now I think I know the answer.

Book Review: "Yoga Mat Companion 1: Anatomy for Vinyasa Flow and Standing Poses" by Ray Long, MD

This has been one of the primary resources to which I keep returning to develop my own yoga practice and skills as an instructor.

Learning to Recognize the Signs of a Depressed Athlete

I see many athletes who start out eager and driven, but become disenchanted with the prospect of fitness and do just enough to get by. As coaches, it is our responsibility to notice this behavior.

Got Hookworms? Gut Bacteria and Your Health

While I only heard about helminthic therapy - or treatment via hookworm infection - a few months ago, it has apparently been circling the scientific community for years.

Partial Movements: Globo Gym Fail or Useful Training Tool?

It's one thing to intentionally restrict range of motion for a specific purpose. It is quite another to add too much weight to handle properly and then to restrict your ROM due to your bad choices.

3 Questions to Confirm if Your Child Is Ready to Start a Sport

How do you assess if your child is ready for a particular sport? Here are three categories to evaluate your child against, along with four guidelines for implementing a new sport or skill.

Integrity in Competition: A Manifesto for Athletes, Coaches, and Judges

Competition can do strange things to people. So here are some guidelines to help remind us how integrity can manifest itself within our behaviors, as athletes, coaches, or judges.

Strength Training Improves Change of Direction

Change of direction (COD) is a major component of performance in many sports, and a new study shows strength training can make athletes much better at it.