Why You Need Indigestible Carbs in Your Diet

We know fiber is good for us, but what about other indigestible carbs? Science looked at barley kernels and discovered some amazing properties when it comes to our health.

Video: Sean Waxman - Olympic Weightlifting Drills: The Canella Cross

The Cannella Cross reinforces proper foot placement during the jerk. For this exercise you will need a piece of chalk and a training partner to give you some feedback.

Athlete Journal: Pat McCarty, Entry 9 - 4/24/2013

This week provided a lesson in the difference between quitting and making a judgment call to avoid injury. As promised, I've also included video of my progress on my goals from last week.

The Yoga of Self Defense: Arming Your Inner and Outer Self

As a yogi and a park ranger, I have become aware of the true meaning of self preservation and self defense. Drop the ignorance, not the weapons. Remain practical, vigilant, and peaceful!

The Best BJJ Gear for Women: No Gi, Gi, and Random Girl Necessities

Here is a list of basic gear for women that I’ve tried and loved. I've included the best gear for no gi, my favorite gis, and also some hairstyle tips.

Common Sense Programming for the Intelligent Insect

After writing an article on how specialization is for insects, I received more than one email from people asking how they could create a smart plan. Well, here it is - all laid out.

How to Take Our Goals From Dreams to Reality

Success in the gym is a little like grade school, we have to take it one level at a time or be overwhelmed by the enormity of our goal. Plus, we have to really, really want it.

High Protein Diets Result in Better Cholesterol Scores

Science takes a look at two different diets - one low-protein and one high-protein - and discovered the high-protein diet created better blood sugar control and improved cholesterol.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 48 - Tips For Improving Your Grip

This week my journal includes my training summary, plus two videos - one training video and a second with some tips on how to improve your grip.

"What's Your Specialty?" How NOT To Find a Niche in the Fitness Industry

You've probably heard finding a niche is a good business move, but there's a good and a bad way to do it. Here are five things to avoid while exploring a new specialty.

8-Week Pre-Competition Training Template for Young Athletes

This eight-week plan outlines how to take build your youth athletes up to competition season or an upcoming event. Workout frequency, intensity, and exercise variety are all addressed.

Product Review: The Rotater for Shoulder Rehab and Prehab

The Rotater is an awesome product for shoulder stretching or strengthening for rehab. It works best for internal and external rotation. Something many of us are lacking.

The Tabata Revolution Explained: What, Why, and How to Tabata

You hear a lot about Tabata intervals. It is an efficient and intense way to exercise aerobically and anaerobically. Do you know where this exercise protocol originated?

Mental Strategies from Professional Strength and Conditioning Coaches

Researchers questioned over 100 experienced strength and conditioning coaches to find out what mental strategies they employed with their athletes. Are you using these techniques?

12 Reps with Hannah Caldas, Swimmer and Scientist

She's an elite swimmer, a hardcore CrossFit athlete, and a professor of neurosurgery. Yes, that's right. Read her answers to the 12 Reps to learn more about this amazing athlete-scientist.

Women and Group Exercise: Theories From a Male Instructor

I have never understood why group exercise is dominated by women participants. I have a few theories on why this is, in regards to dancing, ability to listen, and community.

Free Workouts for Pregnant Moms: Designed Specially for Each Trimester

Are you an expecting or brand-new mom trying to stay fit and healthy? We've got workouts designed specifically for you and your unique needs, through your pregnancy and after.

The Wrong Sunscreen Can Increase Cancer Risk: What You Need to Know

We need sunscreen, right? Yes! But, there are some serious drawbacks to some of the traditional, chemical-packed stuff, including increased cancer risk. Here's what to look for instead.

5 Tips for a Stronger Deadlift

I've pulled 1,008lbs in competition. Want to know how you can lift heavier, too? Here are my top five tips for better deadlifting, no matter what kind of athlete you are.

Football Players More Explosive Than 10 Years Ago

Researchers took a look at results from the famed NFL combine. They examined trends in test results, and the changes in players performances were surprising.

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