How to Prevent and Treat Cauliflower Ear (and If It Means You Might Always Be Single)

People who train combat sports are split as to how they view cauliflower ear. Some see it as a badge of honor while others see it as a guarantee of unemployment or lonely nights.

Bioenergetics and Nutrition: Creatine, Carbs, and Protein

Bioenergetics by definition means the flow of energy in a biological system. In the human body it refers primarily to the conversion of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats into usable energy.

The Overhead Squat Is a Punk: Advice From Experts on How to Make It Better

In order to get better at this lift, I assembled some highly regarded coaches from around the country and posed this question: “My overhead squat sucks. How can I fix it?”

Do This, Not That: What People With Shoulder, Wrist, Knee, or Calf Issues Should and Shouldn't Do

Reality is most of us are messed up in some way and there are just some things we shouldn’t do. But there’s always a way to work around a problem, avoid injury, and keep edging our way forward.

Betaine Found Effective for Body Composition and Performance

Betaine plays a critical role in general health and seem to be a supplement that holds potential value to athletes - especially those looking to improve their appearance and reduce fat.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 68 - Speed and Power

I'm moving into a speed and volume period. I'm going to try and get my work capacity up and my bar speed up.

Take Your Cod Liver Oil: Supplement Advice For Athletes From the Weston A. Price Foundation

Sally Fallon Morell discusses some of the common supplements taken by athletes and why they might not be the best options.

Critical Learning: How to Read and Respond to Fitness Info on the Internet

You should question everything - YouTube videos, fitness articles, and even your coach’s advice. Most of the content on the web is trying to get it right, but there is a lot of bad info out there.

Kipping and the Handstand Push Up: Is It Safe?

To do the HSPU, you must learn handstand basics. There can be harmful implications of learning to kip before doing the handstand push up strictly.

Yoga Tune Up Therapy Balls vs. Lacrosse Balls vs. Foam Rollers

I am frequently asked how the therapy balls differ from lacrosse balls or foam rollers, the two other most prevalent self-care tools. Let the debate begin!

The Effectiveness of Training Long-Distance Clients Over the Internet

An increasing number of coaches or personal trainers are providing online training services. However, a recent study has found that providing printed information is more effective.

Heart Matters: 5 Boxing (and Life) Lessons From Rocky Balboa

From a technical standpoint, the Rocky movies are some of the worst fight movies out there. But there are some amazing takeaways. Here are the five biggest lessons I learned from Rocky.

7 Criteria to Consider When Picking Which Gym to Join

With gyms and different types of gyms popping up everywhere it can be hard to figure out which one to join. This video goes over seven criteria you can use to help you narrow down your choice.

Strongman Profile: Arthur Saxon Teaches Us the Dumbbell Swing

Here was a man who could lift 370lbs overhead with a single arm in the bent press. This lift has never been matched by anyone in over a hundred years since it occurred.

Why Natural Sugars Aren't Any Better Than Artificial Sugars (and Neither Is Paleo!)

It seems we’re losing sight of what paleo is all about and looking for sneaky ways to have our cake and eat it too.

Proof That Functional Strength Training Cures Low Back Problems and Pilates Won't

Here are two MRI scans that show the clear, undeniable proof of the failure of long-term Pilates training and the success of functional strength rehabilitation methods to cure low back pain.

The Type of Fruit You Eat Is Important

When it comes to foods as basic as fruit, it seems to be a no-brainer to recommend them for health. However, a comprehensive recent study has found that this depends on the type of fruit.

Why Everything You Know About Lactic Acid Might Be Wrong

You work as hard as you can, your muscles become acidic, and your effort deteriorates. Is lactic acid to blame? Here is an update on this belief and the new research that supports it.

Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 76

Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: CrossFit, scaling, conditioning, front squats, flexibility, and more!

Product Review: King Kong Backpack

I had the privilege of reviewing the original King Kong bag and it remains the best gym bag I’ve ever used. But recently King Kong let me know about their newest addition – the King Kong backpack.

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