When Training Goes Right (Athlete Journal Entry 18)

This week I started rolling harder, lifting more, and dialing in my diet. It was a good week.

Eminence Kimonos "The Jester" Women's Gi (Product Review)

Eminence Kimonos has some of the most creative gi designs in the BJJ world, and this one is one of my favorites.

Strawberry Blood Orange Sorbet (Recipe)

I was burning up this weekend and needed to cool off, so I came up with this sorbet. The results are astoundingly simple and refreshingly tart.

Chakras Demystified: Manipura - The 3rd Chakra

Good signals from the gut can reflect that we are living out our willpower and taking action.

The National Pro Fitness League: A Win-Win Situation

The NPFL ups the ante significantly. Take a sport that you and I can do, spin it into a team that we can follow, and yes, we will be there.

How to Assemble a SEAL Astronaut Ninja Training Program

What you may need to become a full-fledged superhero is different to what your workout buddy may need. How can that be?

The Biomechanics of Changing Direction

A new study identified some key biomechanical components of cutting performance.

Know Who You Are (Athlete Journal 18)

"Don’t ask who you are - act on who you are. Action alone delineates and defines you."

Contraception for Athletes: Which Option is Right for You?

Which are the most effective? What are the side effects? What does the research say?

Battling the Baby Blues: How Exercise Can Help

Ten to fifteen percent of women experience postpartum depression in the first year after birth. How can exercise help?

The Safety of CrossFit From a Physical Therapy Viewpoint

If you aren’t an athlete and you don’t compete, there simply isn’t any reason for you to be injured - ever.

Live Your Mission: 4 Ways to Inspire Others as a Coach

I’m going to help you become a better leader, inspire others, and leave a mark in our industry.

Science Says Half-Rep Haters Might Be Wrong

We’ve all been frustrated with the half-squatters taking up time in the power rack, but they might be on to something after all.

Heavy Snatch Session (Athlete Journal 26)

I spent all week preparing for a heavy snatch session on Saturday, and was pleased with the results.

What Oregon and Colorado Can Teach Us About Fitness

What it is about these two states that makes them so fit, healthy, and active? Here's what I see makes the difference.

Is Starting Sports in Childhood Best for Bone Strength?

A recent article addressed this topic by comparing tennis players who began playing as children or young adults.

How to Maximize BJJ Training with Minimum Time

To maintain your movements and conditioning, what you do on days you are not grappling is critical to your success in BJJ.

3 Keys to Assessing the Overhead Throwing Athlete

When repetitive stress is combined with poor stability, mobility, or movement patterns, then athletes are likely to breakdown.

9 Unusual Exercises That Will Boost Your Strength

Strength training is a monotonous activity most of the time. Sometimes you just get tired of the exercises you’ve been doing.

Science Compares the Back Squat to the Overhead Squat

It was the ultimate squat face off, but I think the results of this new study need further questioning.