Globo Gym Warning: How to Protect Yourself, Your Money, and Your Goals

I have witnessed far too much and I feel there is a desperate need to warn the general public about globo gym-style training, as it encompasses everything in strength training gone wrong.

Top 10 Mobility Articles of 2013

Whether you're a powerlifter, martial artist, or CrossFit athlete, you can probably use a little help with mobility. These articles cover everything from screening, to squats, to foam rollers.

Stress Shown to Impair Recovery From Workouts

A new study examined the effects of psychological stress on exercise recovery, and the results were pretty conclusive: stress makes it harder to recover.

Video: Muay Thai - 4 Ways to Improve the Timing of Your Roundhouse Kick

In this video, we're going to look at four heavy bag drills to improve the timing of your roundhouse kick.

Top 10 Women's Fitness Articles of 2013

This top ten list of articles is for the female athletes out there who want to get stronger, feel better, and celebrate the female form in athletics and otherwise.

Using the Stretch Shortening Cycle for Improved Efficiency

Although the stretch shortening cycle is an important facet of exercise, there's still a lot we don't know about it. A new study examined the role of SSC in movement efficiency in men and women.

Athlete Journal: Alli Moyer, Entry 9 - 12/24/2013

I've learned that confidence is key during holiday time. The most important thing during the holiday is to celebrate the way you want to, whether that means training or taking a break.

Off-Season Strength Training for Cyclists: More Foundation Work Into the New Year

This month’s article deals with subtle changes to the off-season strength training program, mostly in the area of intensity. The bottom line remains the same: build a strong foundation.

Top 10 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Articles of 2013

With more and more people taking to the mats, Brazilian jiu jitsu was a popular topic in 2013. We featured a range of excellent articles covering all aspects of the sport.

Athlete Journal: Terry Hadlow, Entry 10 - 12/23/2013

Despite ongoing home renovations and taking more rest days than usual, I still managed to get in some great training with lower volume this week.

3 Things You Absolutely Need to Achieve Your Goals

Having spent a plethora of hours coaching people in both nutrition and movement, there are some key factors that are extremely consistent among almost all clients who actually meet their goals.

Top 10 CrossFit Articles of 2013

CrossFit was definitely a hot topic this year at Breaking Muscle. Here are our top 10 most popular articles on CrossFit from 2013!

The Gene That Might Make You a Better Athlete

Although genetics certainly aren't the only factor in athleticism, they do play a role. A new study has identified one gene in particular that makes a big difference in athletic performance.

Video: Ben Musholt - Tip-Toe Leg Strength

In this video, Ben demonstrates how to use the tip-toe position to add variety to your basic lower body strength activities.

Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 90

Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: common training mistakes, reality TV, squatting more weight, and more!

Athlete Journal: Jess Papi, Entry 12 - 12/21/2013

School has ended for the semester and I'm getting in as much training as possible. I’m sad that I have to go back to school eventually, but I’m going to enjoy this while it lasts.

How to Shoot a Cannon Out of a Canoe

Place a cannon in a canoe. Shoot it, and only minimal distance will be achieved. Improve the strength of your lower body to optimize your launching ability.

7 Articles to Warm You Up for Winter

As the temperature drops and the weather changes for the worse, it doesn't mean your spirits need to drop or your training needs to change for the worse. Here are eight articles to fire you up.

Product Review: Stuffitts

Wet and smelly shoes are one of the worst things in athletics short of injury, so do yourself a favor and get yourself a pair of Stuffitts if this is a problem you regularly face.

Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 70 - High Rep Kettlebell Work

I've started doing high-rep kettlebell swings in preparation for the Tactical Strength Challenge in April. This week was the first time I had tried it, and I was pleased with the results.

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