I’ve been feeling a bit under-recovered this week, so my volume was lower than normal. Despite that, I nearly hit a 340lb high bar squat, and my bench program is going well also.
This week, watch iconic Olympic weightlifting coach Mike Burgener explain how Mike's Gym was born, in a clip from Greg Everett's upcoming feature-length documentary, American Weightlifting.
You can't determine if your nutrition and training are on track if you're not measuring important numbers. Here's what you need to measure and three workouts to try, too.
Coaching athletes is easy. Being a personal trainer is a true challenge. We help people live out their dreams and we are the front line defense in tackling obesity.
As we get older our training needs change, and programming should reflect that. A new study examined the best way to train older adults and found a power protocol to be most effective.
"The 30 Day Guide to Paleo Cooking," by Hayley Mason and George Staley, is a perfect beginner’s guide to getting your feet wet with paleo eating or re-inspire your paleo habits.
I remember my first tournament back in my amateur boxing days. I was eleven at the time. During the round I couldn't hear the crowd. What is this sensation and how does it help us as athletes?
Over the next four weeks, my articles will take an honest look at the CrossFit Open. How it works, how it doesn’t work, and ultimately, some suggestions as to how it can be fixed.
The mind is weaker than the body; so just imagine what the body could do with the right mindset. Fears and self-doubt can stop an athlete in his or her tracks long before the body quits.
Bodybuilders have long been ridiculed within CrossFit by those who seem to believe they train better, harder, and more effectively. But is that reality? And what can we all learn from them?
Many athletes turn to cooling vests to beat the heat and lower body temperatures during rest periods. A new study suggests they might not work and could even be dangerous.
The snatch deadlift from blocks below the knee helps strengthen the muscles that are involved in pulling the barbell from the floor during the snatch.
I've never been a big fan of board shorts, but the Fighter Girls products pleasantly surprised me. Not only are they designed for women, but they're also comfortable and high-quality.
Our bodies evolved to make us stronger and less vulnerable during times of danger. As athletes, we pump this system daily. The downside? Our bodies are not so good at turning off this system.
It’s long been female gym folklore that to get lean you do high reps with a light load, while those looking to get bigger need to lift heavy. Let’s look at some misconceptions around this advice.
A scientific look at the evidence that anabolic steroids permanently increase a user's sporting potential such that they can never compete evenly against drug-free athletes again.
If you're like most athletes, you're probably looking for ways to avoid DOMS and missed training sessions. A recent study suggests anatabine is one product that might not work.
This week training I did lots of sled work, mace swings, and more bottoms up kettlebell presses. I included a video on how to do mace swings and why they are beneficial for shoulder health.
I travel a lot and am always trying to figure out how to bring my foam roller with me on the road. The GRID Mini Roller solves that problem. Not only is it convenient, but it also works.
We’ve developed elaborate ways to ensure we have produce ripe for us whenever we want it. But, when you think about it, we actually had almost everything we needed before our food was so globalized.
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