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.

9 Ideas to Help an Injured, Stiff, or Painful Neck

Keep yourself informed on how to look after your neck, whether you are looking to heal a sore neck, relieve tension, or even stop yourself snoring!

Product Review: Amara Sports Drink

The creators of the Amara sports drink wanted to make a healthier, unprocessed version of an athletic drink. A drink that was a traditional sports drink, energy drink, and superfood drink.

Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 59 - Business as Usual

A very good week of training. There’s not much you can do to improve your fitness right before a meet, but there’s a lot you can do to screw things up. So my goal right now is just business as usual.

Friday Flicks: The Beauty of Power - Female MMA, CrossFit, BJJ, and Muay Thai Training

Challenge your perceptions of beauty and grace though this passion-filled film of female fighters.

How to Use a Power Meter in a Team Time Trial

One of the key parameters to a successful team event is making sure that when each rider goes to the front they know how much effort (power) they need to produce and for how long.

Football’s Big Men: Fit, or Fat?

Being big is not necessarily unhealthy. But studies of retired NFL linemen have found they are 52% more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than comparable members of the general public.

The 3 Pillars of Coaching: Legacy, Mastery, and Freedom

There is a world of difference between enjoying your job and being someone lit up from within, bursting with excitement to share your knowledge. These three pillars are essential for all coaches.

Static Stretching Before, During, and After Lifting

According to a new study, static stretching chronically weakened the muscles when performed both before and during exercise. However, it many well be the better choice for post-exercise.

3 Unexpected Keys to Crushing Goals

Here are three keys I've found absolutely critical to creating the life I want. And yes, I learned them in yoga class.

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