A Book Review, Interview, and Conversation with MMA Journalist Brian D’Souza

In his new book, "Pound for Pound," Brian D'Souza goes behind the scenes of MMA fighting and examines what other journalists won't - the exploitation of some of the sport's biggest names.

8 Perspectives on Gender in the Gym

Gender issues in the gym can be divisive, but it doesn't have to be that way. How can men and women work together, and are there any lessons we can learn from each other?

Book Review: "Deadlift Dynamite" by Pavel Tsatsouline and Andy Bolton

Two greats of strength training, Pavel and Andy, wrote a book that focuses on all three powerlifting movements, but specifically on how to improve your deadlift.

Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 40 - Seeing Results

In just a week after changing my training approach, I'm already seeing the results, particularly in the bench press. Next week will focus on the lower body.

Friday Flicks: 1959 York Barbell Club Vintage Weightlifting Footage - Feat. Tommy Kono

This week we're going back in time with some vintage footage from the 1959 A.A.U. Championships in York, Pennsylvania - including a brief appearance from weightlifting legend Tommy Kono!

Featured Photographer: Cheryl Boatman - CrossFit

She may have started out a real estate agent, but these days Cheryl Boatman travels the world photographing CrossFit athletes. Someday she hopes to shoot the NFL and MLB, too.

How Yoga Found Me and Carried Me Through Cancer

Yoga found me and gave me breath during the hardest year of my life. I lost everything, but I found yoga and found myself again. Now, I am a teacher so I can give back to others.

For Older Guys Doing Martial Arts: 3 Rules and a Workout Plan

So you're an old guy and you've decided you need to start training MMA or BJJ. That's great, but there's some special things you've got to do if you want to last.

How the Length of Your Bones Affects Your Power Output

Development of power output is critical for athletes. Do you know what percentage of your 1RM to use to maximize power? What if it all depended on the length of your bones?

Product Review: Dr. Teal's Epsom Salt Soaking Solution

Trying out bath soaks is a tough job, but these products from Dr. Teal's made it easy. The epsom salt soaks use aromatherapy to provide relief from muscular pain and other benefits as well.

Athlete Journal: Ruth Anderson Horrell, Entry 7 - 4/25/2013

Training is getting intense as Regionals approach, but I'm taking two rest days each week which allows for more intensity.

Merging Selves: My Continued Development as a Grappler and Its Larger Meaning

My relationship with BJJ is evolving. Sometimes I wear a suit and talk to academics, and sometimes I write about jiu jitsu instead of training. I am merging my lives into one whole.

The ABCs of Vitamins: Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

This week, in part three of my series on the ins and outs of vitamins, we will look at the antioxidant, energy-producing power station known as vitamin B2.

Why Weightlifting Training Is Best Done in a Group

Weightlifting might be an individual sport, but it is best trained for in a group setting. Here are the reasons I believe the most successful lifters came from a real team setting.

Why You Need Indigestible Carbs in Your Diet

We know fiber is good for us, but what about other indigestible carbs? Science looked at barley kernels and discovered some amazing properties when it comes to our health.

Video: Sean Waxman - Olympic Weightlifting Drills: The Canella Cross

The Cannella Cross reinforces proper foot placement during the jerk. For this exercise you will need a piece of chalk and a training partner to give you some feedback.

Athlete Journal: Pat McCarty, Entry 9 - 4/24/2013

This week provided a lesson in the difference between quitting and making a judgment call to avoid injury. As promised, I've also included video of my progress on my goals from last week.

The Yoga of Self Defense: Arming Your Inner and Outer Self

As a yogi and a park ranger, I have become aware of the true meaning of self preservation and self defense. Drop the ignorance, not the weapons. Remain practical, vigilant, and peaceful!

The Best BJJ Gear for Women: No Gi, Gi, and Random Girl Necessities

Here is a list of basic gear for women that I’ve tried and loved. I've included the best gear for no gi, my favorite gis, and also some hairstyle tips.

Common Sense Programming for the Intelligent Insect

After writing an article on how specialization is for insects, I received more than one email from people asking how they could create a smart plan. Well, here it is - all laid out.

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