Hydrotherapy vs. Active Recovery: Which Is More Effective?

Despite recent studies that have questioned the effectiveness of ice baths, a new study shows that hydrotheraphy is a more effective recovery method than active recovery.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 66 - Hook Grip Development

This week I set a new PR on my hook grip hold - 500lbs for one minute. I've included a video with tips for improving your hook grip without doing too much damage to your hands.

Product Review: Gaiam 18" Muscle Therapy Foam Roller

As someone who often neglects foam rolling, the Muscle Therapy Foam Roller from Gaiam is a great tool to have hanging around the house.

Fast and Female: Empowering Girls Through Sport

By age fourteen, girls are dropping out of sports at two times the rate of boys. Fast and Female was founded to expose girls to sports-related activities and provide female athletes as role models.

Featured Photographer: Robert Sturman - Yoga

Robert's work highlights the beauty of yoga poses, but for Robert it goes deeper than a physical presentation. He hopes that his photos can help people transcend how they see themselves as well.

3 Unusual Accessory Exercise to Bust Through Your Deadlift Plateau

Powerlifters and Olympic lifters have used variations of their lifts to improve their specific weaknesses for decades. We can use the same strategy with the deadlift with these variations.

Does Screen Time Make Babies Obese?

A research review found 95% of kids under age 3 look at screens for an average of 2 hours a day, and also revealed a correlation between obesity and screen time.

Adventure Racing, Obstacle Course Racing, and Triathlons - Where Does It Stop?

The adventure and obstacle-racing phenomenon is without question one of the shining and rising stars in fitness in recent years. What's behind this popularity?

Why Unpacking the Shoulder in Pull Ups Is Helpful

I'm going to give advice counter to at least 99% of what is out there. When doing pull ups, it is generally indicated to keep the shoulders packed down. I don't think that's the best you can do.

9 All-Natural Tips for Better Sleep

For some, going to bed earlier is easier said than done. What do you do if sleep escapes you on a regular basis? Here are tips for those who are struggling to find a natural way to get more shut-eye.

Free 4-Week Training Plan to Get You Spartan Race Ready

So you hit the sign-up button for an obstacle course race, but don’t know where to start? Here's how to use the free four-week plan I'm sharing to get you ready for your race.

The Effects of Exercise Intensity on Insulin Control

Cardio has been shown to prevent metabolic syndrome, but does intensity make a difference? A new study asks whether more intensity is better when it comes to insulin control.

More Insight Into Developing Grip Strength: Your Hand Digits

We're going to take a closer look at grip strength - with particular attention to your hand digits (fingers and thumb) and their intrinsic muscles.

Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 74

Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week: sustainable training, fitness excuses, CrossFit, mature athletes, and more!

5 Tips for a More Effective Fighting Stance

The fighting stance is the most fundamental position that you will ever learn in any type of martial art. You can not fight effectively if you don't start from a good and sound place.

We Are Breaking Muscle: Meet Our Coaches - The Best In The World

Who are Breaking Muscle? The best coaches in the world. Inspirational, passionate people. Articles, workouts, videos, news, and reviews. Real coaches, real work, real knowledge.

The Gloves Are Off: 10 Insights Into Muay Thai

Here are ten articles from experienced fighters, competitors, and coaches to give you a top class insight into the world of muay Thai.

Book Review: "Get-Fit Guy's Guide to Achieving Your Ideal Body" by Ben Greenfield

I've always been a little skeptical of somatotyping, but Ben Greenfield's book was pretty dead on when it came to my training needs. I recommend this book especially for beginners.

Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 57 - Instinctive Training

This was a solid, productive training week with a 3RM PR on the high bar squat and a 1RM PR on the bench press. As competition looms nearer, I find myself training more and more on instinct.

Friday Flicks: Zombies Versus Parkour

If the zombies decide to pay us a visit, which physical skills would keep you from being breakfast? After watching this video we think parkour skills are top of the list!

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