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Science Investigates the Cause of Muscle Cramps

If you've ever experienced a muscle cramp while training, you know what a pain it can be. But can you prevent it?

Tactical Strength Challenge Results (Athlete Journal 6)

I competed in the Elite class for the recent Tactical Strength Challenge, and now I'm ready for SFG 2 next week.

You Are Responsible for What Goes in Your Mouth

How discerning are you when it comes to what you eat? Do you really read all the labels? Do you actually know how your supplements were made?

Back to My Roots (Athlete Journal Entry 26)

I have a short break from school, and I'm taking the time to up my intensity and have fun with my training.

Why Do You Do That? A Primer on Motivation and Goal-Setting

Human behavior is a funny thing. So often our goals are detached from reality. How do we align the two?

How to Put Meat on Your Quads (Athlete Journal 86)

Ramping up my training volume, especially on weak areas and without sacrificing intensity, is doing me a lot of good.

The Best Diet for Firefighters and Police

Emergency responders actually save peoples lives, so premium fuel for performance is a must.

How to Cure a "Motor Idiot"

Even for the worst affected, there is hope for these clients if you are able to help them find the joy in training.

Running: The Exercise Equivalent of Vegetables

As a good parent, do you let a kid off eating his vegetables, which you know are good for him, or do you make him eat the green stuff?

One Rep Max Tests Shown Accurate and Reliable for Military Personnel

1RM tests are common in athletic contexts. A new study tested more functional tests for military personnel.

Weekly Work-In: Week 8 - Use Visualization to Achieve Your Sports Goals

Visualization can help you achieve strength, flexibility, reduced time, or a large feat like completing a marathon.

The Trials and Tradeoffs of Being a Competitive Athlete

Valerie Worthington's journals portray the immense value and annoying struggles of competing in BJJ.

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