Athlete Journals

The Benefits of Deloading (Athlete Journal 5)

It's easy to get caught up in the desire to make gains and forget about rest.

Promoted to Purple Belt! (Athlete Journal 55)

Last weekend, after some anxiety and a challenging belt promotion test, I am proud to say I received my purple belt.

Periodization, Rest, and Injury Prevention (Athlete Journal 40)

These three principles have helped me stay on the mats and be successful in tournaments this year.

The 2014 Worlds Masters Weightlifting Championships (Athlete Journal 53)

Traveling across the world has its ups and downs, and my recent trip to Copenhagen was no exception.

Why You Need Free Time in the Gym (Athlete Journal 4)

Having a day to blow off some steam and do things you don't always do in the gym can have profound effects on your training and performance. Try it.

Got Midterms? BJJ Can Help (Athlete Journal 54)

It's midterm time at school, so of course all of my teachers decided they needed to give us one last test or quiz. Training is keeping me sane through it all.

Whole-Body Versus Split-Training: Which Is Best? (Athlete Journal 111)

This week I set a bench press record for 2014. I've also shared my ideas for scheduling your workouts.

The Importance of Training at a Different Academy (Athlete Journal 39)

My BJJ training schedule has undergone some changes and I am already beginning to reap the benefits.

Is It Possible to Squat Too Much? (Athlete Journal 3)

After a few days of struggling to make it up the stairs, I figured it was time to make some revisions to my training plan.

The 2014 No-Gi Pan Ams (Athlete Journal Entry 53)

I competed in the IBJJF No-Gi Pan Am tournament on Saturday, and I ended up falling short. But I still learned from it.

The 3 Fitness Mistakes Almost Everyone Makes (Athlete Journal 110)

After thirty years in the fitness industry, I'm amazed at how many of the same mistakes I still see. Here are three to avoid.

Setbacks and Mind Games During Injury Recovery (Athlete Journal 4)

Recovering from an injury is already challenging enough, but when you toss in all the psychological games our minds trip us out with, it’s that much worse.

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