Strength & Conditioning

The Critical Importance of the Off-Season for Your Recovery

When your muscles are tired, it’s pretty obvious. But when your mind is tired it can be hard to tell.

Use Eccentric Training to Improve Max Lifts, Says New Study

The eccentric portion of your lifts might be underloaded and holding you back.

Periodization Increases Strength, Regardless of the Method Used

A new research review suggests it doesn't matter which programming plan you use, as long as you have a plan.

How to Get and Stay Ahead During the Holidays

Here’s how not to get sidetracked during the holidays and stick to your diet and exercise plan.

Rehabilitation for Lumbar Spine Recovery: The Science and the Truth

A focus on multifidus for neutral spine posture is the source of many failed low back rehabilitation programs.

Simple Rep Range Rules for More Productive Strength Training

Simple repetition range training protocols will enhance your ability to recruit more muscle tissue over time.

A Simple Protocol for Testing Your Work Capacity

This test was created for the military, but anyone can use it to measure his or her fitness level. It can also be used to test the clients at your gym.

Real Functional Training Is Simple: Montessori Realism in the Gym

When we lose sight of simplicity, our so-called functional training can actually backfire.

The Two Best Exercises for Increasing Your Vertical Jump

Ever since I can remember, I’ve wanted a higher vertical jump. Here are the two things that make a difference.

The Muscle Clean: The Best Way to Teach the Clean to CrossFitters

Teach your clients how to clean competently using this detailed, by-the-numbers system.

Circuit Training Doesn't Get You Fitter

Something to note here is the definition of fitness for most textbooks - VO2 max. Lifting heavy weights quickly doesn’t improve it.

Science Finds the Best Way to Calculate Resting Energy Expenditure

How do you find out many calories you burn each day? These formulas can help.

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