competitions

I have a degree in English Literature from Cambridge University and if you’d told me twenty years ago that I would end up building a career in strength training, I’d have thought you were mad.
In 1988 Carl Lewis lost his focus and lost his shot at a gold medal. Why? Because he let Ben Johnson get in his head. If it can happen to someone like Carl Lewis, it can happen to any of us.
Competition can do strange things to people. So here are some guidelines to help remind us how integrity can manifest itself within our behaviors, as athletes, coaches, or judges.
NRG Games is the brainchild of gymnastics coach Chris Lofland. At it's core is the desire to bring a healthy, active awareness about fitness opportunities to the local community.
A well-planned and well-executed weight loss of between 1.5 to 2% of body weight should have no negative influence on competition results. How is this to be done, and done safely?
I recently spoke with BJJ black belt about her new role as mother and asked her to shed some light on what happens to female athletes after they have babies.
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: the knees in versus knees out debate, squats versus leg press, and more!
Preparing for a competition can be a daunting task. Take advantage of the collective experience in these six articles to help prepare yourself for battle.
What is the best balance between technical training and conditioning? To what extent do judo-specific exercises also develop fitness? What rest and recovery requirements does judo training impose?
Between official CrossFit competitions and unofficial fundraisers and throwdowns, there is plenty to pick from for the avid competitor. But at what cost? And is it all worth it?
In my mind, the only person who can answer the question, “Do I belong in BJJ?” is the person asking it. It all boils down to the answers to three questions you need to ask yourself.
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: CrossFit, Thanksgiving, the rebound box jump and more!
Recently I had a chance to attend a local CrossFit competition. Here is my rundown of the the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Here are eight articles on how to predict, prepare, learn from, and analyze what makes a winner.
When I was an MMA fighter I had to sit my wife down and tell her I would be abstaining from our regular “adult time” activities for the month and half prior to my fight. This did not go over well.
Fitness throwdowns and competitions have literally exploded. And in some cases s#$% is out of control. Here's what NOT to include in your competition, and some advice on how to organize a good event.
The goal for this article is to provide you with some tips on safe weight cutting - not just for the full-time competitor but for the competitor who has to deal with work, family, or school.