Revisiting CrossFit's Definition of Fitness
14 years since it was first published, CrossFit's definition of fitness remains the most comprehensive and accurate.
Beyond GPP: Find Your Movement Flow
Perceptual motor and work capacity development will make dramatic improvements to your physical competence and performance.
Beyond GPP: The New Model of Performance Training
What I’ve come to discover is an entirely new dimension of training, with profound value for those who pursue and coach performance.
12 Reps - The Breaking Muscle Digest - Vol. 1, Issue 20
Twelve reader favorites from the past week and from the archives, curated to save you time and bring you happiness.
Breaking Muscle HQ
GPP in the Modern World: How to Become an All-Around Athlete
In periodization terms, there are only two phases someone could be in - SPP or GPP. Here's what GPP looks like.
An Economic Approach to Becoming the Ultimate Athlete
Most of us have a limited amount of time. How do we make the most of the training time we have?
The 4-Day 40+ Fitness Plan
Work comes first, and family is a real responsibility. So how do you get a good workout in a short time frame?
Stay Injury Free: GPP Versus SPP for BJJ Athletes
Let’s take a look at the steps we can take to avoid pain and injury in our BJJ careers.
Function vs. Performance for the 40+ Athlete
How do we put all health and fitness needs together for a middle-aged athlete who wants to be able to cope with most of what life throws at him?
You're Doing It Wrong: 6 Better Ways to Train
Hitting a wall in your training? Are your personal records stuck? Wishing you had time to accomplish more, but just can't make it work?
Becca Borawski Jenkins
Why Do We Train? Finding Purpose in Movement
I propose that we, as generalists with no specific attachment to any one competitive discipline, adopt a new mindset.
Minimalist Training 2.0: The How and Why
This plan will keep you fit, strong, and healthy, while exposing you enough to movements that you won’t lose any abilities.
Back to Basics: 4 Ways Youth Athletes Can Increase Performance
In today's society, young athletes are inundated with daily stressors that can adversely affect their performance. How can we mitigate these while keeping them healthy? By taking it back to basics.
How to Run Faster and Lift More (While Training GPP)
What if you have to train many skills at once, like a CrossFit competitor? What if you’re only interested in GPP, but you’d still like to lift heavier or get faster?
Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 95
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: the iliotibial band, common squat mistakes, the AbMat, and more!
Breaking Muscle HQ
Know Thyself (And You'll Know How to Train)
The tricky part of training is when people try to ride two horses with one ass. You can't specialize in more than one thing. Know yourself and what you want well enough and you'll know how to train.
GPP Forever: How to Avoid Accidental Specialization and Actually Get Fit
Personal training has become overtaken by all the “strength coaches” out there. Except do you know what beginners need? GPP - not SPP.
Snatch By Numbers: Why You're Snatching Too Much and Too Often
Yes, the snatch is a tremendous full-body lift, and yes, it displays great strength and athleticism. But why are you trying to do it so much? Do you know how little the Russians actually did it?
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