Breaking Muscle eBooks


14 years since it was first published, CrossFit's definition of fitness remains the most comprehensive and accurate.
Perceptual motor and work capacity development will make dramatic improvements to your physical competence and performance.
What I’ve come to discover is an entirely new dimension of training, with profound value for those who pursue and coach performance.
Twelve reader favorites from the past week and from the archives, curated to save you time and bring you happiness.
In periodization terms, there are only two phases someone could be in - SPP or GPP. Here's what GPP looks like.
Most of us have a limited amount of time. How do we make the most of the training time we have?
Work comes first, and family is a real responsibility. So how do you get a good workout in a short time frame?
Let’s take a look at the steps we can take to avoid pain and injury in our BJJ careers.
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?
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?
I propose that we, as generalists with no specific attachment to any one competitive discipline, adopt a new mindset.
This plan will keep you fit, strong, and healthy, while exposing you enough to movements that you won’t lose any abilities.
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.
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?
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!
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.
Personal training has become overtaken by all the “strength coaches” out there. Except do you know what beginners need? GPP - not SPP.
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?