The Triple Crown: A History of Boxing's True Champions
There are only three fighters who have a legitimate claim to being true triple champions.
Born to Run: Why Track and Field Deserves Your Respect
What is running fast or far, if not a metaphor for the internal struggle against the body's inherent laziness?
How to Maintain Yoga's Lineage in Modern Times
Let’s remember yoga is comprised of eight limbs and each one offers an abundant and unique harvest to the one who practices it.
What All Athletes Can Learn From the Life of B.K.S. Iyengar
I’m getting to know Iyengar through his writings and video footage, and realizing his teachings are timeless for yogis and non-yogis alike.
Anderson's 1,200lb Squat: Did He Do It?
Did Paul Anderson really squat double what anyone else even thought of squatting, several times a day?
Unilateral Leg Training, Part 2: Challenging the Overreaction
I encourage everyone to analyze the true contribution of a new trend to your training before committing to long-term implementation.
Unilateral Leg Training, Part 1: Historical Perspectives
Everywhere you look in the training world today you see single leg exercises. But it wasn’t always this way.
Power Optimization Part I: Old Time Strongmen
In this series of articles I will attempt to answer what is best: power optimization or power efficiency? Let's start with how old-time strongmen trained.
John F. Kennedy’s Legacy of Physical Fitness
Kennedy’s legacy didn’t just involve politics; he also influenced the world of physical fitness. Let's look at what exactly JFK's legacy is in regard to our various sporting activities.
Strongman Profile: Maxick Teaches Us the Lost Art of Muscle Control
Muscle control is for the most part a lost art. Yet a hundred years ago there was one man whose name was synonymous with it. That man was Maxick.
Strongman Profile: Bob Peoples Schools Us on the Deadlift
Bob Peoples deadlifted 725lbs at 181lbs bodyweight and at the age of forty. Although people have pulled more than him today, he is certainly one of the greatest of all time.
Strongman Profile: Alexander Zass Teaches Us About Isometrics
Zass was not a weight lifter but performed feats such as bending bars, breaking chains, massive support and carrying lifts, and even several teeth lifts - there's even video of him doing this.
Aikido in Brief: A Short Introduction to a Large Art
I’m currently preparing for my third-degree black belt in aikido. A lot of people might not know what aikido is or what makes it different. This article is an attempt to answer that question.
Strongman Profile: Hermann Goerner Teaches Us the Deadlift (and Elephant Wrestling)
Hermann Goerner could one-hand snatch 167.75lbs, could one-arm deadlift 727lbs, and regularly wrestled an elephant weighting 1,500lbs. Here's how he trained.
Strongman Profile: Arthur Saxon Teaches Us the Dumbbell Swing
Here was a man who could lift 370lbs overhead with a single arm in the bent press. This lift has never been matched by anyone in over a hundred years since it occurred.
Get Stronger Today With Lessons From Old-Time Strongmen
There is a lot more to learn from great athletes of many years ago. If you take just a few ideas from them regarding strength and training, you too should be able to become as strong.
The History of Weight Sports: How They Evolved Since 1900
Time for a history lesson and a trip back to the early days of strength sports. Find out where your sports came from and what strange movements and rules they used to include.
The Literariness of the Olympics
Sports and literature seem to fall on different ends of the spectrum - one cerebral, the other physical. But as a spectator of all sports, I find the arc of a good game as thematic as a good book.
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