Fitness

This week Andrew looks closer at his swim training and makes some adjustments to his breathing that have a major impact on his aerobic training and aerobic capacity.
Should you do dynamic stretches or static stretches? Is one better before your workout and one better after? Why is stretching so complicated? Let's look at the science and simplify things.
Coaching gymnastics is all about starting with the basics. This week Tucker shares what he teaches at his seminars as well as his thoughts on what makes a great coach.
A recent study compared the effects of combined weighted sled training and sprint training against traditional sprint training on 10 and 30 meter speed in professional rugby players.
Sally broke her wrist in BJJ, but she still wants to train. Is there any way to keep training martial arts and conditioning with a broken wrist? Coach Andrew gives his opinion.
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week's hot topics: pregnant CrossFitters, training tools, primal movement, and more!
I apologize a lot when I train jiu jitsu. When I CrossFit, too. I started to pay attention to this, to wonder why I apologize for things that I wasn’t sure actually require an apology.
This week a reader asks how yoga can help his back pain. Willow gives her recommendations on the best types of yoga, how to choose an instructor, and some self-assessment tools.
Do you CrossFit? With less than 3 weeks until the 2012 CrossFit Games, we thought we'd build some anticipation with some of our best CrossFit pieces from our coaches and athletes.
It's only three weeks until the 2012 Games begin! Check out this highlight in case you missed the 2011 Games or just want to refresh your memory and get excited!
Ever wonder how a world-class coach actually trains? Welcome to the athlete journal of Charles Staley. Now every Friday you can read what Charles has done in his workout sessions for the week.
Holley continues to scurry between Columbus, the Olympic Training Center, fundraisers, and work, but stopped for a moment to marvel at meeting Michael Phelps.
Training aerobically based on heart rate might be old school, but so many people have done it for a reason - it works. Let me explain why your aerobic system is so important and how to train it.
You've probably seen older people doing it in the park, or seen it on TV, but it turns out Tai Chi isn't just good for your body, it can actually keep your brain from shrinking as you age.
With apologies to the Beastie Boys. It’s time to hang up my Athlete Journal hat and try on one with maybe a bit more punching and kicking.
While it may sound like joke fodder for fifth graders, this type of workout can help runners, from beginners to seasoned vets, hit the ground running to better fitness or a faster PR.
New research shows that resveratrol, known for being one of the beneficial ingredients of red wine, can improve performance, heart function, and muscle strength.