You all have goals, but are you optimally achieving them? Is what you do leading to what you want? Heed these seven questions about your training and honestly check yourself on each.
Competition can be a double-edged sword, and is an often-criticized part of CrossFit. Much of this can be avoided by asking a few simple questions, and doing some appropriate goal setting.
Your heart rate can tell you a lot, whether you're working hard or at rest. A new study suggests your resting heart rate might be able to indicate whether you're overtraining.
We've all felt great one day and then sucked the next. Here are aspects of recovery you may not have considered.
Like many of you, I am an everyday athlete. I’m training for quality of life and prolonged health. To achieve that, rest and a few breaks here and there must also play a part.
A quotation from Martin Luther King, Jr. struck me as being relevant to how we should look at our training. Knowing how to modulate our intensity, care for ourselves, and keep making progress.
I'm going to try to save you some time and pain by sharing the lessons I learned the hard way. Here's how you should train if you want to do it for many years and remain injury free.
How much exercise is the right amount of exercise? Researchers used the preacher curl to test out how volume impacted strength gain and hypertrophy. It turns out more just might be better.
Most people think Training = Work + Rest. But it's a bit more complicated than that. Our bodies are complicated, and aging, machines. I've figured out the real, successful training equation.
I'm 58 and I workout every day - I love going to group classes. My main problem is not being able to tone my waist and tummy muscles. Can you help please?
I’ve heard so many times that I should “listen to my body." What if it tells me to EAT THAT COOKIE! Let me share how I've learned when to listen and when to move on.
I’m a better coach because I was a stupid athlete. I developed knowledge, empathy, and awareness from my missteps. And I can spot the stupidity in my athletes a mile away.
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. The popular topics this week include overtraining, Olympic lifting, parenting, and more!
My friend Murray nearly died from overtraining. It took his body years to recover from the hormonal mess he'd made of himself. Are you about to do the same thing to yourself?
Let’s look quickly at what overtraining is and the various stages of it, as well as how to possibly use it to our advantage before we wind up in hospital.
When does athletic activity cross the boundary from life enhancing to unhealthy preoccupation? What can we do about it?
I learned the hard way that constantly beating up my body without appreciating what it gave me can only end up in a place of illness and injury. Read how I learned to express gratitude to my body.