Fitness

Why Every Athlete Should Do More Beltless Squat Training

In an earlier article we discussed the benefits of using a weightlifting belt during training and competition, which naturally paved the way for belt vs. beltless debate among many strength and power athletes. While belts are highly beneficial (and recommended) during...

KAGED MUSCLE IN-KAGED Intra-Workout Fuel Review— Fermented BCAAs?

Made in a Good Manufacturing Practices-certified facility in Idaho, the supplements from KAGED MUSCLE include citrulline, carnitine, creatine, and a wide variety of other powders. When we eyed their product line, our attention was immediately drawn to their branch...

How To Work Out While Injured with Alethea Boon and Julie Foucher

It's been weeks since the 2016 CrossFit Games ended, and we're still bummed that Alethea Boon suffered an Achilles tear during the high repetition box jump overs. We don't expect to be any less bummed as time passes, because...

Amazing Grass vs. Emerald Balance — Which Is Better Value?

Emerald Balance and Amazing Grass are both high in Vitamin C and they both contain plenty of spirulina, barley grass, green tea, rose hips, and probiotic bacteria. But both green superfood drinks have a lot of differences too, not just...

What Counts As a Sport?

Editors note: Katie Rose Hejtmanek, Ph.D. is a cultural anthropologist conducting research on the culture of strength sports in the United States. This is the fourth of an in-depth series introducing readers to her research and preliminary findings. This is...

ExoSleeve 7mm Knee Sleeves Review

Knee sleeves are a common piece of equipment for most power, strength, and functional fitness athletes. They provide the knee with additional support during loaded movements, general warmth around the knee and joint capsule, and offer athletes the benefits...

Should Individual Athletes Be Allowed to Go Team for The CrossFit Games?

A few days after week 1 of the 2016 CrossFit Regionals, athlete Sammy Wood took to Instagram to (graciously) thank the community, her coach, and supporters. She also announced that after failing to qualify as an individual (Wood finished...

KT Cotton Kinesiology Tape Review — Is It Durable?

Kinesiology tape is an elastic sports and fitness tape designed for pain relief and support of muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Kinesiology tape is an external tool that can be applied to the body along the muscles, connective tissues, and...

Bodyweight Training for Weightlifters: 10 Exercises to Master

Weightlifters, like most athletes, need to have a fundamental level of fitness, often expressed as General Physical Preparedness (GPP). Encapsulated within GPP training is the ability to have a fundamental level of fitness: strength, muscle mass, coordination, flexibility, mobility,...
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John Cena Celebrates 41st Birthday With a 160kg (352 lbs) Power Clean

Oh yes, it's that time of year again. It's the time of year when WWE professional wrestler John Cena reminds everyone that age is just a number, and he's still strong as an ox. Yesterday, Cena turned a youthful 41 years...

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Blaine Sumner Makes a 1,003lb Pin Squat After Disc Herniation

There aren’t many people that’ll squat a thousand pounds a couple of months after herniating a disc, but most people aren’t Blaine Sumner. This summer,...

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