Tia-Clair Toomey Keeps Getting Better and Better at CrossFit

The Australian powerhouse, Tia-Clair Toomey, sits atop the leaderboard after one day at the CrossFit Games, but there's more to it than that. Here's the thing about Tia-Claire Toomey, she hadn't been doing CrossFit for...

What Every Coach Should Know About Speed and Conditioning

You can get athletes optimally faster, better conditioned, and even tougher in the same program if you understand a few simple principles. A new school year is around the corner. All over, there will be...

Lasha Talakhadze Owns the Olympic Weightlifting Platform in Tokyo

On the practice platform, the world's greatest weightlifter is snatching 220 kg, and clean and jerking 255 kg with ease. Giorgi Tchintcharauli, the doctor of the Georgian national weightlifting team, has posted video of Lasha...

World Record for Axle Press Broken by Iron Biby

Strongman Cheick "Iron Biby" Sanou breaks Eddie Hall's world record with a 477.4 lb (217 kg axle press. Iron Biby, the Burkino Faso-born strongman born Cheick Sanou, has broken the world record for the axle...

Body Composition More Important Than BMI

BMI can give a false impression of the nature of health. There are more important metrics. A study that came out this year in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition on the relation of body...

CrossFit and MMA Should Be Olympic Events

They have sport climbing and boxing so why not? Let's be honest, CrossFit and MMA are more popular than sport climbing and boxing these days. So, why are we looking at the latter at the...

Just How Amazing is Simone Biles' Yurchenko Double Pike

The first woman to land the impossible move just did it again in practice at the Tokyo Olympics. Olympic gymnast, Simone Biles, at the 2021 US Classic, landed the Yurchenko Double Pike on the...

CrossFit Founder, Greg Glassman, Will Roar Back

Greg Glassman is doing publicity, ostensibly for an upcoming book, but it sounds a lot like he has some scores to settle. A new article in the New Yorker, Does CrossFit Have a Future, sounds...

Fitfluencers Should Be Celebrating National Junk Food Day

July 21st is National Junk Food Day in the United States. There's a message in there somewhere for everyone. Today is a glorious day for fitfluencers because it's National Junk Food Day. That's right, a...

What is Functional Strength Training

What is strength? Not strength like science or weightlifting defines it, but strength in your everyday life? How is strength defined and who defines it? Kinesiologists study muscles and have various ways to gauge...

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