What is a Healthy Breakfast?

What is a Healthy Breakfast

So what is a healthy breakfast?  If you read the article in Time Magazine referenced above, the answer isn’t bacon and eggs.  According to the first sentence, “Cholesterol is proved deadly, and our diet may never be the same.”  But that was written in 1984.  What does the best science tell us today?  We now […]

Achilles Rupture, CrossFit, and High-Rep Box Jumps

A few weeks ago, prior to the start of the 2012 CrossFit Games, I estimated that 40,000 people would register for the Open.  I was wrong.  By the beginning of the first workout, approximately 55,000 people had signed up. Last night the third open workout was announced:  An 18 minute AMRAP of 15 box jumps, […]

Rogue Fitness: A Start-up Success Story

Rogue Fitness

If you are a member of a CrossFit gym, you can’t miss it.  From bumper plates, to abmats, to my personal favorite, the GHD machine, the Rogue Fitness name is everywhere. Founded in 2006 and based in Columbus, Ohio, Rogue has enjoyed phenomenal growth.  According to Web Smith, AKA @CrossFitChron and the man responsible for […]

Brooke Bennett: Starting from Scratch

Brooke Bennett Swimming

Brooke Bennett, appropriately nicknamed “waterbabi’, was destined to be a swimmer.  It was her life.  It defined her. Beginning with swim lessons at 3, joining her first team at 5, and getting Olympic fever at 8, Brooke spent nearly every waking hour in the pool or thinking about how to swim faster.  And that dedication and focus […]

Review of Strength and Conditioning Research


All you readers of fitness research now have cause to rejoice.  Things just got a lot easier. My UK friend, Chris Beardsley at The Garage Gym Online and Bret Contreras, the author of The Glute Guy have teamed up to create a valuable, yet inexpensive service. Each month these guys are writing approximately 50 summaries of the […]