Don't let your phone control you

10 Apps To Optimize Your Life

Use your phone to live the life you dream, instead of letting it control your life. “Why won’t you type ‘T’?” “What is this weird ‘Service Message Not Found’ thing that’s popping up?” “I’m this close … I’m gonna throw this thing against the wall.” Luckily, my friend Logan Lo convinced me otherwise. Instead, I […]


Kacy Catanzaro on American Ninja Warrior

Breaking Down 79 Ninja Warrior Obstacles Into Bite-Sized Chunks

What’s the point of learning and teaching about optimal performance if you don’t put it into daily practice? This is the story of why I kicked myself just when I thought my ninja warrior training was going so well. Getting prepared for your most important performance doesn’t feel good. Or at least it shouldn’t. You […]


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Get Fit With A Home Climbing Wall

When you can’t get to the gym, and it’s too cold to go outside, there’s nothing more awesome than some at home climbing and bouldering. I’ll be honest, when my friends at Modernizer first reached out to do a guest post for Flow Athletics, I didn’t see a good fit. After all, what does home […]


Wrestling Class at Renzo Gracies

What You Should Know If You’re Getting Started With Wrestling

Man, I really wish I’d gotten into wrestling in high-school. Wrestling is the #6 high-school sport in America, right below soccer. It’s more popular than cross country, swimming or golf. But almost every time I’m at the gym – rolling with the BJJ guys or training with Nak Muay or talking to people interested in […]


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The Obstacle Is The Way – Motivation And A Book Review

The Most Inspiring Book I’ve Read All Year Although I love fiction, and can get lost in it for hours, to start the day I prefer non-fiction, especially inspiring non-fiction, to kick-start a positive attitude that can stick with me all day. Ryan Holiday’s The Obstacle is The Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials […]


Escapade by Diego De Silva

3 Reasons You Should Try Bodyweight Fitness

Fitness Without Weights, Equipment Or Rules There’s a grassroots movement out there trying to reconnect fitness with our natural, human way of moving. It’s fitness without weights, equipment or much in the way of rules. Some call it Movement Culture, others MovNat or bodyweight fitness. Many have no name for it at all. This culture […]


Your bro-fight-logic is no good here

4 Crappy Weight Cutting Strategies of Combat Athletes

This is a guest post by James Bee of JB Fitness Systems. James was introduced to me as a coach who’s all about the evidenced based approach to fitness, health, nutrition, competition and living the good life. After working with him on this article, I can honestly say – James knows his stuff and shares […]


Photo cred: Todd Quackenbush

Can Curcumin Help You Recover And Relax?

What is curcumin.. and how is it different from turmeric? To start things off I feel like it’s important to clear up some common confusion. Curcumin and turmeric are sometimes used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing. Turmeric is a plant from the ginger family. Curcumin is a plant chemical found primarily in […]


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About Creatine: 7 Myths That Just Won’t Die and 4 Unappreciated Truths

I Thought I’d Heard It All About Creatine… Until I started doing research for this post. That’s when I began stumbling onto article after article reporting that serial killer Elliot Rodger had become “hooked on creatine” and it’s rage inducing side effects. Digging deeper, I learned that the Daily Mail, the Mirror and others had […]


Eddy Gordo Capoeira Tekken

7 Unusual And Effective Ways To Warm Up For The Win

Or How To Improve Performance And Reduce Injuries. One of our most popular articles is Under-appreciated Traits of Combat Athletes. The big question the article asks: “can you get better, faster, by focusing on traits other athletes neglect?” The answer is resoundingly, yes! It’s the Pareto Principle in action. Focus on the 20% that will […]


Foam Rolling Station at Fall Classic

Beyond The Foam Roller: 11 Drills To Keep You Moving

While running a warm up area for the athletes playing in this year’s Fall Classic NYC (a charity bball game to support the Boys and Girls Club of America), foam rolling was far and away our most popular station. Funny enough, most everyone that used the rollers still wasn’t sure what it was they did. […]