Breaking Down 79 Ninja Warrior Obstacles Into Bite-Sized Chunks

Kacy Catanzaro on American Ninja Warrior

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 … Read moreBreaking Down 79 Ninja Warrior Obstacles Into Bite-Sized Chunks

Get Fit With A Home Climbing Wall

Next Level Mental Game

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 … Read moreGet Fit With A Home Climbing Wall

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

Wrestling Class at Renzo Gracies

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 … Read moreWhat You Should Know If You’re Getting Started With Wrestling

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 … Read moreThe Obstacle Is The Way – Motivation And A Book Review

3 Reasons You Should Try Bodyweight Fitness

Escapade by Diego De Silva

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 … Read more3 Reasons You Should Try Bodyweight Fitness

4 Crappy Weight Cutting Strategies of Combat Athletes

Your bro-fight-logic is no good here

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 … Read more4 Crappy Weight Cutting Strategies of Combat Athletes

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 … Read moreCan Curcumin Help You Recover And Relax?

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 … Read moreAbout Creatine: 7 Myths That Just Won’t Die and 4 Unappreciated Truths

7 Unusual And Effective Ways To Warm Up For The Win

Eddy Gordo Capoeira Tekken

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 … Read more7 Unusual And Effective Ways To Warm Up For The Win