Build Shoulder Strength to Avoid Injury

The shoulder. Maybe it isn’t the greatest design out there, but it does allow people to do some pretty amazing things. When you think about which joints in the human body are most prone to injury, there’s a healthy competition between the shoulder and the knee for the top spot. But it’s not really a...

How Fitness Saved This Former College Athlete's Life

How bad did it get for Mikhail Kniaziewicz, once a fit sports fanatic growing up in a well-to-do Philadelphia suburb who earned a college football roster spot on the strength of his left leg, to end up depressed, lonely, out of shape and overweight, wondering if life was worth living? “It got to the point...

5 Alternative Moves to Bench Pressing for Athletes

Over the years, the bench press has become a controversial go-to fitness barometer for gauging strength and stamina among a wide range of athletes. At the NFL Combine, prospective players are tasked with lifting 225 pounds for as many reps as possible and NBA draftees are tested on their 1-rep max. The old-school thinking is that players who can...

How to Tell You're Not a Weight Training Beginner Anymore

Everyone has to start somewhere. And the great thing about being a beginner is that strength gains typically come quickly. More strength leads to more muscle and so the adventure begins. But beginners are easily lulled into making the mistake of using beginner programs for too long, inadvertently stalling graduation to the next level...

Overhead Stability: A Strength Training Must

In this video tutorial, filmed at an active and noisy Precision CrossFit, I am going to introduce a series of movements that are based on creating overhead stability. Overhead stability is really lost among many athletes and I have seen that since I started in strength conditioning. I want you to think about the muscles that...

7 Leg-Busting Tips from an Olympic Weightlifter

7. Fuel Up Have you ever gotten halfway through a leg workout, only to collapse onto the floor, dizzy, unable to catch your breath? That may be an indicator of a good workout to some but to me, this is a sign that you haven’t fueled up properly. The day before leg day I tend to...

The 8 Best Boxer Briefs For Active Men

We’ll keep this brief—boxer brief, to be exact.  Boxer briefs are the style of underwear men gravitate to most, by a long shot. In a 2016 survey, The Huffington Post revealed that more men favor boxer briefs than all other underwear styles combined.  But not all boxer briefs are created equal. Advancements in the garment industry...

Zachary Levi's Best Tips to Improve Your Mental Health

In addition to taking care of his body, "Shazam" actor Zachary Levi is also a huge proponent of mental health. Levi dishes on how to clear up your mental space on a day to day basis.     View this post on Instagram          Disclaimer: taking @flowsupps does NOT make you stronger. YOU make YOU stronger. We just wanna...

25 Romantic Things to Do on Valentine’s Day

Yes, Valentine’s Day is cheesy and blown out of proportion, and your love should be expressed every day of the year—but if you don’t plan a proper date on February 14, you will most certainly be in the doghouse, no matter how many times she says it’s not a big deal. So get over...

Yoga More Effective for Back Pain than Meds, Study Finds

Yoga is no longer just that thing stay-at-home moms do while they wait for their child’s school day to end. The ancient Indian exercise has been found to have a number of benefits for everyone, bodybuilders included, ranging from better mental health to an improved immune system.  And now there’s one more benefit to doing...