The One Thing I Use Daily to Be a Better Athlete

I don’t think anyone would argue with me when I say that sleep is one of the most necessary and effective recovery tools for every body, but especially for athletes. Not only is sleep essential to let your muscles rest and heal, but what you sleep on will greatly impact the health of your spine […]

Building Better Shoulder Stability for Overhead Strength and Health

Image Source  Mobility has been a buzzword in the weightlifting and CrossFit realm for quite some time, and for good reason.  But it’s the other half of the spectrum, stability, that needs a little more love.  Focusing on mobility work without incorporating stability is like cutting the brake line on your supercharged Corvette.  Sure you can […]

Keep It Stupid Simple: Easy Tips For Keeping Those Shoulders Healthy

Image Source  How important is that warm-up anyways?  Remember when we used to go to “gym” class as a kid and the PE teacher would go through some boring warm-up exercises. These probably centered around things like arm circles, neck stretches, jumping jacks…the usual stuff. What everyone really wanted to do was jump right into […]

Force Feeds: Dan McKim

Alright boys and girls, I am beyond excited to bring to you our next athlete in our spotlight series, Force Feeds. For those of you who don’t know I use to compete in the Highland Games back in the day. One of the very first interviews we did was with World Champ (now 2-time champ) […]

Yoga for Weightlifters: Yay or Nay?

Hi guys, Tom here. Today we have a guest post by a familiar behinds-the-scene face here at The Strength Agenda: my wife, Beth. You may know her as the chief cook around these parts. She is a yoga instructor who specializes in, what else, working with strength athletes. I’ve done yoga on and off since […]

Force Feeds: Sam Dancer

Image Source  This article is part of an athlete spotlight series that we run for The Strength Agenda called Force Feeds. The purpose of this series is to bring to light men and women across a wide array of strength sports and give you an inside look as to how they get it done. While […]

Quick Fixes To Alleviate Knee Pain

When it comes to knee pain or any other pain in general, lots of folks fall into the trap of trying to treat the area that is hurting them rather than looking for the root of the problem. The human body is an amazing system of checks and balances and lots of people forget that. […]