Why You Fail Under Pressure (And How to Succeed Next Time)

Watching an athlete choke can be one of the most difficult, and at the same time, engaging moments to witness. Like watching the scene of a car accident, we just can’t look away. What happens to athletes in these moments? In this article, we will discuss overthinking...

Can Kettlebells Improve Jumping and Balance?

Researchers from the University of Padua in Italy will soon present their recent research with ballet dancers who followed a basic kettlebell protocol for three months. We have an advance look at what they found. Most Breaking Muscle readers are not interested in...

The Clean and the Deadlift: Simple Cues for a Stronger Setup

There has been much back-and-forth debate on whether the setup for deadlift and clean are different. The truth is, they are. Although both movements bring the bar to the hip, they arrive there in a different manner. Because the start position sets the stage for the...

Why You Should Be Doing the One-Handed Hardstyle Swing

The one-handed Hardstyle swing is a great tool that builds explosive strength, powerful grip, and impressive glutes. Although the same benefits can be found in heavy two-handed swings, the one-handed version amplifies muscle activation as the body needs to stabilize...