Submission Guidelines
We are always looking for submissions and new contributors for the Performance Menu journal.

Our readers are intelligent and have a sense of humor. Some are just getting started with fitness or lifting, while others are high-level athletes or are coaches/personal trainers themselves. We try to keep our articles accessible enough that beginners can get something out of it and complex enough that it can be useful to seasoned coaches and athletes as well. We love geeking out on theory, so long as there's a practical component and some clear takeaways for readers as well.

If you've been doing something interesting in your gym that you want to share, complete with a workout or variations at the end, if you've been doing some research and experimentation (hopefully on yourself, first), or if there's someone interesting you want to interview, please let us know.

We will often accept completed articles, but it's generally a good idea to run your article idea past us first, so we can tell you how to tweak it (if necessary) or why we may not be able to use it before you put time into it. If you're not a regular reader, it's always a good idea to take a look at some back issues or at least the website to better understand the topics covered and our readership. We are always open to questions and looking at early outlines, drafts or abstracts ahead of deadline.


We publish articles on a wide variety of topics, including, but not limited to:
  • Weightlifting
  • Powerlifting
  • Throwing
  • Sprinting
  • Gymnastics
  • Strongman
  • Grip Training
  • Strength training
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • CrossFit / Grid
  • Personal Training
  • Gym & related business
  • Nutrition


Deadlines are the 10th of the month. Please meet them--even if they're on a weekend. (You are always welcome to turn your article in early.) If you are unsure whether you can meet a deadline, it is better to sign up to write for the following month and turn your assignment in early than it is to miss your deadline and make Yael cry.

Please fact-check your material, make sure quotes you used are approved by the people you interview, and run spell-check if possible.

Avoid lengthy sales pitches. We will, however, print a 3-5 sentence bio at the bottom of your article, in which we can link to your website.

Please attach photos as .jpeg files and do not embed them into your text. Name the files clearly and indicate in the text where the photos should go [in brackets.]

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