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Bottoms Up!!

Disclaimer: This post has nothing to do with consuming your favorite Paleo Protein or Kombucha in rapid succession. What this post will talk about is bottoms up training, particularly through the use of kettlebells. This kind of training can be utilized in an accessory fashion to increase your shoulder stability[…]

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Factors Limiting Aerobic Capacity

Intensity Muscle Endurance/Volume Strength Technique Pacing While these terms above are not new to the field of fitness and sports, much has been discussed on their importance in improving aerobic performance. My aim for this post is to highlight aerobic capacity and show how some factors, like the ones listed[…]

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Remembering Your “Why”

While the dust hasn’t even settled on the completion of the CrossFit Open, many of us are already thinking about what we could have done differently, and what we need to do to better prepare for next year.  Whether you’re happy or not about your performance in the Open, I[…]

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Butterfly Pullups Explained

With the open rapidly approaching, I know some of you are wanting to become more efficient with your pull-ups. Butterfly pull-ups are much faster than kipping, but, without proper technique, can fatigue you…fast! When I was learning butterfly pull-ups, I scoured the internet for tutorial videos and came across this one[…]

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MEGATRON: Hip Distraction Series

Got tight/nagging hip issues? We present to you the “Megatron hip distraction series”. In addition to tissue work, basic stretches, and warm-up, using banded joint distraction exercises are extra helpful in alleviating joint-related issues. Like our popular “3-way shoulder mobility drill” with the band, this video demonstrates 5 of our[…]

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Mastering the Fundamentals

After doing CrossFit for close to 10 years I’d be lying if I said I’ve never had extended periods where I’ve been unmotivated to train.  And while there are a lot of things that can contribute to a loss in motivation, as well as many things to get you out[…]

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“If you don’t use it……..”

You loose it. Simple, right? This post is dedicated to all who have recently…..or maybe in the distant past…gotten either muscle ups, pull-ups, or handstand pushups, and are going through a little skill hang-over and either forgot how to do them or are still stuck and can’t quite progress to do[…]

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