14 03, 2014

14.3 Movement & Mobility Tips

By | March 14th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 14.3 Movement & Mobility Tips

So you all watched the live announcement of 14.3 and know it's deadlifts and box jumps with ascending weight, but did you all notice how badly Stacie Tovar's back rounded, pretty much from the second weights? I hope so. And I also hope that you won't repeat her form. Because that really wasn't pretty. This [...]

7 03, 2014

14.2 Movement & Mobility Tips

By | March 7th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 14.2 Movement & Mobility Tips

14.2 was announced a couple of hours ago - a spicy little couplet of overhead squats (95/65# or 43/30kg) and chest-to-bar pull ups. First thing that went through my mind was "thank god it's not another Fran ladder!!" Pretty sure that a few other people out there will share in that thought! And then somebody [...]

28 02, 2014

14.1 Movement & Mobility Tips

By | February 28th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 14.1 Movement & Mobility Tips

Who saw this one coming? 14.1 is actually 11.1 - a repeat of the first ever Open workout: 10 Min AMRAP: 30 Double unders and 15 Power Snatch (#75/55 or 35/25kg)   This one is a lung burner and your shoulders will feel a bit like concrete but it's only 10 minutes! Warm up:   Get [...]

12 02, 2014

Does your front rack suck??

By | February 12th, 2014|Crossfitters, Shoulder Pain|Comments Off on Does your front rack suck??

Achieving a good front rack position is definitely a challenge for some people but reverting to crossing your arms over to hold the bar in front of you won't help. You need to understand why you may not be able to achieve the position and what you can do about it! What do I need [...]

3 02, 2014

“Tight” vs. “Overstretched” muscles

By | February 3rd, 2014|Lower Back Pain, Mobility, Stability|Comments Off on “Tight” vs. “Overstretched” muscles

If you find yourself saying or thinking the following, we need to chat: "My hammies are so tight all the time. I'm constantly rolling/triggering/stretching them, but they never seem to get any better". This is a case of not recognizing that you are doing the OPPOSITE of what you should be doing. But I feel [...]

29 01, 2014

Rolling your IT band is a waste of time

By | January 29th, 2014|Crossfitters, Hip pain, Lower Back Pain, Mobility|Comments Off on Rolling your IT band is a waste of time

Yep, that's right crew. Stop trying to smash out your IT band. Nothing is going to change! This is because your IT band is exactly that - a band of thick fascia that runs down the lateral (outside) aspect of the thigh. Fascia does not change in LENGTH. We can alter the consistency or stickiness [...]

16 01, 2014

Chronically tight neck? Why your breathing may need fixing

By | January 16th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Chronically tight neck? Why your breathing may need fixing

If you suffer from chronically tight neck musculature and stretching, mobilizing, trigger pointing, massage don't seem to help, you may need to look at your breathing patterns. Breathing is one of those automatic body functions that most people don't take too much notice of, until they have just done Fran, and are lying on their [...]

6 01, 2014

Games season has STARTED!

By | January 6th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Games season has STARTED!

I think I was hitting snooze for the 7th time on New Year's Day when I decided to have a look at Facebook and see the post that the 2014 Open starts on February 27. EEEEK!!! If you're like me, you probably felt your heart rate double instantly and start to think about all the things [...]

10 12, 2013

Shin pain?

By | December 10th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Shin pain?

Shin pain is a fairly common complaint of athletes and is commonly referred to as "shin splints". There can be a number of reasons why athletes will develop shin pain and it is not uncommon to have two or three different conditions existing at the same time. One of the more common causes of shin [...]

2 12, 2013

Ankle Dorsiflexion and Squatting

By | December 2nd, 2013|ankle, Crossfitters, Mobility|Comments Off on Ankle Dorsiflexion and Squatting

Adequate ankle mobility (namely dorsiflexion) is a necessity for being able to perform a full depth, ass-to-grass squats as is required for Crossfit and Olympic Weightlifting. There are a few things that may be restricting your ankle mobility, most of which can be dealt with and improved. This is an example of an amazing squat. [...]

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