8 04, 2014

Pinchy hip pain?

By | April 8th, 2014|Crossfitters, Hip pain, Mobility|Comments Off on Pinchy hip pain?

Are you suffering from pinchy, tight front of hip pain that is aggravated by squatting? You're not alone!! This is quite a common complaint in the Crossfit world, especially when people start squatting with increased volume and load without adequate technique and/or mobility. Take a look at your technique to start Squat technique is one [...]

28 03, 2014

14.5 Movement & Mobility Tips

By | March 28th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 14.5 Movement & Mobility Tips

The last Open 2014 has been announced! I'm fairly confident that everyone in the Crossfit world predicted the two movements - thrusters and burpees. But, I'm positive that NOBODY predicted the that we would all be suffering through the WHOLE workout, as this sucker is FOR TIME!!! Every other WOD in the past years has been [...]

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 [...]

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