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Sciatica Part 1

So you've got this funky leg pain that starts in your glutes and maybe travels down the back/side of the leg into the calf. Google has diagonsed you with "sciatica". But what actually IS sciatica and are you sure that's what you've got?? Sciatica is an "umbrella term"...

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Are you chair-shaped?

First off I just want to congratulate all the individuals and teams that have made it to the next phase of competition and give a massive shout out to my teammates from TEAM ALIVE for their awesome showing a couple weekends ago at the Australia/New Zealand...

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REGIONALS BOUND!!!

If you've been wondering why I haven't been posting any super helpful blogs lately, it's because I've been training my ass off for #Regionals2014!!!!! Yep, that's right! I am going to be competing in the 2014 Australia/New Zealand Regional THIS WEEKEND with my super,...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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!...

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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!...

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“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...

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