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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Tips for getting the most out of your mobility

We ALL need to do more mobility. We know we should do it but it often gets  overlooked by the more "fun" stuff at the box, like lifting heavy s&$t or doing muscle ups. Here are my top tips to making the most out of a mobility session! Prioritize:  what areas of...

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Weak hip flexors?

Hip flexors often get a pretty bad rap for being too tight - usually the result of too much sitting, but how many of us know if our hip flexors are actually too weak? We all know that excessive tightness limits muscle strength and this applies to our hip flexors as...

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Train how you want to perform

 Competition can bring out the best and worst in people, both in attitude and performance. I love seeing the pride on people's faces when they do their first Crossfit competition and achieve something they previously deemed to be out of their reach, it's priceless....

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