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How’s your form??

I know that for the most part, I tend to go on about mobility and how important it is to achieving good performance and longevity in Crossfit. But something I heard yesterday made me realize that no matter how much mobility you do, if you aren't performing the...

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1st Rib Funkiness

I was asked to do a post on 1st rib dysfunction on the MobilizeMe page so here goes!How do you know if you have a problem with the 1st rib? Neck/shoulder pain Upper trapezius tightness/spasm Headaches Jaw pain Referred pain into neck, shoulder, chest or arm Pins &...

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Why Pec Minor can be a major pain

The pectoralis minor muscle isn't one that is often discussed, probably because it is overshadowed by it's larger and more superficial (closer to the surface) friend, pectoralis major.  Pec major is that big muscle on the surface of the chest that is responsible...

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Set your scapulas free

Full shoulder range of movement not only requires good mobility at the glenohumeral (ball and socket) joint of the shoulder, but also at the scapulothoracic joint and the thoracic cage.We need good shoulder mobility for so many different movements in Crossfit -...

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Walk before you run

In the past couple of weeks, we have been travelling around BC/Alberta on a little holiday, visiting Crossfit boxes to say hi, let them know about MobilizeMe  and even do a couple mobility seminars! I tend to pay attention to the stuff I see posted on people's...

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Are you missing shoulder extension ROM?

Our shoulders are built for movement. The shoulder joint itself is a ball-and-socket joint, which allows movement in all directions. But, when someone has shoulder pain or injury, how much shoulder extension they have is usually overlooked because the majority of...

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No more excuses

There is so much information out there these days with regards to training, mobility, stretching, recovery, nutrition, etc. We have everything we need at the  palm of our hand, at the touch of a screen and yet it is still hard to get the things done that we really...

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Tight abs = lower back pain?

The rectus abdominus = the 6-pack that we all want, strive for and drool over. But tightness/overuse of this show pony muscle can be driving lower back pain.The rectus abdominus is a broad, flat muscle that runs vertical on the wall of the front of the abdomen....

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Upper Crossed Syndrome aka Poke Neck

Do you get neck pain after an overhead-dominant workout? Are you a headache sufferer? Spend all day working on a computer? If you answered yes to any or all of the above questions, you may be suffering from Upper Cross Syndrome aka Poke Neck!  Upper Crossed...

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