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Liking Healthy Foods is a Choice

By Leo Babauta I have a theory that I’ve been testing: whether you have a taste for a particular food is a choice. I’m sure there are things you turn your nose up at: vegetables (lots of people), or kale (my kids), eggplant (Eva), tofu (many non-vegetarians), quinoa (crazy people), something. But what I’ve learned is […]
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Your Mind Is Your Gym: Your Brain Is All the Equipment You Need

I recently taught a workshop for MovNat and was inspired by one of my participants. We normally get a group of motivated, intelligent, and creative people taking our workshops, but this man was truly inspiring. At 61 years old he can do pull ups, jump, balance, and run. He inspired me because of his mental toughness and the tenacity with […]
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A Weak Foundation: How to Screen Your Ankles, Improve Performance, and Decrease Injury

No one would’ve opened this article if I called it, “screening your ankles and increasing your mobility.” However the truth is the ankle may be the most ignored joint next to the wrist in terms of athletic performance, flexibility, and injury prevention.Speaking in terms of a structural integrity, the base is the single most important factor. […]
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How to Keep Your Life Out of Your Workouts

How often do you hear, or worse yet use, the expression “I don’t have time to work out today.” The truth is most of us are very busy, some to the point of holding multiple jobs, having families, and juggling many other responsibilities, but we have to critically evaluate ourselves and our time management. Recently I […]
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Why I haven’t taught you to kip

Occasionally you come across an article that is so well written you couldn’t have said it better yourself. This is that article and a great read for all CrossFit athletes and anyone else about pull-ups. Keep an open mind when you read this, because this idea of shoulder stability and when it is appropriate to […]
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Learn the Deadlift and Fix it Forever

Establishing Your Drive Train: Screening and Correcting the Hip Hinge Everyone has the same basic movement patterns – we habitually pick objects up off the floor, squat, sit up, and perform countless other patterns. These patterns are manifested in many different ways from daily activity to specific training, such as deadlifting heavy loads to build strength. […]
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Consistent Hard Effort Over Time: The Only Guaranteed Method of Success

I work in a unique setting. I manage and coach a CrossFit within a YMCA, so I am exposed to what is known here as “hardcore” athletes (the CrossFit athletes) and also our health seekers. A health seeker is your average person looking to get fit but really doesn’t know anything. Both crowds are extremely different […]
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Use Your Head to Save Your Neck: 4 Ways You’re Causing Neck Injury

There is a disturbing trend within the nation in the fitness industry and CrossFit community. There are a growing number of neck injuries, strains, and pain. People keep asking, “How do I fix my neck pain?” My answer is, “Don’t even get neck pain.” There is a direct correlation between poor form and posture and increased injury rates. […]
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“Fitness is a Small World Within the Universe of Movement”

Ido Portal is an inspirational mover and teacher. Check out this video to see what is possible. We accept limitations that are imposed from our cultural norms, family traditions, friends, and family. Challenge yourself to try something new this week, and move well!
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50 States: First Sponsor Inov-8 and the Ultimate Shoe Review

I am seeking help from sponsors to make our 50 States journey possible. Having the gear, time, and money is a challenge. Imagine trying to coordinate 50 different vacations in 50 states. Sounds fun right? Now add some serious mileage including hiking over 500 miles, driving and flying at least 10,000 miles and that doesn’t […]
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Why Screening and Corrective Exercise Should Be the Foundation of Every Exercise Program

Functional exercise, prehabilitation, and corrective exercises are growing exponentially and being addressed in everything from Runner’s World, Men’s Health, collegiate strength and conditioning journals, and more. The industry has recognized change is needed in the way we train and address injuries. Injury statistics for new runners are staggering. In 2010, Runner’s World survey results showed 60% of runners reported chronic […]