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Coach, I Can’t Do Pull Ups: 7 Tips to Get You There

As originally appeared on Breaking Muscle: Pull ups are a basic movement in CrossFit, yet in and of themselves they are an intermediate gymnastic movement. Starting out pulling your bodyweight can seem like an insurmountable task. Don’t fall prey to the mistakes of progressing too fast, kipping before you’re ready, or skipping over the fundamentals. There are […]
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Is the Rebound Box Jump Suitable For Everyone?

This article originally appeared on BreakingMuscle.com written by Jeff Kuhland The rebound box jump is popular among CrossFit competitors due to its speed and efficiency. Box jumps are a fascinating movement that can be an incredible display of athletic ability, but the rebound jump is a movement that should not be taken lightly. The danger of […]
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Simple Steps to Stop Procrastinating About Your Fitness and Nutrition

recently read a Huffington Post article entitled I Really Hate It When I Procrastinate, written by John Murphy. I recommend you read it, too. Procrastination can creep into our lives, slowing or even stopping progress. You may procrastinate for a variety of reasons but the same ill effects come of it. A successful person must first master him- […]
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5 Simple Steps to Guaranteed Results in the Gym and in Life

You go the gym and you’re not getting the results you want. Don’t worry – there are some simple steps that have been proven to make your time more effective and get you going in the right direction. None of these tactics are magic or will turn you into an overnight fitness guru, but they will all […]
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Critical Learning: How to Read and Respond to Fitness Info on the Internet

I was reminded by a video shared on Facebook how important it is to never lose your critical eye. You should question everything, including YouTube videos, fitness articles, and even your coach’s advice. Most of the content generated on the web and the coaches teaching you are genuinely trying to get it right and help out, […]
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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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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. […]