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Failures are Building Blocks

We make mistake, fail workouts, battle with injuries, and struggle mentally to stay focused. Working out and eating healthy is not an easy task. If you consider the fact that over 35% of people in the world are overweight, and in more affluent countries like the United States over 60% of people are overweight. That […]
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8 Foods Eaten In The U.S. That Are Banned In Some Countries

It is commonly known the processed foods are unhealthy. But what many people to not realize is that they are dangerous, contain low grade poisons, and directly contribute to many diseases, defects, and death. Common foods that we eat so often and sometimes are posed as healthy foods are a wolf in sheeps clothing. Nutrition […]
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7 Proven Ways to Lose Weight on Autopilot (Without Counting Calories)

Confused Woman Holding a Calculator“Eat less, move more.” This is the message we receive from various health gurus and nutrition organizations. They assume that the only reason people gain or lose weight is because of calories. This is simply wrong, because our bodies are much more complicated than that. Different foods affect hunger and hormones […]
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Hand Maintenance – 3 Easy Steps

Recently there was an explosion of interest in Hand Care – Preventing the Dreaded Callus Tear. This article went viral and was seen by audiences around the world, over 200,000 people in a matter of day, in addition to being shared by more CrossFit boxes than I could keep track of. Hand care is an issue […]
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Self-Reliance, Physical Fitness and Personal Responsibility

I talk about becoming who you are born to be on Athletic Human. The idea that you should develop into a fit athletic person and have strength, endurance, and agility. My goal is not to make everyone an elite athlete, rather to let everyone become happy, healthy, and free. To achieve these goals we must […]
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6 Graphs That Show Why The “War” on Fat Was a Huge Mistake

The “war” on saturated fat is the biggest mistake in the history of nutrition. As people have reduced their intake of animal fat and cholesterol, many serious diseases have gone up. We are now in the midst of worldwide pandemics of obesity, metabolic syndrome and type II diabetes. Studies conducted in the past few decades conclusively show that […]
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Ankle Mobility Exercises

Ankle Mobility can be the number one issue affecting your squat, deadlift, running, and overall performance. The combination of shoes, too much time spent sitting, and lack of movement restricts ankles. Rather than having a flexible, powerful base of support that can turn on a dime or balance, you’ve replaced this with modern day peg […]
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Performing on Paleo

This article originally appeared on CrossFit Invictus. I have recently switch from eating healthy, to going 100% paleo. For me it was  a small switch as most dairy was already gone, and I’d already eliminated most grains. What also significantly helped was zone-paleo. Paleo basically means eating fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and meat. Zone means […]
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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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The Dirty Dozen – Organics and Communes

Eating the right food is important, but where your food comes from matters too. The difference in quality can vary greatly depending on the source, and not to mention the environmental impact. It is of course not financially viable for most of us to buy 100% organic foods grown locally, nor is it always available. […]
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The Great Kettlebell Swing Debate

Kettlebells have exploded onto the fitness scene in the last 5 years. The russian kettlebell history is becoming a part of fitness worldwide due to a combination of pure kettlebell practitioners, and also CrossFit. Whenever you get multiple viewpoints on a subject it can get a bit touchy. The great debate is between performing Russian […]
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Hip and Shoulder Mobility – How to Open Up Your Joints

We consistently get tight hips and shoulder from too much time sitting at the computer, at work, driving, and generally being inactive. Even those of us who work on staying active can use a bit of help sometimes. Check out this great article originally posted by www.winetoweightlifting.com   It would take a million years to […]
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Liquid Death – What You Need To Know About Sweeteners

Liquid Death Written by Calvin Sun With the increasing popularity of the Paleo Diet, many people are turning to agave nectar as a sweetener in many of their favorite recipes. It’s understandable to see why people would think of using agave nectar as it doesn’t add any other flavors like many sweeteners and it tastes […]
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The Safest and Smartest Progression for Building Your Overhead Lifts

Jeff Kuhland The press, push press, push jerk, snatch, and overhead squat all require a specific level of shoulder mobility before you should perform them under any significant load. If these movements are performed with an improper range of motion, then they can cause significant damage to your shoulder while simultaneously setting your back and […]
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Is Red Meat Bad For You, or Good? An Objective Look

July 24, 2013 | by Kris Gunnars Red meat is one of the most controversial foods in the history of nutrition. Despite the fact that humans have been eating it throughout evolution, many people believe that it can cause harm. I’d like to sort through the hype and hoopla and figure out what the evidence has to […]
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The Central Governor Theory

The Central Governor Theory has been around for quite a while now, but what exactly is it? The Central Governor Theory states that your mind will always subconsciously prioritize safety of your Central Nervous System first, then secondly safeguard your muscles and joints from serious physical damage by shutting you down. What does this means […]
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Do you need therapy?

\ Do you need squat therapy? Written by Nuno Costa If you were taken back by the title of this blog post, please read on as this may apply to making you a better mover. You may or may not have heard of squat therapy before and I am here to introduce you to this […]
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Gymcentric is not Natural

Gymcentric is not Natural I first met Ed at the MovNat expansion course in West Virginia. I was helping Erwan Le Corre set up, coach, and run these natural movement seminars. We spent 5 days running around Summersville Lake barefoot, with no shirts, playing in the outdoors, and learning to move again. I distinctly remember Ed, he […]
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One Million Meters……Then What?

One Million Meters……Then What? Written by Michele Vieux One of my favorite clients recently asked me about how I set goals and when. We often have these philosophical conversations and I enjoy the questions he usually poses. He is currently in the process of rowing one million meters and is concerned about losing steam when […]
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Hand Care – Preventing the Dreaded Callus Tear

This article was written for CrossFitters, but it applies to anyone using their hands during workouts. If you MovNat, lift, do gymnastics, or anything else involving lots of grip work you need to learn to take care of your hands. JANUARY 21, 2013 BY MITCH MEDEIROS Three things are inevitable in the life of a CrossFitter: Death […]