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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 […]
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Interview on PhysicalLiving.com

I was recently given to opportunity to do an interview with John Sifferman owner and operator of Physical Living. I met John in Summersville Lake West Virginia while assisting with MovNat seminars. We were living out of tents, eating paleo, and running around barefoot. John was an incredible participant, grasping not only the movements very quickly, […]
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CrossFit Gymnastics

This past weekend I attended the CrossFit Gymnastics Course in Durham North Carolina. With almost fifty CrossFit coaches in a single location for 16 hours, this two-day certification was an incredible learning and networking experience. It is always refreshing to be surrounded with like-minded fitness professionals. I left with new knowledge, skills, motivation to train, and even […]
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Athletic Human

You were born to be a physical specimen capable of great feats. Each of us has been given amazing genetic gifts some may be biased towards strength while others have more endurance potential. However we all have the ability to achieve strength, endurance, speed, power, coordination, agility, and balance. All of these attributes are inherent and we […]