Well 2013 has been a great year for me and for the site. Last year I picked an arbitrary number of hits I’d like to have on my site over the course of the year. I wanted 100,000 total. I had no idea if this was good but decided to set a goal and go for it. I ended up falling horribly short by the year’s end.
Fast forward one year. Now fitnesspainfree gets almost 100,000 hits per month. My newsletter started with just my mom and now is well over a thousand. I’m incredibly grateful and excited by all of the people who use the site and gain insight from the content. Thanks to everyone for reading and here’s to another successful year!
Here are the most popular posts written in 2013 in order of popularity (#1 is most popular):
My review of the CSCS examination and certification
Only a few weeks old and already gaining a lot of ground. Hopefully this sheds some light on rehabbing crossfitters.
This series of articles was very popular and probably should serve as a sign to start writing more about the knee!
Big fan of Gray Cook and what he has properled forward with the movement revolution. i use the SFMA on a daily basis.
This series of articles landed me in crossfit head quarters chatting about pullups with some smart fellows.
Deadlifts aren’t the only thing that can leave your back feeling sore.
The whole series is almost a year in the making and certainly one of the most viewed series of articles created here.
Still use the FMS on a daily basis at clinic. Great tool for trainers, coaches and clinicians alike. Here is a summary of the research so far on the FMS.
This article started after seeing countless people mindlessly rolling over their upper backs in hopes of getting some mobility in their thoracic spine, here’s how I like to tackle the spine with a foam roller.
Pinchy hips are commonly a problem in crossfit. Unfortunately acetabular impingement is often missed by docs and clinicians. Hopefully this article series helps you understand and correct those pinchy hips
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4 Step Checklist for Battle Ready Shoulders
Understanding The Shoulder Pain Epidemic in CrossFit Athletes (Part 4: Programming and Periodization)
7 Reasons Why Your Shoulders Get Hurt in the Gym: Part 2
9 Critical Principles for a Successful and Injury Free Off-season (Part 2)
Pelvic Structure, Persistent Quad Atrophy, and Stretching with Shoulder Impingement
How to Modify Squats for Painful Knees and Lower Backs
The Coaches Guide to Modifying Workouts for Athletes in Pain
How to Modify Kipping Pull-ups for Painful Shoulders