Category Archives for Programming

New Off-season FPF Training

Hey guys, next cycle of programming is now out for fitness pain free performance training.  This month’s goals and changes: We’re progressing our strength work.  For the general population we’re

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9 Critical Principles for a Successful Off-season Program (Part 3)

We’re up to part 3 in our series.  If you missed the previous parts you can find them below: Part 1 click HERE Part 2 click HERE Now onto the finale… 7: Go Strict Now don’t get me

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9 Critical Principles for a Successful and Injury Free Off-season (Part 1)

1: Take Some Time Off After a grueling open season it’s natural to want to be excited about getting back into training hardcore. You’ve been able to test your mettle in the open, you’ve

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Get War Ready for the Open

The 2017 Open is on it’s way.  Whether you like it or not, come the end of February we’ll be immersed in thrusters, chest to bar pullups and burpees. Over at Fitness Pain Free we’ve

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How to Program Workouts that Contain Both Olympic Lifting and Gymnastics – New Programming!

Olympic lifting and gymnastics are both complex movements, arguably the most complex movements in our fitness program.  They take time and effort to develop adequately.  Technique during these movement

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New FPF Performance Training Cycle: How to Progress Kipping Movements into Met-con

This month in the FPF Performance Training Program we’re starting to perform more kipping work.  Undoubtedly in the open this upcoming year we’ll be seeing toes to bar, muscle-ups and chest

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3 Tips For Getting Your First Strict Muscle-up

I’m a big fan of coaching our gymnastics class at Crossfit Verve.  One coveted movement is the muscle-up.  It’s just a cool exercise.  When you see someone perform these easily it’s

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Why Your Hard Met-cons Are Too Easy and Your Easy Met-cons are Too Hard – Introducing Polarized Training

First of all, I stole this title right from a Triathlon Magazine and wanted to give credit where it was due. The title was too perfect not to use.  Second of all I think this idea I’m about to write

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How to Increase Your Risk of Injury by 7000%

We all know the importance of having adequate mobility in order to perform snatches, clean and jerks, handstands and muscle-ups.  We also know just how important technique is to performance and injury

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The Games Are Over, Time to Start Preparing for Next Year!

Congratulations to Matt Fraser and Katrin Davidsdottir!  This year’s competition was a fun one to watch.  It’s very interesting to see the sport evolve over time and see who’s prepared

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What’s Important In Off-Season Programming?

I always thought that the off-season was one of the most important times of the year for training back when I was playing collegiate sports.  It’s a great time to finally get some change in your

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Are you Ready for the Open? New Programming!

We’re getting closer and closer to the open competition.  That means that we’re also progressing our programming to follow suit.  We’re currently transitioning from a transitional pre-season

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