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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 been preparing for this all year.  Months of olympic lifting, gymnastics skill work and...
  • 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 the best over the course of the last year of training. This month in the FPF Performance Training Program we’re still...
  • 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 into an actual pre-season program.  Training is becoming about as specific as it gets to success in the open.  Based on what...
  • Crossfit WOD Programming 12/2/2013 – 1/6/2014

    Last month’s programming is over.  I spent my deload week eating and drinking copiously over the holiday and I’m very motivated to get started with training again.  I hit a few new bests this past month (265 x 5 front squat, 225 x 3 overhead squat) and feel my...
  • Fitness Pain Free WOD: Crossfit Training Program 10/28 – 12/6

    http://youtu.be/ImG8W4x9TtQ Last month’s training was certainly a doozy.  I found that my joints were feeling pretty good, my conditioning is improving and I’m setting new PRs on my oly lifts.  New tid bits for this month:...
  • Fitness Pain Free Episode 17: All About Olympic Lifts

    Join Rob and I as we delve deep, super deep, into Olympic Lifting.  Topics discussed: What are the olympic lifts? Snatches?  Is this show rated PG? What and who the O-lifts are good for? How Rob and I fit them into our routines Are olympic lifts dangerous? How Rob...
  • Fitness Pain Free Podcast Episode 3: Programming

    In this podcast Rob and Dan discuss programming and what you can do to ensure you make optimal progress in the gym and avoid injury. Some topics included are: The importance of goals and training journals (You can find mine HERE) Progressive Overload The importance of specificity and simplicity...
  • Fitness Pain Free Podcast Episode 2: Most Common Mistakes that Lead to Injury – Technique

    In this episode Dan and Rob discuss the most common problems in the gym that lead to unnecessary injury. The culprit is poor technique. We cover the Squat, Deadlift, Bench Press, Pull-up and Overhead Press.  Have a listen! If you have any questions or topics you’d like to have...