Programming

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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...
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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 also tends to fall apart as fatigue sets in.   Because of this I feel these movements have a bit more...
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    Are Kipping Pull-ups Really That Dangerous? Part 3: Progression, Volume Management and Periodization

    As you know from my two previous articles, I have a great love for speaking and writing about kipping pullups and all things kipping.  I work for a gymnastics continuing education company (powermonkeyfitness), coach adult gymnastics at Crossfit Verve and am a full time physical therapist.  Because of this I...
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POINT MUGU, Calif. (July 28, 2007) - Two Navy triathletes lead the way during the cycling portion of the Armed Forces Triathlon at Point Mugu. The triathlon, held at Naval Base Ventura County, consisted of a 1.5-kilometer swim, 40-kilometer bike ride and a 10-kilometer run. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Moriatis (RELEASED)

    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 about is super intriguing and a variable that can...
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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 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...
  • The Open is Coming! Fitness Pain Free Performance Programming FREE Sample!

    Hey all, Did anyone get the Game of Thrones Reference? No?  Sorry. Anyhoo, The next 6 weeks worth of Fitness Pain Free Performance Training is now available!  I spent the past week coaching and learning at Power Monkey Camp and had another phenomenal experience.  I also had the chance to...
  • September FPF Training Program is HERE!

    I’ve just released the next month’s worth of programming over here at FPF.  It’s a fun one.  Here’s what’s going on this month: Starting up max effort work – W’ere maxing out our power lifts this upcoming month Starting more dynamic muscle-up work – specific drills and skills to...
  • Fitness Pain Free Open Programming is Back!

    FPF athlete Scott deadlifting like a crane, read the testimonial in the link at the bottom of the page, he has a pretty amazing story As I alluded to last Wednesday, I now have the Fitness Pain Free Open Training Programming back up! To be completely honest this programming...