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Understanding The Shoulder Pain Epidemic in CrossFit Athletes (Part 4: Programming and Periodization)

So in the last article in our series we spoke on the importance of total volume with particular focus on spikes in training in avoiding injury.  Hopefully this already sparked some ideas on how to start

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Understanding The Shoulder Pain Epidemic in CrossFit Athletes (Part 3 : Load and Volume Management)

A very popular name in the world of sports medicine right now is Tim Gabbett.  I’ve written a few articles about his research in the past.  Tim has pioneered the research of injury as it relates

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9 Critical Principles for a Successful and Injury Free Off-season (Part 2)

If you missed part 1 in our series then click HERE to go back and check it out before continuing.  Now onto part 2… 4: Have Some Fun If the sole purpose of your training is to become a better athlete

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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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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),

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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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Are You Ready for the Open? Open Preparation Programming Available Now!

Well, the dates for this year’s open and regionals level competition are now up.  It’s happening!  The first open workout is scheduled to be announced February 26th 2015.  At fitness pain

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FPF Podcast Episode 32 – Performance, Programming and Injury Prevention with Jason Leydon

Today on the show we’ve got Jason Leydon on the podcast.  Jason Leydon is the head crossfit coach and owner at Crossfit Milford in Connecticut.  Jason is the head coach for the professional fitness

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15 Keys to Safe and Effective Programming: Part 2

In part 1 of the series we spoke about the importance of screening, specificity, education and expectations and managing exercise frequency and volume.  If you missed part 1 of this article series I

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The Missing Ingredient to Crossfit Success and Longevity

As a whole I think the competitive crossfit community is very intelligent.  We seek out every opportunity to fine tune our technique.  We realize how important things like mobility, technique and recovery

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Fitness Pain Free WOD: 9/23/2013 – 10/25/2013

It’s that time of the month again.  Time for a new program.  Overall I was happy with the amount of volume from last month’s program.  I had fun with the workouts and didn’t feel too

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Fitness Pain Free WOD August 19th – September 21st

It’s that time again.  We’ve finished 5 weeks of programming and we’re ready for the next 5.  Last month was fun.   If you missed the first month and wish to know how this program

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