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Fitness Pain Free Podcast Episode 28: Crossfit and Gymnastics with Team USA Gymnast David Durante

Join me today as I interview David Durante.  David is a multiple time USA gymnastics national champion and was part of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Team as alternate. After retiring from competition, David

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Fitness Pain Free WOD: Crossfit Training Program 10/28 – 12/6

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

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Mobility and Stability Drills to Improve the Snatch and Overhead Squat

When I first started crossfit, my snatch and overhead squat was god awful.  I somehow managed to qualify for the crossfit regionals in 2010 and when the first event was announced as 21-15-9 overhead squats

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Fitness Pain Free Podcast Episode 27: Preventing and Surgically treating Knee Injury with Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Sean Rockett

Join Rob and I as we interview orthopedic surgeon Dr. Sean Rockett about the most common knee injuries you’ll find in crossfit as well as how we can prevent and treat them. What are the most common

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How to Properly Warmup for the Kipping Pullup

Since I’m on a tremendous kipping pullup spree lately I figured I’d just keep it going.  Over the years I’ve compiled several corrective exercises (Some mobility drills, some stability

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What’s Worse, Regular Kipping Pullups or Butterfly Kipping Pull-ups?

I’ve been on a major kipping pullup kick lately.  Another topic in the pullup world I wanted to touch on briefly (I promise I’ll stop talking about kipping soon) is the butterfly kipping pullup.

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6 Ways to Make Kipping Pullups Safer

So the last few articles were all trash talking on kipping pullups.  We went over several reasons why kipping pullups might be causing injuries.  If you missed these articles you can find them here: Part

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3 More Reasons Kipping Pullups Cause Injury

I couldn’t help myself.  In this article we discuss 3 more reasons that kipping pullups could be causing injury.  If you missed the first 3 reasons, you can find them all HERE.  This article is

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The Top 9 Biggest Rehab Mistakes Crossfitters Make: Part 2

 So we’ve all made some rehab mistakes on our conquest for crossfit glory.  If you missed it, last week I went over numbers 9 through 6 on my list of biggest crossfit rehab mistakes.  You can

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The Top 9 Biggest Rehab Mistakes Crossfitters Make: Part 1

I think it’s awesome that people are out there trying to troubleshoot their own injuries and get back on their feet.  This is what my website is all about.  From a physical therapy perspective,

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Why Does My Snatch Suck? Fixing the Set-Up and First Pull: Part 3

In the last series we went over common areas that may be holding us back from getting into a good set-up position for the snatch and being efficient in the first pull.  If you missed the first 2 articles

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Why Does My Snatch Suck? Fixing the Set-Up and First Pull: Part 1

I’ve written and spoken extensively about fixing the back squat, front squat and overhead squat in the past.  The squat is definitely one of  the most important exercises to get right if you’re

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