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12 Idiot Proof Principles to Crossfit Performance and Injury Prevention: Part 3

Here’s the grand finale of this beast of an article series.  My take on how to succeed in crossfit without hurting yourself, part 3.  In case you missed it, PART 1, PART 2. 9. Set Some Freaking

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12 Idiot Proof Principles to Crossfit Performance and Injury Prevention: Part 2

Crossfit, like any other sport, is going to require that you have a few things set in place for success.  Unless you’ve been living under a rock you probably realize that crossfit has also come

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12 Idiot Proof Principles to Crossfit Performance and Injury Prevention: Part 1

The largest criticism I hear about crossfit is about how dangerous it is and how many people get hurt doing it, blah, blah, blah.  Maybe we should all just hide in a closet and pray for muscles and

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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

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The 6 Best Thoracic Spine Mobility Exercises

Hey!  Do you want a bigger front  and overhead squat?  How about pressing more weight overhead?  How about healthier shoulders with the ability to press things without hurting?  Maybe you just want

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Rest and Improve: Part 2: Deloading for Crossfitters

In Part 1 we discussed supercompensation and how it relates to being a fitness machine.  This time we’ll talk about something called “deload” or” backoff” weeks.  This

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Rest and Improve: Part 1: Supercompensation for Badassery

We all love to train.  That’s a great thing.  The only problem is that sometimes our bodies need to rest to continue making progress.  If I could just pile drive my way through training as hard

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Crossfit Level 1 Certification Review

I believe they ran out of kettlebells so a human was the next best choice for Spencer. A few weekends ago I headed up to King of Prussia with Danny and Jose from Steve’s Club in Camden NJ to become

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Fitness Pain Free Podcast Episode 9: Is Crossfit Dangerous?

Ever since Crossfit has become so popular there has been a bit of a trend toward some believing that crossfit is “unsafe” for the general fitness population.  Today Dan and Rob discuss this

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How to Make Crossfit Safer: Part 1 – History Taking

Hey guys, as you all know from reading this site I try and devote a lot of time to making crossfit safer.  Crossfit gets a lot of heat for causing injuries.  I understand that.  Instead of condemning

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Is Crossfit Dangerous?

Uh Oh!  Careful dog you might tear your rotary cup! This is a huge topic floating around in the strength and conditioning world.  As crossfit grows in popularity it seems that every strength and conditioning

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The Crossfit Games Have Begun!

Bob the baby emu, you give me all the courage I need to succeed. Herro friends, The crossfit open began on Saturday.  The first event was 7 minutes of as many burpees you can do as possible, with a 6

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