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Ways to Aid in Recovery

In the previous articles, we discussed two sports: CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting, both with distinctly different training goals and the occurrence of injuries within their respective regimens. Remarkably, both sports find lower incidences of acute injury compared to chronic or recurrent ones, which may be…

Prevention and Management of Little League Elbow

Little league elbow syndrome is a valgus overload to the medial elbow that occurs as a result of repetitive throwing motions. Increased single-sport participation with year-round training, higher intensities at young ages, and longer competitive seasons are contributing factors to the increased injury rates seen…

Olympic Weightlifting

There is no better alternative than Olympic Weightlifting for athletes looking to develop raw, explosive power. The sport itself is comprised of two lifts, the clean and jerk and the snatch, with the goal of moving the maximum amount of weight in a one-repetition maximum…

CrossFit: High Risk for Injury?

Training is not a path to be taken with blinders; it is a journey that requires one to utilize all the tools at their disposal to become a truly fit individual. Time and time again I am jokingly asked by clients whether CrossFit athletes keep…

Tips for CrossFit Open 13.2

I had a few people asking me for some strategies before 13.1, so I said I would try to do a blog for 13.2. Just remember your asking a guy who got stuck at the 135lbs snatch! In my opinion box jumps are the most…

Improving CrossFit Core Lifts: part 1

Improve your 3 core lifts with this 9 week training program The following program is a detailed routine to help a crossfitter improve their strength in the big 3 core lifts (squat, bench, and deadlift) while still maintaining time and energy to do their usual…

How much do ya bench?

Is your weight training program causing your upper back pain? How much do ya bench? This is likely the most asked question of the avid gym goer. It is rare that a person will ask, how much can you squat, deadlift, or clean, even though…