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Why Should I R.I.C.E ?

Strains and sprains can be very painful, but pain doesn’t always show up immediately following a soft tissue injury. It’s common for it to increase the day following a 1st or 2nd degree injury. The key is to be proactive. So whether you notice immediate…

Exercise for Hamstring Injuries

THE GOOD MORNING EXERCISE An excellent way to integrate strength of the posterior chain. This exercise is ideal for those who have suffered hamstring injuries. Click Here for the visual explanation. Step 1:  Stand with feet shoulder width apart. Step 2:  Collapse backwards, breaking at the…

Functional Exercises for Golfers

Golfers often face low back pain during the summer months due to the increase of spinal rotation that occurs during the perfect swing. If you’re a golfer you have probably felt this at one time or another. Performing these exercises every other day will help…

Post Race Recovery

RECOVERY begins the second you cross the finish line! Never underestimate the power of rest and recovery. Everyone recovers at different rates, and the speed at which we recover depends on many variables like the intensity of your race performance. Tip #1 Delay the massage. Unless you’ve…

How to Avoid Swimming Injuries

Swimming is a highly repetitive sport, and it is common for swimmers to develop shoulder and back problems due to poor mechanics. Here are some tips to get the most efficient swim possible. 1. Breathing Mechanics At least 80% of the time, you should practise…

Marathon Taper

Marathon Taper: The most over looked phase of marathon training? Why is the Taper Important? In my opinion tapering is the most overlooked phase of marathon preparation. Tapering allows your muscles to repair from months of vigorous training, it allows your body to replenish necessary glycogen…

Should I Go Running in the Rain?

Were down to crunch time!  This week I tried to run more than previous weeks, so I made an effort to stay away from CrossFit 204.  Unfortunately this morning I had planned on running about 20 miles.  I had planned on meeting my training partners Cathy and…

Squat Myth

CrossFit 204’s founder Mike Warkentin discusses the popular misconception of deep squats, and explains proper mechanics. Myth: squatting below parallel is bad for the knees. This myth came from a 1961 study by Karl Klein, who found, using a measuring device he created, that deep squats created some…