Breathing and abdominal bracing are probably the most important aspects of successful lifts. This video will show you how to breathe properly so you can pick up heavy stuff.
The dip in the jerk seems straightforward enough (straight down, actually). Bend your knees, and straighten them vigorously. But like many simple things there's more than meets the eye.
Recently I had a chance to attend a local CrossFit competition. Here is my rundown of the the good, the bad, and the ugly.
I’m not here to try and convince you to ditch the conventional deadlift. Rather, I’m here to help you work out if the sumo deadlift is better for you, and why.
A new study suggests compression stockings reduce lactate production, but there's a catch. They also seem to decrease performance in seasoned runners.
The halting explosive push up to plates is used to help improve upper body strength and explosiveness.
To prove my theory that BJJ is great for small fighters and women, I’ve done a statistical analysis of all fights since the inception of the all-women's MMA promotion Invicta FC.
To remove an entire macronutrient group for preventative measures is unnecessary. Starch plays an important role in human function.
Thanksgiving is approaching, so here is my advice on how to gorge and guzzle, and not get fat.
Criticism is not tantamount to hate. I would suggest it is the opposite. I love CrossFit. If I didn’t, I simply wouldn’t care about sumo deadlift high pulls or crotch shots.
Many coaches and parents wonder which training methods are most effective for kids. A new study suggests plyometrics and Olympic lifting are better than traditional weight lifting.
A very solid week of training with heavy bar speed work mixed with some heavy volume work. I was also able to put together a couple extra coaching videos for the week.
Lindsey Mathews is a chiropractor who specializes in biomechanics of the body. She eats a paleo diet and takes fish oil. Here are ten articles from her to help you look after yourself.
Good CrossFit programming doesn't stop at the box. If you're a mom, here are six CrossFit abbreviations you need to know to improve efficiency and get mad mom-skills.
Picking which squat to do is an important question to ask when designing your workouts. Here are the strengths and weaknesses of each variation.
Box jumps are a fascinating movement that can be an incredible display of athletic ability, but the rebound jump is a movement that should not be taken lightly.
CrossFit is great for kids but it's essential that trainers understand the changes in muscles, bones, and hormones that kids undergo in order to keep them safe and healthy.
Yet another study has affirmed the power of carbohydrates as an aid for athletic performance. However, the results may not apply to all levels of athletes.
Overall this wasn't a great week, but it was a solid one. If I keep this up I will have to say I'm training instead of working out.
Old-school training is gaining popularity and might be fun, but it also has its pitfalls. Here are my thoughts on old vs. new school, and my rules for training old school safely.
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