I've been training muay Thai for over a decade now, and although I love it, it's definitely not easy on the body. Here are some of the common injuries I've encountered and how I've dealt with them.
Shortly after I started CrossFit, I decided to stop avoiding pain during workouts and take myself to my limit. After that everything improved. It all reminds me of a Star Trek episode I saw once.
I continued my low volume week and then started renewed training efforts on Monday. Worlds will be October 6th, and I have about 21 weeks to get it together.
My inner crash test dummy is calling again, so I've decided to enter a marathon. Actually, make that TWO back-to-back Spartan Races. Here's how I'm planning to get ready and avoid injury.
Last week an article about the kettlebell swing created a lot of buzz. It got me thinking about how CrossFit and other sports have evolved through the years and how discussion fuels those changes.
This week I'll share some of the things I'm doing to check my squat for weaknesses and get my leg and glute firing the way they should be.
I’ve been feeling a bit beat up lately, so only 3 low-volume sessions this week. Nonetheless, I still managed a good pull and set a personal record on the dumbbell bench press this week.
This week I started thinking about our "CrossFit Heroes." Mine is Amanda Miller, a remarkable athlete who I can emulate, as an athlete, a coach, and even a person. That's what a hero should be.
This week I share a video of the gym co-owner moving some serious weight. There's some funny competition going on at the gym and also some good news about my bicep injury.
This was a productive week, with an all-time PR on chin ups, as well as my heaviest squat and deadlift numbers weighing less than 200 pounds.
In order to really compete, you need a coach and you need programming. The question for us masters - and for any athlete really - is what program? Or should I say, whose?
I was sick this week but still competed in the Tactical Strength Challenge as I had planned. I have some video from the event plus a bonus video of toddler-assisted mobility work.
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