Welcome to our brand new weekend roundup, Three of the Best! Every Sunday, we’ll post up Breaking Muscle’s top three articles of the week. These pieces have caught your attention throughout the last seven days. So here they are in one place for you to consume, digest, and enjoy.
#1 – Can’t Touch Your Toes? Find and Fix the Root of the Problem
Just because the hamstrings are tight doesn’t mean they need stretching. Always look deeper before stretching anything. There are many reasons you can’t touch your toes. Let’s examine the issues.
#2 – 6 Elements That Belong in Every Athlete’s Training Program
Don’t allow yourself to become so specialized or sport-specific that your program gets away from what really matters. I’ve noticed if I move away from any of the focused 6, problems surface or my athletes take longer to prepare for competition. Add them into your coaching and you’ll see why.
#3 – Defeat Poor CrossFit Movement With These Work-Rest Strategies
For long-term durability, quality of movement is more important than how much you lifted or how fast you did something. No one will care how well you did on today’s workout three years from now, but you will remember if you injure yourself due to poor movement.
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