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Rich Froning and Sam Briggs won the CrossFit Liftoff. Zzzzzz.    The Games website described the event as:   “[A]n online, three-event competition consisting of different weight classes allowing athletes to compare their lifts with ...
Mobility, self-care, and physiotherapy techniques are growing in popularity. These methods include foam rolling, corrective stretching, lacrosse ball mobilisation, barbell mobilisation, and physiotherapy-based mobilisation exercises and drills. These tr ...
Charles is here on a weekly basis to help you cut through the B.S. and get some real perspective regarding health and training. Please post feedback or questions to Charles directly in the comments below this article.   Here are two quick questions ...
There’s no point in doing any kind of strength training program unless you give it everything you have, right? I completely agree. And not just as a coach, but as an athlete, too. I’m an all-or-nothing type of guy, and I always have been. I ...
This may come as a shock to those who regularly read my articles and know I often rail against the CrossFit status quo in favor of smarter, safer, more logical fitness practices.   Sometimes, it’s okay to puke.  A Stomach-Turning Spe ...
The holidays are a time filled with sugar-filled parties and gifts. It’s easy to fall into sugar’s death grip and not even try to get out. Sugar does have a part to play in providing the athlete with energy. But it is critical to consume the ...
Why would you want to be a sponsored athlete? Perhaps because sponsored athletes get free equipment, free flights, free race entry or salaries. Well, that’s one way of looking at it. But the real reasoning behind being a sponsored athlete is ...
Everyone loves a champion. We stare at their pictures, watch their interviews, and watch them training, running, and hitting pads. We dream about accomplishing what they have, and for some people, there is a real possibility that it can happen. But they ...
It is that time of year when people start making resolutions to change. What are you reluctant to try? By avoiding what we fear, we make that fear stronger. It is now time to change that gut reaction and go toward what you fear.   In treating anxie ...
Charles is here on a weekly basis to help you cut through the B.S. and get some real perspective regarding health and training. Please post feedback or questions to Charles directly in the comments below this article.   As I entertain a new approac ...
The popularity of short content in the fitness industry is staggering, especially considering the complexity of the topic. Grabbing attention for attention’s sake now overshadows the importance of high-quality content.   I am told I should tr ...
If you find yourself constantly battling injuries, excess tension, and stalled progress, you may be illiterate. See, movement is a language of its own. Like any language, it has necessary building blocks and prerequisites. If you want to write a novel, ...
This recipe is full of fragrant comfort. It’s also the perfect concoction for colds, flu, or illnesses. Everyone knows chicken soup has great immune-strengthening properties. This is due to its superstar main ingredient: chicken stock.   ...
Have you ever watched a football player pull out a tuft of grass before they kick for a goal? Or gymnast close her eyes and visualise her routine for a few seconds before presenting to the judges? Or do you have a mate who wears the same pair of socks f ...
The last week of training before competition is critically important, but is often given short shrift by athletes. Lifters are often tying up loose ends in their life before getting ready for an out-of-town trip, which means training can be of a perfunc ...
The differences between us change everything, from how we digest food to how we recover from exercise. In "You Are Not Normal: Here's Why", I discussed how individual differences affect how well a training plan works. A program tailored to ...
Let’s talk about how to gain some good old-fashioned work capacity, potential work productivity, horsepower, strength endurance, stamina, or whatever you call it. Just don’t ask me to discuss semantics. Some people like to argue about semant ...