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The freedom of college is one of the greatest feelings in the world. You truly don’t have the responsibility of an adult, you have escaped the confines of high school, and you get a fresh start.   The problem with a lot of freedom is students u ...
If you work out, you experience aches and pains. You pull muscles, you become stiff, you feel the aftermath of a hard training session. Sometimes these aches and pains are mild and disappear quickly; they can even give us bragging rights (“I beat my ...
A recent study in the Journal of Strength & Conditioning examined the start position of the snatch, one of the Olympic lifts. Previous studies have mainly focused on the peak vertical bar velocity of the movement. This study, instead, measured start p ...
Ask anyone to locate the one acupressure point that they’re aware of and inevitably they will show you the web between their thumb and forefinger and proudly state that location is perfect to push on to get rid of a headache.   Yes, that point, ...
A meditation can take place anywhere, at any time all that you need is yourself and your breath. Last week we discussed 5 Common Myths About a Meditation Practice. This week we will go a bit deeper and give you 5 quick and easy steps to start meditating t ...
"The supreme prayer of my heart is not to be learned, rich, famous, powerful, or good, but simply to be radiant. I desire to radiate health, cheerfulness, calm courage, and good will. I wish to live without hate, whim, jealousy, envy, fear.   I ...
Photo by Bev Childress   There's propaganda floating around that the hang clean is so crazy-complicated that you probably shouldn't bother with it at all. Many coaches will avoid teaching it, for this reason, leaving literally hundreds ...
Finally no more tugging, pulling, and fidgeting with annoying earphones that just won’t stay in place. Dealing with earphones frequently falling our of your ears can really drive you crazy during a run or workout. Finding earphones that fit your ea ...
Last week we talked with Chris LaLanne about how he became a coach, how he programs for his students at LaLanne Fitness, and how he carries on the family tradition established by his grand-uncle, Jack LaLanne. This week, we get more hands on with Chris, d ...
At a talk he gave at Team CrossFit Academy in Monrovia, CA, in August 2010, biochemist and The Paleo Solution author Robb Wolf noted that the single most influential factor in our health is the amount of sleep we are able to get. The capacity to get eight ...
Two new studies reveal evidence omega-3 fatty acids can help in the battle against osteoarthritis, a chronic, prevalent, and debilitating disease. According to the Mayo Clinic, osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It affects millions of pe ...
When my friend and I first went to see The Lord of the Rings I thought we were going to have a great time. To say that he's a fanatic fan of J.R.R. Tolkien's books would be a massive understatement. Boy, was I wrong! While I had a great time, he h ...
As both a licensed acupuncturist specializing in Orthopedics and Pain Management and a CrossFit coach, I see a lot of people on a daily basis who are sore, injured, or otherwise in pain. Having a solid arsenal of linements, patches, creams, and oils avai ...
So, you discovered CrossFit and now you love it. You're at the gym all the time and you're starting to collect all the proper equipment and make a real commitment to your training. Maybe you're an emerging firebreather or maybe you've just ...
Are you feeling sore, achy, or tight after a run? Over time, running without proper mobility and stretching can lead to imbalances in the body resulting in sprains, pains, and injuries. Yoga is a wonderful tool to help mobilize and stretch tough spots wh ...
Taking the time to designate a special space for meditation, will allow you to easily transition into making meditation a daily practice. A meditation space can be any size. You might be lucky enough to have a whole room in your home that you can devote t ...
  The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body. It runs from the buttocks down the back of the thigh all the way to the foot, on either side of the body. Sciatica refers to any condition in which undue pressure is placed on the sciatic n ...