Every Sunday we post the “Sunday Seven” so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week’s most popular posts cover squats and hip dysfunction, training the core, 300 swings a day, training mistakes, CrossFit community, outdoor exercise, and training like an Olympic speed skater.
1. Squats and Hip Dysfuction: 2 Common Problems and How to Fix Them (Robert Camacho)
Struggling with your squat form? We’re going to take a look at the two most common dysfunctions at the hip, how they affect your squat, and what you can do to fix them.
2. Training the Core: 4 Exercises That Take It To The Next Level (James Cerbie)
Instead of relying on crunches and other popular core routines, I’d like to introduce a few exercises that’ll not only get you ripped, but also increase performance and functionality.
We challenge you to do 300 swings a day for 30 days straight! That’s 9,000 swings over the month of March. Can you do it? We think so! (Plus, there’s really fantastic prizes for three lucky winners!)
Are you tending to what gets you from point A to point B or are you unsure if your training components are working? Here are two mistakes you might be making.
5. What Makes a CrossFit Box a Home? (Patrick McCarty)
Last weekend. I had the opportunity to put on a seminar in Texas. While I was there, I rediscovered why I fell in love with CrossFit to begin with.
6. How Living, Working, and Training in the Wild Made Me Evolve (Dan Vinson)
I believe we were all born wild and wildness is still a part of who we are. I also believe outdoor exercise can be a means to reconnect to the innate wildness in all of us.
7. How to Train Like an Olympic Speed Skater (Those Legs!) (Katie Chasey)
I was so impressed watching the speed skaters in Sochi that I just had to sit down and research their training methods. You’d be surprised at how much of it you can give a try.
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