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Do You Pee During Double-Unders? Here’s Some Advice to Fix It

If you know the terror that seeing three rounds of 40 double-unders in a WOD can strike in your heart, you may be someone who pees during jumps. Or, your problem may not even be double-unders but box jumps, heavy deadlifts, or even squats. Perhaps you also find that you pee when you sneeze, cough, …

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Pain in the Olympic Lifts: How to Get Stronger from an Injury

In late October 2013, I experienced the most painful and most serious injury of my athletic career. It shut me down completely. I couldn’t lift, I couldn’t even squat down to get something out of the bottom of the refrigerator. By April 2014, I felt stronger and more explosive than ever before. I’ll never forget …

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Struggling With Balance When Doing Squats

Have you been doing CrossFit for a while and are still struggling with squatting below parallel? By now, you should be a pro, right? Or at least you should feel more comfortable. But maybe that’s not what’s happening. Maybe it’s the opposite and feels like you’re doing something wrong while squatting or experiencing some sort …

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Will Olympic Weightlifting Build Muscle?

The question around muscle and the Olympic lifts is often asked in one of two ways…  By the women – “Will Olympic weightlifting make me bulky?” By the men – “Will Olympic weightlifting build muscle?” We’re going to break down how Olympic weightlifting affects our muscles and our bodies. And, answer who should use Olympic …

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“Don’t forget about us” – Your back muscles

I’ve always been a big believer that our backs hold the key to athletic performance. Without question, leg strength and power derived from the lower body are the top predictors of health and longevity, but the back is a critical part of our posterior chain. It is and an asset that if not cared for and intelligently developed can hinder our true potential inside …

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THE DIRTY SECRET ABOUT HOW TO LIFT HEAVY

The Dirty Secret About How To Lift Heavy

Forgive me if I take you back to the basics, but sometimes we have to look back to be able to move forward. In exercise physiology, we have what we call the five health-related components of fitness: body composition, cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility.  These are elements that we consider the most …

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