Form + Movement

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Stretches with resistance bands that make you feel great and get more gains

If you’re reading this right now, you probably need to go stretch. Yes, really. For many athletes, stretching your body and focusing on flexibility takes a backseat to the meat of strength training or your hardcore cardio. After all, that’s where the main calorie burn and results comes from, right? Well, yeah, but don’t take …

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Toes to Bar Substitutes Guaranteed to Help You Master the Move

During one of my very first classes at my new CrossFit box, still early enough in my fitness journey that I didn’t know the difference between a squat and a snatch, I was introduced to the gymnastics phenomenon that is the toes to bar. My first thought was misplaced confidence. “Oh, I could do that! …

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