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 Ankle
 CrossFit
 Fitness Athlete
 Knee Pain

Knee Pain During Lunges

Many athletes struggle with knee pain during lunges. If you’re tired of having to skip or scale workouts because lunges hurt, we’ve got you covered with the 3 common lunge form corrections that will stress your knees less! Knee Pain During Lunges Fix #1 – Correct Your Weight Distribution Commonly, we see athletes distributing their weight during the lunge inefficiently,...
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 CrossFit

CrossFit After Surgery

Since your surgery, you’ve thought non-stop about getting back into the gym. You miss RX’ing workouts, hitting PRs, and the post-WOD fist bumps. For the past few months you’ve seen more yellow therabands and pink dumbbells than you ever thought possible. The gap between these wimpy rehab exercises and snatches, muscle-ups, and deadlifts seems huge. You’re left with the thought...
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 CrossFit
 Fitness Athlete
 Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain with Kipping Pull-ups

One of the most common injuries seen in CrossFit athletes is shoulder pain, especially during the dynamic gymnastics movements performed in our training. If you are tired of dealing with shoulder pain with kipping pull-ups then we’ve got your fix! Strict Strength for Kipping Pull-ups I’m sure you have heard the phrase “strict before kipping” and we are here to...
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 CrossFit
 Shoulder Pain

The Best Exercises for CrossFit Shoulder Pain

Are you struggling with CrossFit shoulder pain? Shoulder pain is one of the most common injuries we see limiting CrossFit athletes in the gym, but that does not mean you need to continue dealing with it. We often find that the large muscles in the shoulders (lats/delts) get overworked and the smaller muscles in the back of the shoulder are...
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 CrossFit
 Low Back

Lower Back Sore After Deadlifts? Try These Movements for Relief!

It happens every time. Yesterday’s workout was full of deadlifts. High volume, heavy weights, and you thought about skipping all day (even as you pulled into the gym parking lot). This morning, you felt yourself dragging out of bed a bit slower than usual, the aching and soreness in your back weighing you down and commanding a gentler pace for...
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 CrossFit
 Shoulder Pain

Avoid Surgery with a Torn Labrum

You’ve been diagnosed with a torn labrum in your shoulder, but what do you do now? This article will give you all of the information you need to make an informed decision on your next steps and how to get back after a labrum injury! What is your Labrum? The labrum is considered part of the shoulder capsule. It is...
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 CrossFit
 Pregnancy & Postpartum
 Running

Top 3 Tips to Improve Your Recovery & Performance

R.E.C.O.V.E.R.Y Recovery and performance go hand and hand. As we look for performance to improve, our ability to recover must be riding right there next to it. This is true for both physical and mental performance. If we are in the gym or in the office, we need to learn to master this relationship. Let’s be honest, we could all...
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 CrossFit
 Lower Body
 Running

Top 4 Causes of Shin Splints and What to do About It

As the weather warms up and you’ve started adding miles to your runs, you might have started noticing a subtle increase of a nagging pain beginning in your shins. As the nagging pain increases and starts limiting your runs, you might do some research and find the internet talking about shin splints and many different ways to combat it. There are...
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 CrossFit
 Shoulder Pain

Unbreakable Shoulders: Less injury, better function

Are you looking to develop unbreakable shoulders? Shoulder issues are some of the most common problems to both the general public and gym rats. Problems in the gym include pulling, pressing, and handstands. Likewise, activities like reaching into cabinets, buckling your seatbelt, or reaching in the backseat can be problematic. Oftentimes, people don’t even realize how integral the joint is...