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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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 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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 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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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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 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...
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 CrossFit
 Hip Pain
 Running

The Achilles Tendinitis Fix For Runners

Ready to finally get rid of that nagging stiffness and pain in your ankle while you run? Is it time to enjoy running again? Learn how to fix achilles tendinitis to give you the freedom of pain-free running. ...
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 Low Back

Deadlift: Common Mistakes and How To Fix Them

Over the years, there has been a lot of fear around the deadlift. However, picking things off the ground is one of the most fundamental human movements. Picking children off the ground, grabbing a laundry basket, and lifting the couch to vacuum all require a loaded hip hinge. Furthermore, despite fear of injury from deadlifts, a properly performed and progressively...
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 Pregnancy & Postpartum
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Postpartum Core Recovery

Whether or not you were active before your pregnancy, after carrying your growing little one for 9+ months, there’s no denying the impact it’s had on your entire body– especially your core! The hectic nature of being a new mom is overwhelming enough, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept the remaining effects. Think of this in terms of...