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Improving Running Performance: Should You Try To Alter Your Running or Gait Mechanics?

If we were to consciously try and alter our gait by trying to force internal rotation on a leg that cannot internally rotate, we could be making the problem worse rather than better. This explains why any attempt to modify a runner’s self-selected stride length or gait pattern will result in a metabolically less efficient gait (Anderson, 1996, Cavanagh, 1982, Hunter et. al, 2008).

Why People Get Hurt Doing Crossfit

Like any other sport crossfit carries with it a risk of injury. Many people who are attracted to crossfit jump right into training without easing their way in which increases the risk of getting hurt.

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Accomplishing Your Goals While Feeling Great!

We want to prioritize working within the ranges of motions we have access to without compensating. 

You’ll get the most bang for your buck doing these and walk out of the gym feeling less beat up. 

3 Ways to Improve Your Back Stiffness

If every time you walk out of the gym you feel like you’ve just worked out your low back or you wake up and dread bending over because your back is tight, read this!

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What Is Functional Fitness?

You’re probably already doing some functional fitness movements without knowing it. I was! These exercises have demands that mirror tasks and positions we perform in our everyday lives.

Demystifying Tight Muscles – Why Stretching May Not Be For You

If you’re experiencing tight hamstrings, it would make sense to stretch them out, right? Well, maybe not. It could actually just be compounding the real issue. This image will tell you much of what you should know. When the pelvis is forward, the quads & hip flexors get tight and the hamstrings & abs become … Read more