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How Poor Posture Affects Your Health and Athletic Performance

Your everyday, non-training posture has a far greater impact on our athletic performance and mental and physical health than you probably realize. Sure, you know it’s bad to slouch and that we shoul

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Making Gainz With Tempo Training

Quality programming incorporates various training methods to maximize the way athletes get faster, stronger and fitter. One way to add variety into your training is tempo training, a form of training

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Benefits of a Big Breakfast

As a breakfast aficionado, I fully embrace the well-known phrase, “Eat breakfast like a king,  lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.” While I enjoy breakfast because it’s my favorite m

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3 Reasons to Cool-down After Your WOD (+ the Key Stages of an Effective Cool-down)

Many people dismiss the cool-down as a waste of time, or simply unimportant. But if that were the case, then why is that we see Games athletes spending time on the aerodyne (a training bike that uses

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What is Compensatory Acceleration Training and how can it help you get stronger?

Compensatory Acceleration Training (CAT) was popularized in the western world by Dr. Fred Hatfield. Known as “Dr. Squat”, Hatfield utilized CAT during his time as a bodybuilder and powerlifter to

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The Bulldog Scrubber: Prioritizing the Health and Happiness of Members

If your members have ever thought about leaving your box due to its cleanliness—or lack there of—you are not alone. Responsible gym owners work hard to keep their facility clean for members, but m

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6 Tips to Develop the Overhead Squat

The overhead squat (OH squat) is, for many CrossFitters—one of the most vexing movements in the CrossFit repertoire. It exposes weaknesses in flexibility, balance, strength and coordination. For the

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Eating 101: How to Pack on Size

For many athletes, adding mass to their bodies can equate to moving weight a lot easier in the gym—and you’ll look stronger too which doesn’t hurt. Of course, resistance training with we

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Why Everyone Should Know Their Benchmark Times

Every athlete has benchmarks within their given sport. Runners have their 400m, mile and 5k times. Globo gym goers have their bench press. Powerlifters have their totals in the bench, deadlift and squ

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Outside the Box: Best Crossover Activities for CrossFit

“Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast. Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and i

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CBS Sports Network Airs Four Original Shows Highlighting CrossFit Games History, Contenders and Past Champions

For the first time since their television broadcast debut, the Games are moving out of ESPN and onto the CBS network (CBS & CBS Sports Network). According to CrossFit, “the move will mean an

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Reebok Launches CrossFit Fantasy Sports for 2017 CrossFit Games

A fantasy league for CrossFit? That’s exactly what Reebok is bringing you as part of this year’s CrossFit Games. All fans need to do is head to reebok.com/pickem and fill out their brac

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The Importance of Missing Lifts and Bailing out

We’ve all seen it: that PR lift that made you cringe, cleans caught with feet splaying out to the side, snatches that look more like overhead presses. The topic of bailing out of a lift is absolutel

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Using PRP Therapy to Treat Injuries

PRP, in a nutshell, is a procedure that imitates our body’s response to an injury in a more powerful and accelerated way though the use of high-concentrations of our body’s platelets.

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Arnold’s Six Rules of [CrossFit] Success

As everyday athletes looking to develop our fitness, we can appreciate those who have been successful in doing so at the highest levels. Before he was the Terminator and later the Governor of Californ

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10 Keys to (CrossFit) Happiness

We each have our own ‘relationship’ with CrossFit. Trying to explain this relationship to an outsider can be tricky. After all, it’s far more than just a fitness program—it’s a sport

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