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Palm Cooling for Performance Enhancement

We often think of nutrition, hydration, and mobility work in our preparation for sports. But how often have you considered your internal core temperature or ways to regulate that to improve your performance? Probably not very often. But, simple tactics like palm cooling have been shown to have dramatic effects in athletics. Let’s discuss how. Thermoregulation and Performance In the...
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5 Keys to Returning to Kipping Pull-Ups Postpartum

There isn’t a ton of information on the internet about how exactly to return to kipping pull-ups postpartum. There’s even less when we talk about other gymnastics movements such as toes to bar and handstand work. And of the information available, it is often put out by athletes that have had their first child and instantly consider themselves a postpartum...
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Returning to Toes to Bar Postpartum

Returning to CrossFit gymnastics movements postpartum can be a challenging process for many new moms. Of all the movements CrossFit athletes perform, returning to toes to bar postpartum is probably the most difficult to get back. If you have been looking for help returning to toes to bar postpartum you have probably already seen there isn’t a lot of information...
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Blood Flow Restriction Training for Athletes

Blood Flow Restriction Training Authors: Nicholas M. Licameli (@nicklicameli), DPT & Nicholas Rolnick, DPT (@thehpm) – The BFR PROS (@thebfrpros) If you’ve landed on this page, you’ve likely already read about how blood flow restriction (BFR) is rapidly growing into the mainstream as both a fitness and rehabilitation tool to accelerate performance & recovery. If not, we encourage you to...
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The Ultimate Guide to Returning to CrossFit Postpartum 

I’m excited to have postpartum fitness specialist Christina Prevett MScPT, Ph.D. (c ) discuss the important topics you need to know prior to returning to CrossFit postpartum! Christina also runs TheBarbellMamas, which gives amazing training plans to pregnant and postpartum women! You are a Crossfitter. It’s what you love to do. You live and breathe the sport. When you get pregnant,...
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The Best Exercises for CrossFit Shoulder Pain

In my last article, I discussed what I believe to be the six most common causes of shoulder pain in CrossFit. To review, usually, shoulder pain results from doing too much volume or too high of skills for what that athlete is prepared for. As a result, the soft tissues of the shoulder get overloaded and become irritated. The following...
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The Most Common Causes of CrossFit Shoulder Injuries

With any form of intense training, the occasional injury happens. CrossFit is no exception to this. While research has repeatedly shown that CrossFit injury rates are not higher than other forms of recreational fitness activities, we have seen multiple studies agree that the shoulder is the most commonly injured area. If you are dealing with shoulder pain, understanding the most common causes of CrossFit...
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The Best Landmine Exercises for Strength & Hypertrophy

Having a variety of exercises to choose from is important not only for continual performance increases but also for mental breaks from always doing the same old moves. One of my favorite tools for changing my training up is to incorporate landmine exercises into my workouts. Landmine setups are incredibly versatile and allow us to provide great stimuli for strength...
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The Mechanisms of Muscle Hypertrophy

If you thought you were going to get an article on the best rep ranges to build muscle then guess again. Instead, you’re going to find out how to optimize each and every one of those reps to build maximum muscle while allowing you to remain injury-free. Not all reps are created equal. Here’s how to get the most out...
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