Coming Back From a Spinal Fracture

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Spinal injuries are on a different scale than a sprain or muscle pain, so it’s important to treat them as such. Brute Strength’s Director of Injury Management, Dr. Sean Pastuch is breaking down the steps to take if one of your athletes approaches you with a spinal injury. To start, get them out of the gym for 2-6 weeks. The spine isn’t like a sprain, muscle pain or ligament tear. If they come back from rest and claim that a …

What You Need to Know About Your Posture

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One of the most frequent questions that our coaches at the Active Life get are in regard to posture and what exercises they would recommend in order to improve posture or body positions. The fact is your body will assume the posture that is the most advantageous for it at any given time. What you need to be thinking about are “what positions am I spending the most time in” and “what does the opposite of this look like?” Once …

WZA Online Qualifier Workout 6 & 7

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Brought to you by Games Athlete and Brute Coach George Sanchez 8min AMRAP Max Meter Row Workout breakdown: Time, Length, Equipment needed 8 minutes Concept 2 Rower Pacing advice: Row your boat! This workout is all about knowing your ability and riding that threshold line for 8 minutes. Pacing is going to look a little different from athlete to athlete on this as some might consider trying to hold one pace for this entire push and others may set some …

Strategies for Dubai Online Qualifier 2018 Week 3

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Dubai 18.3 Brought to you by Games Athlete and Brute Coach George Sanchez This is a 20 min AMRAP ascending ladder 9 Cal row 9 Double KB snatch 15 Cal row 15 Double KB snatch 21 Cal row 21 Double KB snatch 27 Cal row 27 Double KB snatch 33 Cal Row 33 Double KB Snatch 39 Cal row 39 Double KB snatch 45 Cal row 45 Double KB snatch Etc… Kettlebell weight: 2x24kg /2x16kg Workout breakdown: Time, Length, Equipment …

How to Recover From a Muscle Tear

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Coming back from a muscle tear or strain? We understand the temptation to push through it and keep training, but the annoyance of your strain will only get worse if not given the opportunity to heal. Dr. Sean Pastuch, Brute Strength’s Director of Injury Management and founder of Active Life RX, is touching on how to recover and what percentages you should be training at to keep that slight pain from turning into a big problem. To learn more about …

Why Your Warm Up Needs to be Better

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We’ve all been there before, you tell your workout partners you’ll be there at 9, you’re running late, get there at 9:20 and you do a couple of quick toe touches and then you just hop into wherever your workout partners are. Or, you’re not feeling particularly motivated and instead of wasting all of the motivation you have on warming up—you do a couple things here and there and get right into your programming. What you do to warm up …

Strategies for Wodapalooza Online Qualifier 2018 Week 2

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WZA Online Qualifier Workout 4 Brought to you by Games Athlete and Brute Coach George Sanchez 16 Min AMRAMP Devil Press (50/35) Alt DB Step-ups (24/20) 2/2, 4/4, 6/6, 8/8, 10/10, etc… Tie Breaker: Time it takes from start to 8/8 completion Workout breakdown: Time, Length, Equipment needed 16 Min AMRAP Plyometric Box 24/20” Pair of DBs 50/35lb, Optional: Grips, Thumb tape Pacing advice: Pacing this workout is going to be a little tricky because of the time domain, the …

Strategies for Dubai Online Qualifier 2018 Week 2

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Dubai 18.2 Brought to you by Games Athlete and Brute Coach George Sanchez Part A 4 Rounds for Time 8 meters front rack lunges 8 Bar facing burpees 8 meters front rack lunges 8 Bar facing burpees 8 Bar Muscle-ups The front rack lunges 50/35 kg or 110/80 lbs (must select kg or lbs, no mixing weights will be permitted). Part B Once the 4 rounds are completed, use the remaining time to find max weight of the following complex: …

How to Train Pre Surgery

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If you have a surgery coming up, you don’t have to sacrifice your training, according to Brute Strength’s Director of Injury Management and founder of Active Life RX, Dr. Sean Pastuch. Instead, keep the date in mind and change your mindset as if you’re training for the procedure. That includes accepting your injury. Example: If you’re having rotator cuff surgery, then you can stick to your Brute programming as long as you understand you won’t be sticking to the shoulder …

Strategies for Dubai Online Qualifier 2018 Week 1

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Dubai 18.1 Brought to you by Games Athlete and Brute Coach George Sanchez Part A 0:00 – 10:00 60 Double Unders 10 Thrusters 60 Double Unders 20 Thrusters 60 Double Unders 30 Thrusters Part B 10:00-20:00 5 rounds for time 30 Double Unders 15 C2B pull-ups Workout breakdown: Time, Length, Equipment needed 20:00 clock (10:00 for each part), Barbell Clips Weights Pull-up bar Pacing advice Break the seal before you start! Get that heart rate up in your warm-up and …