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 …

Strategies for Wodapalooza Online Qualifier 2018

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WZA Online Qualifier Workout 1 Brought to you by Games Athlete and Brute Coach George Sanchez For time: 150 Double Unders 60 Wall-balls 30 C2B Pull-ups 150 Double Unders 12 minute time cap Workout breakdown: Time, Length, Equipment needed 12 min time cap, jump rope or barbell (scaled), medicine ball (20/14#), 10/9ft wall target, pull-up bar Pacing advice: Pacing this workout, just like any other, will vary from person to person based off of limitations, but keeping breathing under control …

Refocus Your Training (Brute Athlete Camp)

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“It’s not just on the body, but it’s also in the mind.” – Adrian Conway At the Brute Athlete Camp this October, you’ll get the ultimate Brute experience as you train side-by-side with our world-class coaches and elite athletes to improve mentally and physically. Over the course of the 2-day camp, you’ll get the opportunity to focus on weaknesses you may face as an athlete and learn the processes you can follow to turn them around. You’ll walk away from …

Why You Should Be Doing Clean and Jerks

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You’re in the game of crushing PRs. You know what’ll help you get there even faster? Clean and jerks: the magical unicorn of training that can complement all areas of your performance. Here’s the math: A large load + a long distance = strength and endurance. Strength + endurance = power Once you get clean and jerkin’, you’ll be moving faster and benching better. Sounds like a win-win, to me.

How To: Develop Your Glutes and Hamstrings

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A majority of the movements in CrossFit train the posterior chain, however, there is still room to incorporate techniques that will further posterior chain development — specifically in the legs and glutes. Rather than skip leg day this week, Coach Adrian prepared a series of demonstrations and movements that target the glutes and hamstrings with posterior chain development in mind. Watch along and sneak these exercises in at the end of your routine for an added boost with muscle development …

Anti-Core Training: What it is and Why You Should Do it

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It’s a common misunderstanding that the best way to develop a strong core is through core training exercises that focus on trunk-flection or extensions, like crunches and oblique-targeted workouts that often become repetitive. Rather than bore yourself in the gym with the false assumption that you need to do a thousand crunches a day to maintain a six-pack, incorporate exercises that actively work to build and maintain your core muscles. Ultimately, your nutrition is the most important aspect for getting …