Exercises For Strengthening And Protecting Your Knees

Rob Muise Movement Improvement, Uncategorized

The knee is the largest and most complex joint in your body. It needs to withstand a lot of pressure daily, making it prone to injury and pain. Apart from various ailments like arthritis, your knees can wear out with time, making it important to take care of them early on. Knee strengthening exercises help you enjoy your daily activities with less pain and less risk of injury. Let’s look at specific exercises that can help strengthen and protect your …

Healthy Life in Time of Pandemic

Rob Muise Uncategorized

Two years ago, the life of each person in the world underwent a change from heaven to earth, due to a disease that today makes us see that same world differently. It is for this reason that today I come to talk about something that has been emphasized in recent times but that many people insist on ignoring, and it is nothing other than the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle in times of pandemic. It has been shown that …

Performance Enhancement Through Meditation – a Scientific Approach for Athletic Optimization

Annika Naidoo Uncategorized

Mental toughness is regarded as a key performance asset for athletes. It is understood by those in competitive sports as the ‘ability to sustain attention on the task at hand while under pressure, as well as in the face of distraction’. Athletes are frequently offered the opportunity to acclimate themselves to sources of external distraction, but what about internal distraction? As a yogi I’ve had a meditation practice for a while. For someone who didn’t do much of it before …

Case Study: Ryan Sowder

Matthew Cooper Uncategorized

Meet Ryan Sowder. He competed in the 2019 CrossFit Games as an individual competitor after not working out for 8 months following his return from basic training in the Army. Before competing in the CrossFit Games, Ryan was your everyday military man who enjoyed working out “for time.” Eventually, he believed that he could turn this sport into something more than just a hobby and sought out a professional coach to help him realize his potential. Enter El Senouvor, a …

DALLIN TAKES ON 21.1 WITH THE BUTTERY BROS

Matthew Cooper Uncategorized

With the 2021 CrossFit Games season underway, Dallin Pepper is off to a hot start! He is joined by the Buttery Bros in Salt Lake City, Utah at Xcel Performance Gym as they kick off the first of 3 exciting events in the Open. Check out the video below for some behind the scenes action from Dallin’s knockout performance in 21.1. Want to train like Dallin? Unfortunately, that’s impossible…Because his program is completely tailored to his needs. Dallin works day …

Improving the Front Squat with Coach Conway

Matthew Cooper Uncategorized

We all know how important of a role the Front Squat plays in functional fitness. However, we see it all the time, sloppy torso positioning, unstable midline, and a rounded spine. Not only is this a recipe for injury, but you’re throwing away a valuable opportunity to develop midline stability and strength that will translate into other lifts such as the barbell thruster, clean and the split jerk. Check out the video below where Coach Adrian takes you through his …

How to Improve Your Jerk! #OPENREADY

Matthew Cooper Uncategorized

A common error many CrossFit athletes make is not practicing the skill of the split jerk. Whether you’re brand new to the sport, or you’re more experienced, don’t make the mistake of overlooking the value of developing proficiency in this high skill movement. It could cost you some serious pounds on your 1 rep max. This can very easily be added into your warm-up before loading up the barbell allowing you to accumulate some easy practice reps. Check out the …

Alignment in Yoga

Annika Naidoo Uncategorized

Imbalances. Weaknesses. Unilateral work. We’re used to hearing and seeing these words from coaches and in programming. It’s a crucial part of setting foundations for strength – and avoiding injury. If for example, we find a single arm push press or Bulgarian split squat harder/easier on one side, it’s generally natural that we tune into that and work to ‘close the gap’ between right and left – both to contribute to performance in the gym and to avoid the effects …

What it Takes to Qualify for the CrossFit Open Quarterfinals

Adrian Conway Uncategorized

There have been a ton of changes over the last few years to the CrossFit Games. It goes without saying that becoming one of the top dawgs in competition is a totally different beast. Perhaps one of the most exciting changes in our sport is the return of regionals (AKA the Semi-Finals) and the all-new qualifying round, The Quarterfinals. The reason why we’re so excited about the Quarterfinals is that it gives fringe athletes a chance to continue competing after …