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Technique Tuesday: A Better Way to Foam Roll

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Most people foam roll by simply rolling back and forth over a muscle to try to loosen it up. Sometimes this just doesn’t cut it, especially the bigger and stronger you get. Big muscles are often tight muscles and they

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4 Warm Up Mistakes You’re Probably Making

warm up mistakes

The warm up is the salad of exercise. It’s not very exciting, but you know it’s good for you and you should probably have it before you get to the meat and potatoes. Luckily, with the increased popularity of functional training, a

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My 3 Favorite Methods for Muscle Recovery

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The journey is the destination. The chase is better than the catch. Anticipation is greater than realization. All these quotes can be applied to training. And while training is an enjoyable process, it’s the result of training that we’re after: better

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How to Warm Up in 10 Minutes or Less

I had a good talk with a friend of mine the other day on my drive home. My former training partner and roommate during grad school, we were both pretty darn strong, but couldn’t be more different. He was simple, I

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5 Strategies to Crush Your Workout if You’re Crunched for Time

I’ve had some bad habits over the years, but perhaps the worst was always telling everyone how busy I was. “How are you?” people would ask. “Good, but I’m SO busy,” I’d respond, my words grasping desperately for sympathy. I’m

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Posted in Lists, Tips and Tricks – Advanced Foam Rolling: 2 Techniques for Better Mobility

All human beings should be able to perform basic maintenance on themselves – Kelly Starrett These are wise words from Dr. Starrett, owner of CrossFit San Francisco, founder of and author of the revolutionary book, Becoming A Supple Leopard.

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8 Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep

As I’m writing this, I’m enjoying a Sunday afternoon relaxing with my girlfriend and my dog. And as much as we concentrate on exercise and nutrition, rest is often what makes the difference between success and failure in our fitness efforts. I’ve always

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