17.1 - Biomechanics 101
Many of us don’t use dumbbells on a daily basis in our WODs. So how will DB Snatches differ from barbell snatches in this WOD? I am sure we all realize dumbbell movements are harder than their barbell counterparts. With that in mind, here are three ways to fix your positioning to make your dumbbell lifts easier: Keep your dumbbells close to your midline Focus on keeping the dumbbell close to your midline as you pull and try to catch the DB overhead with your arm stacked next
Where have all the Resolutions gone?
We’re mid-way through the most BLAH month of the year, some of our friends are mid-way through the Whole Life Challenge, and the CrossFit “Open is Upon Us." With all this in mind, we have spent a lot of time this week reflecting on our goals and motivation. Did you set New Year's Resolutions this year? We did. And to be honest, just like the majority, we can feel our commitment and motivation slipping. But we’re not ready to give up and move on. Recognizing the struggle to fi
Fix Your Overhead Squat
“My overhead squat sucks” is the most common mobility complaint I hear in the gym. Aside from the snatch, no lift taxes more of your body’s systems than the overhead squat. Moving weight further from your center of mass increases the level of difficulty exponentially. Overhead squats require tremendous strength; exceptional shoulder, thoracic spine, hip and ankle mobility; and extraordinary core and scapular stability. Can you put a checkmark in each of those boxes? If so, co
RockTape - I put that sh*t on everything, and you should too!
I have used RockTape in my clinic for a number of years and had the opportunity to RockTape athletes at events including the Canada East Regionals (when regionals were actually held in Canada), UG Series events such as BeachWOD, and more. I wish I knew how many meters of tape I have used over the years, but it's safe to say I have used my fair share of RockTape. Kinesiology tape burst into mainstream health and fitness relatively recently compared to other therapeutic options