. . . is worth a pound of cure, so the saying goes. Unfortunately, we live in a very reactive society when it comes to our health. Even in CrossFit, where I practice and where people are heavily invested in their own health and wellness, I see numerous injuries that co...

April 22, 2017

Let’s be honest, if fitness were money, mobility would be the paying taxes of the CrossFit world.

We all need to do it. We all know we would be better off if we did a little work all year long to be prepared. Yet we all wait until the last minute to begrudgingly do as l...

March 24, 2017

The front rack requires exceptional core stability and shoulder mobility. The combination of these elements make the front rack one of the more challenging positions we use in CrossFit. In fact, the all-too-common forward rounded shoulder posture caused by hours spent...

March 16, 2017

We all assume the thruster is coming. Whether it shows up in 17.4 or 17.5, there is little doubt we’ll see this movement in the 2017 Open.

The thruster, and its movement cousin the wall ball, are taxing movements largely because of their high demands on mobility. Requir...

March 11, 2017

Anyone who has attended one of my mobility classes has undoubtedly heard me refer to

a neutral spine. The neutral spine position is the strongest, safest position for lifting and, as such, having a firm grasp on this position should be top priority for every CrossFit at...

March 4, 2017

17.1 tested your ability to pace yourself. Did you find your ideal pace, a point where you pushed your limits but didn’t leave yourself hands-on-hips gasping for air watching the clock tick down?

Perhaps a review of your energy systems will help you further understand t...

“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. O...