There’s no such thing as “non-specific back pain.”

I once had a mentor ask me, “What percentage of the population has experienced back pain?” I foolishly guessed somewhere around 70%, when the correct answer was unequivocally 100%.Back pain is something we’ve all experienced at some point in our lives and sadly, it’s often dealt with incorrectly.The onset of back pain is followed by resting and inactivity and finally a trip to the … Read More

Eliminate your fluff.

In our “Train Smarter” workshops, we discuss some of the secrets used by elite athletes and CrossFitters.However, it’s less often a single aspect of training and more commonly a shared mindset: establish today’s purpose and eliminate the fluff.The most successful people in athletics, business or life often have this in common. They are masters at eliminating the unnecessary from their lives. … Read More

Alternative Methods for Improving Endurance: Blood-Flow Restriction Training

Endurance, or the ability to continue despite fatigue, is a characteristic of sports performance that has been heavily discussed over the years. Whether you’re a triathlete or CrossFitter, optimizing endurance is often the key ingredient that elevates an athlete from mediocrity to greatness, while also enhancing health and longevity. However, building and improving endurance can be extremely complicated and difficult … Read More

What squatting and Advil have in common.

Let’s say, for hypothetical purposes, that you’re taking Advil for some joint-related pain you’ve been experiencing.However, instead of taking the recommended dosage, you decide to experiment with taking 20 tablets daily. Sure enough, this doesn’t work out very well and you begin to experience the side effects of nausea, liver dysfunction and kidney failure.Common sense would lead you to the … Read More

The Easiest Way to Reduce Injury With Olympic Weightlifting.

Injuries will always occur and if research tells us anything, it’s that sports-related injuries have only continued to increase over the past decade. However, emphasis on maintaining quality technique and form with lifting movements is a methodology that can and should be implemented by all coaches and athletes. Therefore, that’s why it’s the easiest way to reduce injury with Olympic weightlifting. … Read More

Stop trying to be perfect.

You’re not wrong, but stop trying to be perfect.Everything you’ve done up to this point has allowed you to become YOU.However, chasing perfectionism is ​​​​​wrong.The concept of perfectionism plays into the idea that we’re all equal. We should all have the same perfect training and perfect outcomes.We’re not. And it doesn’t work that way.With this mindset, you’ll never succeed and only end … Read More