Worried about taking time off? Here’s how.

Every sport has a time period that involves stepping away from the grueling demands of practice, training and competition. We call this the “off-season” and it’s designed to allow our bodies and minds the opportunity of returning back to a state of homeostasis. Sunday marked the end of the 2018 CrossFit Games and Matt was in attendance to help a … 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

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

The #1 Key to Recovery

In the world of rehab and performance, the topic of recovery is always at the forefront. Everyone wants to know the latest hack or advancement in technology that will allow him or her to recover quicker and more effectively. However, it’s often the less glamorous facets of recovery (and training) that are most effective. So what’s #1 key to effective … Read More

“The Importance of Variety When Using Olympic Weightlifting With Athletes”

Olympic weightlifting - barbell snatch. Variety with Olympic weightlifting.

We know that the best way to get better at a particular sport is to train that sport. Therefore, if the goal is to make it to the Olympics as a competitive weightlifting athlete (i.e. Jessica Lucero), then prioritizing Olympic weightlifting would only make sense. However, for most athletes, Olympic lifting is just another effective training tool used to improve … Read More

Spring Running: 5 Ways to Run Healthy and Injury-Free

Spring Running: 5 Ways to Run Healthy and Injury-Free Fire up the grills and clean up the clutter, Spring is almost here! While it’s still a bit chilly, around this time of year is when you typically start to see more and more runners spilling out onto the roads like bears awakening from a good winter’s slumber. However, an increase … Read More

Top 5 Exercises for Recovery Days

As with anything in life, finding the balance between doing too much and too little is often difficult. This concept is crucially important when discussing different aspects of recovery during training. One way we like to describe this relationship is by comparing the amount of work we’re completing to the amount of time we’re recovering from that work, or put … Read More

3 Keys to Improving Foot Strength and Why

In rehab and performance, we often preach to train aspects of the body that are commonly underutilized. This could include physical training, perfecting a craft or skill, mental training, and so on. However, we could argue that training the feet is one of more commonly underappreciated aspects of most programs. In order to develop a injury-free body, as well as … Read More