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    Programming for the Hypermobile Athlete | Pro Episode #70

    Programming for the Hypermobile Athlete | Pro Episode #70

    05/20/2014

    Hey Mwod legion, Today’s Pro content is dedicated to those amongst us that have this thing called “primary instability” or excessive range of motion.  I know, your mind is blown.  Yes, there are people in the world that are too mobile.  In our gym for example, we regularly have athletes (yogi’s, ballet dancers, etc) that aren’t appropriate for certain models of training. These athletes may get overhead squats instead of snatches for example.  Or we may program front squats instead of power cleans for them, sumo dead lifts instead of cleans or conventional pulling.  They may be appropriate to press…

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    Community MWod Video: Not Another 14.3 Prep Video w/ Burdick, Bell, Khalipa, Chan, and Tikkanen

    Community MWod Video: Not Another 14.3 Prep Video w/ Burdick, Bell, Khalipa, Chan, and Tikkanen

    03/14/2014

    Mea Culpa.  I can’t make another video about prepping for Dead Lifts and Box Jumps. So in this spirit we’ve turned to some of the best athletes and coaches we could think of to help you through this dark couplet. Here are their tips and pointers. Remember, at the core of the definition of functional movement are the twin principles that you: must come out unharmed at one rep or a million, and that your movement can’t be a dead-end (you can’t clean, snatch, or tackle well with a rounded back.  Be the ball Danny.  And remember, your neck is…

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    Pro Episode # 67 – The 14.1 Test: Did You Assess Your Own Game Footage?

    Pro Episode # 67 – The 14.1 Test: Did You Assess Your Own Game Footage?

    03/05/2014

    I appreciate the CrossFit Open on a lot of levels.  For example, for many of the people that train with us, the open is a chance to compete and challenge their accumulating abilities against the real and heightened pressures of the competition clock. And, they get to do so in front of a much larger than normal crowd. But the real reason I love the open, is that when the clock starts, all the strength-oly-endurance-mobility-nutrition-programming-recovery bullshit ceases to matter.  There is only you and a wholesale chance to destroy your sense of self-importance while you find out what’s what. And…