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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…

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    Pro Episode # 44: The Last 25% of Your Ankle Restriction (Snatches and Pistols here we come!)

    Pro Episode # 44: The Last 25% of Your Ankle Restriction (Snatches and Pistols here we come!)

    09/16/2013

    Hey Legion, We’ve pretty much identified that most of you don’t have perfect ankles. Let’s be honest, your ankle range of motion is terrible. You’ve stopped wearing flip flops and high heel shoes, you started smashing your calves and ball whacking your heel cords. You’ve smashed your plantar surfaces and cleaned up your short anterior hip. Heck you even started standing and walking like a human being. In addressing the bio-mechanics of these ankles of yours on the MWod, we’ve done a pretty thorough job of creating a systems approach to managing the gamut of restrictions you are facing. And…