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Thursday, February 12, 2015

A Crossfitter's Guide to Picking the Right Physical Therapist! OR "4 Signs You Picked The Wrong Physical Therapist"


The suggestions in this article are pretty accurate. I would suggest that a lot of these "guidelines" could also apply to picking an orthopedist. When searching for a Doctor who would treat my knee it was important to me that they understood that I was going to continue to workout (and by working out I meant Crossfit). I visited 4 Doctors until I found one that would listen to me and my concerns and go forward with my wishes in mind.

 

1.   Your physical therapist doesn’t have a squat rack or kettle bells.

 

2.   Your physical therapists doesn’t actually watch you do the activities that aggravate you.

3.   Your physical therapist gives you some handouts for home exercises that look like they were put together in the 1980s.

 

4.   Your physical therapist tells you to stop doing CrossFit.

 

"Don’t tell them to stop doing what they love. We have to teach these athletes how to maintain their bodies, improve movement faults and train in a smart manner."

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

"How does Age affect improvement in CrossFit?"


From Beyond the Whiteboard:

"In this article we’ll be throwing age into the mix. We’ll explore the relationship between an athlete’s Age and improvement time in CrossFit. How much of a difference is there in improvement times between a 25 year-old and a 45 year-old? This is an especially important question when considering the validity and necessity of age-divisions in competitions, such as the various Master’s Divisions at the CrossFit Games."

" After analyzing the data, we found that there is a strong correlation between an athlete’s age and how long it took them to improve their BTWB Fitness Level by 10 levels. As an example, on average, it took 45 year old athletes nearly 2 months longer (32% longer) to improve from a level 60 to a level 70 when compared to their 25 year old counterparts."


"We know of many athletes, because of CrossFit, who claim to be more fit at 50 then they were at 30. CrossFit isn’t just trying to extend life expectancy. It’s also trying to extend the number of functionally independent, enjoyable years. A grandma who can deadlift 150 pounds is not going to have issues getting out of bed, getting dressed, picking up grandkids, etc."

To read the entire article, click HERE

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Run Slowly=Live Longer!!! WooHoo!!!!

"Plodding joggers tended to live longer than those who were faster. And in fact, the people who jogged the most frequently and at the fastest pace — who were, in effect, runners rather than joggers — did not enjoy much benefit in terms of mortality. In fact, their lifespans tended to be about the same as among people who did not exercise at all."



Read the article HERE

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Saturday, January 31, 2015

A Little More Info on the Nike "Metcon" Sneaker

1. "The Metcon model name is short for "metabolic conditioning", and seems to be Nike's way of referencing the CrossFit craze without directly referring to it.'

 

2. "CrossFit is sweeping the nation, and Nike looks to invade the cultural phenomenon that Reebok is currently inhabiting with the Nike MetCon 1"


3. Josh Bridges is apparently sponsored by Nike:  
Matt Fraser too? 
From his Instagram Acct:  "Really loved coming home to the @ecchampionships today. Thank you @benbergeron and @killcliffprez for putting together a first class day. Can't wait for next year! | Thanks to all the fans that came out. It was a special day. | @Nike #JustDoIt #Nike @NikeTraining #NikeTraining @RedLinegr #redlinegear #toetheline @killcliff #kcbarbellclub #killcliff @paleopowermeals #ppm @fuelforfireperformance #fuelforfire @nfsports_ #nfsports @crossfit #crossfit @crossfitGames #CrossfitGames #KCECC"

 
Check it out Here
 

4. "The Nike Metcon 1’s are Nike’s first actual foray into the functional fitness shoe segment, and they’re a damn strong one at that.  They hit the mark on almost every level and don’t leave much to be desired (more colorway’s please). "

****Most in depth written review Here
 
 

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Nike Metcon Compared to The Reebok Nano!

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SEE THE YOU TUBE COMPARISON HERE!!

 

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Want To Get Your Next PR!

 Need a little extra help and guidance?? This might just help you get that next PR!


 

Amazon


"25-year weightlifting veteran Matt Foreman takes on the topic of weightlifting for the masters crowd, from brand-new lifters who have discovered the sport later in life, to those who are simply trying to continue the sport past the age of 35. Sections include Addressing Prior Notions of Age in Weightlifting; Physical Assessment, Prior Training, and Injury History; Coaching and Lifting; Programming and Training; Pain Management and Injury Prevention; Resolution and Attitude. The book also includes actual training programs and advice from several successful masters weightlifters."

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