Battles. If I had to choose one word to describe being a parent, that’d be it. There’s a slow release of choices and responsibilities as children age, each seeming to bring on different battles. Want to wear 2 different socks? Cool. Don’t care, just get in the car. Want go to school with bedhead? Fine….

Rhabdo. Short for Rhabdomyolysis. In CrossFit, it’s like a dirty word. Adversaries of the CrossFit world like to apply blanket correlations between our intense workout regimen and regular occurrences of rhabdo, while CrossFit trainers and owners like to adamantly deny it’s existence in their gyms. The truth is, neither is accurate. Although rhabdo is a…

Nutrition is a tricky topic to navigate. Every month there’s a new fad diet being released, studies published refuting products and practices , and Dr. Oz telling audiences about wild weight loss methods . It doesn’t help that we are taught very little (if anything) about healthy eating in public schools, and what we are…

CrossFit is fun. Lots of fun. So much fun that people usually don’t want to take a break from it. Many addicted CrossFitters work out six days and then run a 10k and do some heavy deadlifts for “active recovery” on the seventh day. But hey…no pain, no gain, right? And if exercise is good, then…

My athletic background is that I don’t have an athletic background. Sure, I played soccer in elementary school and did Tae Kwon Do in middle school, but that was it until college. Then I started going to the fitness center where I was intimidated by the free weights so I stuck to the machines. For…

It seems only fitting that as the New Year begins, I take some time to ponder change. Afterall, it’s been the theme of my 2015!

Full disclosure: I am not a doctor, physical therapist, or any other kind of licensed medical practitioner. I am simply a Level 1 CrossFit Trainer who spends a lot of time reading and researching everything and anything that relates to athletic performance, including sports injury prevention and recovery. If a more qualified individual is treating…

   
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