mobility

As a collective, we have become much more adept and informed about how to take care of ourselves. How can we not? We are fortunate to have access to the most innovative information through a conglomerate of industry-leading sources here at The Ready State. Want to simplify nutrition? Take the 800-gram challenge and don’t eat cookies before bed.…

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butt wink squat

Fixing The Butt Wink Squat While it might seem cute that their butt is giving you a little wink at the bottom it’s actually an a dreaded squat fault called the Butt Wink or pelvic reversal and when you do it during a loaded squat it can be super dangerous for your low back. So why does…

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Does your back hurt so bad after deadlifting heavy that you can barely stand up straight? Do you worry about orthopedic safety during CrossFit? If you answered yes, then you need this email. This week I teach you the most critical skill of all: how to brace your spine under load. If you aren’t doing…

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20.1 is such a simple little couplet. Just 10 rounds of 8 (light) Ground to Overhead & 10 Bar Facing Burpees . How can it hurt so bad? How can all that up and down make me want to vomit so much? That is the brilliance of Dave Castro. He always finds away to make…

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The CrossFit Open kicks off tomorrow night. If you are new to the Open or have forgotten many of these workouts that have become legendary for making people’s low backs, quads or shoulders miserably sore for weeks after. So this week I wanted to share my tips for thriving in the CrossFit Open without getting…

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CBD

CBD is the rage right now. I have been getting a ton of questions about it in both the clinic and the gym. I have also been hearing lots of questionable statements about the effects of CBD, so this week I wanted to give you the skinny on the other 3 letter cannabis plant product.…

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healing timeline

2 weeks ago I spent a bit of time talking about why you can still train while you’re injured and then last week defended the idea that injuries can actually be an opportunity to improve while on the the mend. That still doesn’t answer the main question I get at ASR: “How long with this…

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crutchfit

Last week I made the case that injuries aren’t excuses to to quit training. This week I am going to prove that injuries are actually just an opportunity to get better in specific area. To validate my point I am going to use the case study of my friend and patient Mike Cotter. Mike is a 50 year old CrossFitting, distance…

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If you are an active person at some point you are going to deal with something that causes you pain. However this does not mean you necessarily need to take time off training. With the right tweaks to your programming you can continue training through an injury without making it worse, and potentially even help…

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A question I get a lot is “what is the difference between the soft tissue mobilization techniques you employ and what a massage therapist does?” Here is the answer: Massage is defined as the rubbing and kneading of muscles and joints by the hands especially to relieve tension or relax. Soft tissue mobilization is a…

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