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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recovery blog post

The theory behind training and recovery boils down to this: you stress your body and it responds by fortifying its resources to better handle the stress. You put strain on your muscles by lifting weights, but your body fixes the minor damage by reinforcing the muscle fiber to be stronger. How quickly your body rebounds…

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soft tissue work

If you train or workout regularly, you may think you have everything (physically speaking) in your life dialed in. But there is something you need to be doing often that will improve strength, increase fat loss, increase conditioning levels and help with your overall health and well-being. Soft tissue work. — Just a few definitions before…

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lower back pain deadlifting

If you are a CrossFitter, then you probably have woken up the day after doing Diane (21-15-9 Deadlift & HSPU) or any workout with higher volume (rep) lower body pulling movements (snatch, clean..etcO and had your lower back so stiff that you could barely move. This pain can be absolutely life wrecking. This can limit…

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