Going Long – Your Mindset Matters

One of the most overlooked aspects of training for endurance events (besides recovery) is mental preparation. Too often, I’ve seen a well-trained athlete fail to meet their performance expectations due to neglecting this training target. When you embark on training for a marathon or long distance triathlon every target has to be analyzed and given a prescription. Whether you’re competing …

Training Tweaks – The Marathon

Participation in marathons continues to rise exponentially year after year. Unfortunately, the training prescription often relies on mileage based volume to prepare people for the distance. Yes this approach works, but there is another way to get the same results. A training regiment that in my opinion is more holistic and safe. Check out this week’s CrossFit Endurance Two Minute …

FMS – the Deep Squat

Welcome to movement pattern number one, the deep squat! Our goal each week is to explain the purpose of each test as well as the implications given your score. The goal of a screen is to uncover the weak links so that “corrective exercises” (exercises designed to improve the movement pattern) can be recommended and applied. There is no point …

FMS – Introduction

by Jeff Ford By definition, the Functional Movement Screen captures fundamental movements, motor control within movement patterns, and competence of basic movements uncomplicated by specific skills. In a nut shell, the screen tells us simply HOW you move and where you’re deficient so we can give you a personalized training plan to fix it and stop guessing. (Watch Gray Cook …