Monthly Archives: April 2014

Home/2014/April

Midline Stabilization: How To Keep a Neutral Spine & Avoid Faulting

One of the most important things, if not the most important when it comes not only to CrossFit but any athletic training or human physical movement is to keep proper spine stabilization. As essential as it is, it often becomes easy to compromise this technique because the task at hand is based on time or score so we as competitors do whatever it takes to get the job done. However, practicing proper spine stabilization is key to minimizing risk of injury, preventing compromised movement and technique, and increasing force and output. Overextension vs Rounding The two primary ways midline spinal [...]

Sugar, Grains, and Sugar Substitutes – What You Need To Know

We all know sugar is bad for a multitude of reasons. From brain function, to bone health, to heart and blood health and so on, more and more research is revealing just how bad sugar (particularly sugar substitutes) are for not only the body but also the brain - some even relating it to having similar effects on the mind to that of certain illegal drugs. It's a touchy topic for the skeptical consumer who is watching their grocery budget, however, it is becoming more clear every day that this is something that shouldn't be avoided any longer. When deciding [...]