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How would NFL players do in CrossFit?

August 28, 2017

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CrossFit claims to their athletes are “The Fittest on Earth.” Yet I’ve repeatedly mentioned NFL players are, bar none, the best athletes in the world. For instance, with leaping ability, many would default to NBA players being the best. However, two years ago I showed that’s not the case. Looking at the top jumpers of […]

Mat Fraser’s CrossFit Games training

August 14, 2017

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I enjoyed this video series on Mat Fraser’s CrossFit training: You can’t go 10 words in the sports world without hearing about hard work. In CrossFit, it’s every two words. Yes, hard training is important. But disciplined training is no less important. All we hear about is the blood, sweat and tears part. We don’t […]

Should pitchers deadlift?

August 7, 2017

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When assessing the stability and laxity of the shoulder, there is something called a sulcus sign. It is a noticeable divot between the top and bottom of the shoulder. Between the AC joint and the humeral head. Another lighter example: – And here is a more extreme: – It’s important to recognize the ease with which […]

Differences between brain and muscle fatigue as we become trained (how exercise increases our ability to handle all stress)

July 26, 2017

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Charlie Francis was a sprint coach, a consultant to many different sports, and one of the best sport coaches we’ve had. He’s easily the greatest sprint coach. He popularized the notion of central nervous system (CNS) fatigue, also known as neural fatigue. The way I describe this to clients is some days everything feels off. […]