Sciatica: What It Is & How At-Home Remedies May Help

Krista Bugden

Man with Sciatica

You go to stand up. Immediately upon standing, you feel a shooting pain down your leg. One or both of your legs feel numb, tingly, and weak. So, you sit back down. When sitting, the pain in your legs becomes worse. And you also feel pain in your buttocks. Maybe this has happened at some point during your training session … Read More

Strong Glutes & Why You Need Them

Krista Bugden

Gwen Jorgensen

Through human evolution, the buttocks served as a key component for mankind to finally raise his hands off the ground and stand erect on two feet. The glutes served as a counterbalance to the chest. This gave our ancestors the ability to stand tall and climb their way to the top of the food chain. At about 330 B.C., Aristotle … Read More

How Your Mental Mindset Affects Your Performance

Krista Bugden

Sidekick Mental Performance

Have you been feeling kind of off? Your head isn’t in the right place. And you’re noticing that it’s beginning to impact your training and performance. What’s going on? Or perhaps you recently set a new PR today. You’re impressed with yourself and proud. But you’re wondering what changed – Why today?  In this article, we dive into how your … Read More

Is Your Thoracic Mobility Holding You Back?

Krista Bugden

Thoracic Mobility

The thoracic spine doesn’t get the attention it deserves. It’s often ignored and neglected, especially in rehabilitation settings and when it comes to enhancing performance. For instance, when back pain happens, the focus is frequently placed on the spine, hamstrings, and hip flexors.  But what if your aches and pains could be prevented by improved thoracic mobility? And what if … Read More

The Top 5 Quick Tips For Muscle Soreness Relief

Krista Bugden

Are you suffering from sore legs, sore calves, or just plain-old delayed onset muscle soreness? Maybe you pushed it a little too hard during your last workout. Or perhaps you recently started a new exercise program or routine. Soreness and discomfort are to be expected. But what do you do when stretching or re-hydrating aren’t enough? Sore muscles arise from … Read More

How Vibration Therapy Helps Athletes

Krista Bugden

Brent Fikowski using the Sidekick Fuse

The legacy of Ancient Greece lives on. Thousands of year later, the ideas of these ancient people are deeply rooted in modern society. But, what does that have to do with CrossFit or athletics? Most people will immediately think of Olympic origins. And while true – the Olympics originated in Greece – the Greeks were also famously the first to … Read More

Muscle Adhesions: Are They Getting in the Way of Your Athletic Performance?

Krista Bugden

“Muscle adhesion.” You may have heard the term in your physical therapist’s or doctor’s office. Or perhaps you came across in it when googling your symptoms. But what are muscle adhesions? A muscle adhesion is scar tissue that has developed in the muscles. It can cause muscle weakness, pain, and a limited range of motion. And it frequently goes undiagnosed. … Read More

How To Get Rid Of Shoulder Impingement

Krista Bugden

  You were performing your regular overhead shoulder presses. Something didn’t quite feel right. But you pushed through. The pain was there when you finished your workout. Now, your shoulder feels weak. You have shoulder pain when reaching for items on that hard-to-reach top shelf. It hurts to lie on your shoulder. You might even feel aching or pain in … Read More