Hip mobility and strength for increased athletic performance

Patrick DaleFitness Training, Mobility & RecoveryLeave a Comment

The hip is a very mobile joint. With its ball-and-socket structure, it has a large range of motion. Unfortunately, like it’s structural relative the shoulder joint, all this mobility means that the hip joint can also be unstable and is prone to injury and dysfunction. Surrounded by some of the largest muscles in the human body, the hip is very … Read More

Shoulder rotation and athletic performance – what you need to know

Patrick DaleMobility, Mobility & RecoveryLeave a Comment

Joints are amazing biomechanical structures. Comprised of a union of two or more bones, stabilizing and connecting ligaments, as well as muscles and their tendinous attachments, joints allow you to move your body freely. Without joints, your skeleton would be rigid. Imagine trying to do burpees without bending your knees – or your hips or elbows, for that matter! There … Read More

Is Your Thoracic Mobility Holding You Back?

Krista BugdenMobility, Mobility & Recovery, Muscle Scraping, Thoracic1 Comment

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

How To Prevent and Recover From Shin Splints

Brent WellsMobility & Recovery, Muscle Scraping, Muscle Soreness Relief, Pain Relief, Shin Splints, UncategorizedLeave a Comment

Recovery for any injury to the body feels different for everyone and varies depending on the injury. There is always a process for the body to undertake when healing.  Some processes of healing don’t take as long, while some cases of healing may take anywhere up to months at a time. We should be sure to never rush it.  Some … Read More

Vitamins And Minerals To Power Up Your Muscle Repair

Alicia RennollFitness Training, Mobility & Recovery, Nutrition, UncategorizedLeave a Comment

As new research highlights the importance of vitamin D for muscle strength, it’s a good opportunity to review the range of vitamins and minerals currently present in your diet.  For gym-goers and athletes, it’s particularly important to focus on those nutrients which can optimize muscle function, improve repair, and keep your body strong and active.  Proteins, carbohydrates and fluids may be key to quick muscle … Read More

How Vibration Therapy Helps Athletes

Krista BugdenDOMS Management, Fitness Training, Mobility & Recovery, Pain Relief, vibration therapy2 Comments

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