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Functional Fitness Programmed Right

Understanding functional fitness For the personal trainer, teaching functional fitness means training with a clear purpose. A purpose that reaches beyond the typical mantra of burning calories and building up beauty muscles. Traditional fitness methods that focus on how many and how much may have a positive impact on vanity, but usually lack function. Prescribing exercise that supports the natural …

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Part 3 – Is CrossFit for athletes? “So Tim…what do you think of CrossFit?”

Competitive athletes should NOT do CrossFit. Nearly 20 years ago the concept that would become CrossFit was an idea I believe many strength and conditioning professionals were considering. The now Head of Basketball Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of North Carolina, Jonas Sahratian and I discussed it while at The University of Kansas. Opening a gym that solely …

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Part 2: Is CrossFit Really Dangerous? “So Tim…what do you think of CrossFit?”

Written by Tim Crough, Fitness Entrepreneur | Performance Coach |Wellness Evangelist | Husband/Daddy | Striving for Humility | Ski Bum Wannabe I left off on Part 1 of this blog series (So Tim…What Do You Think of CrossFit?) praising CrossFit coaches who are educating themselves in strength training beyond what’s necessary for certification and finding methods to help athletes train …

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Part 1: “So Tim…What Do You Think of CrossFit?”

Written by Tim Crough, Fitness Entrepreneur | Performance Coach |Wellness Evangelist | Husband/Daddy | Striving for Humility | Ski Bum Wannabe There’s a clear reason that 73.5% of CrossFit athletes are getting injured… and surprisingly it’s not because of poor technique! In a recent study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 97 of 132 people surveyed (73.5%) …