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A Personal Trainer’s Issues with CrossFit

Critics of CrossFit are critics for a number of different reasons. The overzealous, cult-like behaviors of CrossFit proponents, the lack of form or proper technique, or the risk of serious injury that CrossFitters tend to ignore or scoff at can fray the nerves of some fitness enthusiasts. CrossFit was founded by Greg Glassman back in […]

Plyometric training helps reduce ACL injuries in female athletes

Plyometrics, also known as “jump training” or “plyos”, are specialized, high-intensity training techniques used to develop athletic strength and speed. These movements use the strength and elasticity of muscle tissue to increase the speed or force of muscular contraction; over time allowing someone to jump higher, move faster and improve performance in just about any […]

What is high altitude training?

Hypoxia is defined as an inefficient oxygen supply in the blood. When the human body is exposed to hypoxic environments, such as high altitudes, it struggles to produce the amounts of energy required to function. Many athletes choose to live and/or train at high altitudes because the state of hypoxia deprives the body of oxygen, […]