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7 Common Causes for Knee Pain—From an exercise perspective

7 Common Causes for Knee Pain

The seven most common causes of knee pain are: Weakness Instability Inactivity Incorrect technique Overtraining Too heavy Shoes or foot problems   Surprisingly it is not the ‘squat’ and definitely not ‘squat depth’. The squat can be the cause when you tick one or all of the above boxes. The depth can be the problem …

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“I’m 25 and got a bulging disc from CrossFit” Is CrossFit bad? Can it be fixed!?

If you scour the internet, fitness groups, Instagram, Twitter, etc. No doubt you would have come across plenty of statements and questions like this.   “I'm 25 and got a bulging disc from CrossFit” “Is CrossFit bad? Can I fix a bulging disc!?”   Let's address the elephant in the room first. CrossFit is not …

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Kettlebell Jefferson Curl

This description and tutorial of the kettlebell Jefferson Curl is my description and experience with the Jefferson Curl. Hence, it might not align with other descriptions, uses, or teachings. Take and use the information as you see fit. First and foremost, the Jefferson Curl, like most movements that are not used by everyday people (but …

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Overhead Squat Progression

The overhead squat is a full body exercise and extremely difficult, requiring you to use all muscles and joints, and testing your flexibility + stability to the max. The overhead squat is expensive, the overhead squat is something you need to invest a lot of time in, the overhead squat is also dangerous, go ego …

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How to Do Burpees for Beginners

Don’t Do Another Burpee EVER AGAIN … until you know how to execute them correctly!   In this article, I’ll cover: How to assess yourself or your clients for burpees Burpee instructions How to progress Burpee variations Common burpee mistakes And most importantly—how to correctly perform a burpee and avoid injury Without further ado…   …

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Kettlebell Swing—Squat Style

Last week I posed the question “What is wrong with this kettlebell swing?“, this week I will show you what was wrong. If you got the answer right, great! If you were one of the people that wrote a long list of things that were wrong, I don’t blame you, it’s all good, sometimes it takes …

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