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They’ve gotta be on steroids. Haven’t they? – Spartan Strength and Conditioning

Article from spartanstrength.co.uk “They’ve gotta be on steroids..haven’t they!?’ There was a recent (days in the life of) CrossFit Journal video on last year’s male winner, Rich Froning Jnr. In it Sevan Matossian poses the subject of steroid use. If you have the time watch it. It’s a FREE download and a great watch to see […]

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The Dirty Little Secret of the Female Athlete: Cellulite – BreakingMuscle.com

Article from BreakingMuscle.com By Vanessa Bennington, Contributor – Nurse Practitioner It’s time I got something off my chest. I have a secret. It’s one I’ve been trying to cover it up since I was about thirteen. Until recently I was ashamed of it. In fact, I can’t truly say it doesn’t still make me a little embarrassed. I always […]

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Overtraining Can Kill You: The 3 Stages of Overtraining, Part 2 – BreakingMuscle.com

Chronic overtraining can lead to serious brain, muscle, and metabolic imbalances. These parallel chronic adrenal dysfunction and aerobic deficiency. Eventually the body becomes exhausted and many hormones are significantly reduced.

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Massage: Get in touch with its many benefits – MayoClinic.com

Article from MayoClinic.com A soothing massage can help you unwind, but that’s not all. Explore the possible benefits of massage and what to expect. By Mayo Clinic staff Massage is no longer available only through luxury spas and upscale health clubs. Today, massage therapy is offered in businesses, clinics, hospitals and even airports. If you’ve […]

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Overtraining Can Kill You: The 3 Stages of Overtraining, Part 1 – BreakingMuscle.com

Let’s look quickly at what overtraining is and the various stages of it, as well as how to possibly use it to our advantage before we wind up in hospital.

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Cheating Ourselves of Sleep – New York Times

Article from NYTimes.com By JANE E. BRODY Think you do just fine on five or six hours of shut-eye? Chances are, you are among the many millions who unwittingly shortchange themselves on sleep. Research shows that most people require seven or eight hours of sleep to function optimally. Failing to get enough sleep night after night […]

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The Biomechanics of Running and its Transfer to the Performance of CrossFit Exercises

Article from crossfitbiomechanics.wordpress.com Perhaps the biggest criticism of CrossFit, whether merited or not, is that CrossFit training is dangerous, and high-risk. I regularly hear things like “it’s not a matter of ‘if’ but rather of ‘when’ you will be injured.” Before starting myself, I may have believed these types of comments. In fact, recently there […]

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