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PERIODIZATION — The key to unlocking true strength.

By Alex Babin

/ Articles / Crossfit / Strength and performance / 11 June, 2019

“Periodization: long-term cyclic structuring of training and practice to maximize performance to coincide with important competitions.”   In the stren…

A Rehab Case Study: Gluteal Tendinopathy Part 1

By Mai-Linh Dovan

/ Articles / Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / 07 August, 2018

Gluteal tendinopathy is a relatively new term. Lateral hip pain over the greater trochanter has typically been termed trochanteric bursitis. I came ac…

CrossFit : The top 3 most efficient exercises to include in your off-season – Part 3

By Karim El Hlimi

/ Articles / Crossfit / Strength and performance / 03 July, 2018

In this article series, I will present the most efficient exercises I use in the early preparation phase of CrossFitters. Basically, if you didn’t rea…

CrossFit : The top 3 most efficient exercises to include in your off-season – Part 2

By Karim El Hlimi

/ Articles / Crossfit / Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / Strength and performance / 26 June, 2018

In this article series, I will present the most efficient exercises I use in the early preparation phase of CrossFitters. Basically, if you didn’t rea…

3 Phases for Retraining Overhead Movement

By Mai-Linh Dovan

/ Articles / Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / 29 May, 2018

Shoulder dysfunction is commonplace in training, particularly for overhead movement. While the structural diagnosis may vary: tendonitis, bursitis, su…

CrossFit – The Top 3 Most Efficient Exercises to Include in Your Off-Season

By Karim El Hlimi

/ Crossfit / 08 May, 2018

In this article series, I will present the most efficient exercises I use in the early preparation phase of CrossFit athletes. Basically, if you didn’…

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What’s Your WHY? Mobility for the Neurotype

By Mai-Linh Dovan

/ Neurotyping / Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / Strength and performance / 27 March, 2018

Mobility. mo·bil·i·ty. mōˈbilədē. It’s a hot topic of late. It’s also a topic of debate: “Increase your mobility, but not too much. Too much mob…

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CrossFit: Learning From The Best Athletes in Canada East

By Karim El Hlimi

/ Crossfit / 20 February, 2018

I come from what CrossFitters know as « Canada East » or the East region. It’s known to be of one of the best regions in the world, home to many well-…

Movement Optimization – The Power of Regression

By Mai-Linh Dovan

/ Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / 08 February, 2018

Movement Optimization is a popular term in the functional training era, and with good reason. To optimize is to “make the best of most effective use o…

CrossFit Box Owners: Are You Using a Health-Based Approach?

By Karim El Hlimi

/ Articles / Crossfit / Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / 30 November, 2017

Here are some things I have heard from people who tried CrossFit and were not so pumped about it:  «I was close to being sick, I don’t see the point. …

To Sniff or Not To Sniff: Can You Get Too Amped Up Before a Big Lift?

By Alex Babin

/ Articles / Miscellaneous / 14 November, 2017

Can you get too amped up before a big lift?  The screams, the 4-scoops of over-caffeinated pre-workouts, the ammonia caps or smelling salts, the slaps…

Clinical Concepts for the Trainer Practice

By Mai-Linh Dovan

/ Articles / Nutrition & Supplementation / 02 November, 2017

Clinical Concepts for the Trainer Practice As most of you probably know by now, I come from a rehab background. I studied Athletic Therapy at Concordi…