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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 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. …

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…

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CrossFit Training: Increasing Your Squat and These Underrated Eccentric Contractions

By Karim El Hlimi

/ Articles / Crossfit / Strength and performance / 24 October, 2017

Six to seven years ago, the world wide web wasn’t that interesting in terms of CrossFit training. Coaches didn’t start the trend of exposing their art…

Core Strategies

Core Strategies for Spine Health and a Strong Lower Back

By Mai-Linh Dovan

/ Articles / Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / 17 August, 2017

The ability of the spine to maintain stable behavior when exposed to various forms of perturbation makes it robust, and this robustness is critical to…

Low-Threshold

Promoting a Low-Threshold Strategy in Young Hockey Players

By Mai-Linh Dovan

/ Articles / Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / Strength and performance / 01 August, 2017

Hockey is more than a game to Canadians, as a matter of fact, it’s pretty much part of our national identity.  Most of us grew up either listening to …

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De-Narcissize Your Practice

By Mai-Linh Dovan

/ Articles / Miscellaneous / 20 July, 2017

If you think your practice is the only way, you should read on… “Methods are a means or systematic way of accomplishing a goal or specific task. Every…

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That thing they call “functional bodybuilding”

By Karim El Hlimi

/ Articles / Crossfit / Muscle gain / 30 June, 2017

It’s been over 10 years now since CrossFit captured the fitness industry worldwide.  Some trainers saw it as provocative because of the high intensity…

Warm-Ups

Stop Half-Assing Your Warm-Ups – A Sequence for Warming Up With Purpose

By Mai-Linh Dovan

/ Articles / Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / 26 June, 2017

Although there is significant improvement in the industry when it comes to putting together efficient and purposeful warm-ups, I think it’s still safe…