Couch Stretch (Done Right)

  This stretch is a very very well known stretch among the CrossFit community. Most gyms teach it during their first intro week and it’s definitely a go to stretch for most coaches after the WODs. I’ve been seeing a trend with the set-up of this stretch, which is not allowing athletes to stretch the correct … Continue reading Couch Stretch (Done Right)

Breathe & Stay Tight at the Same Time?!?

Do you find yourself thinking/saying any of the following? What do you mean when you say "keep your midline stable" How the heck do I keep my midline tight and breathe....in addition to kicking butt in my workout When I try to activate my midline, I feel like I just bear down (like going to … Continue reading Breathe & Stay Tight at the Same Time?!?

Muscle Spotlight: Diaphragm

Muscle in the Spotlight: Diaphragm Location: The diaphragm lines the bottom of the ribcage/thoracic cavity, separating it from the abdominal cavity. It has attachments to the lower 6 ribs, xiphoid process (end of sternum) and the upper 3 lumbar vertebrae. It also has connections to the psoas muscle and the quadratus lumborum. Function: This thin … Continue reading Muscle Spotlight: Diaphragm