Why Grains are Killing You

// http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js Get rid of grains in your diet. You’ve probably heard your trainers at CrossFit Impulse talk about this topic hundreds of times. But do you know the nitty gritty details of what grains do to your body and why they are only one step up from eating poop? First, when you see “grains,”Continue reading “Why Grains are Killing You”

How to Use a Weightlifting Belt

You’ve undoubtedly heard your trainers advise you to use proper breath control during heavy lifts. But what is “breath control” and how does it work? Well, I’m glad you asked! Let’s examine the details of why you should breathe properly during strength training and how to successfully implement it in your weightlifting workout.  The overallContinue reading “How to Use a Weightlifting Belt”

Anatomy in 100 Words: The Shoulder

The shoulder is an amazing structure that allows you to powerfully push and pull from almost any angle. The shoulder is all the structures that allow this articulation, including the Humerus (funny bone), Scapula (shoulder blade), Clavicle (collar bone) and all associated tissues. Many very powerful muscles attach at the shoulder such as the Lats,Continue reading “Anatomy in 100 Words: The Shoulder”

Anatomy in 100 Words: Hamstrings

The Hamstrings are a group of muscles in your posterior thigh that flex your knee and extend your hip. Hamstrings are actually three separate muscles: the semitendinosus, semimembranosus, and biceps femoris. Where are your hamstrings? The Hamstrings attach to your pelvis on one end and your tibia or fibula on the other. This stretches themContinue reading “Anatomy in 100 Words: Hamstrings”

Anatomy in 100 Words: Location and Movement

Science uses very exacting terms to describe locations and movements of the human body. Many terms only make sense when comparing objects in context (e.g. hand is distal to the elbow). Anterior means “front.” Posterior means “rear.” Superior means “above.” Inferior means “below.” Proximal means “towards the torso.” Distal means “further away.” These generally applyContinue reading “Anatomy in 100 Words: Location and Movement”