Say No to Sciatica! 3 Indicators That You Need to See a Physical Therapist

July 10th, 2019

We all have two sciatic nerves running from either side of the lower back down to each of our legs. A classic sign of sciatica is a shooting pain along the path of the nerve on one side only. While compression of one of your sciatic nerves can literally be a “pain in the butt,”

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What To Do When Your X-Ray Happens to Reveal You Have Scoliosis

June 10th, 2019

It’s more common than you might think for someone to get an x-ray done for a shoulder, neck, or back problem and when the report comes back, one of the first things it lists is scoliosis. People are often left wondering what to do with this information and have questions like, “Should I be worried?”

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5 Shocking Secrets People Who Avoid Shoulder Surgery Know*

May 2nd, 2019

*We acknowledge our use of the “click-bait” title but if you’re reading this, it worked! Hopefully you enjoy the jest if you read to the end. We always welcome your feedback on titles and blog post ideas, so please email us at social@bodygears.com Whether you’re struggling to put luggage in an overhead compartment or you’d

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When Your Knee Pain Tolerance is “Too High”

April 15th, 2019

There are some people who will humbly admit to having a low pain tolerance while others are the “Go ahead, punch me in the stomach” type. While socially it’s perceived as more favorable to have a high pain tolerance, this can often get in the way of people seeking a solution to pain since they

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CrossFit Open 19.5

March 22nd, 2019

Les Brown said “The harder the battle, the sweeter the victory,” and 19.5 is going to be a hard one. But can you taste the end of the Open?! As with previous workouts this year and in years past, proper mobility and activation exercises will be important to your success in this workout. If you’re

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CrossFit Open 19.4

March 15th, 2019

Well, we knew snatches and muscle ups were coming!   Read the full workout here. I like the design of this workout, with 3 minutes of rest built in. If you are close to having muscle ups, this gives you a great chance. With some rest before you hit the pull-up bar, hopefully, you can

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CrossFit Open 19.3

March 8th, 2019

What. A. Beast. DB Overhead Lunges DB Box Step-Ups Strict Handstand Push-ups Handstand Walk Time Cap 10-minutes   For the full workout, scaling options, and movement standards see the CrossFit Games website. Most athletes only expect to get through a portion of the handstand push-ups. This is a new movement for the Open, and a movement

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CrossFit Open 19.2

March 1st, 2019

Toes To Bar Double Unders Squat Cleans   For the full workout, scaling options, and movement standards see the CrossFit Games website. This workout is all about shoulder and core endurance (read: LOTS of TTB). Priming the shoulders and doing a really good central nerve system warm-up for your squat cleans will be necessary for your

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