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How To Avoid Injury and Train Pain Free in CrossFit – EPISODE 75

Are you consistently left injured or achey after a CrossFit workout?

Are you sick of not being able to train because of shoulder, knee, wrist, or ankle pain?

To discover the best ways to prevent and avoid injury, this episode of the Barbell Shrugged podcast goes deep on the subject with chiropractor Dr. Brad Cole.

You’ll learn why focusing on mobility is simply not enough if you want to make big progress in the gym.

We’ll also teach you the one thing you’re probably not focused on that will prevent frequent injury and allow you to train more often.

Dr. Brad Cole Back Pain From Wrong Movement (3:50) Stability vs. Mobility (5:20) Stretching (11:28) Lower Back Pain, Tight Muscle (13:04) Give What They Want & Need (15:47) Range of Motion, Mobility & Stability (18:12) Functional Movement Screen/Testing (21:35) Progenex Commercial (29:17) Technique WOD (29:48) Predictors of Injury (34:42) Rational Athletes (39:08) Scoring Movement Screen (40:44) Stability: Corrective Exercise & Self Exam (45:08) Types of Stretching (49:05) Website to Learn More About Mobility & Stability (50:40)


Chris Moore is a writer, recovering meathead, fledgling raconteur and rabid imbiber. He's also cohost and resident potty mouth on Barbell Shrugged, a weekly podcast devoted to Crossfit, strength, fitness and all things brash. His experience is drawn from over twenty-years spent training for and competing in American Football, Powerlifting, a bit of strongman and a dash of mixed martial arts. Also, it's possible that he's had one too many cups of coffee. A caffeine fever is a hell of a thing, you know?

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