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The Low Down on Getting Down Low in Squats

There was a blog post recently that has sparked some heated debate over the past five days since it was posted. The original blog post was trying to point out that certain types of hip and femur structures will affect the squat position of each client, basically concluding that each person will feel comfortable in one foot position may not be the same as another. Apparently, his post got around to a bunch of people, including a DC Area Crossfit Coach who had nothing nice to say about poster (including saying "When you come at the king, you best not miss" a quote from the show The Wire). The original poster responded with a short video explaining that he was not trying to disprove mobility training, but was instead trying to enlighten trainers to some potential structural differences that may affect their client's ability to go.... ahem.... where they have never gone before.


I can tell you that studies have been conducted and written about in expert textbooks. One such bo…

Late Night Cravings? SOLVED!

Every once in a while (or for some of us, it's every weekday), we're up late and feel the need to eat something, and it's just too hard to say no. Well, fortunately, we don't always have to withhold ourselves from those late night munchies. According to a short article from Women's Health, the expert advice is to eat something that won't spike blood sugar, make you more hungry, or be too calorie rich.
The best snacks are kept to about 100 calories, with no more than 15 grams of sugar, and about 3 grams of fiber. It's also good to wash it all down with a little water (flavored slightly with either lemon juice or another splash of fruit juice flavor- it helps curb the cravings).
Some suggestions are: One cut up fruit in a 1/2 cup yogurt or sour creamA cup of berries in that same 1/2 cup of yogurt or sour cream1/4 cup salsa and about 10-12 corn chips (low-sodium is better) 6-8 carrot or celery sticks with hummusTzatziki and cucumber anyone?Avoid breads, cracker…