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How Much Weight Should I Lift?

How Much Weight Should I Lift?

By Dave Werner   Consider this instruction; deadlift 120 lbs. for 3 sets of 8 repetitions.   This is a satisfyingly clear instruction. It tells the reader exactly what to do, how much weight to do it with, and how many times to do it. (It does leave out...

Moving Beyond An Injured Back

Moving Beyond An Injured Back

by Dave Werner People with back pain are often skeptical that exercise can help them. “My back hurts so much that I can’t even tie my shoes. How do you expect me to work out?” they ask.  This article describes how I rehabilitated my own severe back problems and what I...

How I Fixed My Back and Overcame Debilitating Pain

How I Fixed My Back and Overcame Debilitating Pain

By Dave Werner In my late 30’s, I was hobbling around with a cane, the result of debilitating back injuries. Today, it seems kind of hard to fathom, but the truth is, I spent years convinced that I was stuck - that I would live out my life in pain. I ended my career...

Handstands – Why Do Them?

Handstands – Why Do Them?

By Dave Werner Do you need to do a handstand tomorrow? For the great majority of people the answer is no. Heck No! I could go through the rest of my life without performing a single handstand without feeling that I was missing a thing.   Check out our 12 week...

Redefining Athleticism

Redefining Athleticism

By David Werner By now, most of the people that know me have probably noticed that I’m very interested in studying and teaching movement skill. I want to tell you why I think it’s so important. This goes back to the early days of CrossFit Seattle, when the gym was in...

Progressions versus Scaling

Progressions versus Scaling

By Zack Finer One of the cornerstones of the CrossFit® method is the ability to scale a workout so anyone can do it. This is one of the biggest reasons CrossFit® has become so popular over the last decade. The ability to scale a workout allows a newer athlete or less...

What Thing Do You Practice the Most?  Sitting!

What Thing Do You Practice the Most? Sitting!

By Dave Werner 100,000 Hours of Practicing the Wrong Thing What steps can you take to maintain your physical health as you pursue your education and your career? Our culture and your work environment will have specific cumulative effects on your body during the course...

What Makes moveSKILL Unique?

What Makes moveSKILL Unique?

By Dave Werner What makes the moveSKILL program unique? Planning. A good training program requires specific goals and a plan for reaching those goals. Without a plan you are not training, you are just working out. The moveSKILL program provides planning in several...

Farmer’s Walk – A Secret Weapon

Farmer’s Walk – A Secret Weapon

By Dave Werner This fairly simple exercise, which is not technically complex, is a very powerful tool for building strength in many different ways.  You could call it a secret weapon of strength development.  Not coincidentally, it’s a staple part of strongman...