MOBILITY OR INJURY? - The Sports Mechanic
25 Oct


Sara Carter 0 Comments

MINDFUL STRETCHING with MALLISA MOTT!  Mallisa will be leading a session on Sunday, October 30th at 4pm!  You do not want to miss out…time to work on mobility and keeping your muscles and body safe and injury free! There is more to fitness and being in shape then “Pure Strength”.   So often we come to […]

Coaching? - The Sports Mechanic
24 Oct


Michele Mootz 0 Comments

What to Look for in a Good Coach Many of us have had the good fortune to be coached by someone who has had a huge impact on our lives.  Whether that coach was teaching a sport or a GPP (General Physical Preparedness) program such as CrossFit, there are qualities that good coaches share. The […]

My Pitching Absolutes – The Sports Mechanic
21 Oct

My Pitching Absolutes

Wayne Mazzoni 0 Comments

A good head coaching friend of mine recently called me to see if I could mentor his new, young pitching coach. So while I invited him to have lunch and watch a practice, I also put together this document. COACH MAZZ’S NOTE: THERE ARE ABOUT 4 OR SO CURSES IN THIS DOCUMENT. My Pitching Absolutes […]

Improve the Path of your Golf Swing with this Simple Training Aid - The Sports Mechanic
19 Oct

Improve the Path of your Golf Swing with this Simple Training Aid

Garry Rippy 12 Comments

Sometimes the most simple training aids are the best!  In this article I am going to demonstrate how a tennis ball can help you improve the path of your golf swing. The first item on the agenda is to cut a tennis ball in half.  Be very careful and use a sharp knife.  I find […]

The Secret Why CrossFit Moms Have Great Abs - The Sports Mechanic
18 Oct

The Secret Why CrossFit Moms Have Great Abs

Pete Mongeau 12 Comments

You’ve been doing sit ups since middle school gym class; so why don’t you have six-pack abs?  Well, the answer is simple:  you haven’t been training your core.  Imagine your trunk area as the core of an apple.  This area goes far beyond the abdominal muscles.  It includes the obliques and all the back muscles […]

The Lost Art of Running - The Sports Mechanic
18 Oct

The Lost Art of Running

Scott Harris 0 Comments

I run frequently, however I don’t fit into the typical mold, body type, etc. of a runner in the way runners have been historically categorized. That’s because there is no “typical” categorization for a runner. You do not have to be a specific body mass index or look to be a runner. You also do […]

Stop Half Ass-ing Your Daily WOD's - The Sports Mechanic
18 Oct

Stop Half Ass-ing Your Daily WOD’s

Paul McBride 0 Comments

As the open comes to a finish I would like to touch on why it is so important to complete a full rep (RX’d). Not only does it effect your score but your overall strength results. You have probably heard the phrase quality over quantity. As a coach I would rather see 5 RX’d squats […]

17 Oct

The Reality of Swing Thoughts

Noel Rousseau 0 Comments

You would think that an 8 year study on the benefits of relinquishing swing thoughts would lead me to become a sports psychologist, complete hippy or otherwise esoteric character. To give you a clue as to the personal impact of the study, I am a technical coach that utilizes 3D motion analysis technology. I value […]

Pull-Ups: Scaling The Strict - The Sports Mechanic
17 Oct

Pull-Ups: Scaling The Strict

Kati Breazeal 0 Comments

In her next gymnastics series, coach Jessica Estrada will focus on the pull-up: strict, kipping, and butterfly. In this first installment, coach Jessica breaks down four progressions for the strict pull-up. These vertical progressions most closely mimic the pull-up, and will get you moving in the right direction to build the necessary strength and consistency […]

14 Oct


Michael Verdi 0 Comments

THIS ARTICLE IS THE FOURTH INSTALLMENT IN OUR NUTRITION SERIES. In part one we talked about the basics of nutrition including what exactly micro and macro nutrients are and what role they serve in the body. In part two we covered how the body turns food into cellular fuel. In part three we discuss how […]