Top 3 Tuesday: Cycling Cross Training Drills

This week on Top3Tuesday…When you have a favorite activity, it’s hard to want to do anything else. But sometimes when we want to get better at an activity we need to strengthen our bodies apart from the activity. This can be accomplished with cross-training, and it’s not a bad idea even in the middle of […]

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Top 3 Tuesday: Cycling Warm Up Drills

This week on Top3Tuesday…We’re running with a new theme here on Top3Tuesday, and this month it’s all about cycling. This week we cover a three movement warm up that you can do before your bike rides, to “grease the grooves,” so to speak. This increases mobility in your hip and shoulder joints, and encourages stability […]

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Part 5: The Road To Recovery, The Carrie Seipp Story

I never want to stop playing.  I have no mountain of scientific evidence to back me up, but I believe that one is more mentally, physically, and emotionally healthy when play is incorporated into their day. Learning new things, refining skills, and moving the body in new ways are very important to me.  As an […]

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Part 4: Brain Injury Recovery, The Carrie Seipp Story

When your injury involves your brain, it is difficult to assess your own recovery. I *felt” like every conversation required an exhausting level of focus if I were to successfully follow along.  I *felt* like it took extra care and consideration to convey, with words, my ideas. I felt misunderstood a majority of the time. […]

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Back Preparation For CrossFit

Today, we’re going to talk about back preparation for CrossFit athletes. If you have back pain that isn’t preventing you from working out, but is bothersome, then this is for you. We can’t stress enough the importance of preparing the low back for heavy lifting and high intensity. CrossFit has many movements like deadlifts, squats, […]

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Arm Prep For Crossfit

Elbow pain is common problem with a lot of the movements in CrossFit. Any movement that requires elbow flexion like rowing, pushups, pull-ups, and overhead movements require both shoulder mobility and shoulder stability. That’s why arm prep is crucial for CrossFit athletes. The previously mentioned exercises are great, but they can be hard on the […]

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Part 1: The Carrie Seipp Story

Over the next few days, I, Carrie Seipp, will be guest blogging for Twin Cities Movement. I will write about recovering from a bad crash at a bicycle race. Those of you who know me well have likely heard the topics I will discuss. You will know that I feel like a broken record. I […]

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Cycling Neck Pain: How to Eliminate and Prevent it

Today, we’re talking about cycling neck pain. What are the causes of neck pain while cycling, and what are a few ways to prevent it, or at least manage it? Because cyclists spend 100% of their time leaned forward, the head naturally will start to creep forward as well. This dysfunction is commonly known as […]

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