Burpees: CLB’s Ultimate Guide

Camille Leblanc-Bazinet’s Ultimate Guide to Burpees

Burpees are one of the most useful movements in fitness. Against the grain of a trend-based industry, this movement has been a fixture for decades. The simple four-count burpee is the creation of Royal H. Burpee. Royal was an American physiologist. He first wrote about his famed exercise in his Columbia University thesis. As the […]

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Mastering the Art of Programing

Here are some changes you can make to your programming to see better results

Absolutes for Effective Programming Effective programming is represented by an increase in overall fitness, not just gains in a single area. As athletes, we are greedy.  We don’t just want to be strong, fast, good at gymnastics or weightlifting, or short or long tasks, but we want to be good at everything. Programming for general […]

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Building on the “Original” CrossFit Warm-Up

Camille reinvents the original CrossFit workout to be more effective

In 2003, coach Greg Glassman wrote the article titled: “A Better Warm up” in the CrossFit Journal. This article drew conclusions on the potential benefits of practicing functional movement patterns as an alternative to traditional cardio warm ups in a steady state. The increased benefits of this warm up includes the following: Raising the core […]

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Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck Out of Your Training

Here are some ways you can get the most back for your buck out of your training

Segmented Training produces segmented results. Separating cardio, from strength, from gymnastics training doesn’t provide nearly the same type of results as mixed modal workouts under intensity. If you think you can get your cardio in the morning, then do your strength work in the afternoon and truly be prepared for life, you are mistaken. Just […]

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Athletes in the early stages of strength training

Camille Leblanc-Bazinet shares some tips for athletes just getting into strength training

Virtually any method of strength training will illicit a response in a novice, detrained or untrained lifter. A program with any significant level of intensity, weather it be lifting soup cans, P-90-X, INSANITY, CrossFit, or Westside Barbell’s conjugate method, will enhance the strength of an individual in just a few months. For this reason it […]

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#1 Tool for the Fit Traveler

This is Camille's top piece of workout equipment for travel - and it's TSA-friendly

The jump rope is a great tool for aerobic conditioning. It allows for a potent, sustained cardiovascular effort that will provide a challenge in any workout. Using the jump rope also requires and develops many neurological skills such as coordination, accuracy, agility, and balance. That is why fighters love using the jump rope as a […]

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Programming For Your Weaknesses

Target your weaknesses when you're programming your workouts

90% of people that come in the gym don’t need a specialized program. They need fitness. There is no magic formula or complex algorithm that is the key is success, in fact it is quite simple: practice full body high powered functional movements, push yourself to your mental and physical limits, and change up the […]

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The Three Biggest Factors for Health and Performance

Nutrition is one of the three most important factors for long-term success

Three factors that are in your control can have the most significant impact on the longevity and quality of your life, outside of genetics. Choosing to be active and train possibly the biggest factor. Building capacity in your younger years can create a buffer and slow down the inevitable decline that comes later in life. […]

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Mastering the Olympic Lifts Part 1: The First Pull

Learning the tips and tricks of the first pull to increase your skill in olympic lifting

The Olympic lifts are some of the most fun, challenging and rewarding movements one can do in the gym. The lifts are a beautiful and violent chorus of movement. The snatch (bringing the bar from the ground to overhead in a single movement) and the clean and jerk (bringing the bar from the ground to […]

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3 Core Accessory Exercises That Can Accelerate Success

These are some great core exercises for accelerating success

There is no substitution for the effectiveness of functional movements. Squatting, pulling, and pressing have proven to produce systemic results that are unparalleled. However, there are some accessory exercises, that when applied as a garnish to your program, can improve both the strength and awareness of the body to perform functional movements better. These exercises […]

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