Entries by Brandon Vaughn

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The Pain is in Your Head!

We oftentimes hear the phrase “pain is in your head” used to motivate others around us while suffering through a physically intense endeavor. I frequently heard this or similar renditions while in the Army during training events like our semi-annual fitness tests, long unit runs, and grueling ruck marches. The meaning of statements like this […]

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Squatting with Knee Pain

So, your knee is starting to give you a little trouble when you squat. Many times, people come to us having been told they need to stop squatting and rest it, or that “squatting is bad for your knees, you should never go that low.” And don’t get me started on the “knees shouldn’t go […]

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Not all ACL Injuries Require Surgery

Pictured above is the iconic statue of Mickey Mantle outside of Oklahoma City’s Bricktown Ballpark.  Mickey Mantle is the legendary New York Yankees outfielder who started his rookie year in 1951. In the World Series game 2 of that rookie season, he sustained a right ACL injury which was never reconstructed or repaired; however he […]

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Open WOD 18.5

7min AMRAP: 3-6-9-12-15-18-21-etc. Thrusters – 100/65 Chest-to-Bar Pullups     18.5 – ANALYSIS Here it is, the finale. Whether you’re happy with the first four weeks or not, we’ve come to the bitter-sweet ending. And we’re going out old school. The Fran Ladder from 2011 was, in my opinion, the most painful open workout from […]