Rowing Technique? Huh?

Yes, there is such a thing.  We haven’t placed a huge emphasis on rowing at CFK, but only because we haven’t been able to do a ton of it in class.  That doesn’t mean there isn’t a right way to do it, though.  As with the rest of CrossFit’s movements, technique is key.  In fact, when d
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Hook It

Different grips play different roles when grabbing bars.  For maximal deadlifts there’s the switch grip option.  For bench press and shoulder press you can choose to not wrap the thumb around. Even pull-ups have different choices!  Thumb around or thumb over?  For each, much of the de
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It Takes More Than Strength to Lift Heavy

Lifting heavy is hard.  Lifting heavy without the proper mindset?  Even harder.  Everyone has such crazy strength potential that it absolutely kills us (your trainers) to see athletes miss lifts due to a lack of proper focus.  Sure, at lighter loads weight lifting is all about physica
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Go Hard

Source: CrossFit Journal, Greg Glassman Crossfitters go hard.  In fact, crossfitters go very hard.  Our gym floor’s daily sweat angels are proof of that.  Why all the pain and suffering though?  Because it’s cool?  Nope.  Because it’s fun?  Maybe.  Because it’s the latest fitness fad?
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Upright Squats

The value of an upright squat is often lost on CrossFitters.  The biggest reason being many can still squat considerable amounts of weight.  It often comes at a cost though, namely unrealized potential and constant lower back pain.  Yes, pain is a fairly normal sensation among athlete
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