Every now and then I’ll hear a horror story about a gym that never modifies workouts. At gyms like these, scaling is viewed as a sign of weakness and CrossFit is portrayed as a hardcore, underground movement performed only by those brave enough. It’s absolutely awful that a handful o
“Talent: a special ability that allows someone to do something well” (Merriam-Webster dictionary) Let’s be honest, athletically speaking, not everyone is created equally. You know what I’m talking about. We all have that one friend that was amazingly awesome at sport
The holiday season is coming quickly and we can all use a source of extra accountability through this time of the year. CrossFit Kinnick is going to provide that with a lifestyle challenge through Beyond the Whiteboard! This is a free challenge that will run from November 1st
Lift Up Luke – CrossFit WOD for Autism Awareness This Saturday, October 26th, CrossFit Kinnick will be participating in an amazing cause that has brought together affiliates and top athletes from around the world. Lift Up Luke is a charitable “competition of cause
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
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
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
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?