CrossFit is a sport. With all of the numbers, scores, and comparisons floating around all of the time, CrossFit naturally lends itself to the idea of competition. Whether you realize it or not, you are competing every day in the gym. It may not be against your friends. It may not
“Hey… My name is Michelle Carrasco and I’m 21 years old. Since I can remember I’ve always been overweight: from elementary school to high school. My sophomore year in high school I made a change to be healthier and lose some weight. I managed to lose 40 pounds and I was comfortable. I
THE LOWLY AIR SQUAT “I get no respect” isn’t just a popular quote from the late, great Rodney Dangerfield, but, I’d imagine, if the air squat could talk, it too would announce something eerily similar. I see air squats performed in the gym every day, and, for
Excuses. We all have them. Life can be difficult sometimes. It gets in the way of making it to the gym on a consistent basis. It gets in the way of eating and sleeping right. Newsflash though…you aren’t special! Nobody is. The brutal truth is that life gets in the way for
At CFK, we love partner workouts. Since their official inception by CrossFit at the 2008 Games, which CrossFit Kinnick took part in, they’ve become a community-wide sensation, and rightfully so. They seem to fit perfectly with the “enjoy your fitness journey” menta
I talked a lot about “recovery” in the Post-Workout Nutrition blog; shakes are absolutely vital for getting the most from your workouts. But what about when you aren’t working out? Should you be doing anything to help prepare you for when you get back to the gym?
If you’ve been at the gym for a while now you’ve probably caught wind of the “paleo vs zone” debate. Heck, you’ve probably wrestled with it yourself trying to figure out which works best for you in your nutrition endeavors. And if the words Paleo and Zon
After seeing a lot of improper use of lifting shoes by people at our recent Battle of the Boxes competition, it dawned on me that it might not be super clear as to why, or when, O-lifting shoes might be used. Hopefully this will clear up some of the confusion. _______________________