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?
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
The push press, push jerk, and split jerk are some of our athletes’ favorite movements. What’s not to love? Moving heavy weight overhead makes one feel strong and able. As good as they make us feel now though, we’re all still missing out on maximizing our potential because of error
As CrossFit trainers we get asked this question a lot. Because the mainstream fitness model revolves around body building methods (isolation movements and machines) it is difficult for people to come to terms, at first, with CrossFit’s apparent abdominal neglect. Go to any CrossFit
Yep, you heard us correctly. And, no, it isn’t April Fools day. We didn’t mispeak. We rarely mispeak. Why, then, is it that members always seem to question the validity of the 5k Run day? Is running not an exercise? Is a 5k run not a workout? Hopefully the answer to both of tho
Surprise, surprise. Rich Froning won the CrossFit Games for the third year in a row. Without question we can say he is the fittest man on the planet. The constantly varied format of the Games means that three completely different tests were thrown Froning’s way, and each time he ca
“If you do not squat, your knees are not healthy regardless of how free of pain or discomfort you are.” -Greg Glassman This wonderful quote from Glass Glassman, founder of CrossFit, fits well with a discussion on health. For our purposes it can also read “If you do not eat right and