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?
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