It was a very successful 2013 Reebok CrossFit Open for CrossFit Kinnick. We had high hopes going into them as a gym as well as for each of our members individually. From the very first CrossFit Open I was a big believer in its ability to push athletes to heights they never imagined. M
As great as both Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant were/are, they never won anything without head coach Phil Jackson. The truth is, more often than not, behind every great athlete you’ll also find a great coach. Natural talent and ability, while also very important, will only tak
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?