If you've had the opportunity to drop into more than one CrossFit gym, you are aware that CrossFit gym's are not created equal. There are many factors that attribute to this, but the biggest one is the quality of coaches. It's what makes or breaks a gym. Not the fancy equipment, not the cool logo,… Continue reading 5 Qualities of a Great CrossFit Coach
Everyone knows I literally cannot shut up about mobilizing. I stretch everywhere I can, in the car, doing dishes, hell I have even done mobility on the toilet. Now that you have that visual, let me tell you what sort of things I've learned during my time mobilizing. How to Slow Down It is so… Continue reading 7 Things I’ve Learned While Mobilizing
"Okay class here's the warm up. 3, 2, 1, go!" - Coach. Followed by dead silence. Sound familiar? There are many GREAT CrossFit coaches out there who struggle engaging with people outside of teaching them how to move. Of course, as a coach, your primary job is to ensure that clients are safe and well… Continue reading How to Entertain Your Class as a CrossFit Coach
In a CrossFit gym, if you are caught performing bicep curls during open gym it is a guaranteed shit talking session. This will (and should) always be playful teasing, but nonetheless, it will make a scene. CrossFit generally despises traditional bodybuilding exercises. You know, the stuff you used to read about in the magazines or… Continue reading 5 Body Building Exercises All CrossFitters Should Be Doing
We all know CrossFit is a cult. Kidding. Sort of. Wait. Hold on. A cult refers to a relatively small group of people. You know, under the radar, up and coming, or under ground. CrossFit is main stream now, so it can't be a cult! I kid again. Kind of. I love CrossFit and all… Continue reading CrossFit History Lesson – You Gon’ Learn Today!
"Coach, why are we doing pull ups? When, in real life, will we need to use this exercise?" It can be an exercise that may save your life! That's what we tell people (I have at least) when they ask what the "real world" application of a pull up is. You could accidentally slip on… Continue reading The Kipping Pull Up – Are You Really Ready?
We've all seen the nightmarish photo's on social media of CrossFit people's hands ripped to shreds. They think it's cool but in reality, it's flat out stupid and promotes a poor image of what we're trying to accomplish in the gym. If that's you, stop posting those pictures because it give us all a bad… Continue reading Hand Health for CrossFitters