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!
Vacation - a period spent away from home in travel or recreation. You've booked your vacation, awesome! Plane tickets, passport, wallet, check! Bathing suit, sunblock, sunglasses, check! Toothbrush, deodorant, floss, check! Workout clothes...check??? Most people think of vacation as a way to escape their day to day stressors. Traffic, bills, meetings, and all of the… Continue reading Why You Should Exercise and Brush Your Teeth on Vacation
"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?
"You already know what the right thing to do is...You just gotta do it." - Jocko Willink So you fell out of shape? We've all been there. Shit happens. Good news is, you got yourself motivated enough to get back into the swing of fitness. Awesome! First thing is first, forming your new habit. Be… Continue reading Forming a Fitness Habit. How Long Does it Really Take?
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 CrossFitter
"If you don't have time to warm up, you don't have time to workout." - Jim Wendler, 5/3/1 Training Program I absolutely love that quote by Jim Wendler. Nothing bothers me more than someone who walks into the gym and starts exercising, without warming up. This is a recipe for disaster on so many levels.… Continue reading Creating a Quick and Effective Exercise Warm – Up