The start of a new year marks the annual tradition of soul searching and looking to improve aspects of our lives. If you’re like most people, you start out with a flourish and somewhere around March, you’re back at old habits and those things we hoped to better in our lives are lost in the shuffle of a busy life.
- It fits your Crazy Schedule!
With today’s hectic lifestyle it helps to have someplace to simplify things. Most CrossFit gyms have a large number of classes spread out throughout the day. They start in the early morning hours for those people that like to get their workouts in before heading off to work and continue through the evening hours for those people that like to end their day by getting their sweat on. Continue reading
Ever wonder why people work so hard in the gym during those CrossFit Ground Up workouts? Many of them initially started training for aesthetic reasons. They wanted to look good and they wanted to look fit. But then you read an article like this one, “Why women should do CrossFit” and you start to wonder if there might be more to fitness than just looking good. If you already exercise and consider yourself fit, how do you judge that fitness? You may be able to fit into a size XYZ, but can you perform a pull-up, squat your bodyweight or run a mile without stopping? Then comes the realization that you may look “trim” but in reality you aren’t very fit and you aren’t very healthy. Continue reading
Anyone who has struggled with weight loss has a similar story. You are motivated, you have the program, the diet, the plan to make it work this time. You hit the ground running and see changes quickly, the pounds come off and you’re happy and motivated. But then a week goes by the the scale doesn’t move and the momentum slows, a few pound come back and you feel defeated, worthless and depressed. More weight comes back, you’ve lost more function, and the freedom and opportunity that a smaller fitter you would have provided. Continue reading
As Darci and I move through our 3rd year of programming we have had an opportunity to look back, reflect and evaluate what has worked, what has not and how athletes have responded physically, mentally and emotionally to their workouts. Over the years we have tried various methods of programming, from building programs on our own, taking from other gyms and programs to following main site programming. We have always been cautious to not hop into the “next big thing” in programming and stay true to “increasing work capacity across broad time and modal domains” (the goal of CrossFit). We want our athletes to be good at CrossFit and the ten general physical skills so that they have a general, physical, preparedness that enables them to do well at any sport or task life throws their way now, and long into the future. Continue reading
When I tell my female friends about CrossFit, they often roll their eyes. Oh, no, they say. I’m intimidated, it seems scary, I don’t want to get big, I only like cardio, I don’t like to lift heavy weights, I have a bad back… the excuses go on and on. It doesn’t help that we CrossFit women publicly lament our inability to find pants that fit our quads or cover our scabby shins or that we can’t squeeze our biceps into those cute little cap-sleeved shirts. We’re not exactly selling it. Continue reading
Most of us carry a little extra weight in various places, but if you are one who stores it around the middle, it may put you at a higher risk for further health problems. So here are 5 important things to keep in mind when shedding that spare tire. Continue reading