RESOLUTIONS? January 1st is coming and people are gearing up to change their lives in 2009. Before we begin talking about making resolutions, let's examine the context of and the results of resolutions people get and finally how to actually get results. THE SCENARIO Let's just say it's been a year since you put on […]
From the Fundamentals Class yesterday, Christine (left) and Reagan (right) learned that overhead exercises are very much a staple at CrossFit. Click here to view video (Courtesy of CrossFit.com) on how to bail out or dump from any overhead barbell exercises.
The overhead squat is the ultimate core exercise, the heart of the snatch, and peerless in developing effective athletic movement. This functional gem trains for efficient transfer of energy from large to small body parts the essence of sport movement. For this reason it is an indispensable tool for developing speed and power. The […]
The days of feeling bulletproof have long past me byâ€¦or have they? When I was younger I used to engage in activities that were risky and stupid because of the feeling that I could rebound from anything; My mom called this feeling"bulletproof". This psychological state was liberating, invigorating and ignorant. We lose our "bulletproofness" in many […]
Do you ever wonder what gets you through CrossFit workouts? When the reps get impossible something takes over…this something is aggression. The key to understanding aggression is to watch it successfully implemented and then translate this observation to your lifts. There are several videos on the main HQ site that illustrate a missed rep and then the same athlete […]
CrossFit’s Strength Training Coach, Mark Rippetoe (CrossFit Wichita Falls ) on Bench Press Part I. Also, check out a local Barbell Certification with Coach Ripp hosted by one of our friends, CrossFit The Woodlands, in November.
Did you read about CrossFit in Menâ€™s Health? Is it because you want â€œgreat absâ€? Why is a tough question. (Maybe thatâ€™s why it is a good CrossFit question) We learn it early and never really get the answer we want. It always yields another; â€œWhy?â€. Take a step back and look deep and figure […]
World-Class Fitness in 100 Words (October 2002 CrossFit Journal): â– Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruits, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. â– Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, Clean & Jerk, and snatch. Similarly, master the […]
Why do we run short distances at CrossFit? Actually, the question should be why do CrossFitters sprint? We believe that sprinting is metabolically beneficial especially when it is coupled with other forms of exercises in a WOD (workout of the day). Some CrossFit classes will use running distances from 100 meters up to a mile. […]