Articles

The CrossFit Pyramid

  The foundation of the CrossFit Pyramid is "Nutrition".  "CrossFit's nutrition prescription:  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…Nutrtition can be a toucy topic, like politics or religion, that people take very personally, but good nutrition […]

New Year……new shoes?

The next time you think about buying new sneakers or gym shoes, think again before you actually buy them.  Although, we haven't stressed it here except for brief discussions in the past and some on an individual basis, it is time to bring it up.  You can google "weightlifting shoes" and find a lot of […]

An Article by HyperFit USA’s Doug Chapman

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 […]

How to bail from an Overhead Load position

  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

  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 […]

BULLETPROOF

The days of feeling bulletproof have long past me by…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 […]

The Art of Aggression

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 […]

Why are you HERE?

Did you read about CrossFit in Men’s Health? Is it because you want “great abs”? Why is a tough question. (Maybe that’s why it is a good CrossFit question) We learn it early and never really get the answer we want. It always yields another; “Why?”.  Take a step back and look deep and figure […]

July 27, 2008 REST DAY – Featured Article from CFJ OCT2002

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 […]