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15.1 CrossFit Games Open – This Is Hard

Two years ago I entered my first CrossFit Games Open Competition. This is what I wrote about that first day of self-torture… Today I completed workout 13.1 for the CrossFit Open. It was hard. The workout was as many reps as possible of – 150 wall balls with a 14lb ball to 9 feet, –...

Ways to Select the Best Certification for Personal Training

In the health and fitness industry, different organizations are providing the certification for the personal training. Some may be valuable for your career and some may not be that worthy. But you are required to follow some method to choose the best personal trainer certification for yourself. Not Easy but Best: While …

STICKING THE LANDING

A common phrase among gymnasts is “stick the landing,” referring to landing solidly on both feet in a balanced position. Unfortunately, many of us struggle “sticking the landing” with our health and fitness. We look for miracle cures and shortcuts to help us be healthier and more fit. Perhaps the change we really …

It’s Wise to Accessorize: The Importance of Accessory Work

By Hilary Wiebe Any girl will tell you that accessories can make or break an outfit. A simple dress can go from ho-hum to fab with the addition of a cute scarf or flashy necklace (guys who are reading, don’t tune out – that’s not the kind of accessorizing this post is about). The same...

Why You Should be Competing

By Hilary Wiebe So, as I write this, I am fresh off my second team competition, UG Series’ Winterfest. And, as with my first competition, I am basking in the post-competition high. It was such a great day competing alongside teammates from the gym. There were so many great moments, like PR-ing my snatch to...

The Pursuit of Competency Before Capacity

As I talk with a lot of coaches, physios, and physicians a phrase I often hear is: “well he/she just needs to get stronger”. Even those supposedly “in the know” say it so much it’s almost reflexive — as if more strength or capacity is all that is preventing someone from getting healthier …

Tips to gain healthy weight

Are you worried of your skinny body and looking for ways to put on weight? Have you tried a lot of things to gain healthy weight but failed to do so? Then you have come to the right place. Here, you will find a number of tips to gain weight in a healthy way. Though...

Bad-Ass Mamas: How to CrossFit While Pregnant

by Alison L. McConnell CrossFitter. Mom-to-be. A glance around any established CrossFit box these days proves the terms aren’t mutually exclusive. Right there, in the middle of that scrum of women doing handstands? Throwing up a 150lb. jerk? Stepping up onto a 20-inch box? Yup. Pregnant athlete. There is more support …
Quality Over Quantity

Quality Over Quantity

How many times have you (or someone near you) sacrificed the quality of your reps for a better score? Remember that slow can be fast in the long run.

10 Tips for CrossFitters Transitioning to Weightlifting

It’s no secret that CrossFit has introduced a lot of people to Olympic Weightlifting. It’s how I first developed a love for the oft-discouraging, most times glorious, sport of weightlifting. While CrossFit and Weightlifting share a lot of commonalities, I’ve learned some distinct differences along the way. 1. Faster …

Five Supplements You Need. And Five You (Probably) Don’t

The promises are amusing. “Recover strong!” “More pumps!” “Advanced Ester-Sorb Technology!” (Um … what?) The number and variety of supplements available on the market tantalizes athletes and exercise enthusiasts into a false sense of swole. Don’t be fooled by packaging that pictures shiny, steel fonts …

Injury? Fear? Hate Partnering Up? Cross fit can fix that!

I started cross fit almost 11 months ago. I had just “recovered” from a serious injury to my hand and nerve repair surgery. I had my last appointment with the surgeon and my hand therapist and they said simply “ok throw away all the splints and go back to normal activities”. I’d been in …
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