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What I’ve Learned Through CrossFit

My clean and jerk max is 175 lbs. My snatch max is 150. My dead lift max is 350. My back squat max is 315. My best Fran time is 7:15. None of these figures actually matter. They’re not all that impressive compared to Olympic lifters and CrossFitters. I’m not getting paid to improve my...

Controlling Performance Pressure

Developing the mental strength in athletic performance can sometimes seem like a daunting task. After all as a mental strength strategies athlete all you want to do is train and compete right? In earlier posts we overviewed some of the differences between the external environment, your own internal environment (mindset) …
My New Friend Fran

My New Friend Fran

"After nearly 2 ½ years of CrossFit, today I did my first RX Fran, and I couldn’t be happier with what Fran taught me, even if my lungs hate her right now."

WHY do you do CrossFit?

When I first began Crossfit in October 2012, I was at rock bottom, both physically and emotionally. Although I had previously been active, fit, strong and healthy, I let myself unravel, like a yo-yo….once again! Don’t be deceived by the smile, I felt miserable inside! As my food addiction increasingly ruled my …

Keeping First Things First

The Score matters. The score of the baseball game, football game or Lacrosse match determines whether you win or lose. Likewise, in other sports: the score, time, finishing place and/or various personal athletic performance statistics matter. After all, the reasons many of us take part in sports is to compete and to …

Finding Grace

Some days you complete the workout with the speed, beauty, and elegance of a gazelle. Other days you smash yourself in the chin with a barbell.
5 Things to Consider When Searching for the Right CrossFit Box

5 Things to Consider When Searching for the Right CrossFit Box

CrossFit isn’t like anything you’ve ever done before — it’s challenging, exciting and tough. All of these are what make CrossFit one of the top training and fitness programs. It’s also why it’s important to make sure you’re training at a box where you feel comfortable and supported and also get great …

Contagious Motivation in 1 Simple Question

Every once in a while, I open my up my Facebook account for Q&A’s which I answer on my blog. As a trainer, coach, and athlete, the questions never seem to revolve around how much I can deadlift or snatch, my percentage of body fat or how much I weigh. Hands down the most common...

Little Victories

Last weekend was extremely hectic for me – what else is new. I actually wanted to get this post written on Sunday but sometimes in life the big post-finishing victory isn’t in the cards. That’s ok though – life is really built from all of the LITTLE victories. The times we remember to add some...
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Behind the Scenes Look from the 2014 Games

Rich is still the man.  Camille made the podium… in a big way. And I had the pleasure of seeing it all, as many of you did.  However, I had a different vantage point than many people this year.  I am a chiropractor and I had the fortune of being invited to treat the athletes at...

Freytag Fran

Yesterday was Fran Day at CFWN. To the true (nutso) CrossFitter, that means all day was Fran Day – alternating feelings of self-doubt and confidence; nausea and lightness; increased heart rate and deep breathing. It’s coming and it’s too late to improve. I mean, technically, it’s just a WOD. But …
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Think of Fitness as Food

Think of fitness as food. The globogym is your major fast food chain. You walk in a McDonald’s anywhere in the world, you know what you’re going to get. Same goes for Planet Fitness, The Edge Fitness and most of those other 24 hour gyms you see everywhere. CrossFit is like a locally owned Italian...
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