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I Lost Half My Body Weight to Get In the Best Shape of My Life

High blood pressure, high cholesterol, chronic fatigue, overweight, and borderline diabetic…These were all terms that described me. However, I avoided going to the doctors because it seemed like the medications were geared towards controlling these conditions and not curing them. Most of my life I had been active and …

Is there an optimal time of day to train or compete?

People claim that they are a morning or an afternoon person and perceive that they perform better in their daily tasks at the corresponding time of day. The question here is does this also apply to athletic or sporting performance as well? If it does then is there any scientific evidence to support the finding?...
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Do You Want To Increase All Of Your Lifts? Be A Strongman

CrossFit’s formula for fitness is to move large loads, long distances, as fast as possible. Strongman competitions have the exact same goal, although in Strongman the emphasis is more on strength and less on overall fitness. Crossfit also preaches functional strength and movement. Every Strongman movement can be seen in …
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Why You Should Own a Battle Rope

by John Burgeson There are dozens of reasons you should be integrating a battle rope into your workouts. For starters, battle ropes will challenge you in ways no other cardio or free weight exercise will. Additionally, battle rope workouts do wonders for your forearm strength, are serious calorie burners, and are just a …
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CrossFit Average

I see a lot of really excellent articles about former competitive athletes who have found CrossFit as a place to start setting goals and exceeding them once again. There are also plenty of stories floating around about people who have never been in shape, but find CrossFit and add quality and quantity of years to...
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CrossFit: Helping People with Disabilities Enjoy a Level Playing Field

Living with a physical disability certainly has its challenges, even when people learn to adapt in admirable ways. Sometimes people who have disabilities become stigmatized or discouraged because others make assumptions about them without really taking time to get to know them and their capabilities. However, those issues …

A New New Year’s Resolution

For all of you who went to high school, college, and grad school, you know the drill – trying to lose weight before you go home for the holidays so the folks who haven’t seen you a while can say you look good; losing weight before the infamous spring break trips so the guys who’ve...

My CrossFit

If you don’t do it, you won’t understand. Intimidating. Ageist. Competitive. Out of my league. Intense. Awkward. Some of the many thoughts that went through my head as I sat in the entry way of Crossfit, waiting to talk to the owner, on my first inclination of personal change. I looked up. I saw 2...

3 Things a Good CrossFit Coach Would Never Do

Author John Koenig Head Coach/Owner CrossFit Critical Mass Providing CrossFit, Weightlifting, and Fitness in the Columbia, MD region. 3 Things a Good CrossFit Coach Would Never Do 1 – GROUP SCALING A good CrossFit coach scales their athletes individually. They do not pre-scale the workout to some generic RX/LEVEL 2/LEVEL …

Vulnerability and CrossFit

By: Julie Kristine Crossfit isn’t just a physical sport it is a mental sport as well which challenges every part to the highest degree. Since I have been doing individualized training with my coach, Anthony DiSarro at Crossfit Redline in Naples, FL who is an OPT Associate Coach; I have been reading more and more …

Why You Should Crossfit with your Teen

I was hesitant when, with only two training sessions under my belt, my teenager showed interest in Crossfit. After all, I had paid my dues with years of sleep deprivation, scrubbing vomit and having gummy bears stealthily stuck to my shoulder. I finally had freedom for the elusive “me time;” and at first, like …

Squats. Always the Squats

Squats. Always the squats. Let’s just take a second to discuss squats, probably the most highly used motion in CrossFit. There are so many different movements that involve a good, nice, beautiful squat. A good squat is definitely a necessity. First things first, let’s define a squat according to the sport. I’m …

The Corporate Crossfitter

Tuesday. Still the beginning of the week and your lethargic attitude has yet to subside from the weekend. You might as well jump right into the class. Shit, it’s “warm-up” time. The anxiety is starting to build for the day that’s to come. You grab your bulletproof or black coffee, a quick egg maybe and...
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What CrossFit Means to Me: A Way to PR at Life

You think that CrossFit has taken over your life and your family think you are now part of a cult because you have changed. But it is not a cult and it is not even CrossFit. It is you. CrossFit is a tool showing you the way to actively taking control of your life.

The Ethics of Human Movement

By Greg Hickey “There is no reality except in action.” – Jean-Paul Sartre1 Crossfit is constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movement. It consists of physical actions which mimic those performed in everyday life. Clearly, functional movements have considerable value. But how much? Does this value transcend …

Mental Toughness

“The Spartans say that any army may win while it still has legs under it; the real test comes when all strength is fled and the men must produce victory on will alone.” -Steven Pressfield, Gates of Fire Mental toughness is a test of character, spirit, resiliency…. one’s very soul. It is a rare thing,...
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Love that’s fit to CrossFit

Why couples who workout together, work out together You’re out of breath but focused, tired but ravenous, and the view of your partner pushing you on through a sweat-filled brow is enough to drive you to just one more rep. When you do, your hand reaches for theirs in a congratulatory high-five, and maybe one...
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Why We Must Squat

Squats are super important and quite beneficial. Here are some of the key reasons why you need to incorporate squatting into your training program.
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Snatches, Rowing, and Rich Froning. Today's workout includes a Snatch complex along with some rowing intervals. As a coach and athlete I have developed an appreciation for the efficient execution of the movements included in our CrossFit programming. Efficiency is the ability to accomplish a job with a minimum expenditure of time and effort. These particular movements, snatches and rowing, are great examples of how prioritizing efficiency is rewarded over time. They are unique in that they are complicated movements. Each movement requires just the right sequencing of flexion and extension across multiple joints. With improved efficiency in the Snatch you're rewarded with being able to put more weight on the barbell. With improved efficiency in rowing you're rewarded with a faster pace displayed right in front of you on the monitor. The most accomplished practitioners of the Snatch work on it, or variant of it, nearly every training session. This means 5-6x per week for hours each day. The same can be said for rowers. Rowers are notorious for the amount of volume (90 miles per week is not unusual) included in their training. The reason I personally love these movements is that over the 7+ years of my participation in CrossFit I continue to progress in these movements. There will come a time as we age when strength, endurance, power, and speed decline along with other components of fitness, but efficiency can continue to be improved. When we're efficient and need to go fast and lift heavy we're able to do so by expending less effort. This may be the secret to "Old Man Strength". So where does Rich Froning come into the equation? He is the poster boy for efficient movement. His efficiency is noticeable to anyone who watches, and he is rewarded by what we can all easily understand; winning. It is satisfying as a coach, who spends so much time teaching, encouraging, and enforcing proper movement, to be able to point to Fittest on Earth as the best example. Efficiency is gained through many, "AH HA" moments which are great, but the majority of progress is made through deep practice and repetition. So, come get your reps.

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