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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.

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...
Engaging The Glutes

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.

When I Step In

Coach J here. As I scan the interwebs I have noticed a lot of attention placed on the topic of injury as of late. I thought I would take the opportunity to talk about where I draw the CF Coach Line and when I step in. Now, just like every Box is different and will...

Top 5 Youtube Channels in the Fitness Community

Youtube is a great resource for knowledge. Often, avid fitness-enthusisasts spend hours each week on Youtube, sifting through thousands of videos to learn more about their passion. Spending so much time in front of the computer can take time out of more important things in your day. This is why I compiled a list of...

Pre-Marathon Nutrition -Why I’m Eating 180g of Fat per Day!

Pick your jaw up off the ground, you read my headline correctly. I’m about to kick off the “fat-loading” phase of my two-week endurance sport nutrition plan. For the next 10 days, I will be purposefully eating foods rich in high-quality fats in preparation for optimal performance at the Dallas Marathon. I’ve …

TBS: Deadly for all CrossFit gyms

Recently I have been thinking about the balance between competition with others and competition with yourself in CrossFit. Where is the like drawn between focusing on other people’s times too much and just not caring at all? Back to the initial point I believe Coach Glassman’s advice to someone who is always …

Should we be thinking smarter about our hydration?

A lot has been made in recent years on the debate about hydration and how much we should and shouldn’t be drinking, whether we should use isotonic drinks or just water and whether or not the 2% drop in body fluid will lead to a drop in performance. Now I am not really going to...
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