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3 reasons every Crossfitter should participate in the open

The 2013 Crossfit open was my first Crossfit completion and like many first timers it took some convincing from my affiliate’s owner to get me to take the leap. 1. Change the way you scale. The open offers no scaling options for newbie’s. Depending on your fitness level you may scale all your workouts with...

For the Love of CrossFit

I can’t lie, sometimes I used to get annoyed with CrossFit posts… It wasn’t that I wasn’t happy people were getting great workouts… It was more like I kill it at the gym 5-6 days a week, I don’t tell everyone about it, why must you? My hoity-toity self found it annoying! I could never...

Deck of Death

Today I did the hardest workout of my life. Today I did the Deck of Death. Get your mind right, Girl. You got this. 1 Deck of Cards vs. You. Your body, your mind and your damn near soul. Start the time. Flip a card. Crossfit peeps know what I am talking about. 10 burpees....

Born Again: CrossFit, Sweat-Angels and Getting Real

by JOHNNY ROOKS America loves a good Rebirth Myth. We love the concept of rebooting ourselves, and apparently it’s a modern go-to strategy for Hollywood (Return to the Return of the Planet of the Apes, The Amazing Spiderman) and Corporate America (JCPenny, The GAP). But nowhere is our love for the lore of the mighty …

The Sexiest Thing You’ll Ever Wear

If you’re like me, and lots of other normal humans, you have struggled with body image at some point.  If this is still a sticking point for you, I’m about to let you in on a really big secret.  There is one thing you can wear that will make you instantly more attractive.  It is...

Your Friend Fear

Ask people what their motivation is for exercising and eating right, and you’ll get a lot of different answers: wanting to be healthy, live longer, be stronger, fit into a bathing suit, make an ex jealous, etc. Motivation is a personal ingredient to fitness. And whatever works for you is great. But when it comes...

Time to get spicy.

If you’re anything like me you might just throw in a teaspoon of whatever spices you have knocking about in the cupboard to your dish in the hope that it will add some flavor. Well the brownie points go to us, that little sprinkle, all be it a last minute thought, can actually boost the...

Cheating in Sports and The Prisoner’s Dilemma

2013 – Lance Armstrong is found guilty of doping and is stripped of 7 Tour de France Gold Medals. 2000 – the Spanish Paralympic Mens Basketball teams takes the Gold medal, only to be disqualified when it was revealed 10 of the 12 athletes suffered no intellectual disability whatsoever. 1988 – Canadian …
In Defense of the Mirror

In Defense of the Mirror

Used well, the mirror can be used for the forces of good -- for technique work, setting-up movements, cueing positions, etc. Reflect on that...

Modified 5X5 Stronglifts Program

Right, I am guessing y’all ‘ve heard about the Strong Lifts 5×5 Program, made so famous by Mehdi. Having tried it previously I know that it works like a charm and your strength gains are phenomenal. Last time around, however, I’ve had to let go within a few weeks because of a knee niggle flaring...
Are You An Animal?

Are You An Animal?

Animal crawls aren't just for kids anymore. They challenge your mobility, stability, coordination, proprioception, conditioning, and strength.
CrossFit to Quit

CrossFit to Quit

For this former smoker, CrossFit "broke the routine, injected me with new motivation, and provided a built-in network of support." Now he's quit for good.

“Ready for Action, 2013”- Finding the Fittest in Israel!

On a cold rainy morning on the Mediterranean beach 68 competitors met to challenge the 3rd annual “Ready for Action- Fittest In Israel” competition. Since the event’s inception, CrossFit in Israel has exploded. Growing from one box, Crossfit Herzliya, in 2010 to 10 boxes today. This year 3 Israelis will compete in …
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