Talking About Practice

“Everybody wants to be a beast, until it’s time to do what beasts do.” – Eric Thomas When starting CrossFit, the majority of people walk into an affiliate with one, if not several of the following goals: Lose weight Improve health-related metrics (e.g. decreased blood pressure, cholesterol, etc.) Establish greater quality of life (i.e. improve... Continue Reading →

Training: More than Following the Program

“In training, you listen to your body. In competition you tell your body to shut up.” — Rich Froning, Four-time CrossFit Games Champion The alarm went off at 3:45am. Regardless of the reason, beginning the day while there is still a three on the clock is difficult. On this particular morning, it was even more of a... Continue Reading →

Building Better Humans (Part II)

MOVEMENT What exercises need to be incorporated into the training regimen for the general public? As stated in what I’m going to call the “Prescription for Functionality and Longevity,” individuals should do the following: Cultivate and maintain a foundation of cardiorespiratory endurance (i.e., regularly run, bike, swim, row, etc.) Develop competency and consistently train functional... Continue Reading →

Building Better Humans (Part I)

“What are the foundational applications of being a human?”- Kelly Starrett, DPT Improving and/or maintaining health markers (e.g., blood pressure, resting heart rate, triglycerides, etc.) and fitness is not the sole purpose of exercise. The purpose of exercise, or training if you will, is to develop, maintain, and improve mechanical competency in as many positions,... Continue Reading →

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