"Yes, if you squat wrong it fucks things up. [But] If you squat correctly, those same fucked-up things will un-fuck themselves." -Mark Rippetoe. And that, dear friends, is why we insist that you squat correctly. It's also why we squat so often. When Angie started squatting, she had chronic hip pain that heretofore refused to be resolved. Guess what "un-fucked" it? Keep squatting, Angie! … [Read more...] about You better check ya-self.
Happy 5th Birthday to our Hostess with the Mostess, and Vice President in Charge of Kong Bones, Coach Josey!! … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday!!
"Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general." -Mark Rippetoe. Sure, it's a funny quote. But it's also true; and not just in the sense of physical assault. Strong people are more likely to survive accidents and disease. That's a fact. And if you're not lifting heavy things, your fitness regimen is inadequate; potentially dangerously so. That's a fact. Speaking of strong people, congrats to Erin, Jess, and Megan who put up Back Squat personal records of 1x200#, … [Read more...] about Strong People.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G61_6YR8WgI&feature=youtu.be]One of the best things about CrossFit? It's rarely boring. Our prescription: constantly-varied, functional movements executed at high intensity. … [Read more...] about Viva la difference!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Tid_Imnt0s What a great video! Thanks to our friend, Erika Lippert, for posting it and so succinctly describing it in societal context: "When you think about it, in a way it represents how women have become more independent in our society. We started off with the bars very close together, similar to the men's parallel bars. Then, they got further and further apart, becoming a much different apparatus and routine than the men's version...And now, the bars are so … [Read more...] about WOW!
Congrats to Chuck for finishing first in his age division in the Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon last fall! Well done, sir! … [Read more...] about 1st Place!
The official definition of CrossFit is "constantly varied, functional movements executed at high intensity." That's also a pretty good way to describe the most efficacious path to becoming truly fit. Nice work, Mari! … [Read more...] about Definitively.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnvBb7SLSxI Maybe your goal this year is to do Pull-ups. We start with Ring Rows of gradually increasing difficulty, and then progress to Assisted Pull-ups with "jump bands". Eventually we work congruently with strict unassisted Pull-ups and learning the Kipping Pull-up. One way to practice the unassisted Kipping Pull-up is with the band. Way to show 'em how it's done, Megan. … [Read more...] about
What are you looking forward to in 2014? … [Read more...] about Happy New Year!
We're sure there is some sort of analogy to be drawn about couples that can do pull-ups and what they can overcome, but we'll leave that to the philosophers, poets, and marriage counselors, and simply say "that's cool". Way to go Jonathan and Molly! … [Read more...] about “That’s cool.”