Until a few months ago I had stopped at 5x320# on Back Squats. Why? I don't really know. It was not a conscious decision; I just wasn't going any higher. Maybe a part of me was saying, "That's strong enough". Maybe I was just being lazy. But the obvious fact is that I was capable of more if I was willing to put it out there. I've been going up 5# every month, and today I did 5x340#... on a day when I was pretty fatigued. And I can tell there is more left in the tank. So take a moment to look at … [Read more...] about Are your limits real or self-imposed?
Lindsey has literally been working her tail off in preparation for her wedding. And she is seeing great results. One of the fantastic things about training for special events is that it's natural to use a 'moving toward' strategy. In thesescenarios it's easy to work hard and give up tempting foods because the perceived reward is so great. But let's take a closer look at how and why we can use a 'moving toward' strategy as opposed to a 'moving away' strategy. A 'moving away' strategy is sadly … [Read more...] about Words getting in the way?
Larry has been working hard to stave off a hip replacement for as long as possible. But there's just somethings even we can't fix. Best wishes on the surgery this week, Doc! … [Read more...] about Best Wishes!
Channeling our old-school mentor, ME-Black Box and "Dumbbell Moves" creator, and CrossFit OG Coach Michael Rutherford of Bootcampfitness Kc #singlearmdumbbellpushpress #unilateral … [Read more...] about Keeping it real!
We see a lot of rowing postures like the one on the upper left, when we should see rowing postures like the one on the upper right. Often the culprit is an all-day seating position like the one on the middle left, when you should have a position like the one on the middle right. To make matters worse, we often see people stretch like the example on the lower left, when they should stretch like the example on the lower right. So what is the common thread in these examples? Hip position. In all … [Read more...] about Sit right!
It's been a long road. And as anyone who's dealt with chronic pain knows, a good deal of the battle is mental. But Heather is smart enough to know that the path back to supra-wellness (aka fitness) is through the appropriate application of basic human movement patterns. So she started slow and concentrated on solid form through a full-range of movement. Well done! … [Read more...] about The Bonny Lass is back!!
Andy making it happen with Turkish Get-ups. CrossFit is the world's most complete fitness protocol; and TGU's trigger a wide range of adaptations: core and shoulder girdle strength, balance, coordination, stamina, cardio-respiratory endurance, and flexibility. Yeah, they're tough. But avoiding them will be to your detriment. … [Read more...] about Nobody’s business but the Turks?