Category: Training

Home Mobility

Think about this. How many hours a week do you spend sitting or standing? How many hours did you spend jumping, running and lifting your muscles to peak soreness at SRX? Now how many hours did you spend stretching and rolling your way to better mobility this week? I’m going to guess that this isn’t […]

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What Is Strength Training?

Increasing your strength is a long road with a low trajectory. It is slow and steady and can only be achieved through consistency and patience. Once achieved, strength levels maintain their capacity for up to 10 days without training before diminishing. Whereas conditioning levels drop within 72 hours of not training. Strength training reduces your […]

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Behavior vs. Outcome Goal

Western culture approaches achievement in this way: first think of what you want, plan how to get there, execute the plan and then be the thing you want. The process is: think, do, be. The problem is that we often associate our goals with emotion and self worth, setting the stage for failure and disappointment.  […]

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You’re Never Too Busy to Workout

How many times have you heard the excuse that someone is “too busy” to workout? I know in the past I’ve been guilty of it as well, and always for reasons. I could justify it by listing off all of my responsibilities: work, travel, tired, etc. and it’s easy to find champions in these situations […]

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When You Build Muscle, How Much is Too Much?

One of the most common concerns I hear when folks start CrossFit or a strength training program is building too much muscle.  “I don’t wanna be bulky,” or “I don’t want to get too big” are common phrases that tend to be shared primarily women, but I have heard plenty of men say the same […]

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The Tortoise Always Wins

Everyone has heard the story of the tortoise and the hare, the African folktale in which an overconfident rabbit is bested in a footrace by the consistent pace of a determined tortoise. The moral of the story is consistency wins the day and that the importance of determination and focus over raw ability should not […]

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CrossFit vs Orange Theory, What’s The Difference?

With the advent of new exercise brands and methods, it can be tricky keeping up with the latest trends.  A new kid on the block is Orange Theory Fitness, a franchised exercise class.  While any exercise is better than nothing, it’s important to understand what each modality offers to know what is the best bang […]

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Strong Is The New Skinny

Alright ladies, this one’s for you. I think I’ve literally heard this a million times “I want to try CrossFit but I’m afraid I’ll bulk up”. I know, I know. Society has done a number on the psychology of attractiveness and the general perception of what the ideal female body should look like. Not a […]

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The Great Debate: CrossFit vs. Bodybuilding

As the flurry of articles, studies and debate around the long term and short term effectiveness of these differing philosophies grew over the past decade, it eventually came to a head. As of this writing in 2017 its safe to say there is a thimble full of amiability between the two waring tribes. photo credit: […]

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Why Free Weights Are Better Than Machines

Recently I mentioned to a friend of mine how one day I would love to have a squat rack in my house. His reply: “That would take up so much space. Why don’t you just put a Boflex in a room or something?” I would imaging the feeling I have towards putting a Boflex in […]

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