Category: Training

Tips for the 2016 CrossFit Games Open

The 2016 CrossFit Games Open is upon us folks, and as we prepare to embark on this physical, mental, and somewhat spiritual journey of grit and grime there is one question that I get asked as a coach when it comes to general preparedness for the Open. And that is, “What can I do to […]

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The Elusive Double Under

There are a core group of basic movements that you must be able to perform in CrossFit in order to keep pace with the standard WOD’s that are thrown out without having to scale. Some of these movements are pull ups, chest to bar, toe to bar, standard box jumps (24/20) and wall balls (20/14), […]

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Top Three Things the Fittest People in the World Do

When it comes to health, fitness, appearance, strength, endurance or any other aspect of exercise it seems like everyone is an expert with no shortage of opinions. Some right, most wrong. Its all too common for the mediocre athlete who most likely surfers from fits and starts to cast judgment on those who have achieved […]

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BuzzFeed Video: We Tried CrossFit For 2 Months

For those of you who haven’t seen this little gem of a video from a company you may of heard of, BuzzFeed, take a look at their thoughts about jumping into CrossFit for two months. Check out the video below!

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Cannabis and Athletic Performance

It’s possible that marijuana has a slightly negative effect on testosterone levels, though the science on this, from what I’ve gathered and researched, is decidedly mixed, unless you ask a guy from bodybuilding.com… Even if we assume this to be the case and concede that there are some properties of the drug which aren’t immediately […]

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How to Bench Press

It’s about time we tackled this one. Although typical readers of a post like this will be guys, I’ll do my best to not exclude the ladies out there who are interested in some good chest workout tips. Despite all the jokes and cliches there’s just something special about the bench press. You can see […]

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How to Run

I’m not against running. In fact, I actually enjoy it to an extent. Nothing gets me ready for a hard workout like running a mile first. Although I prefer sprinting to long distance running, I do see value in the occasional run over 20 minutes. So, If we’re going to do it we might as […]

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Make Your Burpees Faster

In CrossFit, you will never get away from burpees! Here, coach Mike Patarino gives some tips on how to speed them up efficiently. Watch and enjoy!

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Eliminate Shoulder Pain with Self Massage

Shoulder pain is one of the more common ailments felt during weight training and can cause pretty severe pain. There are many reasons you might have pain in your shoulder, and many ways to address them. Posture, grinding out an ugly rep and things such as a fall or accident can set off a cascade […]

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