Category: Training

Holiday Fitness Tips & Travel workouts

Its that time of year. Trust me, I get it. With the whirlwind of holiday parties, last minute shopping, cold weather and possible trips planned, exercise seems like the last thing on your priority list. A lot of people genuinely ask me if they should just “start fresh in the new year”. Of course I […]

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HIIT vs. Endurance Training

“Blur the distinction between strength training and metabolic conditioning for the simple reason that nature’s challenges are typically blind to the distinction.” -Coach Gassman founder of CrossFit For many years the general consensus on improving one’s cardiovascular health was to simply increase the volume of endurance exercise such as running or cycling. The thinking was […]

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The Hand Stand Kick Up

Hand stands are so much fun. And can be equally as challenging. The satisfaction of kicking up into a nice handstand is unique and oh so delicious. However, simply “kicking up” isn’t always so simple. Being effective at getting yourself into the handstand will play an extremely large role in your overall handstand abilities, especially […]

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Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals

It’s a new month which means another opportunity to set new goals! As an avid goal setter myself, it’s really inspiring to walk into the gym and see the goals you all have declared up on the wall. I often look at them to see what everyone is looking to accomplish for the month, but […]

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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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