How I’ve stayed healthy & pain free 8 years into CrossFit. I just passed my 8 year mark of doing CrossFit. I have stayed healthy through the majority of that time. Now I have at different times experienced “discomfort” in the shoulder, knee or back but every time I’ve been able to understand [...]
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Happiness isn’t something that just happens to you. Happiness doesn’t mean the absence of work or worry. Happiness is a practice. And the first exercise in that practice is to know what makes you happy. The second exercise is Bright Spots: the ability to notice when good things are happening. Because most people don’t. [...]
By Coach Nolan You set the goal to perform your first strict pull-up. You do all the high pulls, progressions and negatives to build up the strength. And then, down the line after all your hard work, BOOM, that elusive strict pull up is finally yours! Naturally, as athletes, we're always looking to push [...]
By Coach Shawn This past weekend I traveled to Chicago to meet up with a bunch of other business owners. I did the normal routine, get to the airport 2 hours ahead of time. I had a flight scheduled for 12:55pm and landing in Chicago around 2:30pm. My plan was to check into my hotel [...]
Do you want to see the results of your hard work inside of the gym? Match your diet to your exercise efforts. Eat clean. Eat enough, but not too much. Eat the right amount of the right foods. Do you want to see muscle growth and experience increased strength? Make sure you’re consuming enough [...]
It amazes me to look at these two photos of myself side-by-side. You don’t realize how much you have neglected yourself and your self-care until that one day, that single moment, when you look in the mirror and all of a sudden it finally hits you and all you can do is wonder “how did I [...]
We’ve all heard the phrase, “pick things up and put them down,” but what if we said....”walk with them first?” We are talking weighted carries. Why should we perform weighted carries? To put it simply, they help you build and maintain that bullet proof body. They give us the opportunity to meet a variety of situations [...]
When we think of the words and phrases “fitness,” “working out,” and “getting in shape,” our minds almost automatically zoom to the idea of getting a better body, a body that we feel comfortable, confident, and “attractive” in. Don’t get us wrong, feeling comfortable, confident and attractive in your skin is extremely important, but we’re [...]
Throughout your CrossFit experience, there will most likely be times when you will look at the workout of the day and think, “There’s nothing ‘sexy’ about this.” The appeal for the workout may not be there like it is for a one rep max deadlift day or your favorite conditioning workout. Take this workout for [...]
We’ve all been guilty of labeling foods in the category of either “good” or “bad.” The food police are the unreasonable rules in your head created by dieting and diet culture that cause you to feel guilty. Instead, eat guilt free and say “no” to thoughts in your head that declare you’re “good” for eating [...]