You’ve probably heard the phrase, “you are what you eat.” This is 100% true. With anything in life, you have to know what your goals are and take action accordingly. For many of us, our goals are a combination of health, aesthetics, and performance. Let's explore what it takes to have success with each goal.
So you heard about this “CrossFit” thing – how it’s all the rage these days and all the cool kids are doing it – that it’s a great way to get in shape. Your friends that do it, that’s all they talk about. You finally decided to give it a ...
If you're interested in competing in the sport of CrossFit, you'll never reach your potential by following a one-size-fits-all program. CompTrain by Ben Bergeron is the most prevalent comp training template out there and we take the time to dissect it and show where it falls short.
The CrossFit open is officially here. The first workout will be released this Thursday. Athletes all over the world will participate in one of the largest community driven sporting events in the history of the human race. The question stands; why in the hell should you sign up and participate? ...
Growing up and playing sport, I never worried about my body image. I was born and raised a tomboy; I never wasted my time on boy bands or celebrities or painting my nails because there were always rocks to pick and sports to play. It’s not that I was blind to pop culture (I loved Christina Aguilera), I guess I just never allowed its messages to resonate in my mind.
Looking to prepare for the CrossFit Open? Here's a cheatsheet for all the stuff you need to know. Use this post a reference.
To be successful at CrossFit, you have to be a three headed monster - you must be strong, skillful and have an aerobic engine that won’t quit. But, for better or worse, many people get fixated on the strength. It’s understandable as to why. Lifting a bunch of weight is not only manly but it’s easy to convey to another person when sizing them up. Here’s a typical conversation between two guys meeting for the first time at the gym.
For those interested in the sport of fitness, the CrossFit Open is the first test an athlete must pass. For five weeks, starting on February 23rd one workout will be released per week. The Open workouts are known to be very grueling and their goal is to test an athlete’s work capacity.
But, what exactly is work capacity? In laymen’s terms, it’s an athlete’s ability to keep moving, where, ideally, the only limiter on an athlete’s success is their conditioning.
We’re happy to announce that Onx Weightlifting has joined the Cigar City CrossFit team. Onx, founded by Dan Russell and George Martinez, is a dedicated olympic weightlifting club that focuses on improving athlete’s clean and jerk and snatch lifts.
Lately, I’ve taken to training alone. Mike, my partner, has created a 10 week long program designed to help me prepare for the upcoming CrossFit open. With the advent of a category for 35-40 year olds, we’re hoping I’ll have a fighting chance at making it to regionals. Qualifying to ...