March 2019

19.4 Recap


The second to last CrossFit Open workout happened last week and it was a burner. So far, we've learned a great deal from the Open and hopefully you've grown as an athlete and as a person through this process. 19.4 was about effort. How hard can you work and how well can you recover. 19.4 [...]

19.4 Recap2019-03-15T09:20:44+00:00

19.2 Recap


Every year during the CrossFit Open, one workout is repeated from a previous Open year. It reflects a big part of what CrossFit is about: Measurements. Testing and re-testing workouts gives us the ability to see whether or not our fitness has improved. You might've gotten stronger, but if you slacked off on conditioning, those [...]

19.2 Recap2019-03-05T07:04:27+00:00

January 2019

Awareness in Fitness


Fitness has forever been embedded in external motivators. Every diet or exercise machine commercial has smiling, good looking and athletic people in it. Even though those are not the audience they target. On social media, all we see is how much weight is lifted or how fast people complete workouts. Sometimes we get caught up [...]

Awareness in Fitness2019-01-26T07:35:03+00:00

How to create resolutions


Last week, we dove in the reasons why the New Years is an important time to set your resolutions for 2019. That is no shocker. But most people do not know how to properly set goals. The difference between dreams and goals is the clear vision of what it will take you to get there. [...]

How to create resolutions2019-01-26T07:35:11+00:00

December 2018

Coming back to the gym


No other time of the year is as tough on athletes as the Holiday season. Bad diet, parties, travels, cold temperatures outside, you name it. All of which builds inconsistency in the gym. Coming back to your workout routine might seem like a herculean task. Here is how you can go though the Holiday season [...]

Coming back to the gym2019-01-26T07:35:27+00:00

Balancing running and CrossFit


We live in Central Florida, which means we either know someone or are someone who chooses running as their main sport. If you have ever trained for long races you probably had the feeling of "I need to do more". It turns into countless miles and a large amount of time spent in your running [...]

Balancing running and CrossFit2019-01-26T07:35:34+00:00

A proper Warm-Up


Every workout should have a warm-up prior to it. Regardless of type of workout, duration or age of athlete. A good warm-up will benefit your mind as much as it benefits your body. But what does a proper warm-up look like? The way you start your workout depends on what your workout is. There are [...]

A proper Warm-Up2019-01-26T07:35:42+00:00

November 2018

A long term commitment


In the age of "6-pack abs in 60 days", Netflix and Amazon Prime, we've grown accustomed to receive instant gratification. If you don't text someone back in 10 minutes, something might be wrong. Not that long ago we used to send pigeons as text carries. REAL pigeons. Anyway, we assume most things can be achieved [...]

A long term commitment2019-01-26T07:35:50+00:00

Why functional fitness?


Functional exercises have taken the spotlight in the last few years amongst the fitness industry. Kettlebells, battle ropes, steel maces and medicine balls have substituted cable machines and treadmills. Olympic weightlifting, gymnastics, calisthenics, powerlifting and other modalities are being practiced by everyday athletes looking to improve performance, but mostly importantly, their quality of life. How's [...]

Why functional fitness?2019-01-26T07:36:12+00:00

October 2018

Hinge vs Squat


Arguably the two most essential movements a human being can do, the hinge and the squat often get misunderstood. It is not uncommon to see people squatting when they should hinge and vice versa. In CrossFit, many exercises are built upon these two movement patterns. Even though they are simple movements, many people have trouble [...]

Hinge vs Squat2019-01-26T07:36:26+00:00