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How “Chronic Cardio” Can Make You GAIN Weight!

Ok, I’m writing this because this seems to be one of the most misunderstood concepts in fitness.  Most people, when asked if they exercise, will say that they do, they run “x” amount of miles per day, or week, or whatever.  No sprinting, no heavy weight training, just long, slow distance running.  And most people … Continue reading

Why Rest Between Sets?

So lately at the box, I seem to be having this conversation a lot.  We’re working on a strength set, perhaps it’s deadlift 3-3-3-3-3, and I have people finished the entire workout in under 10 minutes.  So we have to sit down and have a little talk about basic human bioenergetics, and how it applies … Continue reading

The Etiquette Of Chalk

Alright, I’m going to make this short and to the point.  There has been a lot of talk lately about chalking up in the gym, and how this relates to safety and performance.  And while I am a firm believer in the importance of chalk, people will often take it way too far and abuse … Continue reading

Allow Me To Clarify…

So this won’t be a super-long post, but it’s something that I need to say here because I’m tired of having the same arguments with people about the paleo way of life.  This is something that people seem to not be able to grasp, and I’m not sure why this is such a difficult concept, … Continue reading

Quick Post On How To Get Started

Here’s an email to a friend of mine who was asking me how to get started with this whole eating healthy thing, while trying to gain some muscle mass.  This is somewhat simplistic, but a good starting point nonetheless.  Here we go. “So if I understand you correctly, you want to drop some body fat … Continue reading

Cholesterol, cholesterol, and MORE cholesterol!

So there has been a lot of talk lately about cholesterol, and what exactly it means.  Facebook is rampant of contrasting views, and there are blog posts around every corner talking about how good/bad cholesterol is for us, and how it’s saving/killing us, etc…  So this post is intended or the basic layperson to get … Continue reading

Why CrossFit is AWESOME. You Should Do It.

So I used to run everyday.  I used to do triathlons, and I spent a lot of time training and doing Long Slow Distance (LSD) training.  I thought I was in pretty good shape, as would anyone who has been training in endurance sports for a few years.  I ate “healthy” (lots of carbs and … Continue reading

Why Full Range Of Motion, and Why Can’t I Cheat?

First of all, if you don’t know why we as CrossFitters always strive for the fullest range of motion possible, then you probably missed one or  two of your foundations classes, or you at least were dazed from a workout and were unable to retain any information.  So why do we strive for full ROM?  … Continue reading

The Importance of (Not) Going RX’d

I’ve been noticing a trend of people trying to do WODs Rx’d  when they really shouldn’t be.  I know that there’s something appealing and romantic about hitting a WOD with the same weight that Kristen Clever or Rob Orlando would use.  But there’s a reason that the Rx’d weights are what they are.  The most efficient way to train … Continue reading

Muscle-ups Finally!

Alright, so at our box in the month of February, we had a muscle-up challenge.  One the first day, two the second day……twenty-eight the twenty-eighth day.  First off, a muscle-up is a gymnastics movement wherein you hold the rings and execute a pull-up and swing your body upwards into a dip position and push yourself … Continue reading

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