Archive for the ‘crossfit’ Category

In a few more months this website will be taken down in accordance with our official departure from CrossFit, which is on friendly terms, by the way.

It’s been quite an interesting journey since I first found CrossFit in late 2004 and we became the 35th licensed CrossFit affiliate in the world the next year.

Fast forward to today, a lot has changed for us and this chapter of our training is drawing to a close. Thanks you for your interest in our training!

 

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Classes will resume on Jan. 24

More people are probably familiar with the phrase, “Constantly varied functional movements done at high intensity” than with the one at the top of the page; but both are part of how CF was originally set up to run.

Nothing wrong with lots of burpees, box jumps,etc. , but don’t forget to move the heavy stuff too!

Here’s a video¬† from a while back on one of my favorite challenge workouts.

Start each rep with arms fully extended and feet on the floor–

  • no momentum is allowed
  • switch to a different implement on each set
  • goal is 100 reps

Many people forget that the bench press was part of the early CrossFit program.

We still bench press at my gym!

This article is well worth reading click here

One of the statements that caught my attention when I first found CrossFit in 2004 was that nature punishes the specialist.

Over the years I have learned from numerous coaches and athletes who are very accomplished in their respective sports, whether it is Powerlifting, Strongman, Underground,  Olympic Weightlifting, CrossFit and more.

In the overall scheme of things we need to make a distinction between training just for general fitness and training for a competitive sport.

Being able to lift, run, swim, climb, jump, carry, fight, etc. are all part of a generalized approach to fitness.

This approach can be extremely useful in daily life, especially as the world gets crazier, it seems, every day. You never know what you might encounter, and this is a way to be better prepared.

However, if you a competitor, it is vital to be a specialist in your sport. The things that are great for generalized fitness will not be helpful, for example, in getting a big total in Powerlifting.

It is important to know why you are training and what your goals are before you begin your training journey.

If you are already training, and decide to change from generalized fitness to a competitive lifting sport, you will need to dial in your training to fit that new goal.

Make smart choices and follow through on them.