Posts Tagged ‘crossfit’

20161202_102944A lot of people who have trouble with the overhead squat might just be fearful.

Using a resistance band is one way to help eliminate the fear while improving a person’s technique

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!

Few people actually know precisely what they are after when they join a gym.

They might have a rough idea like

  • get in shape
  • lose weight
  • feel better

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That’s okay as a starting point, but if you really want results you will need to dial it in more specifically. Don’t let the flood of information (and misinformation) available online and in fitness magazines leave you more confused than ever.

I just wrote about this on my other blog in more detail, read more here

Sleds are one of the most versatile training tools around. You are only limited by your imagination!

Sled pushing is a great exercise, but pulling a sled will help balance out your sled workouts. Especially this way of pulling one.

How to get strong with sled training http://cavestrong.net from Frank DiMeo on Vimeo.

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.