"All the best of CrossFit without the worst: hardcore, technical, welcoming, competitive not macho, dumb, or intimidating."
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One constant menu item throughout my life as a competitive athlete was pasta. Spaghetti, bow ties, shells . . . you name it, I ate it and loved it. I was raised in the era of carb loading, where gorging yourself on pasta and buttered bread the night before a game was considered a good idea. […]
Sometimes in order to get through the doors of any gym one must completely humble her/himself. This agonizing process can take weeks of vacillating. Often times that person may even commit and then the second they see those doors they sway, and the cycle can repeat. Do you have a friend like this who […]
From the second I heard about CrossFit, I was drawn to it. I loved the fact that it wasn’t widely known and that most of the gyms (if you could find one) were very bare-bones. They were devoid of the bells and whistles that most fitness facilities have, and the only commonality from one to […]
I was cleaning out my sock drawer the other day and underneath my socks I found a bunch of old medals from when I competed in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I have a lot of bronze medals, a handful of silvers, and a tiny smattering of gold. Not exactly a competition record to envy. The question […]
There is a mystical element to your first year doing CrossFit; mostly everything you do is new and one makes remarkable gains fairly quickly. Theoretically there is no plateau. You learn to push yourself to the point you taste that wonderful raspberry metallic flavor in the back of your throat, you collapse after a workout, […]
An athlete gains so much knowledge by just participating in a sport. Focus, discipline, hard work, goal setting and, of course, the thrill of finally achieving your goals. These are all lessons in life. – Kristi Yamaguchi, 1992 Olympic figure skating champion The 2014 CrossFit Games Open is here! Whether you are registered or not, […]
On January 28 this happened. After this frustrating miss Katie told me, I’m going to do dips for twenty days. I didn’t think anything of it. As Mike Tyson famously said, everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face. Then yesterday this happened. Not only does Katie complete the muscle-up but she […]
With the average gym-goer, if you were to propose doing squats with only one leg, you would probably get nothing but looks of confusion or a smirk insisting that you must be kidding. Meanwhile, Jessie, Morgen and Carley were busy owning them in the mom’s class yesterday. Nice work, ladies!!
After much dithering I decided to register for the CrossFit Games Open. I could think of a million reasons not to compete this year. But alas, my reasoning mind is no match for the beast inside. Is there a beast lurking in your basement? Time to unleash it. Register today for the CrossFit Games Open! We’re […]
Lately I’ve been hearing the phrase “legit CrossFitter” used in reference to high level competitors. I’ve always hated this phrase, because it’s elitist, and by exclusion delegitimizes 99% of CrossFitters. Most people who start CrossFit can’t do pull ups, much less snatch body weight. Does this mean they’re not legit? What is the cut-off for legit […]