All posts from the category: Working Out

Know Your Numbers

“My Fran time? I know it was under 12 minutes with somewhere between 45 and 95 lb. Does that help?” It’s next to impossible to find a CrossFit coach who hasn’t encountered this problem: the client who can’t supply a coach with a single number. He can’t tell the coach how much he can deadlift… Read more »

Warm-Ups, Flexibility and the Olympic Lifter

As every Olympic lifter fully understands, doing full snatches and clean and jerks requires a high degree of flexibility in every part of the body. All the major muscle groups and corresponding attachments are involved in the two competitive lifts: shoulder girdle, back, and hips and legs. A lack of flexibility in the shoulders will… Read more »

13 CrossFit Box Etiquette you need to know…

Certain arenas require you to behave in a respectable manner. You wear the appropriate work attire because you are a professional and you are an employee of a professional company. You should take your hat off when you’re in a church. Stand up and sing during the national anthem. Nobody really tells you to do… Read more »

The Responsibilities of Training Children and Teens

By Jeff Martin and Cyndi Rodi Working with kids has significantly influenced my beliefs about my role as a CrossFit coach. Designing and implementing appropriate programming for children and teens has really honed my general training skills. Unlike with my adult clients, who are responsible for making informed choices, it is not a child’s or… Read more »

Enemy Mind

Your thoughts can derail your performance—but only if you let them. David Brewer “The human body is an incredible machine, but most people only get out of that machine what their mind allows them to.” —Rich Froning Here are some common thoughts at CrossFit boxes all over the world: “I can’t wait until this is over…. Read more »

Pace Makes Race

Harvard University Crew members and coaches advise CrossFit athletes to use pacing to become more efficient on the rowing machine. For many CrossFit athletes, the rowing machine is like a first date: a blend of dread and discomfort. The problem often isn’t a lack of fitness but a lack of understanding of pace. “I think… Read more »