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 »
In the simplest terms, CrossFit is an incredibly effective strength and conditioning program.
The CrossFit Method will prepare you for life and sport better than any other training regime in existence today. If there were another system that worked better we would steal it and use it at our gym.
Parents who want their kids to be active sign them up for sports, but early specialization and pressure to perform often take young athletes out of the game for life. Are athletes made by playing or training? At the 2014 NHL Scouting Combine, Sam Bennett couldn’t do a pull-up. The 17-year-old faced criticism from various… Read more »
We’ve been talking about adding CrossFit Kids to the menu at CFT for some time now so we’re very pleased to say that it has finally happened. This past Saturday we had our first CFK class in the upstairs area at CFT and it ended up being a total blast for all the little kidos… Read more »
Rich Froning was high-fiving volunteers on the evening of July 26. It had been one of the longer days of competition, with athletes starting just after noon with the Muscle-Up Biathlon and ending around 9 p.m. with the Push Pull. Froning had spent the afternoon and evening digging out of a hole created by a… Read more »
Just a few of the homies at CFT representn’ Gangsta style….Say what….Boom! Mama-G kickin it old school with some serious bling…
I was telling my girlfriend last night why I couldn’t spend too much time with a certain group of people because they were too superficial. She looked back at me with a befuddled look on her face and said, “But all you do is CrossFit! That’s superficial. You just do it to get big and… Read more »
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 »
Hollis Molloy of CrossFit Santa Cruz remembers the good old CrossFit days, the days when CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman hosted every single Level 1 Seminar, when the entire group—including Glassman—went for pizza and beer after the course. Molloy, who started CrossFit at Glassman’s original CrossFit gym, was around in the days when the… Read more »
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 »
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 »