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.

Hector dominates Plank Wars Part II

It took Hector only a few minutes to dismantle and ultimately destroy his fellow competitors in Plank Wars part II that took place at CrossFit Tokai this past weekend. The competition was fierce, but Hector dug deep and pulled out a win. Afterwards we sat down with Hector and asked him to share his strategy… 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 »

Fitness Through Sports?

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 »

CrossFit Tokai Kids

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 »

On the Shoulders of Giants

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 »

CFT goes Gangsta!

Just a few of the homies at CFT representn’ Gangsta style….Say what….Boom! Mama-G kickin it old school with some serious bling…

The CrossFit Life

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 »

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 »

Virtuosity Goes Viral

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 »

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 »