Inside the Cult of CrossFit

An Article from the Daily Beast By William O’Conner Inside the Cult of CrossFit The punishing workout’s fans are obsessive—and extremely vocal. What gives with this latest workout craze that some call dangerous and others call salvation? About nine pages in, I moved a pillow between the book and the extra parts of my stomach. […]

Too Much Muscle

Glenn Pendlay, noted Olympic weightlifting coach, has a problem: His athletes are building too much muscle, too fast. The weightlifters are growing right out of their weight classes… while losing body fat. They’re not training for hypertrophy, but they’re gaining muscle much faster than people who are. People like you. And they’re doing it by not training like […]

Sign Up and Tell Complacency to #$@% Off

Project Mayhem: Sign Up and Tell Complacency to #$@% Off Andrew Read Contributor – Endurance Training, Senior RKC Share on emailEmail More Sharing ServicesShare In 2008 Michael Atkinson wrote a paper that has become very well known in the endurance community – Triathlon, Suffering and Exciting Significance. What sets this paper apart from most published on any […]

THE MISSING LINK: MOVEMENT AS A SKILL

The Missing Link: Movement as a Skill This is a guest post from Kelly Starrett. Kelly is an expert on performance-based orthopedic sports medicine, and the founder and operator of CrossFit San Francisco. He also blogs at mobilitywod.com, presented at this year’s PrimalCon Oxnard to rave reviews, and has a great new book out, Becoming a Supple Leopard. He’s been busy! Now, […]

20 Tips That Will Make You Better at Olympic Weightlifting

20 Tips That Will Make You Better at Olympic Weightlifting Chet Morjaria Contributor – Strength Training and Olympic Weightlifting The following is a guest post from Chet Morjaria of Ironwork:   The road to success in Olympic weightlifting is often a complex one to navigate. There are many routes to take, some more direct than others. An experienced […]

Attitude Is Everything!

READ THIS CAREFULLY, LET IT SINK IN!!! Michael is the kind of guy you love to hate. He is always in a good mood and always has something positive to say. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would reply, “If I were any better, I would be twins!” He was a […]

Mental Toughness

by Priscilla of CrossFit Fury One of our Basics’ members, Priscilla Tallman, has offered to blog for us and recently wrote a great article on Mental Toughness-check out what she think about being mentally tough.   CrossFitter, Kory Stearns, stays mentally tough through a deadlift wod. Okay, close your eyes. For the next few moments […]

Deadlifts and Back Pain

Horse & carriage, wine & cheese, Simon & Garfunkel….these things go together. Deadlifts & back pain DO NOT go together. However, more often than not, when I get a Crossfit athlete presenting to me complaining of back pain the movement they were most likely performing when they felt their pain was DEADLIFTS. Why is this the case? […]

Duck Feet and Squatting

Duck feet and squatting Ever notice what your feet are doing while you’re squatting? Probably not, but I DO. And I see it all the time. It makes my ankles, knees, hips and lower back HURT just looking at this. Poor LEFT ankle mobility What is actually going on when your feet are turning out […]

Nutrition

  This is a list of frequently asked questions we get about nutrition and links to the resources we’ve created to answer them. You can find everything you need to know to get started with a sound CrossFit diet  in our resources section here. But most of all, you need to know that nutrition is not […]