As many of you have been hearing for several weeks, the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games Open is upon us. If you have participated in the Open in previous years, you have some idea for what is in store. If not, you will be in for a treat. Every Thursday night for 5 weeks, CrossFit HQ […]
CFKT Jerk Seminar for the CrossFitters of Knoxville Seminar Series
Philosophy of jerk
Split jerk vs power jerk vs squat jerk
Split jerk offers the ability to drop low into a solid base without requiring a lot of extra flexibility, mobility, and stability. This should make it the default jerk of MOST lifters.
Power jerk is an important tool […]
More than a gym. More than a member. More than a coach.
Over seven years ago, I attended my first free class at CrossFit Ktown. Little did I know how the experience would change my health trajectory and my life. Back then 1.0, as it was eventually called, was a slightly different place. It was a […]
The CrossFit Open is upon us once again. Later this month hundreds of thousands of athletes will be testing themselves with whatever Dave Castro and team have cooked up. Tests ranging from gymnastic to barbell, strength to endurance, and plenty of tough mental tasks will be tackled. This is a wonderful time of year for […]
Hey, everyone! My name is Ben and I am a first-year student in the master’s program for Sport Psychology and Motor Behavior at the University of Tennessee. I have a long history in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting as both a coach and an athlete. I have previously competed in the National Collegiate weightlifting championships, […]
It’s Tony, your CFKT swagmaster. I wanted to reach out & mention that several folks have asked for a heavy, non-zip hoodie in addition to the other wardrobe needs…Said their 2017 year would start off horribly if this piece wasn’t in their closet. Never fear my overhead squatting friend–It wasn’t on the list initially but it […]
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We have some new clothing options coming at you this winter. By popular demand we have added 3/4 sleeve henleys, light and heavyweight hoodies, stylish long sleeves, and plenty of the usual. We also have a new design (attached) going […]
“History is only the pattern of silken slippers descending the stairs to the thunder of hobnailed boots climbing upward from below.” – Voltaire
It is possible that Voltaire was not in fact the one to say this. I could not find any conclusive evidence, but I am not so worried whether he was the one to […]
NOVEMBER PALEO CHALLENGE
Several of you have been asking about a November Paleo Challenge like last year, and we love your enthusiasm. Because so many of you saw great results, learned about diet and health, and had some fun, we decided to do it again this year.
Here are the basic details:
Sign up on the white […]
I’m rolling this thing out faster than a lot of you can read, and for that I apologize. Here is Part III (if you missed Part I or Part II, check them out) in our series entitled “On The Importance of Setting Up.”
In this post I will discuss the often overlooked skill of posture as it […]