The old adage that “practice makes perfect” needs revision. This statement makes it seem as if putting in the requisite time will eventually allow anyone to become an expert at any given task or discipline to which they apply themselves. This point of view offers an enticing idea: that simply putting in time and effort […]
***This is a repost from July 2nd, 2013. Please enjoy!***
The first part of this series discussed the most frequently used lift performed at CrossFit Ktown: the squat. This post will delve into the intricacies of setting up for a deadlift. Both of these lifts are powerlifts, or sometimes referred to as the “slow lifts.” The […]
***Note – This is a repost from May 29th, 2013. Please enjoy!***
When telling a joke, setup is important. When constructing a wind and rain proof camp, setup is important. When writing a blog post on setup position, setup is important…
This post begins a series I will write on setup position for various lifts. I expect […]
It has become almost a cliché in American sports that an athlete in the NFL, MLB, NBA, or MLS is described as a “mentally tough” athlete when they come back from injury or battle through a personal loss or overcome some sort of obstacle to give an outstanding sports performance. While this is no doubt […]
***Note – This is a repost from November 19th, 2013. Please enjoy!***
Empires do not suffer emptiness of purpose at the time of their creation. It is when they have become established that aims are lost and replaced by vague ritual.
–Words of Muad’dib
by Princess Irulan
This little gem is from Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert. I am […]
WHAT TO EAT – JUST THE BASICS
The food we put in our bodies plays an enormous role in our health, wellness, and performance in our daily tasks. Along with getting enough sleep, it is one of the most important aspects of our lives outside the gym. For all of its importance, there is no one […]
The Olympic lifts require great speed and power. But that speed and power should not only be imparted to the barbell, it should also be used to get the athlete under the bar into the receiving position. A lot of CrossFit athletes rely too much on the arms and too little on the hips and […]
Let’s talk low carb.
For those of you striving to lose weight, stay lean, or simply eat healthier, this may be an option for you. If you’re seeking nutrition solutions and would be up for reading some clear, hard-hitting nutrition science that supports a balanced low carb diet, I suggest you check out two books written […]
Next week, August 22nd through 26th, is our biannual Bring a Friend Week. This is your opportunity to prove to us that you do in fact possess friends outside of the gym. And if your friend is anything like you, they will fit right in with our fellowship of shared suffering!
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The Importance of the Warm-up/Preparing Your Body and Joints for Maximum Effort
As we finish the Back Squat portion of Summer of Squats and prepare to tackle further challenges (Death Days, Oktoberfest, front squats, upper body conditioning, etc.), it becomes even more important that we prepare our bodies each day to give our best possible efforts.