In case you hadn’t heard, the CF Kids Jamboree turned out to be an INCREDIBLE success! There was an obstacle course, a relay race, a few rounds of Cindy, and a massive game of Dodgeball! We housed a total of 45 kiddos, representative of gyms from all around Knoxville. I’m not sure I’ve come down […]
The Remainder of Recovery/Testing Week
As we finish out our final week of the back squat portion of Summer of Squats, we wanted to give you a quick snapshot of this week so you can plan appropriately to get all of your new 1RM’s!
MONDAY – Low Volume Front Squat, Low Volume Jerk, Light Metcon
TUESDAY – Light […]
We as a culture are obsessed with genius. There exists a cult of genius. We aspire to genius. When we find we are not somehow naturally gifted (genius) in something, we often give up on it or at the least put less effort into it. This is nowhere more common than in mathematics.
I just finished […]
Tongue in cheek.
Number 1: Celebrate all of your hard work!
Guys and gals, training day in and day out is exhausting work both physically and mentally, especially during summer of squats. Having a marker to test yourself by is a great way to stay motivated and reward yourself for all of your […]
A tried and true method for coming up with blog post ideas is to jot down any conversations I may have with multiple members. If athletes are asking the same questions it stands to reckon it is either important, there is ambiguity somewhere, or we are not doing a good enough job explaining something. One […]
G’day mates, how ya going? Let’s talk about next week’s de-load and test.
First off, congrats. You’ve completed 237 squats above 70% in the past three weeks if you have hit all of the MWFs. Well done. That’s quite a bit of hip and knee flexing. That’s almost 50,000lbs of total volume if you averaged […]
Squatting is important. We’ve asked, “If you are going to be stranded on an island what is the one exercise you would take with you?” A lot of you responded with the back squat, and I definitely think you would be hard pressed to find a better movement. The squat rewards our natural positions. It […]
As many of you have realized, we have come to the end of our current cycle and are proceeding into our next. The next will be a gymnastics-biased cycle, which Grant aka Ktown’s Dominique Moceanu will be covering in a coming blog post. However, the purpose of this post is to shed some light on […]
I know you’re all jealous of the workouts drawn on the CrossFit Kids board. I am. While the Wodify programming contains a wide variety of 10RMs and 1K rowing tests, the Kids board is just covered with colorful pictures and games. Who wouldn’t want to play games for a workout?! Yes, CrossFit Kids classes are […]
This post is a follow-up to my earlier “Why Fitness?” post. If we know that we need to have this elusive concept called “fitness” because it benefits our overall lifestyle and well-being, what is the best way to gain fitness? There are many ways to define fitness and likely just as many ways to go […]