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On CFKT’s sleep tracking

(Co)sleeping like a baby! Several of you have asked the obvious question: Why are we tracking the hours slept before midnight versus the total hours slept in a night? I will give you two answers. First, the one based in behavioral economics, is that I want to incentivize you to get to bed [...]

By | 2018-08-03T08:15:26+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville|0 Comments

Summer of Squats 2018 edition

Skwats! A long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away we were possibly over-concerned with strength. There was the 70s Big phenomenon. We had the Mark Rippetoe-induced strength cycles and gallons of whole milk per day episodes. And we may have even shirked some of our conditioning responsibilities in pursuit of [...]

By | 2018-07-09T10:23:05+00:00 July 9th, 2018|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville|0 Comments

Forging Elite Fetuses

Ashley set to announce that she is growing a human. My fellow Ktowners, I’d like to tell you about my 2-year journey that will hopefully be bringing another option to you and yours within the Knoxville CrossFitting community by year’s end. Thank you in advance for accepting my humble plea for support and [...]

By | 2018-06-29T15:23:50+00:00 June 29th, 2018|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville|0 Comments

For feet’s sake!

Rebecca knows that neutral feet help create torque throughout the system! “The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.” – Leonardo da Vinci “In all forms of strategy, it is necessary to maintain the combat stance in everyday life and to make your everyday stance your combat stance. [...]

By | 2017-12-01T08:35:44+00:00 November 30th, 2017|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville|0 Comments

Patience as a technique in weightlifting

Lu Xiaojun moments before initiating his second pull. 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 [...]

By | 2017-08-31T17:02:49+00:00 August 31st, 2017|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville|0 Comments

On Pareto’s Principle and Via Negativa

The Antifragile Triad About six years ago some gentlemen from CFKT started a book club. There is usually a lifecycle to these sorts of things, but this one has somehow waxed and waned for over half a decade now and yet still breathes. Of the faces in the club some are non-members, former [...]

By | 2017-08-16T16:54:12+00:00 August 16th, 2017|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville|0 Comments

Summer of Squats 2017

#squadgoals & #squatgoals Let’s just do a quickie for you all today. Our Summer of Squats 2017 has begun. I am going to lay out the current template and introduce you to our new Saturday programming. Here we go! Monday – 3x8 squats, practice conditioning ~8-12 min (more O-lift focused) Tuesday – upper [...]

By | 2017-09-21T17:12:05+00:00 July 25th, 2017|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville|0 Comments

Practice, competition, and mental anguish (not brief)

Sneaky plug for our Spring Fling X&Ys competition! There is actually nothing to win if you register, but registration does close Wednesday at midnight! We are in the auspicious beginnings of our annual structural cycle now. The CF Open has ended and after two weeks of low volume and some weird, fun lifting [...]

By | 2017-04-25T14:38:00+00:00 April 18th, 2017|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville|2 Comments

Mental Preparation for the CrossFit Open

The Open cometh! 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 [...]

By | 2017-04-25T14:38:00+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville|0 Comments

Exhaustive (exhausting?) notes from our Split Jerk Seminar

Jerk seminar ftw! 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 [...]

By | 2017-04-25T14:38:01+00:00 February 14th, 2017|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville|0 Comments