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2302, 2017

Mental Preparation for the CrossFit Open

By |February 23rd, 2017|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville|0 Comments

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 […]

1402, 2017

Exhaustive (exhausting?) notes from our Split Jerk Seminar

By |February 14th, 2017|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville|0 Comments

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 […]

1302, 2017

More than a blog post, an announcement!

By |February 13th, 2017|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville|0 Comments

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 […]

202, 2017

Urgency, the CF Open, and Alex Anderson Tools for the Open seminar

By |February 2nd, 2017|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville|0 Comments

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 […]

1601, 2017

Psychology of sport and tools for success

By |January 16th, 2017|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville|0 Comments

Introduction

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, […]

2812, 2016

Swag update with new pieces added!

By |December 28th, 2016|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville|0 Comments

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 […]

1612, 2016

Swag order

By |December 16th, 2016|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville|0 Comments

 

(Links weren’t working right through Wodify email. Here is everything in blog format. Should be working meow.)

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 […]

1412, 2016

Silk slippers versus hobnailed boots

By |December 14th, 2016|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville|0 Comments

“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 […]

2610, 2016

November Paleo Challenge 2016

By |October 26th, 2016|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville|0 Comments

NOVEMBER PALEO CHALLENGE

Hey Ktowners,

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 […]

1410, 2016

On the Importance of Setup Part III

By |October 14th, 2016|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville|0 Comments

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 […]