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On the importance of setup – Part I

Oktoberfest coozie holding an Oktoberfest boozie.   ***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 [...]

By | 2017-04-25T14:38:01+00:00 September 23rd, 2016|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville|0 Comments

Mental toughness is developed and cultivated, not given.

Two blog images in a row based on Dune. You're welcome. 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 [...]

By | 2017-04-25T14:38:01+00:00 September 19th, 2016|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville|0 Comments

Vague Rituals at Ktown

This. Is. Phenomenal! ***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 [...]

By | 2017-04-25T14:38:01+00:00 September 13th, 2016|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 much [...]

By | 2017-04-25T14:38:02+00:00 September 8th, 2016|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville|0 Comments

A couple of interesting reads…

Reading is sexy! 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 [...]

By | 2017-04-25T14:38:02+00:00 August 23rd, 2016|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville|0 Comments

Bring a Friend Week 2016

A teaching moment for the push press and jerk. 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 [...]

By | 2017-04-25T14:38:02+00:00 August 19th, 2016|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville|0 Comments

Preparing your body and joints for maximum effort

Let me take y'all back here... 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 [...]

By | 2017-04-25T14:38:02+00:00 August 9th, 2016|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville|0 Comments