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1011, 2014

Something Wicked This Way Comes

By |November 10th, 2014|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville, Uncategorized|0 Comments

You may have already got a sneak peak of the big addition to Ktown last Friday. And by big I mean 230lbs of man, and by addition I mean Coach Taylor Layman has rejoined the coaching staff at CrossFit Ktown. It’s a good thing, too. The weather service is predicting an unseasonable polar vortex dooms […]

1509, 2014

Mindfulness

By |September 15th, 2014|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Written by one of our members (George Eliot) who wishes to remain nameless.

Staying Healthy Outside the Gym

Mindfulness

But, how can it help me at the gym?

I’ll start here because I don’t anticipate everyone making it to the end of the post and I’d like to hone in on some key points and maybe hook some of […]

1408, 2014

Tempo squats and more!

By |August 14th, 2014|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Gather round, Ktowners. A new cycle began Monday, and I am going to explain it to you.

We just finished up with a ten week cycle revolving around squats, 2k row, and midline stabilization. We had some big PRs on the squats and 2k rows, and we also had some little PRs on both tests. We […]

2907, 2014

The times, they are a’changin’…

By |July 29th, 2014|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville, Uncategorized|2 Comments

We so hate to say goodbye to one of our best and brightest, Coach Miss J. She has been with us since the beginning, but now it is time to be on to bigger and better things in the state’s capital. She has spent over five years of making Knoxville a little bit more fit. […]

1007, 2014

Hips and Shoulders

By |July 10th, 2014|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville, Uncategorized|0 Comments

“The hips crave intensity, the shoulders crave complexity.”

Where I heard this is lost on me now, but I love how simple a concept it illustrates. A vast majority of our training revolves around the hips and shoulders. And these two joints look and perform very similarly. We even go as far as to speak of […]

307, 2014

Jacked and Tan Classic 2014

By |July 3rd, 2014|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Jacked and Tan classic is upon us once again. We had a lot of fun hosting this great partner competition last year, and we want to do it better this year.

The event will be August 2nd with the first workout beginning at 9AM. There will be 4 divisions: male Rx, female Rx, male Rxish, […]

2706, 2014

Goodbyes are such sweet sorrow…

By |June 27th, 2014|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville, Uncategorized|2 Comments

How do you sum up the past 5 years? Where to even start? It’s been quite an adventure, occasionally a grind, and a helluva lot of fun. That much I know for sure.

In May of 2009 I was fortunate enough to help open a hole-in-the-wall, unknown to most, gym with a very different exercise methodology. […]

406, 2014

CF Hate Reaches Record Highs

By |June 4th, 2014|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville, Uncategorized|0 Comments

I was recently asked to weigh-in on a video published by Discovery News about the safety and efficacy of CrossFit. I was really surprised that Discovery Network would put out such shoddy work. I actually did not even realize it was them until Adam Gerken brought it to my attention. I am still surprised, but […]

2305, 2014

CBo weighs in (on embracing that journey)

By |May 23rd, 2014|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Once again we find ourselves standing at the edge of the summer months, about to step into the shirtless, flex-all-the-time, show ‘em my goods season.  Around this time of year, you’ll see a little extra “umph” from most people in the gym because they (naturally) want to look good when they pop that shirt off […]

2105, 2014

Alex Anderson

By |May 21st, 2014|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Alex Anderson: Lex, Son of Anders, Coach, Friend, Bestie, Roomie

If you haven’t noticed, your Coach, Lex, is quite a phenomenal CrossFitter and has some amazing upcoming opportunities.  He heads to Vegas next month for the National Pro Fitness League’s final combine event. If he does well there, he could fulfill his desire of getting paid […]