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31 08, 2017

Patience as a technique in weightlifting

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

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 [...]

16 08, 2017

On Pareto’s Principle and Via Negativa

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

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 [...]

25 07, 2017

Summer of Squats 2017

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

#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 [...]

18 04, 2017

Practice, competition, and mental anguish (not brief)

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

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 [...]

23 02, 2017

Mental Preparation for the CrossFit Open

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

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 [...]

14 02, 2017

Exhaustive (exhausting?) notes from our Split Jerk Seminar

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

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 [...]

13 02, 2017

More than a blog post, an announcement!

By | 2017-04-25T14:38:01+00:00 February 13th, 2017|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville|0 Comments

A Samantha collage! 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 [...]

2 02, 2017

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

By | 2017-04-25T14:38:01+00:00 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 [...]

28 12, 2016

Swag update with new pieces added!

By | 2017-04-25T14:38:01+00:00 December 28th, 2016|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville|0 Comments

Still have this sweet hoodie to don through the cold winter months at Ktown! 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 [...]