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3 10, 2016

On the importance of setup, part II

By | 2017-04-25T14:38:01+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville|0 Comments

Angle between lats and humerus should be as close to 90 degrees as possible when setting up for a deadlift. ***This is a repost from July 2nd, 2013. Please enjoy!*** The first part of this series discussed the most frequently used lift performed at CrossFit Ktown: the squat.  This post will delve into [...]

23 09, 2016

On the importance of setup – Part I

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

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 [...]

19 09, 2016

Mental toughness is developed and cultivated, not given.

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

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 [...]

13 09, 2016

Vague Rituals at Ktown

By | 2017-04-25T14:38:01+00:00 September 13th, 2016|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville|0 Comments

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 [...]

10 09, 2016

What to Eat – Just the Basics

By | 2017-04-25T14:38:01+00:00 September 10th, 2016|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville|0 Comments

It's not that hard to begin with, but we can obviously become more and more sophisticated with our nutrition after mastering the basics. WHAT TO EAT - JUST THE BASICS The food we put in our bodies plays an enormous role in our health, wellness, and performance in our daily tasks. Along with [...]

8 09, 2016

Patience as a technique in weightlifting

By | 2017-04-25T14:38:02+00:00 September 8th, 2016|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 much [...]

23 08, 2016

A couple of interesting reads…

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

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 [...]

19 08, 2016

Bring a Friend Week 2016

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

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 [...]

9 08, 2016

Preparing your body and joints for maximum effort

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

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 [...]