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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 [...]

2 08, 2016

Recovery/Testing Week

By | 2017-04-25T14:38:02+00:00 August 2nd, 2016|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville|0 Comments

  Coach Samantha in her element The Remainder of Recovery/Testing Week   As we finish out our final week of the back squat portion of Summer of Squats, we wanted to give you a quick snapshot of this week so you can plan appropriately to get all of your new 1RM’s! MONDAY – [...]

28 07, 2016

Cult of Genius vs Grit

By | 2017-04-25T14:38:02+00:00 July 28th, 2016|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville|0 Comments

Graphical lessons, wee! We as a culture are obsessed with genius. There exists a cult of genius. We aspire to genius. When we find we are not somehow naturally gifted (genius) in something, we often give up on it or at the least put less effort into it. This is nowhere more common [...]

21 07, 2016

Why you should sign-up for the Jacked and Tan Classic

By | 2017-04-25T14:38:02+00:00 July 21st, 2016|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville|0 Comments

Tongue in cheek. Number 1: Celebrate all of your hard work! Guys and gals, training day in and day out is exhausting work both physically and mentally, especially during summer of squats. Having a marker to test yourself by is a great way to stay motivated and reward yourself for all of [...]

20 07, 2016

Squats, leg strength, and weightlifting

By | 2017-04-25T14:38:02+00:00 July 20th, 2016|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville|0 Comments

Lovely squat position here. A tried and true method for coming up with blog post ideas is to jot down any conversations I may have with multiple members. If athletes are asking the same questions it stands to reckon it is either important, there is ambiguity somewhere, or we are not doing a [...]