How many of you see a running workout programmed on the blog and then promptly cancel out?
Do you see a rowing workout and then suddenly “fall ill”?
Well, if you are missing these sessions, you are missing one of the most important aspects of your training!
You know that feeling you get when you’re in the middle of a workout like you’re about to pass out? What about when it feels like you’re sucking on fumes and you cannot catch your breath? Or what about that feeling you start a workout way too fast and then crash and burn in spectacular fashion halfway through?
That's actually called breathing, it's called pacing and its called your aerobic capacity.
Did you know that one of the best ways to train these elements is with monostructural work?
Independent of fitness level, the Open brings us together to pursue something that would not hold the same meaning or possibilities if we were just working out on our own.
Do YOU need to do MORE!?
One of the most common questions we get - and we get about our program in general - "Is that really all you do?" "How is it possible to see good results with these short workouts?" "Don't I need to do more." The answer is simple.
Venn diagrams show relationships between sets of ideas and they help explain CrossFit’s success.
Venn diagrams are a simple and effective visual representation of concepts and their relationships. They work by putting a concept into a circle. Any place where circles intersect shows a relationship between them, resulting in a new idea or concept. The Venn diagram comes out of mathematics and is a powerful tool for exploring ideas and relationships.
To understand CrossFit, the three most important concepts are functionality, variance and intensity.
Although it might not be as fun or sexy as a 200kg deadlift or a two-minute Fran, taking time to log workout details can go a long way in helping you become a better CrossFitter.
We all inherently understand the benefits of keeping a training log. However, many of us are either not maintaining one or simply going through the motions by scribbling our WOD times in a notebook or spreadsheet.
Greg Glassman asked the question, “What is fitness?”
Blair Morrison offers some of his own thoughts to help you discover what fitness means to you.
What is fitness?
In CrossFit, movements transfer to real life: The air squat improves our ability to sit down and stand up, the deadlift improves our ability to pick objects off the floor in a safe manner, and the list goes on.
The snatch is not a movement regularly seen in daily life, but it can simultaneously develop all 10 components of fitness: speed, power, strength, flexibility, stamina, cardiorespiratory endurance, coordination, accuracy, agility and balance. This makes the snatch a very useful tool for anyone who is seeking to improve fitness. As such, it’s described in detail in the “CrossFit Level 1 Training Guide,” and we teach all attendees how to snatch at the Level 1 Certificate Course.
Too much stress can affect performance. Here's what you can do to relax.
Let’s take a deeper look at the components of stress and the mental skills you can practice to help negate any decreases in performance outcomes.
Learning gymnastics skills can be frustrating, but Dave Durante explains why the return is well worth the investment.
Be patient and limit frustration.
One of the most common questions we get - and we get about our program in general - "Is that really all you do?" "How is it possible to see good results with these short workouts?" "Don't I need to do more."
The answer is simple.