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Let me confess right off the bat that I enjoy pressing tremendously. Single bells, double bells, I love them both! If I could meet all my goals by working on only one lift, it would more than likely be the kettlebell press. I enjoy coaching the push press ...
Day 339 Of 360 Press: 3 x 7 @ (up to) 70% of 2RM 1 x 9 @ 50%, each with full 2/1000 in lock-out   Rest as needed between sets. If sets require interruption at chosen weight, or range of motion fails, make as minor an adjustment as needed and complete ...
Youth sports are now big business. That may sound crazy, but it’s true. Every year parents spend exorbitantly to give their children as much opportunity as possible, or at least to keep up with everyone else. Once common, three-sport high school ath ...
Day 338 Of 360 Power clean: 5 x 3 @ (up to) 85% of 2RM   Then:   Kettlebell front squat: 3 x 3L, 3R @ as heavy as possible 2 x 6L, 6R @ 2 intervals down from heaviest 1 x 9L, 9R @ 3 intervals down from heaviest   Make ambitious choices, and ...
It has been said many times that people make decisions for two reasons—to gain some type of pleasure or to avoid some type of pain. Let me ask you a question, would you be more inclined to exercise to live a longer life? Or would you be more incline ...
Walking on your hands is great for upper body strength, balance, coordination, working out imbalances between your arms, and more. It’s also fun! This article is going to provide a step by step (pun intended) guide to walking on your hands.   Y ...
Day 337 Of 360 Deadlift: 5 x 2 @ (up to) 90% of 2RM   Then:   Bench press: 5 x 5 @ 70% of 2RM   Rest as needed between sets. If sets require interruption at chosen weight, or range of motion fails, make as minor an adjustment as needed befo ...
  In all walks of life, any plan is better than no plan. We’ve all heard the quotes and clichés about failing to plan equating to planning to fail. Well, there is a reason that these types of sayings are used so frequently. They are tru ...
  From the day I could talk, I knew I wanted to be seven. I was named after the famous western about a wandering cowboy. My father talked up what an honor it was to share a name with this cool, strong silent type and I couldn’t wait to see the ...
Day 336 Of 360 3 rounds of:   1 minute sled drag (20yd. each @ 1/4% BW) 1 minute rest   ”Drag” = forward, and “Pull” = backward. Even as the pace slows, insist on movement during work round. Sled drag is a full-body movem ...
  The newest craze in the nutrition and dieting world is a type of diet known as intermittent fasting (IF). IF involves eating your daily calorie allotment during a specified "eating window," and fasting (not eating) during the remaining p ...
  Whilst every athlete is undoubtedly unique, there are 7 broad categories that the majority of CrossFit Open competitors fit into.   1. The Fizzler At the start of the Open this athlete was enthusiastic and committed, but when the going got to ...
I write this in the after-glow of today’s workout, my creative energy peaking as I slowly come down from my exercise high. I imagine that putting slightly sweaty fingers to keyboard is a common occurrence for many of the other coach/writers here at ...
Day 335 Of 360 5 rounds of:   1L, 1R Turkish Get-up @ 50% of 1RM 20 Mace 360/ 10-2 10 Mace squat (Up to) 1 minute rest   Mace weights are self-scaled and should pose a challenge at designated rep scheme. Position considered, do not under-lift in ...
  Many people who start resistance training want to increase their strength and improve their body composition by building muscle. Unfortunately, many of those people fail to achieve their goals. People fail to increase their strength or muscle mass ...
This year’s CrossFit Open kicked off on February 22 with WOD 18.1 and ended with final score submissions for with WOD 18.5 last week. As each Open WOD was announced, I offered you the same briefing I gave the athletes at my gym, Precision CrossFit. ...
Flow. An elusive idea, one that evokes images of people lost in a moment, completely immersed in the task at hand. Time falls away, the world disappears, and there is only you and the activity.   From a fitness or movement perspective, flow is often ...