functional fitness

Does doing a really hard workout “honor” someone killed in battle? No. So what are we left with?
The benefit of an EMOM is not to mix and match tasks, but to train energy systems and skills, and train you to work.
While it comes down to individual needs and goals, there are good reasons to switch gyms, and bad reasons.
Raising a son who has autism and dealing with a shoulder injury taught me CrossFit isn't just about presses and kipping pull ups.
Just because we may have pumped a little life into weightlifting, doesn’t mean we get to trample on its traditions.
At the start, it seems like the trajectory can only ever be up. Then we hit a wall. It’s called burnout.
When we lose sight of simplicity, our so-called functional training can actually backfire.
Along came the CrossFit Games. As the sport grew, so did a noticeable caste system within many boxes.
Any comparisons of The Box’s cover photo and real photos of Camille seem to reveal a body much different.
Who we teach our children and young athletes to admire is who they will admire and who they will become.
The ability to escape a dangerous situation is the most serious display of functional fitness, but our fitness comes in to play in all aspects of our day.
Sometimes we get caught in a trap of coaching the coachable. Nurturing the rock stars, while we allow the less coachable to fade.
Mixing and matching from boxes and CrossFit celebs is a prescription for failure. Seeking out the most heinous crush-fest is just plain reckless.
An on-ramp teaches foundational movements, but it also teaches the language of CrossFit, lowers injury rates, and welcomes clients into your culture.
Your mission as a CrossFit coach is to challenge the client in your gym, get them stronger, and lead them on the path to mastery and competence.
Structuring the benchmark Girls as time-constrained tests provides a method to help your athletes mature into accomplished CrossFitters.
Cry, bleed, vomit, but don’t stop. And, yes, if you find the idea of breaking your neck a problem, we don’t care to associate with your kind.