Patrick McCarty

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Birthday WODS, and their ilk, are just an indicator or a much larger issue - you don’t program. Think about it. If you have room in your schedule for birthday WODS, then you don’t have a schedule.
In order to get better at this lift, I assembled some highly regarded coaches from around the country and posed this question: “My overhead squat sucks. How can I fix it?”
CrossFit Media knows a good picture when they see it. They know what translates into likes, shares, and page views. What they don’t know is the emotional response at the other end of the photo.
The idea you can take an L1 course just a CrossFitter on a Saturday morning and emerge Sunday afternoon a coach is pure fantasy. I know this because I was the world’s worst CrossFit coach for 2 years.
So what are the rules when it comes to video submissions and the judging of same? The official rulebook is silent on this and it seems like there is no governance of the video submissions at all.
This week - a look at individuals getting teams qualified for the Games and the fact that CrossFit is the only sports that allows do-overs.
CrossFit has exploded into a high-profile sport. That means they need to go full pro and lose the inbreeding. What do I mean by that? Read on.
Over the next four weeks, my articles will take an honest look at the CrossFit Open. How it works, how it doesn’t work, and ultimately, some suggestions as to how it can be fixed.
When it was first announced that the Masters events were going to be moved to mid-week, we felt like it was yet another slap in the face to the Masters population. And boy, were we wrong.
This Saturday I leave for the 2013 CrossFit Games. I've made a lot of progress in the last year, but it's not over yet. Here are my goals for the Games this year.
This week there was some controversy over the prize purse for masters athletes. One Facebook comment fired me up. Here's what I have to say to all the Ryan McGrottys out there.
Ask anyone what they love about CrossFit and they'll probably mention the word "community." But like any community, forming a community starts with individuals - with me and you.