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How To Perform Toes To Bar

How To Perform Toes To Bar

February 03, 2016 5 min read

 

A part of the family of gymnastics movements in crossfit, stringing toes to bar are an important benchmark for most crossfitters. While the action of completing one toe to bar can be relatively simple, simply swing your feet up until they hit the bar, stringing multiple toes to bars is when it becomes a real challenge. Luckily, with hard work and persistence, toes to bars can become easy!

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To Gym Or Not To Gym?

To Gym Or Not To Gym?

November 24, 2015 8 min read

In today’s world, it seems as though everything and anything can be done successfully at home. Computers and the Internet have allowed us to bring our work to our beds, education to our living rooms and now, fitness to our garage.

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The 5 Most Underutilized Pieces Of Equipment That Are Probably In Your Gym

The 5 Most Underutilized Pieces Of Equipment That Are Probably In Your Gym

November 16, 2015 6 min read

Somewhere in the back of your gym, behind the jump ropes you love and the rowers you hate and way beyond your beloved steel, chrome, custom Rogue Olympic lifting bar lies a miscellany of odd (and sometimes not so odd) objects, rarely touched by the calloused hand of even the most experienced crossfitter.

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Don’t Call It A Comeback-Dealing With Injury

Don’t Call It A Comeback-Dealing With Injury

November 02, 2015 6 min read

So something went awry at the gym today. Maybe you deterred ever so slightly from your form on your deadlift and felt something tweak. Or maybe you woke up this morning and something is feeling just a little more than “sore” from yesterday’s squat session.

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Ditching the Dreaded Rx: How to WOD With A Purpose

Ditching the Dreaded Rx: How to WOD With A Purpose

October 27, 2015 5 min read

In the beginning, CrossFit was fairly simple. Simply show up, do the work and see the results. The mere factor of walking half-heartedly through the door on a Friday evening only to lace up your nanos and put in even a minimal effort would bring about results. You probably PR’d at least once a week in some area or another and the mere completion of a workout was an achievement in itself. Fast forward 6-12 months and the results have started to slow. PR’s have become more spread out and less frequent. Just “showing up” for class has no longer become enough.

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5 Excuses CrossFitters Use To Avoid Working Out

5 Excuses CrossFitters Use To Avoid Working Out

October 19, 2015 2 min read

Everyone has their own reasons for skipping a workout. Whether you changed careers, got injured, or your personal life went through major changes, you may have missed a WOD or two (or ten) because of it. Though life may get in the way, do your best not to fall into the trap of avoiding the gym because you "can't make it."

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The Deficiencies and Imbalances You Probably Don’t Know You Have

The Deficiencies and Imbalances You Probably Don’t Know You Have

October 12, 2015 3 min read

Since its founding in 2000 and the inaugural CrossFit Games of 2007, the “Sport of Fitness” has taken the world by storm like no other fitness program has ever done before. From desk jockey to at-home mom to professional athlete, CrossFit has enabled its members to become dramatically more capable in physical feats and athletic prowess through what it preaches as “constantly varied and functional movement.” Executed, of course, at “high intensity” which every CrossFitter has found to be profoundly true and profoundly effective as they lie gasping for breath after notorious workouts like “Fran,” “Grace” or “Helen.”

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Benchmark Workouts and their Place in CrossFit

Benchmark Workouts and their Place in CrossFit

August 27, 2015 3 min read

Benchmark workouts have been around for what seems like forever. “Girls” like Annie (50­40­30­20­10 reps of double­unders and situps), Grace (30 clean and jerks for time), and everyone’s favorite, Fran (21­15­9 of thrusters and pull­ups) show up on whiteboards all over the CrossFit world and even make their way into competitions like the CrossFit games. These workouts are the truest test of one’s fitness, according to the CrossFit community. They can range from all bodyweight movements, like Annie, or heavy barbell complexes, like Grace.

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