Stress & Food

The intense over-stimulation of our fear response during this Covid-19 pandemic has us all on heightened alert.  It’s elevated not only our anxiety, but our emotional response overall.  Small conflicts seem much larger now.  Normal relationship tension has become intolerable.  Minor business problems and operational stresses feel like logistical and economic nightmares.   What do we do with all the extra anxiety, stress, and worry?  If you’re like most Americans you turn to food, food, and more food for comfort, with little […]

What Makes The Workout Work?

When I first started CrossFit back in 2011, I thought I HAD to do the workouts as written on the whiteboard, so much so that most times I did things that I probably wasn’t ready for, and I skipped ahead in a lot of the movements. I took for granted my athletic background and quick learning skills, buuuut, in hindsight I wish I had started out a lot slower. Although, at the same time, my experiences have helped me become […]

How To Get That STINK Out of Gym Clothes

We need to talk about something that may be a little embarrassing for some, but is very common for many. A lot of you know what I’m talking about… Not all of you, but many… That smell… That STANK in our gym clothes that makes us gag! It’s like a team of teenage boys used your t-shirt to wipe their sweaty armpits after playing on a hot summer day. Uuuuugh! Okay, so how do we get rid of that stench?! […]

Strict before Kipping

We preach “strict before kipping” a lot, but I thought you should hear it from the FATHER of CrossFit himself… Greg Glassman Says Strict Pull-Ups Should Come Before Kipping Posted by The WOD Life on January 29, 2019http://blog.thewodlife.com.au/greg-glassman-says-strict-pull-ups-come-kipping/ If you start a conversation about functional fitness, one specific debate is almost certain to happen: kipping pull-ups. Are they real pull-ups? Many disagree on the answer. Are they dangerous for shoulder health? Are there even any benefits to your fitness? The […]

20.5 Recap & Review + Final Standings

Week 5 Recap & Review  Top 3 RX Women: Coach Lauren, Coach Allie, Jenny DobreaTop 3 RX Men: Coach George, Chris Reynolds, Jon Miller Top 3 SCALE Women: Paula Harmon, Sara Dye, Stephanie Margaritakis Top 3 SCALE Men: Brent Gill, Erik Antibus, Scott Miller Week 5 of the Open delivered the movements we knew were coming in a completely unprecedented way; wall balls, rowing, and ring muscle ups- BUT for the first time ever, Mr. Castro allowed athletes to partition the work […]

20.4 Recap & Review

Week 4 Recap & Review  Top 3 RX Women: Coach Allie, Jenny Dobrea, Andrea Harris Top 3 RX Men: Jon Miller, Coach George, Chris Reynolds Top 3 SCALE Women: Sara Dye, Amy Antibus, Amber Osmar Top 3 SCALE Men: Scott Miller, Joey Salser, Brent Gill Week 4 of the Open surprised us all with the introduction of the pistol for the FIRST time ever in the Open. It also featured the heaviest clean and jerk weight ever programmed in the […]

20.3 Weekly Recap & Review

Week 3 Recap & Review  Top 3 RX Women: Andrea Harris, Coach Lauren, Jenny DobreaTop 3 RX Men: Coach George, Jon Miller, Chris ReynoldsTop 3 SCALE Women: Paula Harmon, Kathy Darmstadt, Amy AntibusTop 3 SCALE Men: Joey Salser, Scott Miller, Brent Gill Week 3 Recap: Well, I guess we knew a repeat was coming…but holy heavy weight Batman! Athletes were thrown upside-down with this workout release (literally hehe) with the return of 18.4: deadlifts & handstand push-ups then heavier deadlifts […]

20.2 WEEKLY RECAP & REVEIW

Week 2 Recap Top 3 RX Women: Coach Allie, Andrea Harris, Coach LaurenTop 3 RX Men: Coach George, Jon Miller, Chris ReynoldsTop 3 SCALE Women: Paula Harmon, Amy Antibus, Stephanie MargaritakasTop 3 SCALE Men: Erik Antibus, Scott Miller, Brent Gill Now we won’t say that we nailed our week 2 prediction, but we could have done worse. We had 1 of the 3 movements that came out, so we have that going for us! We saw another long pacing workout, with […]

20.1 WEEKLY RECAP & REVEIW

Top 3 RX Women: Coach Allie, Andrea Harris, Coach Lauren Top 3 RX Men: Coach George, Chris Reynolds, Jon Miller Top 3 SCALE Women: Stephanie Margaritakas, Paula Harmon, Stacey Miller Top 3 SCALE Men: Brent Gill, Erik Antibus, Scott Miller Week 1 Recap: Week 1 started off with quite the bang, with the first released workout of the 10th anniversary of the CrossFit Open featuring a true test of pacing. A classic couplet of ground to overhead and bar facing […]