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Why CrossFit is for everyone: A coach’s perspective

As a CrossFit coach, naturally, I speak to many people about CrossFit. Not in the sense of how great I think it is or which brutally difficult workout I “crushed” the other day, but in the sense of how I believe it can change a person’s life, in more ways than merely...

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Social Comparison and Personal Improvement

PRs come in all forms: Don’t let what others are doing rob you from your celebration   Ever heard of social comparison theory? This was initially proposed by a social psychologist named Leon Festinger in the 1950s. Basically, it says we tend to compare ourselves to...

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Instant Gratification or Long-Term Results?

Have you ever wondered why you keep falling off your diet and workout plan? Have you ever done something you knew was a bad idea, but did it anyway? Do you ever wonder why we continue to do things we know are bad for us—be it eating sugary food, drinking too much...

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How to get better on the Assault Bike

When it comes to workouts that utilize the Assault Bike, I’m often asked questions like, “How hard should I be going?” or “What pace do you think is best for this particular WOD?” These questions are often difficult to give a definitive answer if certain information...

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Top things to know about buying eggs

Brown, white, organic, cage-free, pasture-raised: What eggs should I be buying?   Shopping for eggs can be a little confusing... You get to the egg aisle and stare at all the options—free-range, organic, cage-free, Omega-3 fortified, pasture-raised eggs—and become...

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Thanksgiving Week Fit Tips

If you’re like me, the holidays are always one of those times that you look forward to, especially the week of Thanksgiving. That fuzzy, warm feeling is back, and we take the time to see friends and family and gather around the table with some delicious food options....

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Is olive oil a part of your diet?

Olive Oil 101 Olive oil is on the healthy fats list for a good reason: Extra virgin olive oil has high levels of monounsaturated fats that help decrease blood cholesterol levels by reducing LDL—often considered the bad cholesterol—and increase HDL—the good...

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Tips for Better Joint Health

When we think about working out, our muscles are usually top of mind. After all, most of our fitness goals seem to surround our muscles: Add 20 lbs to my back squat. Improve my pulling strength. Improve my pushing strength. Etc. We do much less thinking about our...

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Optimize Your Recovery Time

Whether you are training for an endurance race, weightlifting meet, the CrossFit Games, or life in general, your ability to quickly recover from your most recent training session has a direct impact on the quality and results of your next training session. The faster...

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5 Common Rowing Mistakes

Rowing is certainly a mode of exercise that people can progress very quickly in. In fact, it’s not uncommon for a talented athlete to start rowing and make their country’s national team within just two or three short years. The point is only to say it doesn’t take...

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