There’s Cardio in My CrossFit?

Friday morning I slogged through CrossFit Open workout 14.5, a descending ladder of thrusters and burpees. I never left my little corner of the gym for nearly 17 minutes and when I was done my lungs felt like they’d been pushed through a hard 5k. Sunday morning’s 10k was a breeze by comparison. So there … Continue reading

‘The Biggest Loser’ Loses Out

Did you see The Biggest Loser finale last week. After months of punishing workouts and rigid dieting a winner was crowned. Rachel Frederickson stood on a scale and watched along with millions of viewers as the numbers ticked past 140lbs, 130lbs, 118lbs, and finally stopped at 105lbs. She had lost nearly 60 percent of her … Continue reading

Why I Only Eat Poutine in Quebec (Or Why the 80/20 Rule is Bullshit)

January is often the time of year when people get on the healthy eating bandwagon. Doing a Whole30 or 21 Day Sugar Detox are excellent ways to re-establish your health. But what happens after your 30-day challenge? Do you stick to your new strict eating habits all the time? Or are you going to do … Continue reading

“Rhabdo” Reality Check

Anti-CrossFit articles are nothing new. Lately there have been several articles in the media about rhabdomyolysis. First there was CrossFit’s Dirty Little Secret and most recently Working Out ‘Til You’re Sick, featured on the Global News program 16X9. These articles imply that this condition is happening in every CrossFit gym across the world. It isn’t. … Continue reading