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 CrossFit Open is Losing Its Sweaty Glow

I love the CrossFit Open. This worldwide search for the fittest man and woman is the most unique fitness competition ever. With nothing more than a video camera and an internet connect CrossFit creates a global playing field. The fittest person in the world may be hitting it hard in her garage thousands of miles … 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

Fixations, Injuries and Learning to Let Go

There are so many skills to learn in CrossFit. From box jumps to double unders, pistol squats, pull-ups and muscle-ups, the list is seemingly endless. It is important to practice these skills as part of your regular CrossFit routine. You know the drill: warm up, do the WOD, work on a strength exercise and practice … Continue reading