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

‘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

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