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

“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

11 Tips to Bust Your CrossFit Rut!

You think you’ve got this CrossFit thing down. You’re going to the gym three or four times per week and you’ve got the diet thing right most of the time. And yet you still are not making progress. What gives? Here are 11 mistakes you might be making and how to fix them.   1. … Continue reading

No LSD For This Half Marathon (That’s Long Slow Distance Dumb Ass!)

This was originally posted on our other blog, http://www.premiermartialarts-dunnville.ca Before we started CrossFit my husband and I were hard-core cardio junkies. 5k’s, five milers, half marathons and duathlons were a regular part of our fitness routine. We were always training for a race and logging the obligatory long runs and rides. Sure we’d hit the … Continue reading