Crossfit Paleo

By Richard meehan | Crossfit and Paleo Lifestyle

If It Doesn’t Suck, It’s Not Worth Doing

According to psychological research, the anticipation of an event is almost always more emotionally powerful than the event itself.<p>The dread of asking your boss for a raise is paralyzing and can last months.Yet, once you get yourself to finally do it, it’s over before you know it. The excitement of …

Self-improvement

Strength Training Made Simple – The 5 Principles For Pencil Pushers

Unless you’re an aspiring bodybuilder, or elite-level athlete, there’s no need to complicate your strength training regimen. And although I’m …

Bodybuilding

Shoulder Position for the Overhead Squat

Coaching shoulder position in the overhead squat/snatch lift is a hotly debated topic within weightlifting circles. You may hear things like – …

CrossFit

The New Rules of Core Fitness

There’s no shame in coveting six-pack abs. But on its own, a washboard won’t help you lunge for difficult holds on your next climbing project or efficiently power up a steep hill on Nordic skis.<p>This is because core strength refers to more than just the abdominals. The core includes all the muscles …

No, You Don't Hate Running

The things you hate have nothing to do with running, and everything to do with how you understand it.read more

Marathons

Rest Up, CrossFitters

The inherent dangers, or lack thereof, of CrossFit-style training have been a hotly debated topic for years. Fortunately, science is starting to join …

CrossFit

Mental Toughness Training

It’s your last line of defense against being called a candy ass. It can help you compensate for a lack of strength, skill, or natural ability. Arnold …

Self-improvement

Is There an Ideal BMI for Performance

Body Mass Index, or BMI, is an almost two hundred year old concept that roughly establishes a ratio between a person’s height and body weight. …

Five of the World’s Most Beautiful CrossFit Gyms

With over 13000 affiliates, CrossFit boxes come in all shapes and sizes and you can find them all over the world. This blog post is going to look at …

The Art & Science of Timing Your Carb Intake | Poliquin Article

You’ve probably heard of the benefits of carbohydrate cycling and wondered if it’s a good choice for you. In fact, timing your carb intake is one of …

4 Politically Correct Fitness Lies

Real Talk about Training, Goals, and Body Image<p>1 – PC Lie: Body love is crucial. You should praise yourself every time you look in the mirror.<p>Do this …

Self-improvement

You Aren't as Fragile as You Think

There are no inherently dangerous exercises, just instances when demand exceeds current capacity.There’s an epidemic of articles out there crowing …

Exercise

3 Things CrossFit Teaches You

The intangibles to be learned from CrossFit are far greater than the physical rewards (though those are awesome, too). Tammy Luksich highlights three.

CrossFit

How to Improve Your Double Unders

Page: 1Next »<p>Every CrossFitter has a goat (or two) – could double-unders be yours? The answer is “yes” if your heart jumps into your throat whenever …

Understanding Your CNS & Recovery Needs

Training more for more's sake is not what leads to gains, says Coach Rick Scarpulla. Understand your individual needs for recovery; your CNS will …

CrossFit

CrossFit: 3 Mental Toughness Tips

If you saw any of the 2014 CrossFit Games in July, I’m sure you noticed some of the incredible physiques cheering in the audience and competing in …

The 10 Best History Books This Fall

A good grasp of history can help us all understand the issues, conflicts, and discussions of the present moment with that much more clarity. And in a year in which history has led to unexpected events across the globe, from the deeply contentious nature of the current U.S. presidential election to …

How To Answer Questions About Your Performance

“How did you do on that workout?”“How’d the competition go for you?”“Where’d you end up finishing?”<b>If you participate in CrossFit, or any other type</b> …

Fitness

Negative Reps Help You Do Exercises You Thought Were Impossible

If you can’t do a push-up, the key may be forgetting for a moment about pushing yourself up. Instead, lower yourself down from a push-up position—and …

5 Reasons Why Wall Balls Are Awesome

Wall Balls are a staple of a CrossFit Workout. The movement of taking a weighted ball, performing a squat and then projecting the ball upward to a …

Explode Your Way To Better Performance

We’ve all seen it happen. Two athletes begin double-unders at exactly the same time. They both use good posture and wrist movements, and their foot …

CrossFit

4 Ways to Greatly Accelerate Recovery

How to Get Bigger and Better on Rest Day<p>No Such Thing As Off Days<p>If you have serious training goals, there's no such thing as off days. Well, not …

Exercise

Progressive Overload: Rules and Guidelines

Page: 1Next »<p>Progressive overload is among the most basic principles in weight training, and unfortunately among those that are usually misunderstood …

How to Motivate Different Athlete Personalities

April 25, 2017<p>One of the best parts of CrossFit is how athletes encourage and push one another. When the pain gets deep and you decide to fight on …

CrossFit

Stop Being So Fragile: Push Harder and Overreach

You may not be overtraining, you might just need to work harder.I grew up, strength-wise, when, “no pain, no gain” could be said without irony or …

Muscle

The Magic Is in the (Quality) Movements

Page: 1Next »<p>Let’s be honest: working out is not a sport. Working out is a way to help you get better at sports.<p>Your mom doesn’t care that you can …

7 Ways to Break Out of a Training Rut

All the motivation you had at the beginning is still there. You just need to tap back into it.<b>Wouldn’t you love to be able to bottle up your training</b> …

Self-improvement

Why We Snatch

Page: 1Next »<p>Snatching at CrossFit Assault, Stuttgart, Germany (Photograph by Tammy St. Denis)<p>Last week, our CrossFit class introduced the snatch, …

The Other Side of the CrossFit Rx Fallacy

The #CrossFit Rx Fallacy<p>A friend of mine, Tyrell Mara, recently published a really good post — “The #Crossfit RX Fallacy and 30 Ways to Train Better” …