Jason Ackerman is one of the most well respected coaches in all of CrossFit. Having found CrossFit in 2007 he has made it his life’s work and never looked back. Jason has an extensive health and fitness background, having first entered the gym back in his high-school wrestling days. This chore meant only to keep […]
The use of PEDs in functional fitness has been talked about behind closed doors for years now. Mingling within any given CrossFit competition it is common to hear someone accuse an athlete of taking PEDs just because they happen to be doing well. Of course these accusation aren’t said directly to the athlete but rather […]
3 Rounds 10 cal row (focusing on 1 cal per stroke – 3 sec recovery stroke) 5-10 forearmstand pass throughs against was REST 1 min 3 Rounds 10 banded DLs 5 KB Thruster with a 10 second pause in the bottom
After watching almost 100 athletes take on 16.1 here are my strategy tips based on what I saw. Now this is not to say they are the only tips but these are ones I think will change the out come of your workout. And…. yes, before anyone mentions it, there is nothing about chest 2 […]
This is my first podcast…. I have been holding onto it for a while. With the open coming up I figured it would be a great time to give you guys some knowledge about monitoring recovery/health as you course though the open! Big shout out to founder of Elite HRV, Jason Moore. This guy is […]
I large part of this sport is physical… No one can argue that. Often forgotten is the metal side of things. The pressures of competition are also part of the game and just like our physical capacity our psychological capacity also has bounties. But what happens when things go wrong that are not in our […]
Happy Mother’s Day! Today is about taking time to find mental relaxation. We tend to disassociate mental and physical health but in actuality they are very closely related. All the techno mumbo jumbo we talk about … cortisol levels… sympathetic tone… all are relate to physical health all heightened mental stress. Hustle and bustle constantly […]
What do you do if you or someone you around you faints while exercising? First, what is fainting? Fainting in the medical world is referred to as syncope; a sudden transient loss of consciousness normally due to temporarily insufficient blood supply and oxygen to the brain. So what the heck does that mean?!?!?!? It means you […]
Resetting the diaphragm is something we all should do on a regular basis. It is simple and easy and only takes 2 mins out of your night. The diaphragm is crucial in maintaining core stability. Here is the problem… we do everything we can to make its job more difficult all the time. Longterm slouching […]
‘Tis the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring except that damn elf. Boy did I miss the boat on that one. I see exactly how this happened… some guy was home with the kids and they were acting like crazed lunatics. He says to him himself how am […]
Today, is a little twist on an all time favorite. I love having athletes warm up with the traditional hamstring muscle mash. I tell them they’re not done until they wear out the roller with their butt. But every now and then you have to tweak things to fit the athlete. Today was one […]
Today we are testing the 3rd and final gate. Lets recap a bit. There are 3 qualities an athlete needs in order to complete any functional activity. 1. Anatomical (Simple) Range of Motion – The athlete must physically be ABLE to get into the position the movement requires. 2. Functional Mobility – The athlete must […]
Today, I had the opportunity to enjoy Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort. I am not sure how many of you have ever gotten the chance to do something like this but, I highly recommend it. It’s kind of a funny experience. I have never been in a creek that was 109 degrees before so it […]
Point 1: Crossfit is an ever-expanding community. We have the Crossfit Games, which encompasses the globe and now the recent addition of the GRID League, which spans the US, coast to coast. Point 2: We are not all competitive crossfitters. A lot of us are just plane-Jane recreational crossfitters. In today’s society many of us […]
Adhesions can become quite problematic. Its important to know the “why” and “what” to better understand the “how.” We are still just scratching the surface here so stay tuned for more nerd day episodes!
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