Fitness; How serious are you?

This past week has been like Christmas for the CrossFit faithful. I will admit despite my on again off again love-hate relationship with CrossFit I’ve been tuning in all day everyday to watch the 2014 CrossFit Games. If I say nothing else about them; they do motivate me to go workout hard. Something else I’ve…

Is CrossFit or High Intensity Training right for you?

In his biography Rich Froning Jr. attributes some of his success as a CrossFit athlete to a high pain tolerance. More importantly he can completely shut it out and push past things that would put many of us on our knees. While this is a learned skill he perfected over a long season of pitching…

It’s Open time again…

Registration for the CrossFit Open begins in 10 days. CF expects 200,000 participants across the world. I expect CF is about to make millions of dollars. Which begs the question should I waste my money on it again this year? Let’s be honest I’m good and getting better but I’m not good enough to make…

Simplify Your Fitness, Multiply Your Results

Fitness is getting complicated. If you follow CrossFit, just think for a minute about all the different movements and exercises you might do in a typical month. Yes, it keeps things interesting and you rarely repeat workouts but is variety always the best thing? I can’t argue with the success rate with my own clients…

Today’s Workout

Today’s Workout: Bend the Bar Yesterday was about lightweight and body weight movements. Today we’re going to load that bar until it bends, yes folks its Deadlift day. As we move forward over the next several weeks you’ll notice that some days we will be doing what most people would refer to as “Body-Building” workouts…

Sweat Therapy

I’m going to be straight up with you here Modern Savage tribe; weightlifting and working out is my therapy. It’s a coping mechanism for a life and world that often feels out of control and set against me. Some days it feels like the only thing that keeps me from beating stupid people to death…

Back to the CF Grind

I took several months off from CrossFit while we worked on improving our Olympic Lifts and overall absolute strength and now I feel it. We’ve been working out at a newly opened box for about a week and even though many of the weights we’ve used in the WODs are well below what I’m capable…

What I’ve noticed

It’s been more than a week since I put out an article. I do apologize but then again I also take it back. Any writer can tell you this is a hard job and often a thankless one and the process can be mentally exhaustive. I’ve written over 190 articles since starting this blog and…

A Trainer’s Training Plan

There is no shortcut to your goals. Let me say that again so there’s no confusion. There is no shortcut to fitness, to greatness, to strength, to victory. Yeah, it would be nice if there was a magic formula for building muscle; some secret insider knowledge to becoming Rich Froning or Arnold, but there isn’t  Rich…

Reebok CrossFit Olympic Lifting Shoes

My Reebok CrossFit Oly shoes are doing well. After two weeks of Olympic Lifting I’ve finally learned to trust them and sit back into my heels when squatting and pulling and I’ve set two new PR’s in that time. I was a little skeptical at first about how much difference they’d make but now I’m sold. While I would…