Inov-8 Fastlift 335 Review

Ever since the rumor of this shoe first landed I’ve been waiting to get my hands on a pair. In the meantime I scoured the internet for a good review and unfortunately still can’t find one. But the search is over I’ve been using a pair almost daily for a couple of weeks now and…

7 Tips for better Olympic Lifts

Olympic lifting is more popular than ever and if you follow CrossFit chances are you’ve been exposed to these explosive movements. Chances are you’re also struggling to perfect them if you don’t have the benefit of an experienced Oly instructor. While I’m nowhere near the level of a master Olympic Lifter I do have the benefit of…

Olympic Lifting Practice Drills with Coach Burgener

If you’re lucky enough to be a working out at an affiliated CrossFit Box then you’ve probably been exposed to Mike Burgener’s Olympic Lifting drills and technique work. Mike is hands down the most sought after training coach in CrossFit today thanks to his unrivaled experience as an Olympic Lifter and instructor. The exercises featured in the video are…

The Week in Review

I didn’t get much writing done last week, besides a wicked case of writer’s block there was a lot going on and it was hard to know where to start. In the news this past week, CrossFit eliminated two high scores from contention after video revealed poor range of motion and failure to meet standards. In one…

When I was Wrong

I know when I’m wrong and while I may not always admit it, I will work to correct myself. In this case my mistake was to pass judgment on CrossFit and founder Greg Glassman based mostly on the opinions of others who I “thought” knew more than I did on the matter but were in…

Turning Down the Volume on Life

“When you went to Fight Club it’s like everything else in your life got the volume turned down.” I’m starting to understand just what that means here in Florida. I often want to go to bed early so tomorrow will get here sooner and I can go workout. When I’m done working out I’m thinking…

Drinking the “CrossFit” Kool-Aid

This past Monday I did something I swore for a long time I would never do; join a CrossFit style gym. I guess I could put up a heroic defense and argue that it was inevitable or some act of fate beyond my control but in the end I was simply overcome by curiosity. I…

Slow Lifting, Fast Results

In my last article I discussed the book “The 4 Hour Body.” Today I’m going to talk about the biggest lesson I pulled from it concerning exercise and fitness. This lesson falls in line with Tim’s motto of “everything popular is wrong.” Though this quote originates with the noted poet Oscar Wilde it is still…