Thoughts on Warming up to Lift

Tare three main objectives we want to achieve when warming up for a weight lifting session. Within these objectives are a couple of modifiers based on the complexity of the lifts. I’ll point out where this is important. The lifting session is comprised of the warm up...

Problems and Solutions

Locks and Keys       Problems and solutions are very much like locks and keys. Every lock has a key that works with that lock and that lock alone. Every problem has a solution that is for that problem only. However, there are keys that will fit in a...

Why we Don’t Throw our Head Back

We do a lot of pull ups in the gym. One of the flaws that we seem to develop with the pullup is throwing our head back to get the chin over the bar.  While this is the standard for a pull up, throwing the head back to achieve it, rather than getting stronger, is...

Training Specificity

There’s a technique that we use when riding a horse that likes to pull on the reins or “lean” on the bit, to stop the horse from doing this. Basically in this situation the horse is putting its weight into the rider’s hands which is not just tiring on the arms, but...

Training for Power Output

    CrossFit’s benefits come from the application of maximum power output over a broad spectrum of time and exercise modalities. Too often this is misconstrued as going hard as you can until you run into a wall and are forced to rest. We often see people who...