When focusing on improving fitness and health, most people will hone in on the following two areas: Training - what changes can be made inside of the gym Nutrition - how they can adjust their food intake to align with their goals However, one thing that is often overlooked are rest days and what exactly … Continue reading Rest Day Essentials
Thanks to the crew at Training Think Tank, this statement has been stuck in my head since I started following their content over a few years ago. Such a simple phrase, yet so powerful. How you do anything is how you do everything. Every time you step into the gym, you make the choice to … Continue reading Effort is a Choice
Too many of us, whether you’re a competitive athlete or not, probably have too much of an emotional connection when it comes to training. Comparison is the first thing that pops into my head in regards to this issue. By comparing yourself to others you may find yourself thinking, “I wish I were that strong,” … Continue reading Don’t Let Your Emotions Hinder Your Progress
What is tempo? Tempo prescription is a tool that allows coaches to target and change certain aspects within an athlete’s program. By manipulating time under tension, coaches have greater control when designing resistance training and movement progressions. Tempo prescriptions take into account the three types of muscle actions. We will use the back squat as … Continue reading Tempo Prescriptions – What Are They?
"Kids don’t shoot free throws and expect to make it to the NBA the next year." - Four-time CrossFit Games champion, Rich Froning, when asked about athletes rushing the training process Basically, what he’s getting at, is that training takes time. One common mistake athletes make is that they try to rush the process and … Continue reading 5 Tips to Help Athletes Stay Motivated
Many athletes are finding themselves wondering what their next step should be. Regardless of your placement on the leaderboard, you should be proud. As the first step in a lengthy process to find the fittest men and women on earth, the Open also serves as a great opportunity to compete against yourself and focus on … Continue reading Two things every athlete should do after the CrossFit Open