One thing I see quite often, especially with newer athletes, is the underlying need to do more. Athletes will see videos of Rich Froning and Mat Fraser training all day and, as a result, they will hop on google and search for the latest and greatest competitive fitness programming blog and begin the next day. … Continue reading Should You Be Training Like That?
This post is dedicated to the aspect of training that doesn’t get nearly as much credit as it should. Lately, there has been a large emphasis placed on warmup and activation protocols to be performed before your training sessions (which is great!), but not as much focus has been placed on what to do after … Continue reading Post-Workout Essentials
If you're reading this, you probably don't practice enough. Just because you achieved your first muscle-up doesn't mean you shouldn't practice your ring transitions, ring dips, dip supports, etc. More often than not, when athletes "unlock" skills, they rarely return to the practice that got them there in the first place! Why? Because those drills … Continue reading The Pursuit of Perfection – Skill Development
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
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?
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