Virtuosity

  By: Greg Glassman Original Article may be found at the link below : http://journal.crossfit.com/2005/08/virtuosity-1.tpl#featureArticleTitle An oldie but goodie…. In this 2005 open letter to CrossFit trainers, Coach Greg Glassman discusses the importance of virtuosity, defined in gymnastics as “performing the common uncommonly well.” Unlike risk and originality, virtuosity is elusive, supremely elusive. It is, however, readily recognized by audience …

Eating for performance and fat loss. How to eat like an athlete and look like one too.

Imagine the following scenario…. a terrible fire in an office building. Everyone runs out to safety. Who is the last person out? The Bodybuilder. The beautiful physiques we see gracing the covers of fitness magazines, walking the stage in bodybuilding and bikini competitions and promoting our favorite supplements are bodies many strive to attain. However, despite these individuals spending copious …

Camaro’s, Nails, and Human Performance

At Riptide CrossFit, we tend to say “we don’t care about how you look, we care about how you perform.” At first glance that statement sounds like it is meant for competitive athletes only, and since it isn’t, let’s explore the meaning behind what we mean “perform.” Human performance can be measured in many ways, many of which come to …

WOMEN AND WHEY PROTEIN

Posted by Rob Silver on 1/29/2014 http://www.formulx.com/Women-and-Whey-Protein_b_6.html As a coach, I’m always bombarded with questions on how whey protein supplements play a role for women. Here I want to discuss why women don’t get fat on whey protein plus 5 other myths I’d like to dispel. Let’s jump into it! Whey is going to make me fat! A recent study found that …

Steph Hammerman: Effort As Prescribed

Today’s blog deals with an inspirational story happening right next door to us at our neighboring CrossFit Box, Crossfit Conquest. This article “Steph Hammerman: Effort As Prescribed” is an inpirtational story about a great Crossfitter from Broward, who was born with a mild case of Cerebral Palsy that impairs her balance and motor skills. She not only trains CrossFit, but …

You signed up for CrossFit… now what do u You eat?!

Many people get involved in various athletic activities with individual goals. Some want to pursue it for stress relief,others for competitive purposes,and some to facilitate changes in their physique. Regardless of your end goal, fueling your body is one of the biggest components an individual needs to understand when approaching fitness. So you drank the kool-aid and now possess the …

10 things you will learn the longer you CrossFit

Original blog post by Rob Silver http://www.formulx.com/10-Things-You-Will-Learn-The-Longer-You-CrossFit_b_60.html The longer you CrossFit, the more you’ll learn about yourself, your body, and the community you’ve become apart of. Here I’m going to share 10 things I’ve learned since having started coaching over 5 years ago. Read on!   The mainsite (CrossFit.com) will always kick your butt – It might not seem that way, …

Coach Profile – Najeeb Reyes

Written by Najeeb Reyes I constantly have ideas for a blog, but over the weekend I thought “I know all of our clients, but do they all know me?” So in this blog I will simply introduce myself in hopes to give you better insight as to who is writting some of these blogs, who comes up with the so-called …

Why WOD with Strangers?

By Najeeb Reyes Aren’t elevators awkward? You are confined to a small space with several people which most of the times you have never met. You have the “smellers,” the “talkers,” and the best, those individuals who don’t seem to understand what Personal Space is. They are unaware of walking real estate. We all want these rides to end as …

Too Slow, Too Fast, or Just Right?

By Corey Goodman In this blog we are going to look at pacing our workouts, why it’s important, and how to do it.  We’ve all had those days when we get to the box a few minutes early and scurry up to the board to catch a glimpse of the WOD… Our initial thoughts are… “Only 3 rounds…?  Only 135lbs on the bar…?  Only …