It’s Simple, Not Easy

It’s Simple, Not Easy

Two weeks ago in Chicago, I had the pleasure to hear a lecture given by powerlifting legend Dave Tate. The things that I took away from his talk are numerous, but something that continues to run loops in my head is what he closed his talk with; namely the idea that...
Why We Love Olympic Weightlifting

Why We Love Olympic Weightlifting

On Saturday morning, I’ll have the pleasure of coaching Shannon at the 2017 Masters Pan American Championships, an international Olympic Weightlifting meet. It’s no secret that we at CFG are in love with all things to do with weightlifting. We’ve...
Why Everyone Should Treat CrossFit as a Sport

Why Everyone Should Treat CrossFit as a Sport

Time for another edition of ‘Deep Thought Thursday,’ so in your best internal Heath Ledger voice: “Here…we…go.” On Wednesday night, I sat down with a new couple for one of our ‘No Sweat Intros.’ For those that don’t know...
Better Skill While Fatigued?

Better Skill While Fatigued?

After Wednesday’s WOD, Amy grabbed me and asked a great question, one that I’m sure many of you have asked yourselves a time or two…I know I certainly have: “Why did my double unders get better in the later rounds of today’s workout?” I’m going to offer up a couple of...
Why Does Strength Development Matter?

Why Does Strength Development Matter?

Today’s workout is a 1 rep max back squat. Its an interesting thing to hear the chatter surrounding a day like this. The gym is almost divided in half in terms of liking it and disliking it. Whereas when 7 minutes of burpees or something with a long run comes up, its...
Success Breeds Motivation

Success Breeds Motivation

Below are a few YouTube videos. Click on one…or all three, they’re short:   Rudy Training Montage Rise and Swim Eric Thomas Now, tell me you’re not ready to run out and rip the head off a lion while running through a brick wall that is on fire!   In all...