Ever get frustrated that you can’t quite find the right tool for the job? Even seemingly easy jobs like tracking your workout data? Sure, there are apps for that… but apps can crash. What if there was a custom journal to record all your fitness related information in one handy place? Well… There is! [Read more…]
The Muscle-Up. Arguably, the hallmark of a CrossFitter. Arguably, one of the toughest and most demanding movements in CrossFit. Not arguably, the muscle-up was the first movement of Open workout 15.3. The question transitioned from ‘Rx or scaled?’ to ‘Can you do a muscle-up or not?’.
Could I, or could I not? [Read more…]
I wouldn’t call myself an average CrossFitter. If I’m being 110% honest, in my mind I am below average at CrossFit. There are times when I feel like such an oxymoron – me with this CrossFit blog when I’m really not that good at CrossFit. Why do I do this when half the things I post cause me some sort of embarrassment? [Read more…]
Fifteen point two. Or should I say fourteen point two? Both are correct. The second workout in the 2015 CrossFit Open was a repeat from last year. You may recall that there were two movements: overhead squats and chest-to-bar pull-ups. You may recall that my score from last year was… one. As in, one rep.
You may be wondering if I improved my score any this year…
Yes. Yes I did. [Read more…]
Sorry for the boring title, but it’s all I’ve got. I’m sitting here with ice packs on my body and KT tape on my neck and roughed up calloused hands on my keyboard. I redid 15.1 just a few hours ago. I’m not sure what the maximum number of PRs someone can set in like a 60 hour period… but I bet I came close to setting the record. I must say, I am a fan of the 2015 CrossFit Open WOD 15.1. [Read more…]
It’s that time of year again… Open Season! After some serious thought of not doing the 2015 CrossFit Open, I have signed up and am going to give it a go. Rx or scaled, I have only one goal this year… [Read more…]
WOD. AMRAP. PR. EMOM. No, those aren’t just random grouping of letters, those are terms used in the lexicon of CrossFit. Whether you are a brand new CrossFitter, a casual fitness enthusiast, or just an internet surfer that stumbled upon my blog, this post is for you! Here you will find my semi-inclusive and hopefully understandable CrossFit terminology listing. [Read more…]
You know the quote. The bigger the challenge, the greater the reward. I usually dismissed this as pompous motivational jargon, until I looked at a barbell and thought wow, that quote makes sense now. And the more I thought about it, the more I realized that the quote applies to real life as well. [Read more…]
This is Part Two of a two-part series on the question “Should you scale or Rx your wod?”. If you missed Part One, go read that first. In Part Two, we will address more factors that weigh in on the decision, and then we will turn to actual numbers to see if scaling yields a more effective CrossFit workout than sticking with Rx. [Read more…]