There are 17 articles in this month.
March 31, 2016
The individual PDF articles published in March 2016 are collected here in a single download.
The video and audio posts are not contained in the PDF.
The articles included here are:
“Soda, Death and Taxes” - Saline
“The CrossFit Kitchen: Creamy Shrimp Zucchini” - Massie
“When the Skip Hits the Fan” - Warkentin
“Do It Till You’re Dead” - Bunch
“With a Grain of Salt” - Cecil
“Prescribe What to Whom—and Why?” - Berger
“A Deft Dose of Volume” - Hobart
“For Whom the ’Bells Toll” - Cecil
“Strength and Conditions” - Beers
“Candy Kids” - Achauer
“The Sugary Albatross” - Saline
“The… Continue Reading
When drop-ins arrive at your gym, coaches recommend a friendly, inquisitive approach for best results.
Ask questions. Lots of questions. When it comes to coaching strangers, that’s the advice from affiliate owners in some of the country’s most visited spots.
Inquire about such things as medical conditions, how long the athlete has been doing CrossFit, his or her home gym, among other things, advised Charlotte Psaila, owner of CrossFit Kapaa on the Hawaiian… Continue Reading
This time on The CrossFit Kitchen, Nick Massie of PaleoNick.com figures out the only way to make pizza better: using crispy bacon as the crust. This breakfast pizza takes bacon and eggs to a whole new level, and a side of broccoli brings balance to the dish.
Massie’s first step is to toss the veggies with a drizzle of olive oil and his own Veggie Victory spice blend. The broccoli florets then go on a… Continue Reading
March 27, 2016
The “energy balance” is a myth. You can’t outwork a bad diet.
Jason Mathews almost lost his pull-up.
Though Mathews has trained at CrossFit Armoury for the past three years, a desk job in sales convenience trumped cleanliness when it came to nutrition, and his 30 unbroken pull-ups soon dwindled to less than a handful.
“Now to get one or two (pull-ups) in a row is tough,” he said.
Despite his commitment to training, a diet dotted with… Continue Reading
Failed by their schools, kids rely on parents and coaches to teach them about proper nutrition.
Toward the end of our cross-country flight from San Diego, California, to the Northeast, the first-class flight attendant appeared in coach holding a tray of fresh-baked cookies. The sweet, warm smell filled the cabin as she passed over the adults and stopped at every row with kids, carefully handing cookies to all the children… Continue Reading
The NCAA says its regulation for strength coaches is aimed at benefiting and protecting athletes. Others say the motives aren’t so noble.
When the National Collegiate Athletic Association passed legislation in 2014 tightening requirements for Division 1 strength-and-conditioning coaches, it drew suspicion.
The regulation requires all Division 1 strength-and-conditioning coaches to hold a nationally accredited certification, with athlete safety and a desire to meet athletes’ performance needs… Continue Reading
March 22, 2016
CrossFit Founder Greg Glassman: “Nobody’s doin’ enough with dumbbells.”
It makes workouts both easier and harder, movements better and worse, and Fran times go down and up.
It is the dumbbell—the paradox of workout implements.
“(It’s) a different effect. There’s no wiggle room. You can’t be off balance. You gotta keep your head steady. You have to have pretty good form to do stuff with a dumbbell,” explained Jason David, owner of St. Clair Shores CrossFit… Continue Reading
In “Potential,” Patrick Cummings presents his poetic meditations on how women in CrossFit are transforming the definitions of strength and femininity, opening up new possibilities for women in general.
As women push their limits during workouts, he suggests, they become role models for other women seeking to discover what they can do.
“We can discover evidence of our own potential inside the actions of another,” he says.
He further underscores the intertwining of femininity and strength as he… Continue Reading