Posts Tagged with "CrossFit"

Why CrossFit Doesn’t Make an Elite Athlete

Note From TG: I apologize in advance for the “click-bait” nature of this article. I have to assume that, based off the title, many of you have travelled a long distance across the internet to read what follows. Welcome. I hope you stick around. This is a guest post from strength coach, Travis Hansen. Do I agree… Read more

Tony is Critical of CrossFit, But Should He Be?

Relax. My ego hasn’t ballooned to the point where I now refer to myself (and my posts) in the third person. Although I do kinda like the sound of it: Tony is critical of washing the dishes and putting them away, but should he be? Tony thinks Audi should sponsor this website, preferably by giving… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: CrossFit “Elitism,” 10 Do’s of Mass, and Superhuman Strength

I wanted to start things off today with an interesting conversation I had with a friend/colleague of mine concerning CrossFit. I can sense the eyes rolling already. There’s enough CrossFit bashing on the interwebz to feed a small country (<—- that doesn’t make sense but I’m rolling with it), and I’m certainly not immune to… Read more

CrossFit and Baseball: The Two Don’t Mix

Some things are just made to complement one another. Will & Grace He-Man and BattleCat Boston & Red Sox Peanut butter & jelly, peanut butter & chocolate, peanut butter & well, pretty much anything. Hint: I really like peanut butter. It goes without saying we could fill an infinite abyss of “synergistic” pairings that play… Read more

Newsflash: People Lifted Weights Before CrossFit

Two quick stories – both of which serve as the impetus behind this post. 1. I can’t tell you how long I resisted the whole Lululemon phenomenon.  Mind you:  I’ve always been a big fan of their work. All apologies to my gay guy friends, but I have a Y chromosome  – so sue me for… Read more

My Take on the “Knees Out” Debate

In case you’ve been living in a cave for the past few months or engrossed in the latest season of The Walking Dead, you’ve undoubtedly noticed a hot debate in the fitness and weight-training community surrounding the whole “knees out” technique when performing the squat (or deadlift for that matter). As far as debates in… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 10/24/13

Sooooo, I heard through the grapevine that Eric Cressey released some sort of product this week? I jest. I know everyone and their Little League coach has been promoting it this week on their blogs and various social media outlets, and you know what?  Good! [For those who may have missed it earlier this week,… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 10/17/13

Before we get into this week’s stuff to read, if you would be so kind as to allow me to take a few moment to tell you how much I hate Dan Trink that would be lovely. Now, to clarify:  I don’t mean “hate” hate Dan Trink.  Hate’s a strong word and I generally reserve… Read more