Watching the CrossFit Games is awesome! It is amazing to watch the most elite CrossFit athletes in the world go head-to-head. During the CrossFit Open, 178,000 men and 130,000 women participated in the Open. Only only 40 men and 40 women made it to the Games. We have just watched the top 0.02% of CrossFitters
WOD WISDOM: Don’t be afraid to practice
prac•tice (verb) perform (an activity) or exercise (a skill) repeatedly or regularly in order to improve or maintain one’s proficiency. There’s only one way to get good at something — practice. Michael Jordan didn’t wake up one day as the world’s greatest basketball player. He practiced. Pulitzer prize winning authors didn’t pick up a pen
WOD WISDOM: The Open is over, what’s next?
What if I came up to you and I said I need you to give a speech. It needs to be 30 minutes long and the topic is the political climate in China. All of the major television networks are going to be there, so wear something nice as well. By the way the speech
WOD Wisdom: Set yourself up for success
Every night before you go to bed you set your alarm clock to wake you up the next morning. Why is that? Well, if you don’t then you wake up late, your kids don’t get ready for school, you miss a meeting for work, things spiral out of control for the day. Setting your alarm
WOD Wisdom: 5 tips for training in the winter time
We’ve reached that time of the year when the gym is no longer smothering hot. Now it’s just blistering cold. Some days the ground feels hard from the cold and the barbells are frigid. That’s OK. We’re CrossFitters. We adapt. There’s a few things we can do to help be prepared to WOD in the
WOD Wisdom: Celebrating six years of No Excuses CrossFit
No Excuses CrossFit is going to celebrate six years of being an affiliate on Saturday, Dec. 6. Six years. That’s a lot of WODs, a lot of sweat and a lot of burpees. CrossFit has grown enormously since December 2008 when owner Kyle Maynard was the first to open a CrossFit gym in Gwinnett County.
WOD Wisdom: What does CrossFit look like?
If you’ve ever seen a Reebok CrossFit advertisement then you probably have an idea of what CrossFit looks like. Good looking, genetically-gifted people lifting an absurd amount of weight or doing some sort of cool gymnastics movement. Or maybe you’ve watched the CrossFit Games and that’s what you think CrossFit looks like. Dozens of athletes
WOD Wisdom: Baby Steps
The first day out of the womb, we don’t walk. We don’t talk (unless you count crying), we don’t have much strength or coordination. It’s a fresh new beginning. It’s a lot like when we step into a CrossFit gym. Most people can’t do a pull-up when they start. A lot of people struggle to
WOD Wisdom: The secret to CrossFit is …
The secret to CrossFit is … consistency [kuh n-sis-tuh n-see] steadfast adherence to the same principles, course, form, etc.: There is consistency in his pattern of behavior. I’ve been doing CrossFit for more than four years and just recently I figured out the secret to it. It’s really nothing exciting or earth shattering. The secret
Yes, this is the title of a rap song, but it is also our aim when we squat. We want to create the most stable, comfortable and functionally sound bottom position in our squat. It’s healthy, it is how we are designed and it will keep us independent and capable for the rest of our lives. read more…
Tracking your progress
Hopefully you have picked up a composition notebook at the gym. With our new programming and the implementation of an assessment based model, it is going to be vital for you to take ownership of your fitness and your progress by tracking your workouts. CrossFit by nature is empirical fitness; it’s data driven. read more…
My Goal is Weight loss…….. How do I achieve it with training?
I have spent the last 8 years training athletes for various activities and modalities of sport and one consistent theme I have discovered is that weightlifting is the most effective tool for increasing one’s fat metabolism and by doing so, decreasing their body fat. Time and time again we see that when athletes focus on
Are You Mentally Tough?
CrossFit is a great tool for developing not only physical strength, but also mental strength! There is a lot to be said for the “mind-body connection” and the effect your mental state can have on your workouts, your relationships and your day-to-day life. read more…
10 Performance Tips- 90% Mental/10% Physical – “The Battle between the Ears”
10 Mental Performance Tips for CrossFitters Sports Psychology for Elite Fitness 1) Figure out what exactly motivates you and embrace it fully and continually. Write it down and share it with others. Constantly remind yourself what motivates you. – My motivation is Jesus Christ. His love for me is what motivates me to bring Him
7 Things to you must think about when aging!
Hey No Excuses CrossFitters, This is the second little piece put together about lifting heavy weights and reason being is that its super IMPORTANT for the overall health of your tissues and bone health. *The following information is from Livestrong.com (again, not all things from this source I personally agree with but this article is