Handstand Push-up Scaling

Handstand Push-up Scaling

I’ve noticed that scaling handstand push-ups to a box seems to be looked down upon among athletes, but when done properly they are a very effective strength exercise that will ultimately lead to wall handstand push-ups. In fact, I would even say that I know a...
Training vs. Practice

Training vs. Practice

In “What is Fitness”, CrossFit defines fitness as one’s competency level in all of 10 general physical skills. These 10 general physical skills are: cardio/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and...
CrossFit the Journey

CrossFit the Journey

Newcomers to CrossFit often ask if it ever gets easier. No, it doesn’t, you just get stronger and better able to stay moving while fatigued. They typically aren’t too relieved by the answer but it’s the truth. The idea of something getting easier is also a sign that...
Me and Keto

Me and Keto

I’ve been trying out the ketogenic diet since February. For those not familiar with the ketogenic diet it is a very low carbohydrate diet with moderate protein and lots of fat. I’ve known of it in the past but never gave it a real effort, and as of lately was...
Help Us, Help You

Help Us, Help You

The conversation is all too familiar to the coaching staff. An athlete returns to the shop after a period away, say 1-2 weeks, and a coach asks them, “where have you been?” The athlete replies that they haven’t been in because they suffered a tweak...
Roots Spring Food Challenge

Roots Spring Food Challenge

The Roots Spring Food Challenge starts on Monday, April 17th. This is a 5 week challenge with a focus on sound nutrition and creating healthy habits around food AND lifestyle. The challenge was created upon 12 “habits” that we feel are important to healthy...