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3 Underrated Fitness Tips

by Michael Plank There are no shortage of fitness tips out there: warm-up, cool down, stretch, eat kale, track calories, workout all the time, etc, etc, etc. All those tips can be hard to sort through. These are a few of our go-to tips. They're kind of boring, pretty...

Progress Is Not Linear

by Michael Plank I don't know how many times I've drawn seen and drawn this graph, but it's been a lot! Most of those times have been for myself. Next week we start our 3-week Level Method Assessment cycle at our gym. This is a fantastic tool we use to check in on our...

When to Modify Your Training

by Michael Plank   If you're the kind of person who does CrossFit, chances are really good that you're also the kind of person who has some degree of comfort with discomfort. CrossFit reinforces that. We talk all the time about pushing through barriers, about...

Moms Make Better CrossFitters (and CrossFit Makes Better Moms)

by Lauren Grogan (originally published May 7, 2016)   Maybe CrossFit was started by a man. Maybe men hold the fastest times and get the biggest lifts. But I’m here to talk about what women in CrossFit gyms all over the globe already know: CrossFit is the most...

Cultivating Stillness

by Michael Plank   In our gym, we use the Level Method Map of Athletic Progression - it's a tremendous tool to help our members chart a path to lifelong general fitness. It shows us our strengths, it shows us where we could use some more work, and it gives us a...

The Cost of Success

by Aimee Wojtowecz In the world of CrossFit we often measure our success through PR’s; ever heavier lifts, faster workout times, 6-pack abs, but do we ever stop to think about what this might be costing us? When our singular focus becomes how much further we can push...

Why CrossFit Isn’t Always Enough

by Michael Plank   Look, we love CrossFit. I mean, love it. It's in our name. It's our bread and butter. It's why we got started. When I first learned about CrossFit, I learned that it was a "core strength and conditioning program," meaning you don't need...

The Power of (Small) Habits

by Michael Plank Especially if you've worked with Coach Jess on nutrition, you know how much we're into a habits-based approach to change. What does that mean? Habits are powerful. Habits are mindless. Habits are things you do without thinking; even if you're tired,...

The Importance of Taking Time for Yourself

by Alissa Iantosca When you fly on an airplane, the flight attendant instructs you to “put your oxygen mask on first,” before helping others.  Why? Because if you run out of oxygen yourself, you cannot help anyone else with their mask.  The same concept holds true for...

Where Is All This Headed?

by Michael Plank   Look, we obviously think that CrossFit is awesome. And we love good nutrition. And there's all kinds of fun specialty training that we get to do in small groups and one-on-one. But you want to know something? Our love of those things is not why...

3 Underrated Fitness Tips

by Michael Plank There are no shortage of fitness tips out there: warm-up, cool down, stretch, eat kale, track calories, workout all the time, etc, etc, etc. All those tips can be hard to sort through. These are a few of our go-to tips. They're kind of boring, pretty...

Progress Is Not Linear

by Michael Plank I don't know how many times I've drawn seen and drawn this graph, but it's been a lot! Most of those times have been for myself. Next week we start our 3-week Level Method Assessment cycle at our gym. This is a fantastic tool we use to check in on our...

When to Modify Your Training

by Michael Plank   If you're the kind of person who does CrossFit, chances are really good that you're also the kind of person who has some degree of comfort with discomfort. CrossFit reinforces that. We talk all the time about pushing through barriers, about...

Cultivating Stillness

by Michael Plank   In our gym, we use the Level Method Map of Athletic Progression - it's a tremendous tool to help our members chart a path to lifelong general fitness. It shows us our strengths, it shows us where we could use some more work, and it gives us a...

The Cost of Success

by Aimee Wojtowecz In the world of CrossFit we often measure our success through PR’s; ever heavier lifts, faster workout times, 6-pack abs, but do we ever stop to think about what this might be costing us? When our singular focus becomes how much further we can push...

Why CrossFit Isn’t Always Enough

by Michael Plank   Look, we love CrossFit. I mean, love it. It's in our name. It's our bread and butter. It's why we got started. When I first learned about CrossFit, I learned that it was a "core strength and conditioning program," meaning you don't need...

The Power of (Small) Habits

by Michael Plank Especially if you've worked with Coach Jess on nutrition, you know how much we're into a habits-based approach to change. What does that mean? Habits are powerful. Habits are mindless. Habits are things you do without thinking; even if you're tired,...

The Importance of Taking Time for Yourself

by Alissa Iantosca When you fly on an airplane, the flight attendant instructs you to “put your oxygen mask on first,” before helping others.  Why? Because if you run out of oxygen yourself, you cannot help anyone else with their mask.  The same concept holds true for...

Where Is All This Headed?

by Michael Plank   Look, we obviously think that CrossFit is awesome. And we love good nutrition. And there's all kinds of fun specialty training that we get to do in small groups and one-on-one. But you want to know something? Our love of those things is not why...