I Can’t Get Into Shape Until I Get Into Shape


We live in weird times. We have succeeded in giving ourselves permission to be so far out of touch with our bodies that exercise makes us feel nervous or insecure. By treating physical activity as a personal preference, it becomes easy to think of it as something that only certain people do…those who are athletic, or commited, or who actually … Read More

Pitchfork the Frankenstein CrossFit Competition Training Approach


Everyone knows that to be good at CrossFit, you have to have the power of an ox, the lungs of a racehorse, and the bodyweight strength of a monkey. A common fault in training programs is simply taking the training routines of elite “oxen” (powerlifters and weightlifters), “racehorses” (endurance athletes), and “monkeys” (gymnasts), and lumping them all together. What results … Read More

CrossFit Open 15.3 Strategy Guide, Tips, Tricks


First Thoughts & General Comments As with most Open workouts, how to best attack it will depend on who you are. The best thing you can do when preparing your strategy is to be honest with yourself about your abilities. Consider that the absolute best scores in the world will probably be about 4.5 rounds. Assume most regional level athletes … Read More

March 9 – 15


Weekly Priorities Monday Priority #1 Tuesday Make Up or Conditioning Wednesday Priority #1 Thursday Make Up or Conditioning We’re entering week 9 out of 10 in the “Plowman” block. Midweek we’re going heavy with 90% Deadlifts. We’ll also be revisiting the Kettlebell Clean and Jerk on Friday, adding a little more variety and challenge to your week’a training.” Priority #1 … Read More