Overcoming Injury, While Gaining Mental Strength

A few weekends ago, CrossFit Oshkosh had 8 teams compete in a local competition. I was lucky enough to be competing on one of those teams, especially since it was my first competition in a year. September of 2016 I was in, what I consider, to be the best shape of my life. I had […]

Muscle Mind Connection

A major part to one’s fitness routine that I think commonly gets overlooked is muscle mind connection. Muscle mind connection happens more in the small accessory movements, rather than a more complex movement like the back squat. All too often when preforming these smaller movements, we tend to get caught up talking to our friends, find ourselves […]

Ali Tarr: From Skeptical to Devoted

Brief personal history and journey towards beginning your CrossFit journey: Where to start… I have always been an active person with school sports and wanting to be outside doing things all the time. For 8 summers I would go away to a tripping camp for a minimum of 3 weeks at a time. I have […]

Change: The Method part 2

Change:  The Method part 2 Asking for what you need: Help We already know adaptation is part of who we are, but what happens when the change is so great we feel we cannot succeed?  If a person is in the process of change, either the initial thought or into the actual event, the change […]

MAX OUT WEEK (Squats): How Much Can You Lift?

Weeks of squatting in the books.  Following a 7/13 template (week 2 is the worst) and working to 100% of your old personal best for two reps!  This cycle is not for the faint of heart or weak of mind.  Now it comes to an end and it is time to test your strength and […]

General Physical Preparedness (GPP), the Key to Success

I was recently watching a replay of the 2015 CrossFit Games on ESPN and tried to watch it from the perspective of someone who knows very little about the sport.  I imagined I was someone who may have thought about trying CrossFit for fitness, watched a work out on TV and decided it was beyond […]