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Memorial Day

As we all gather around friends and families, or in your local crossfit facility to celebrate the Memorial Day Holiday.  I want to reach out to you.  YEAH YOU.   Thank you for being an American. I wanted to talk to you about this day as you all thank a veteran and we appreciate it.   I want you to focus on what the  true holiday is about. The men and women who  sacrificed  thier lives for our great country. We all have differences in Political views but we have one common factor.  We are all Americans.   We are

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Selenium Deficiency

What is Selenium Deficiency? Selenium is a trace mineral needed by the body in small amounts for good health. It is incorporated into proteins to make selenoproteins, which are important antioxidant enzymes. The antioxidant properties of selenoproteins help prevent cellular damage from free radicals that can cause the development of chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease. Other selenoproteins help regulate thyroid function and play a role in the immune system. Selenium deficiency, although rare, occurs when the body does not have enough selenium. Cause of Selenium Deficiency Plant foods are the major dietary sources of selenium in most

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Chromium Deficient?

  Chromium What is chromium and what are some chromium benefits? Chromium is a metallic element that humans require in very small amounts. It is an essential part of metabolic processes that regulate blood sugar, and helps insulin transport glucose into cells, where it can be used for energy. Chromium also appears to be involved in the metabolism of carbohydrate, fat, and protein. Two forms are commonly available as supplements: glucose-tolerance factor (GTF) chromium and chromium picolinate. Why is chromium necessary? Chromium enhances the actions of insulin and is necessary for maintaining normal metabolism and storage of fats, proteins and

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You Aren’t a Special Mobility Flower!

Why your stupid super ninja distracted banded stuff is extra dumb? There’s more garbage posted on this sub about ‘mobility’ than basically anything else, since it’s relevant to almost everyone. There’s a load of mis(leading)information out there, so instead of having individual arguments with every well-intentioned comment I see about how you need to sit on a lacrosse ball for pleasure, I’m gonna try to outline why a lot of the common techniques used in mobility routines aren’t doing much for you. Static Stretching: The science says it doesn’t effect real tissue change in terms of actually lengthening ‘tight’ muscles.

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Common Sense Scaling

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a coach, athlete, or simply someone who thinks this whole “functional fitness” thing is fun… If you like making massive improvements, then today’s message is important. On the other hand, if you like complacency and stagnation then please stop reading here and hit “unsubscribe”… 😉 Anyway, here’s the scenario… Meet Dave and Sally: Sally is on the left, Dave on the right. They both really want to learn double unders. Here’s a picture of Dave the last time he tried a WOD with double unders: Actual picture of Dave. Dave and Sally both show up at

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