Finding a Plan

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I’m not sure why but I’ve always felt that the ability to do many consecutive pull-ups was a true indicator of strength and fitness. The pull-up: the act of hanging with your elbows completely extended and pulling yourself up until your chin reaches the bar. The better pull-up: the act of hanging with your elbows completely extended and pulling up …

The Black Box

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I’m feeling posty lately so I’m going to give it another go: Yesterday I insisted that specialization was the bane of fitness. Fitness was the choice of working as many of those 10 recognized physical skills as possible, preferably possessing a minimum level of competency in all of them, and maintaining a balance with random functional movements executed at high …

Fitness

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I’ve been reading a lot lately about the definition of fitness. You’d think there’d be some consensus on this one. Let me tell you if you don’t already know: there is more discord on this subject than anything else. Dan John, whom I respect immensely, defines fitness roughly as the ability to complete a task. Any task. I agreed with …

Just to let you know

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Did the cast of 300 train with CrossFit? The short answer is yes and no, mostly yes. Watch the 300 Training Video We’ve had a few folks call or come by CrossFit Atlanta who have somehow discovered a connection between CrossFit and the training of the 300 cast by Mark Twight of Gym Jones in Salt Lake City, Utah. Like …