Maryland State Open

Jake Articles

Jeff, Brian, and myself went up to Maryland today, where Jeff competed in his first weightlifting competition.  After months of hard training, Jeff successfully completed 5 of 6 attempts, hitting a PR clean and jerk of 300#!

Mindfulness in Training

Jake Articles

I’m hesitant to call this an article – it’s more like a collection of thoughts that, while not presenting any particularly new information, will hopefully get you thinking, just a little. Training is inherently a mental, as well as a physical process. We know and accept this easily. We see people get pumped up before a big lift, flip their …

CrossFit Regionals Recap, Part 3

Brian Articles

Start at the beginning or go back to part 2. I’m fast forwarding to Sunday because we spectated and relaxed on Saturday. I’ll go so far as to say there were some Pay-Lee-Noooooo meals between Friday and Saturday with some meals being better than others. Mark was kind enough to grill some food for us on Friday night, which was …

Nikki’s Nutrition Challenge Review

Jake Articles

Nikki was one of the winners of our recent Performance Nutrition Challenge. I hope you all can learn from her experiences! First, I think it should be known that I had no intentions of participating in the Nutrition Challenge, and that I was talked into it by my other half (John G). I can say that I was just plain …

CrossFit Regionals Recap, Part 2

Brian Articles

Back to Part 1. Regionals Day 1 continued… WOD 2 15 Minutes to reach a heavy single in the Snatch 5 minutes to complete as many head to ground handstand push-ups as possible Score is the sum of max weight lifted by each athlete plus total repetitions of handstand push-ups. Ahhhhhh… the only reason that Brian was even invited to …

CrossFit Regionals Recap, Part 1

Brian Articles

This started off as a simple recap, but it turned into a novella and I’m sorry for that. I tried to write about all the details of our experience at Regionals without leaving anything out. Read it if you’d like, or leave it behind. The Central East Regionals… Starring: Jacob “Coach” Rowell Jake drove us to the Hocking Hills which …

Why We Like Olympic Lifts.

Brian Articles

CrossFit defines fitness in 10 ways, most of which you should be familiar with. How many of them do you know offhand? List as many of them as you can in your head or on a piece of paper (I’m listing them in the next sentence, so don’t cheat and read ahead). They are cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, …

2010 VA/DC Sectionals Wrap-Up

Jake Articles

To start off, the VA/DC/MD sectionals was a great experience, both for myself and the four guys from CrossFit RVA who competed. The event was much larger than I anticipated, with a total of 250+ people competing. The event was well-run; scores were updated quickly on the games site, heats started when they were supposed to, and things stayed well …

Gettin’ Loose

Jake Articles

We work our bodies hard. We lift heavy, run fast, and do a little bit of everything in between – some of us 5-6 days a week. Progress is being made, times are dropping, weights are going up. So what’s the issue? The issues is that if you’ve been training with us for awhile, you likely aren’t satisfied with “just” …

Footwear

Brian Articles

As a sport, CrossFit requires very little in the way of equipment. Most everyone owns workout clothes and shoes that can be used at the gym. We don’t really care what kind of clothes you wear, but we do think that your shoes can affect your ability to work out effectively. Start here with How We’re Wrecking Our Feet With …