Is Crossfit Worth It?

is crossfit worth it

Is crossfit worth what? The $100+ dollars per month to join, the physical and mental pain of the daily WOD’s, or the risk of injury? Or maybe you’ve got something else in mind. Since I can’t possibly know why else you’d ask if crossfit is worth it I’m just gonna stick with the first three […]

Benefits Of Sprint Training

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There are many benefits of sprint training. Some are self explanatory and some just make you scratch your head ans say “huh?” You probably couldn’t care any less about all the specifics of glycolosis, HGH increase, muscle adaptations, EPOC, and all that sort of stuff. Most people don’t want to read a bunch of physical […]

Secret Service Snatch Test – Is It Really That Bad

Secret Service Snatch Test; A 10 minute test of your muscular endurance and mental fortitude. The only rule is that you cannot quit. Description; Using a 24kg kettlebell (women 16kg) do as many single arm snatches as possible in 10 minutes. You may switch hands anytime. You may set the bell down if you need […]

Exercises You’ve Never Tried – But Should

You do bench presses, shoulder presses and laterals, lat pull downs, squats and all the other usual suspects. The stuff I like to refer to as “the mirror muscles”. Here’s the problem with most people’s training routines, they lack key movements that work the posterior chain. That’s all that stuff in the back that you […]

Compound Movements – Are They Better

Compound movements involve 2 or more joints and multiple muscle groups. That’s a fairly straight forward and simple definition. Now, I’m not going to sit here and write a post detailing how everyone should be doing compound movements if they want to get serious about their training. I’m not going to say that isolation movements […]

Metabolic Resistance Training – Why It Outperforms

Metabolic Resistance Training is the new buzz word in fitness. It’s not a new thing to the world of fitness, just a new and improved name. I think it used to be referred to as  the “are you kidding me” style. Before it had an official name these workouts have been regular prescription for combat […]

Push Ups – I’d Bet You’re Doin’ Em Wrong

The push up – such a simple movement with tremendous benefits. Yet everywhere I look and almost all my new clients can not perform a proper push up. Push Up Step #1 – Body Tight and Rigid A proper push up with full range of motion begins with your body tight and rigid. I should […]

3 Reasons Triceps Dips Rule

The triceps dip is the king of arm exercises, bar none. It compares like this; bench for chest, squat for legs, dead lift for back, and dips for arms. Yeah, I know it doesn’t work the biceps, but those two little guys are only about 25% of your upper arm anyway. For sheer mass work […]

Metabolism Boosters – Maximize Your Metabolism in Minutes

Another way of saying maximize your metabolism is simply increase your calorie burn. Seems easy enough right? You just move more and you’ll burn more. True enough, but why waste time doing movements that don’t burn as many calories as other movements. What you want is to burn more in the same amount of time, […]

Double Unders – A Better Way To Jump Rope

Double unders take your average jump roping routine to a whole new level. If you’ve never tried them, you’re in for a real humbling experience the first time you do. I remember thinking that these can’t be that hard, it’s just getting the rope around faster and jumping a little higher. How wrong I was! […]