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CrossFit Articles

31
Jul

Stress and Performance Expectations

Every Day I’m Hustilin’ A lot goes into your daily training beyond just your physical ability. Sleep, nutrition, and stress all play a role. Sometimes we walk into the gym ready to kill the workout but instead, we end up as carnage. The perfect training day is a Unicorn, if there is one in existence,...
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30
Jun

Be Intentional

Over the last several months, Steve and I have been working hard to become debt free. In an effort to reduce our monthly expenses, in January, I sold my jeep and “bought” a less expensive car. After driving the car a couple of months, I decided I didn’t care about the car enough to warrant...
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31
May

Kids and Hydration

Summer Heat Has Arrived We often don’t think of the necessity of hydration until Summer is upon us. While we have hydration needs during cooler months, it is especially necessary to focus on hydration during Memphis’ summers. A good way to monitor your child’s fluid intake is by using this 3 point system: Prehydrate –...
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30
Apr

Develop a Better Push Press

SET UP Stand with heels underneath your hips, legs locked out Hands outside the shoulder with a full grip, elbows slightly in front of the bar Begin with the bar racked on the front on the shoulders, belly tight POINTS OF PERFORMANCE With a tight and rigid body, break at the hips and knees dipping...
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11
Apr

Block Periodization For CrossFit: General Adaptation Syndrome

When CrossFit first gained public attention, there was a lot of criticism of the “WOD” training structure from sports scientists and strength coaches. While traditional training utilized a long term periodization model for programming, CrossFit utilized a daily form of programming. Periodization is simply the organization of training. At CrossFit NBS we utilize a long...
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30
Mar

Steps To A Better Handstand Push Up

Challenge Yourself If you have a solid push up and have found yourself wanting a bigger challenge, I suggest you give the handstand push up a try. Below, I will lay out some fundamental movements to get you into a handstand push up. With strength, time, patience and a lot of practice, you’ll nail them!...
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13
Mar

Proper Energy System Development in CrossFit and Other Sports

When I first began studying exercise science, I was introduced to Westside Barbell and EliteFTS which led me to common strength and conditioning resources like Supertraining, Science and Practice of Strength Training, Block Periodization and so on. I started training CrossFit a year ago and since then have been taking my previous education and experience...
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26
Feb

Mechanics, Mobility, Consistency, Intensity

Mechanics The most important place to begin in CrossFit (or any weightlifting sport for that matter) is with proper mechanics. Mechanics refers to the ability to move properly through core movements. This includes moving your body and external objects in the most efficient, effective, and safest manner possible. In simple terms, you must learn proper...
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