As athletes of Crossfit Stealth, you have the opportunity every 4 months to experience benchmark week(s). Two weeks of testing Crossfit HQ’s benchmark WODs and maxing out our lifts, and I don’t know about you, but I love to lift heavy, it’s my favorite thing. But, how do we get there? How do we set ourselves up for success in these lifts? One way to set yourself up for that new PR is to stick to the percentage work that’s programmed.
You might walk into the box and see one of the following:
Why do we love CrossFit? Some of us will say its constantly varied, high intensity workouts, while others will say lifting weights. Both are super important and play a huge role in our overall fitness, which is why CrossFit's methodology truly works. Most of you know to improve your fitness, you need those high intensity metcons in your life. The ones that we all have that love/hate relationship with. However, it is important to understand the other side of it: why we need to lift heavy often!
One question you might have is, why do we program moderate to heavy lifts multiple times per week? There are tons of benefits of lifting heavy such as building strength and increasing performance, burni...
As the demand for instant results seeps into every corner of our lives, everyone is looking for that quick fix to get us the results we want. Because of this, we have managed to over complicate something that doesn’t need to be complicated at all. Nutrition. When it comes to nutrition there are a lot of diets, fads, and information, but there is no magic pill to get you the results you want.
My goal in this post is to provide everyone with a simple and easy to use approach to nutrition. When implemented in your daily life, you will get really, really close to where you want to be, in terms of performance, health, and lifestyle. Please keep in mind, I am being very g...
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I grew up in Edison, NJ and currently live in Piscataway with my wife Amy and our dog Nico. I went to college at Rowan University where I earned a BA in Public Relations and an MA in Higher Education Administration. I currently work as a Senior Account Executive at Serino Coyne, an advertising agency that works primarily on Broadway shows. I work on the Broadway productions of The Lion King, Aladdin, and Frozen.
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With the 2018 CrossFit Open coming to a close, you may be feeling a renewed motivation for your fitness goals. The CrossFit Open has a remarkable (albeit frustrating) way of exposing all of our weaknesses, regardless of if this was your first Open or a seasoned veteran. If this was your first open, you may have experienced something you have yet to experience during a normal class setting. You know what I’m talking about – that feeling at the end of each Open workout where you’re saying to yourself “What the hell just happened?!” and find yourself lying flat on the floor gasping for air. This is the other beauty of the Open, an increased intensity level pushing everyone to a point they haven...
The holiday season is upon us and that means the 2018 CrossFit Open is lurking in the near future. I wanted to share with everyone a couple of observations I've made regarding performing well the open.
2018 will be my eighth time participating in the CrossFit Open. Over those 8 years, I’ve watched the open evolve from an all inclusive open competition, to an open competition with different divisions (scaled, masters, etc.). As soon as the scaled division was introduced, we immediately saw heavier weights and more complex gymnastics movements in each Open. Nothing is off limits when it comes to the Open, especially when Dave Castro is the mastermind behind the workouts.
Being exposed to a whole new world - Being UPSIDE down
According to Greg Glassman “The handstand, hand walking, and pressing to the handstand are critical exercises to developing your athletic potential and essential components to becoming ‘Crossfit’.’’
Why should you go upside down frequently?
They make your upper body really strong!
They build core strength.
They increase balance.
They help with bone health, circulation, and breathing.
It is important that we have our strict handstand push-up before we learn the kipping. Why? It ensures that our shoulders are strong enough to handle the kip and that we can control our movement on the way down from the push-up.