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Believe In Your Why

When a person decides it is time to make a lifestyle change it typically is one that involves an aesthetic change.  At least that is the main driver of the change.  Long term health, feeling better, sleeping better, less stress and more energy may also be on their...

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Using a False Grip

The false grip is a great tool to add to your gymnastic tool kit. It makes many ring based (and some bar based skills) easier to accomplish by creating leverage that otherwise would not be there. This allows us to learn and accomplish strict muscle ups (as well as...

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Muscle Up Series is Here!

Crossfitters reach many fitness milestones, but none more memorable than your first pull up or better your first muscle up! Our next gymnastic series is going to cover the muscle up in all its glory. We will be developing push/pull strength as well as a variety of...

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Pulls, Pulls, Pulls!

Last time we discussed the importance of the squat in training the olympic lifts.  In addition to squats, pulls are commonly seen exercises weightlifting athlete use to improve the snatch and the clean and jerk.  They develop leg strength to assist with the drive up,...

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Should I Be Dieting?

Weight gain and weight loss can seem like and endless struggle between one or the other.  We have this idea that if we aren’t constant dieting then we are failing.  This is a losing mindset.  In a recent blog post, we talked about how mindset could have an impact on...

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This Ice Cream is Trying to Kill Me, I Swear

So hypothetically you have a long holiday weekend and you eat some homemade cookie dough ice cream, or maybe a wood-burning fire roasted margarita pizza, or spicy Cheetos with a PBR for that matter (yes, you licked your fingers)…on a scale of 1-10, how terrible should...

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Pogos, Floppies and Froggers…Oh My!

Skittle shuttles, plank ball, floppies, pogos, and froggers!  If that is not enough to make you want to be a kid again, I don’t know what will!  Our kids program at Crossfit TriCities has pretty much the same focus as our adult classes, it just is…well…more fun!  A...

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Upcoming Snatch Series

May 4th, 2017 Olympic weightlifting is a complicated beast that takes months to learn and nearly a lifetime to master. To understand the mastery involves dedicated sessions that may include mobility work, strength training and yes, even body building at times. The...

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Deadlifts Are Great

April 27th, 2017 Deadlifting can save your life – ok maybe not your life but certainly your back. Whether you are training for a strongman, preparing for the CrossFit Open, or moving a couch the more you know about a deadlift, the better off you’ll be. Here’s how to...

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Squat or not?

April 26th, 2017 Pretty simple question. Definitely.  Definitely squat.  Let’s take a look at the squat and why it’s not only a “yes”…but a “hell YES!”  First let’s allow our brains to step out of the gym and really look at how functional squats are in our everyday...

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