Ankle Flexibility and Squat Depth

Ankle Flexibility and Squat Depth

Ankle Flexibility and Squat Depth   Just because you can’t hit full squat depth today, doesn’t mean you won’t tomorrow. Progress can be made and is offered to those who persevere in particular muscle release techniques and strengthening exercises. The squat is a...
When to Break

When to Break

One of the keys to our sport is taking short, frequent breaks in the middle of conditioning. You learn quickly to break up your sets early on rather than coming out the gate hot on 3… 2… 1… GO! with a massive, muscle fatiguing, unbroken first round. So put your hand...
Jack of all trades, Master of none

Jack of all trades, Master of none

What are my goals? It seems like an easy enough question, but its not. I often think – I don’t have any goals. I’m not dead set on any ‘numbers.’ 300# Back Squat or Deadlift, 100 unbroken double-unders, 10 Muscle-Ups, 20 Handstand Push-ups. All great, amazing...
Working the Jerk

Working the Jerk

The jerk is the most missed lift in weightlifting. It is also the most efficient way to get something over your head. In our Clean and Jerk series we will assess your current ability and build upon it. While technically less complex than the clean, it can be...
Evolution of Goals

Evolution of Goals

How My Fitness Goals Have Evolved Walking into CFTC in 2012, I had one goal. Lose weight!  That was my mission. Over the next year, I was in CFTC 4-5 days a week and cleaned up my nutrition, it wasn’t optimal, but it was drastically different from what I was doing...